Those who suffer from pain at some point in their life know that not everyone fits into a traditional pain management box. The Freedom therapeutic laser is a safe, pain-free treatment that has no side effects, no downtime, and does not require surgery or drugs. Finding the right pain treatment for you can be difficult, but laser therapy may be right for you.

Freedom Physical Therapy Services is one of only Milwaukee area facilities that offers Class IV therapeutic laser treatments. Let us explain what makes the Freedom laser different.

Freedom’s Class IV LaserOther Lasers
Penetrates soft tissue up to 7 cm or deeperPenetrates up to ½ cm deep
Direct application to the skinLaser Tubes allow for scatter of light rays
Handheld, direct treatment to the affected areaBody areas are treated, indirect treatment
60 W treatment allows for quick sessions20-40 W treatment 15-45 minutes sessions
Affordable cash pricing $45/sessionBetween $70-100/session

While other lasers are still considered therapeutic, it takes longer to push the light energy into the tissues when it only penetrates ½ cm compared to 7 cm deep. With the deeper penetration that comes from the Freedom laser treatment, treatment times are decreased and cellular level healing can begin sooner.

What benefits come from using the Freedom therapeutic laser? 

Pain relief  

The nerve cells become less sensitive when using the therapeutic laser. The pain signals being transmitted to the brain dampen. Also, the brain and adrenal gland produce high levels of pain-killing chemicals, endorphins, and encephalin that block pain.

Anti-inflammatory relief

The use of the therapeutic laser helps to stimulate the lymphatic system. The stimulation to the system helps to drain swollen areas. The laser causes vasodilation of the vessels which helps to increase blood flow and the clearing of edema-causing chemicals. This is especially great for acute injuries where there is heavy bruising and swelling.

Faster recovery

A therapeutic laser penetrates deep (7 cm) into the soft tissue. The light emitted from the laser accelerates cellular reproduction and growth. This allows the cells to recover faster with better nutrients and rids the cell of its waste products more efficiently. Damaged cells are repaired more quickly when exposed to laser light.

 Improved Vascular Activity

The use of therapeutic lasers has shown the increased formation of new capillaries in injured tissues. With increased blood flow to the area, healing and recovery occur more quickly and wounds close faster with less scar tissue.

Improved Metabolic Activity

The laser light creates an environment where blood cells have access to greater oxygen, enzymes, and nutrients to help to increase metabolic activity.


Who should use the Freedom Class IV Therapeutic Laser?

The simple answer is anyone who is experiencing pain either acute or chronic pain. Acute pain is pain that is provoked by a specific disease or injury, serves a useful biologic purpose, and is short-lived. Chronic pain is pain that outlasts the normal time of healing if associated with a disease or injury. Chronic pain may arise from psychological states, serves no biological purpose, and has no end. Listed below are just some of the conditions, injuries, and diseases that benefit from therapeutic laser use.

Achilles Tendonitis
Knee Pain
Achy/ Stiff
Joints Muscle Spasms
Back and Neck Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (leg pain)
Foot and Ankle Pain
Shoulder Pain
Heel Pain
Sports Injuries
Herniated Disks
Hip Pain
Tennis Elbow
Trigger Point Pain

Reduce your pain with the Freedom Class IV Laser. Schedule your appointment today and start living life with less pain.

Physical Therapist at Freedom Physical Therapy Services
Molly Rittberg received her master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to receive her doctorate from Rosalind Franklin University (North Chicago) in 2009. She has since worked in an outpatient orthopedic practice where she worked with patients of all ages, injuries and disabilities. She has a wide variety of experiences including knee, ankle, foot and shoulder injuries, post-operative conditions, spinal rehabilitation and peripheral neuropathies.