Yes. Laser therapy is built upon a solid foundation of more than 30 years of research and development and is recognized as a safe and effective treatment modality with a proven track record for a wide range of conditions both acute and chronic. Over 2,000 scientific and medical research papers have been published on the beneficial effects of laser therapy accelerated injury healing and pain relief.

The FDA approved K-Laser treatment is safe to deliver directly over metal implants, over broken skin and on acute injuries. Pregnant technicians and clinicians can safely administer the treatment, as well. K-Laser treatments are extremely safe when applied by a K-Laser certified, properly trained professional. K-Laser treatments should never be given directly over the eye or the thyroid gland. Patients who receive cortisone injections should wait at least 7 days before receiving K-Laser treatment.

“We use the K-Laser both on acute and chronic conditions, such as bruises, contusions and tendinitis. We ice and then use the laser, and players seem to respond quicker. It’s a hot item in the training room. The guys line up for it!” - Steve Donohue, Asst. Athletic Trainer, New York Yankees


For too long, medicine has focused on symptom relief rather than true healing. K-Laser offers an alternative, and it’s a welcome change for athletes as well as patients interested in natural remedies. For this reason, we assess our patients with a detailed and specific muscle examination to determine an individualized treatment plan that may include K-Laser therapy.

All physical therapists at Release Physical Therapy are certified and trained to administer K-Laser treatments. Get back to your life and your favorite activities pain-free - request a K-Laser session at Release Physical Therapy today!



At Release, K-Laser treatments are administered by a certified, trained physical therapist, using a hand-held device the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for anywhere from 30 seconds to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the treatment plan.

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  • peripheral neuropathy
  • fibromyalgia
  • back and neck pain
  • sciatic pain, arthritis pain
  • athletic Injuries



K-Laser Therapy

What results can I expect from K-Laser therapy?



The number of sessions will depend on the exact diagnosis, age and overall health status of the patient, and other factors. In general, acute conditions can be treated more frequently and require fewer visits, typically 4-6. Chronic conditions may require more visits, and do not need K-Laser treatment as frequently. The effects of K-Laser treatments are cumulative. Patients may experience significant pain relief very quickly.

How is K-Laser Therapy different?

Is K-Laser Therapy Safe?

K-Laser treatment is absolutely painless. Patients describe a warming sensation to the treated. K-Laser Treatment sessions are very fast and there are no known side effects. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.

What is K-Laser Therapy?

How many K-Laser sessions do I need?

Many patients report pain relief in as little as one treatment, and most are able to resume normal daily activities with no pain and restricted movement after their therapy is completed. After K-laser therapy, most patients experience accelerated healing, improved range of motion, improved function, and reduced pain, inflammation, swelling and muscle spasms.

What conditions respond well to K-Laser therapy?

  • bunion pains, plantar fasciitis
  • sprains and/or strains
  • bruises, contusions, burns
  • headaches, TMJ, sinus trouble
  • and several others...
  • degenerative discs and joints
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • knee problems
  • tendinitis, trigger fingers
  • work-related and auto injuries


Yes. There are more than 2000 published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions. Findings include:

  • acute pain reduced by more than 70%
  • chronic pain reduced by more than 60%
  • chronic low back pain effective in 71% of cases, pain eliminated completely in 45%
  • wound healing 55% greater on day 8 (compared to placebo group)
  • improved knee flexion and pressure sensitivity after every treatment in knee injury cases



K-Laser therapy targets damaged tissue with specific wavelengths of light. The light energy passes through the skin at the cellular level, initiating the body’s natural regenerative process. Laser therapy accelerates wound healing and reduces pain, stiffness, swelling, and spasms. K-laser therapy can stimulate all cell types, including soft tissue, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves. K-laser therapy is painless, FDA-approved, and is a scientifically-proven treatment for a variety of conditions.




Early laser therapy K-Lasers were too weak to effectively treat deep conditions in large joints K laser treatments achieve faster and more effective treatments than other modalities. The advanced technology of laser therapy from the FDA approved K-Laser can help relieve your pain without the use of drugs or surgery and without harmful side effects or recovery period. Unlike other treatments, the goal of K-laser is healing - not merely symptom relief.