K-Laser Physical Therapy in Washington DC

K-Laser therapy targets damaged tissue with specific wavelengths of light. The light energy passes through the skin at the cellular level, initiating the body’s natural regenerative process. Laser therapy accelerates wound healing, and reduces pain, stiffness, swelling, and spasms. K-laser therapy can stimulate all cell types, including soft tissue, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves. K-laser therapy is painless, FDA approved, and is a scientifically proven treatment for a variety of conditions.

How is K-Laser Therapy different?

Early laser therapy K-Lasers were too weak to effectively treat deep conditions in large joints K laser treatments achieve faster and more effective treatments than other modalities. The advanced technology of laser therapy from the FDA approved K-Laser can help relieve your pain without the use of drugs or surgery and without harmful side effects or recovery period. Unlike other treatments, the goal of K-laser is healing - not merely symptom relief.

What conditions respond well to K-Laser therapy?

  • peripheral neuropathy
  • fibromyalgia
  • back and neck pain
  • sciatic pain, arthritis pain
  • athletic Injuries
  • degenerative discs and joints
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • knee problems
  • tendinitis, trigger fingers
  • work-related and auto injuries
  • bunion pains, plantar fasciitis
  • sprains and/or strains
  • bruises, contusions, burns
  • headaches, TMJ, sinus trouble
  • and several others...

Is K-laser treatment painful?

K-Laser treatment is absolutely painless. Patients describe a warming sensation to the treated. K-Laser Treatment sessions are very fast and there are no known side effects. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.

What results can I expect from K-Laser therapy?

Many patients report pain relief in as little as one treatment, and most are able to resume normal daily activities with no pain and restricted movement after their therapy is completed. After K-laser therapy, most patients experience accelerated healing, improved range of motion, improved function, and reduced pain, inflammation, swelling and muscle spasms.

What can I expect from my K-Laser session at Release?

At Release, K-Laser treatments are administered by a certified, trained physical therapist, using a hand-held device the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for anywhere from 30 seconds to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the treatment plan.

How many K-Laser sessions do I need?

The number of sessions will depend on the exact diagnosis, age and overall health status of the patient, and other factors. In general, acute conditions can be treated more frequently and require fewer visits, typically 4-6. Chronic conditions may require more visits, and do not need K-Laser treatment as frequently. The effects of K-Laser treatments are cumulative. Patients may experience significant pain relief very quickly.

Is K-Laser Therapy Safe?

The FDA approved K-Laser treatment is safe to deliver directly over metal implants, over broken skin and on acute injuries. Pregnant technicians and clinicians can safely administer the treatment, as well. K-Laser treatments are extremely safe when applied by a K-Laser certified, properly trained professional. K-Laser treatments should never be given directly over the eye or the thyroid gland. Patients who receive cortisone injections should wait at least 7 days before receiving K-Laser treatment.

Has the effectiveness of K-Laser Therapy been proven scientifically?

Yes. There are more than 2000 published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions. Findings include:

  • acute pain reduced by more than 70%
  • chronic pain reduced by more than 60%
  • chronic low back pain effective in 71% of cases, pain eliminated completely in 45%
  • wound healing 55% greater on day 8 (compared to placebo group)
  • improved knee flexion and pressure sensitivity after every treatment in knee injury cases

Is K-Laser therapy widely trusted?

Yes. Laser therapy is built upon a solid foundation of more than 30 years of research and development and is recognized as a safe and effective treatment modality with a proven track record for a wide range of conditions both acute and chronic. Over 2,000 scientific and medical research papers have been published on the beneficial effects of laser therapy accelerated injury healing and pain relief.

Steve Donohue, Asst. Athletic Trainer of the NY Yankees, reports, “We use the K-Laser both on acute and chronic conditions, such as bruises, contusions and tendinitis. We ice and then use the laser, and players seem to respond quicker. It’s a hot item in the training room. The guys line up for it!”

Certified K-Laser Providers in Washington DC

For too long, medicine has focused on symptom relief rather than true healing. K-Laser offers an alternative, and it’s a welcome change for athletes as well as patients interested in natural remedies. For this reason, we assess our patients with a detailed and specific muscle examination to determine an individualized treatment plan that may include K-Laser therapy.

What conditions respond well to K-Laser therapy?

  • peripheral neuropathy
  • fibromyalgia
  • back and neck pain
  • sciatic pain, arthritis pain
  • athletic Injuries
  • degenerative discs and joints
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • knee problems
  • tendinitis, trigger fingers
  • work-related and auto injuries
  • bunion pains, plantar fasciitis
  • sprains and/or strains
  • bruises, contusions, burns
  • headaches, TMJ, sinus trouble
  • and several others...

Is K-laser treatment painful?

K-Laser treatment is absolutely painless. Patients describe a warming sensation to the treated. K-Laser Treatment sessions are very fast and there are no known side effects. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.

What results can I expect from K-Laser therapy?

