HILT therapy is a type of physical therapy that stands side by side with shockwave therapy. It has been scientifically confirmed that high-intensity laser therapy is an effective solution to the problem when physical therapy is concerned. It is used to treat both acute and chronic conditions.
HILT therapy is extremely popular because it is painless, it acts analgesic and immediately after the first treatment, the patient feels instant relief. The main effects achieved by high intensity laser therapy are:
Analgetic HILT therapy effectively suppresses pain after several treatments. It is especially effective in reducing inflammation, pain, contracting, neuralgias. All part of the body, except the head, can be treated.
Regenerative – High intensity laser therapy is most often used in regeneration of cartilage, soft tissue of the muscles, tendons and ligaments, and reduction of inflammatory processes. The best results have been shown in gonarthrosis – degenerative changes in the knee joint.
We recommend HILT therapy for the patients with the following indications:
- Acute and chronic pain states
- Pain in the lower part of the back
- Muscular lesions (ruptures, stretch marks)
- Arhrosis and degenerative cartilage discorders
- Degenerative changes of the knee joint – gonarthrosis
- Bursitis, synovitis, epicondylitis
- Tendinitis and tenosynovitis
- Posttraumatic edema and hematoma
- Sports injuries
Prior to the therapy with a high intensity laser, it is necessary to come to consultations where the type of problem will be determined as well as the number of needed treatments.
HILT (High Intensity Laser Therapy) or High Intensity Laser Therapy is a method used by the most modern Nd: Yag pulse laser with a wavelength of 1064 nm. This wavelength provides deep penetration into the tissue and allows the treatment of deeply located muscular – tendon and joint pathological conditions. HILT therapy reduces pain, improves outburst absorption, reduces join inflammation and stimulates regeneration of join cartilage.
High intensity laser therapy usually lasts about 15 minutes and the number of treatments is between 10-15, depending on the intensity of the problem being treated. When it comes to physical therapy of cartilage, HILT treatment should be repeated after 6 months.