Lindsey Ebbs Podiatry - Podiatry Insights

Marco the M6 MLS Robotic Laser

I have been using a laser in practice for 25 years now and have long realised the great outcomes that can be achieved by them, so after extensively researching the Class 4 MLS laser, which is quite unique to other class 4 lasers in that it doesn’t emit heat, I realised this was the laser I wanted to upgrade to as `Marco` has all the benefits of a Class 4 laser without any side effects, what’s not to like?

I named him `Marco` as he hails from Italy and the name means `Warlike` in Italian, which is exactly what I need him to do……. fighting battles for patients and benefitting their treatment outcomes.

Why a robot?

Why not…he can perform the treatments in a quicker time and a larger area than I can, leaving me added time to chat to patients about their injury or perform Fascia manipulation on other parts of the lower limb. He has an additional manual handpiece, so if I wish to be more hands on then I can but since my hands have been working for a long time…... Marco gives me a rest!

Why laser?

Laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is just light really but at certain wavelengths, both visible and invisible to the naked eye and these wavelengths affect the body not only at a cellular and tissue level but also at a systemic level, because laser is light, there are no side effects to be concerned about.

What really sold me on using a Laser in practice is the fact the Vets use laser treatments for the animals in their practices and we know animals do not have the `placebo effect` that humans can have, so if it works for them then the humans in my practice can benefit too!

What does this really mean in plain English?

The laser basically stimulates the mitochondria (battery pack) in the cell, which increases the ATP production (energy), growth factors and anti-inflammatory proteins this affects the tissues by stimulating the healing process to stimulate the damaged tissues, even reducing scar tissue.

In short … it reduces inflammation and swelling, increases the healing times of conditions that present in clinic and my absolute favourite ….it reduces pain!

What can it be used for?

  • Muscle spasm and pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Lower back pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Haematoma and oedema
  • Sports injuries
  • Wound healing

What to expect at a treatment?

Treatments are quick, painless and the results are often felt straight after the first treatment. The number of clinic appointments will depend on the condition you have and if this treatment is used in conjunction with another treatment plan.

Acute problems and recent injuries resolve quicker than ones that have been around for a longer period of time but that is the same for any treatment modality. The recommended treatment protocol is 3-2-1 over three weeks but that is not always achievable but adapting it to patients’ personal requirements is not a problem

Podiatrists are insured to treat the lower limb (waist downwards) and in addition to that…..wrists and hands. If you are interested in this treatment then just give us a call on 01947 820319 to book an appointment to discuss a treatment plan that suits you.


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