Adding Laser Therapy to Your Practice
Chiropractors and other health care providers interested in adding low-level laser therapy to their service menus will find that the modality can help them treat a wider variety of patients and grow their practice. However, it's worthwhile to note certain important protocols that practitioners should follow when using laser therapy.
Before you start, research the various classes of lasers available, which range from Class I to Class IV. Higher classes of laser require eye protection for both practitioners and patients while in use.
Practitioners should also be aware of contraindications for laser use, including pregnancy, cancerous lesions and steroid use. Although laser is very simple to use, it's also recommended that practitioners take advantage of educational sessions to familiarize themselves with the practical applications of laser therapy.
Therapeutic lasers have been shown to have a wide variety of benefits, ranging from reducing pain and inflammation, to helping speed wound healing, to reducing the appearance of scars.
Researchers think that therapeutic lasers help speed the healing process by stimulating cells’ own natural healing properties.
Chiropractors may find that investing in a therapeutic laser system will not only expand the scope of their practices, but will also allow them to treat more types of patients than ever before. Ultimately, it may add to the DC’s bottom line. However, there are specific protocols that must be followed by both patient and DC in order to avoid injury not only to the skin, but also to the eyes.
This article excerpt, by Tina Beychok, originally appeared here: http://www.chiroeco.com/add-laser-therapy-to-service-menu/69148/.
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