Lasertherapy can be used very successful in rehabilitation medicine, too. It leads to detumescence and anti-inflammatory effects after traumata, distortions or fractures and enhances healing of fractures.
It can be used for post-operative treatments because of the well-known positive effects on wound-healing.
Furthermore, transcranial infrared lasertherapy and additional local lasertherapy for the treatment of the spasticity are very successful options in the after-treatment of stroke.
Today, lasertherapy for rehabilitation is used especially in sports medicine for treatments of distortions, tendinopathies and overload damages of the skeletal muscle system.
Red and infrared lasers are mainly used here because of their deep penetration depths.
In one of the first studies, 90 % of the treated patients showed that especially acute sports traumatoligic injuries reacted very positive within the therapy.
Moreover, it could be shown that advanced arthritis still reacted with a high percentage within the therapy.