What is Class IV Laser Therapy (LiteCure)?

Did you know that laser therapy is rapidly becoming a popular way to treat injuries?  Class IV Laser therapy does this for patients via the latest advancement in safe, comfortable, and highly effective pain relief and tissue repair.  As the laser stimulates the area being treated it increases blood flow and activates the mitochondria to stimulate growth and repair via the targeted infrared light and the comfortable heat is soothing to the injured area. When used in conjunction with our other treatment methods, Laser therapy can help manage pain, reduce inflammation, and help speed recovery.  It works well for both acute injuries and chronic injuries.


Class IV lasers emit a beam of high-intensity light that is absorbed by the tissue resulting in thermal (heating) effects.  Lasers penetrated the soft tissues of your body, which can result in increased blood flow, increased oxygenation, and increased healing of the cell.  Class IV lasers are used for conditions such as muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendonitis, tendinosis, and other sports injuries here in Lehi that patients would need.  One of the primary benefits of Class IV laser therapy is it's non-invasive, comfortable, and very affordable.  It's used frequently as a part of our treatment considerations.

The benefits of Laser Therapy are listed below:

1) Therapeutic Effects

During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

2) Cellular Effects

During laser therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy, which leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.

3) Patient Benefits:

Laser therapy is proven to stimulate tissue repair and growth. The laser accelerates the healing process and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. In the management of chronic pain, MLS laser therapy can provide dramatic results.

  • Tendonitis and Bursitis
  • Soft tissue injuries and scar tissue
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Sore muscles and joints
  • Degenerative joint conditions like arthritis
  • Neurological pain such as sciatica
  • General pain
  • Musculoskeletal disorders such as a slipped or bulging disc
  • Pre- and post-surgical treatment
  • Anti-inflammation applications


If you have any questions about the science of Class IV Laser Therapy or if you want to know if it might be able to help you, please call to speak with us regarding Laser therapy. For more information about laser therapy, visit http://www.litecure.com/medical/.