4 Ways Laser Therapy Can Help Athletes Recover from Injuries

    • Sports injuries can be frustrating and painful, but laser therapy offers a faster solution to recovering from injuries compared to common treatments. This non-invasive treatment uses light energy to stimulate healing and accelerate the reduction in inflammation. Here are four ways laser therapy can help professional and amateur athletes recover from a sports injury and get back in the game faster.

      What is Laser Therapy and How Does It Work?

      Laser therapy, also known as photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT), is a medical treatment that uses light energy to promote faster healing in damaged tissues. The laser is absorbed by cells in the body and stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy source of the cell. The increased ATP production accelerates the normal healing processes of the cell. This leads to the faster improvement of muscle function and reduction in pain and swelling associated with sports injuries. With PBMT, athletes can recover faster from their injuries and return to their sport sooner.

      4 Way Laser Therapy Accelerates the Healing of Sports Injuries

      1. Reduces pain immediately

      “From my personal experience, MLS® has an excellent result on pain. There is an immediate effect on pain, right from the first treatment. Also, MLS® laser affects hematoma. It reduces the oedema associated with injuries.”

      1. Can be applied immediately

      “One of the great advantages of MLS® is that you can start using it immediately after the trauma – you don’t have to wait for several days. MLS® improves micro-circulation that enables the restoration of range of motion. It’s reduction of oedema is also very crucial to recovery. You can immediately and quickly begin the tissue regeneration process.”

      1. Speeds recovery

      “If you are dealing with sports people, it’s very crucial when they will be back on the field. Faster recovery time is very important to them.”

      1. Delivers longer lasting results

      “The results are long lasting. MLS® gives the tissues an opportunity to recover, so there are rarely relapses of the symptoms. There is very strong scientific support. It is proven that MLS® increases the production of the anti-inflammatory protein, LP10. There are over 5000 studies using laser therapy, and over 500 clinical trials. It has a strong evidence base.”

      Dr Todorov uses MLS® laser therapy in his clinical practice to treat many kinds of conditions, including cervical injuries, lumber, pain, and sports traumas. He is highly respected in his field of practice – Dr Todorov is Chief of the Clinic of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine – University Hospital Saint Marina Varna, Bulgaria. He is also the Associate Professor, Chief of the Department of Rehabilitation – University Hospital Heart and Brain – Burgas, Bulgaria and owner of private clinic for Manual Therapy and Physiotherapy, Varna, Bulgaria.

      He is also involved in scientific research and has been involved in writing 45 over scientific articles. Dr Todorov’s recommendation in using MLS® laser therapy to treat sports injuries is trustworthy because he only uses treatments that are evidence-based and scientifically backed.

      Why is MLS® the Laser of Choice for Sports Injuries?

      Due to its biological effects, MLS® laser therapy is the best laser for sports injuries. This is because the foundation of the development of MLS® is based on sports injury research.

      The inventors of MLS® laser therapy, Mr Lucio Zaghetto and Mr Roberto Marchesini, were laser pioneers. They created and tested early laser devices to examine the impact of PBMT on musculoskeletal pain. The applications extended to finding effective treatments for sports injuries. Through dedication, research and clinical applications, MLS® laser therapy was developed to provide enhanced sports injury treatment.

      MLS® has been scientifically proven to optimise the treatment of sports injuries. Increasing research shows that it promotes faster and better healing of conditions such as sprains, strains and inflammation that are otherwise difficult to treat or require long recovery times.

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      The advanced therapeutic result of MLS® is a based on a unique pulse that combines two laser wavelengths, 808 and 905 nanometres, as well as two different emission modalities – continuous and pulsed. While the 905 nanometre super-pulsed laser is treating pain and promoting healing, the continuous beam, 808 nanometre wavelength simultaneously reduces inflammation and oedema. This synchronised wave results in a synergistic effect where both the pain and inflammation reduction are greater than if two single lasers are used. This makes MLS® laser therapy ideal for athletes as it allows them to recover from their injuries and return to their activities faster.

      Which Sports Injuries Can Be Treated Using Laser Therapy?

    • Laser therapy can be used to treat almost all sports injuries.

      According to Sports Medicine Australia, the most common sporting injuries include:

      • Achilles tendon injury
      • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury
      • Ankle injury
      • Anterior cruciate ligament injury
      • Exercise injuries
      • Calf strains
      • Hamstring strains
      • Planter fasciitis
      • Quadricep contusion
      • Shin pain
      • Soft tissue injuries.


    • All these conditions can be treated using MLS® laser therapy.

      MLS® is also used for:

      • Acute and chronic pain management including back, head, neck, shoulder, and leg pain.
      • Post-surgical healing.
      • Arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis.

      Worldwide Use of MLS® Laser Therapy for Sports Injuries

      MLS® laser therapy has revolutionised treatments for professional and amateur athletes across the globe. Based on clinical evidence, over 80 sporting clubs and associations routinely use MLS® as part of their therapeutic programs. These include local teams, major teams, national teams, institutes and sports rehabilitation centres. The laser is used for pre-conditioning, injury management and rehabilitation.

    • Disciplines being treated include:

      • Ballet
      • Baseball
      • Basketball
      • Fencing
      • Football
      • Handball
      • Hockey
      • Horse racing
      • Karate
      • Rowing
      • Ski
      • Soccer
      • Superbike
      • Swimming
      • Table tennis
      • Taekwondo
      • Tennis
      • Volleyball
    • Five-time world champion Andrea Verona, motorbike racer, uses MLS® laser therapy to help him recover from his sports injuries.

    • ASA Laser has also supported the national Italian Fencing Federation teams.

      There are 25 countries that use MLS® laser therapy to treat sports injuries. These include Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Athletes around the world have benefitted from MLS® laser therapy to help them continue to play their sport.

    • Get Back in the Game Faster with MLS®

      The treatment of pain, inflammation and oedema in the musculoskeletal system is the number one reason why MLS® laser therapy is relevant and highly effective for use in sports medicine and orthopaedic practises.

      MLS® offers significant advantages over other treatment methods. This includes the faster and better healing of injuries such as sprains, strains and inflammatory conditions that are otherwise difficult to treat or require a long recovery. The treatment is also highly effective post-surgery to help promote faster healing and a better patient experience during recovery.

      MLS® can be used as an adjunct to promote a better sports exercise regime, better on field performance and faster recovery after games. Book a demo of our lasers to see how this revolutionary technology can help your patients get back in the game faster.

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