Cold laser therapy involves the application of light in specific wavelengths and frequencies to facilitate cellular healing, reduce pain, and manage inflammation. The light photons can penetrate to various tissue depths to stimulate mitochondrial ATP (the energy substrate of our cells) production to thus provide the energy needed for these processes to occur. This type of laser treatment is considered "cold" because it does not generate heat and is non-thermal in nature.
Cold laser is excellent to use for not only acute but chronic injuries, particularly on tissues that tend to be slow to heal such as tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and intervertebral discs. One to One Physical Therapy has also experienced excellent results utilizing cold laser in concussion cases.