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Deep Tissue Laser Therapy™ is used to treat painful muscles and joints associated with acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. It is also indicated for helping relieve pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis via its ability to increase localised blood flow. 

1. Which conditions can deep tissue laser therapy help with?

2. Why deep tissue laser therapy?

3. Is deep tissue laser therapy painful?

4. Is deep tissue laser therapy suitable for everyone?


To ensure the safety of patients and staff, Passion Podiatry practice the strictest infection control procedures in day to day treatment activities. All instruments are cleaned, disinfected and sterilized in accordance with the National Infection Control Guidelines Australian Standards AS 4187 – 1994 Code of Practice.

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1. Which conditions can deep tissue laser help with?

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Laser therapy is used to treat acute and chronic conditions as well as post-activity recovery. When treating acute conditions with laser therapy, it is particularly effective when it is administered as soon as possible following injury. With chronic conditions, laser therapy is used most often to help combat persistent pain. 


Deep tissue laser therapy is used for the following foot and ankle indications at this clinic:
• Achilles Tendonitis
• Arthritis
• Bursitis
• Morton’s Neuroma
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Knee and Foot Arthritis

• Post-Operative
• Soft Tissue Damage
• Sports Injuries & many more


2. Why deep tissue laser therapy?

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Laser therapy may prolong the need for some surgeries. It’s ability to influence pain makes it a great modality choice for pre and post operative pain when surgery is indicated.

May help to manage your pain without the use and side effects of expensive prescription drugs.

May help you return to the activities you love faster when you experience fast acting pain relief.

3. Is deep tissue laser therapy painful?

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Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as clothing or topical dressings interfere with delivering light to tissues beneath the skin. Patients will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. Many patients receiving laser treatments report enjoying the experience, especially when the massage ball treatment head is used to deliver what is often referred to as a “laser massage.” Patients receiving treatments with higher-power lasers also frequently report a rapid decrease in pain. For someone suffering from chronic pain, this effect can be particularly pronounced.

4. Is deep tissue laser therapy suitable for everyone?

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While the majority of patients that come in and see us can have laser treatment without any issues, we cannot administer it if you are pregnant or have:


  • Haemophilia or other blood clotting disorders

  • Any malignancies

  • Prostheses or implants


If you have one of these problems or are concerned about your eligibility, don’t worry. We’ll discuss your options to come up with the best method during your consultation.

It is important to note that laser therapy isn’t a standalone treatment, meaning that in most cases, it is not the only component of your treatment plan. It’s part of a comprehensive treatment plan to resolve your problem and reduce the likelihood of the problem returning. The plan may also include supporting your feet with the right footwear, strapping the foot and more.

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