How Laser Therapy Improves  Athletic Performance

How Laser Therapy Improves Athletic Performance

Conditioning for performance helps prevent injuries by strengthening muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Athletes have different lifestyles and needs from the average patient. Athletes constantly depend on their bodies to support them in winning matches against a competitor or push themselves to the next level of performance, both of which can take a huge toll on the body.

No matter which sport you consider, and whether or not it is competitive, there is additional stress exerted on multiple areas of the body specific to each sport. The way to avoid injuries and stay in the game for fun, recognition, or reward is through safe conditioning.

Tennis players rely on the power behind their serve and return. They must depend largely on strength in the shoulders and chest, arms, elbows, wrists, and hands. Pre-conditioning around the rotator cuff, for example, with a therapeutic laser to generate stronger tissue to support the shoulders would go a long way to improving strength and endurance in the game and reduce the risk of injury that could sideline them.

Runners depend largely on their legs, knees, ankles, and feet to reduce the trauma of pounding the track for short or long distances. That’s why many Olympic teams and professional sports teams use laser therapy in advance of competition to enhance endurance, speed, strength, and flexibility for maximum performance.

How Does Laser Therapy Help?

Healing laser light from adequately-powered superpulsed lasers can create cellular transformation at deep tissue levels. Photobiomodulation is used to describe the process of using light to allow oxygen and nutrients to replenish sick or injured cells and to fortify healthy cells at the same time. This bodily process of absorbing laser light is similar to the way photosynthesis has a regenerative effect on plant life as light is absorbed from the sun.

Many athletes have succumbed to the use of enhancement drugs to make them stronger and give them a competitive edge. Laser therapy can create a similar advantage naturally, without the use of drugs which put them at risk of disqualification.  

Does Laser Therapy Hurt?

Therapeutic superpulsed lasers are different from surgical lasers that generate extreme heat for cutting. Superpulsed technology enables a laser to use the therapeutic value of light energy through high-powered pulse rates that allow for deep penetration of photons into the body, but without high heat. This is why many people want to term superpulsed lasers as cold lasers. In reality, they deliver therapeutic laser waves in a way that ranges from undetectable to pleasantly warm when used correctly.  

With adequate peak power wattage, this light energy can be delivered through skin and body to reach deeply injured tissue for pain relief and to initiate cellular regeneration and repair. This natural way to stop pain at the source prevents the need for addictive painkillers, which have proven to be debilitating to many users.

Where Can I Go to Learn More?

Hands-on seminars and free laser demos are available from Laser Biotech.

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