Many patients report pain relief in as little as one treatment, and most are able to resume normal daily activities with no pain and restricted movement after their therapy is completed. After K-laser therapy, most patients experience accelerated healing, improved range of motion, improved function, and reduced pain, inflammation, swelling and muscle spasms.

What can I expect from my K-Laser session at Release?

At Release, K-Laser treatments are administered by a certified, trained physical therapist, using a hand-held device the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for anywhere from 30 seconds to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the treatment plan.

How many K-Laser sessions do I need?

The number of sessions will depend on the exact diagnosis, age and overall health status of the patient, and other factors. In general, acute conditions can be treated more frequently and require fewer visits, typically 4-6. Chronic conditions may require more visits, and do not need K-Laser treatment as frequently. The effects of K-Laser treatments are cumulative. Patients may experience significant pain relief very quickly.

Is K-Laser Therapy Safe?

Yes. Laser therapy is built upon a solid foundation of more than 30 years of research and development and is recognized as a safe and effective treatment modality with a proven track record for a wide range of conditions both acute and chronic. Over 2,000 scientific and medical research papers have been published on the beneficial effects of laser therapy accelerated injury healing and pain relief.

The FDA approved K-Laser treatment is safe to deliver directly over metal implants, over broken skin and on acute injuries. Pregnant technicians and clinicians can safely administer the treatment, as well. K-Laser treatments are extremely safe when applied by a K-Laser certified, properly trained professional. K-Laser treatments should never be given directly over the eye or the thyroid gland. Patients who receive cortisone injections should wait at least 7 days before receiving K-Laser treatment.

“We use the K-Laser both on acute and chronic conditions, such as bruises, contusions and tendinitis. We ice and then use the laser, and players seem to respond quicker. It’s a hot item in the training room. The guys line up for it!” - Steve Donohue, Asst. Athletic Trainer, New York Yankees

Has the effectiveness of K-Laser Therapy been proven scientifically?

Yes. There are more than 2000 published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions. Findings include:

  • acute pain reduced by more than 70%
  • chronic pain reduced by more than 60%
  • chronic low back pain effective in 71% of cases, pain eliminated completely in 45%
  • wound healing 55% greater on day 8 (compared to placebo group)
  • improved knee flexion and pressure sensitivity after every treatment in knee injury cases

Certified K-Laser Providers in Washington DC

For too long, medicine has focused on symptom relief rather than true healing. K-Laser offers an alternative, and it’s a welcome change for athletes as well as patients interested in natural remedies. For this reason, we assess our patients with a detailed and specific muscle examination to determine an individualized treatment plan that may include K-Laser therapy.

All physical therapists at Release Physical Therapy are certified and trained to administer K-Laser treatments. Get back to your life and your favorite activities pain-free - request a K-Laser session at Release Physical Therapy today!

Cari Simon
Owner, Physical Therapist

Stephanie Lam
Physical Therapist

Trever Reed
Physical Therapist

Ethan Gramstad
Physical Therapist

Deborah Ajala
Physical Therapist

K-Laser Therapy FAQs

How does K-Laser therapy work?

The main objective of K-Laser therapy is to promote healing at the cellular level, rather than merely providing temporary symptom relief. K-Laser therapy works due to these reasons:

  • Deep Tissue Penetration: Uses high-intensity infrared light emissions to penetrate deep tissues.
  • Non-Invasive Treatment: Uses a painless and safe non-surgical approach, this therapy is offered during quick sessions. At Release PT we use a handheld device about the size of a flashlight, with red and infrared wavelengths of of 660-980nm
  • Scientifically-Proven: Supported by over 30 years of research and development, K-Laser therapy is widely acknowledged as a safe and effective treatment with a solid history of success in treating a variety of conditions, both acute and chronic. Its efficacy is confirmed by more than 2,000 scientific and medical research papers.
  • Cellular Stimulation: The laser energy boosts cellular metabolism, in all cell types including soft tissue, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves, aiding in tissue repair and regeneration. K-Laser therapy temporarily creates vasodilation, increasing the diameter of blood vessels while speeding up the formation of capillaries in damaged tissue.
  • Inflammation and Pain Reduction: Reduces pain and inflammation, minimizing scar tissue formation. The light from K-Laser therapy activates the lymphatic drainage system and also desensitizes trigger points.
  • Accelerated Healing: Overall, it stimulates cell repair, speeding up the healing process, and reducing recovery time. It accelerates wound healing, and reduces pain, stiffness, swelling, and spasms.
  • Wide Applications: Effective for pain management, inflammation reduction, and accelerating tissue repair, useful in treating musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, knee injuries, and wounds.
    Improved Circulation: Increases blood flow to the treated area, enhancing oxygen and nutrient delivery for healing.
  • Endorphin Release: Triggers the release of endorphins, natural pain-relieving hormones.
  • FDA-Cleared: Recognized for safety and efficacy in therapeutic use.
    Varied Treatment Frequency: The number of sessions depends on the condition’s severity and nature.

This therapy is popular due to its effectiveness in rapid pain relief and tissue regeneration.

What are the side effects of K-Laser therapy?

Potential side effects of K-Laser therapy are generally mild and temporary and include:

  • Mild Discomfort: Some patients may feel a warming sensation or mild discomfort during treatment.
  • Redness or Swelling: Temporary redness or swelling in the treated area is possible.
  • Skin Irritation: Rare instances of minor skin irritation or burning sensation on the treatment site.
  • Eye Safety: Risk of eye damage if exposed directly to the laser, necessitating protective eyewear during treatment.
  • Contradictions: Not recommended for certain conditions like cancer, pregnancy, or over endocrine glands.
  • Temporary Symptom Increase: Initial increase in pain or discomfort before improvement in some cases.

How long does K-Laser therapy take to work?

The effectiveness and results of K-Laser therapy vary based on the condition being treated, its severity, and individual response. Some patients notice immediate pain relief after the first session, though for many, the benefits accumulate over multiple sessions. Acute conditions often respond quicker, sometimes within a few treatments, while chronic issues may require several weeks.

How many sessions of K-Laser therapy are recommended?

At Release PT, we recommend beginning with 4-12 treatments during visits two to three times per week, based on how severe your injury is. The effects of the therapy are cumulative. Treatments are most effective and offer the best results when consistently applied.

Treating chronic conditions may require additional visits. At Release PT, your therapy’s effectiveness will be regularly assessed and your treatment plan will be adjusted as necessary

Proven effectiveness of K-Laser therapy includes:

  • Acute Pain: Reduced by more than 70%
  • Chronic Pain: Reduced by more than 60%
  • Chronic Low Back Pain: Effective in 71% of cases, pain eliminated completely in 45%
  • Wound Healing: 55% better on day 8 (compared to the placebo group)
  • Knee Injuries: Improved flexion and pressure sensitivity after every treatment

How often should I get K-Laser therapy?

The recommended number of K-Laser therapy sessions varies based on your diagnosis, age, overall health, and other factors. Acute conditions may need more frequent treatments, generally 4-6 visits. Chronic conditions often require more sessions.

How long do the results of K-Laser therapy last?

K-Laser results accumulate over time. Patients often notice significant pain relief quickly but results may vary. The lasting effects of K-Laser therapy depend on:

  • Condition Type: Chronic issues may need ongoing treatments, while acute issues could have more enduring results.
  • Individual Response: Varies from person to person, with some needing more sessions for continued relief.
  • Treatment Plan: The number and frequency of sessions affect result longevity.
  • Lifestyle and Health: Physical activity and overall health can influence how long the benefits last.
  • Ongoing Care: Regular follow-ups or additional treatments can prolong K-Laser treatment effectiveness.

Is K-Laser therapy FDA-approved?

K-Laser therapy is FDA-cleared and uses advanced laser therapy technology to alleviate pain without resorting to drugs or surgery, and doesn’t cause harmful side effects or require a recovery period. When a medical device is deemed FDA-cleared, it has been reviewed and undergone a rigorous review and approval process.

Is K-Laser therapy covered by insurance?

Your insurance provider will determine if K-Laser therapy is covered by your specific insurance plan. Contact your insurance provider to find out more about your coverage for K-Laser.

Who should not receive K-Laser therapy?

People who should avoid K-Laser therapy include:

  • Pregnant Women: Avoidance is recommended, especially near the abdomen and lower back.
  • Cancer Patients: Not suitable for those with cancer, especially in cancerous areas.
  • Photosensitivity: Avoid if you are sensitive to light or on photosensitizing medications.
  • Over Thyroid/Endocrine Glands: Avoid applying the laser over these glands.
  • Hemorrhage Conditions: Not recommended for patients with active bleeding or hemorrhage issues.
  • Implant Areas: Caution around areas with electronic or metal implants.
  • Reduced Sensation Areas: Unsuitable for body parts with numbness or reduced sensation.

If you have any of these conditions, consult a healthcare provider before considering K-Laser therapy.

Should you ice after a K-Laser therapy session?

Icing after a K-Laser therapy session is not required, because the therapy reduces inflammation and promotes healing. Whether to use ice post-treatment depends on the specific condition being treated and your response to the therapy.

Follow the guidance of the Release physical therapist administering your K-Laser therapy. They will offer personalized advice and guidance based on your body’s reaction to the treatment. If you should experience unusual discomfort or swelling after the session, consult with your healthcare provider for the appropriate course of action. Side effects of K-Laser therapy are typically mild and temporary.

How long does a K-Laser therapy session last?

At Release PT, one of our certified and trained physical therapists will provide your K-Laser treatments using a handheld device about the size of a flashlight. The physical therapist applies the laser directly to your injured area, for about 30 seconds to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the specifics of your treatment plan.