Phototherapy is the use of light to assist in wound healing. It is the transfer of light energy applied to the tissue in order to stimulate the natural repair process.
The three most commonly used phototherapy colours are Blue, Visible Red and Infrared.
Blue light is beneficial for open wounds and surface borne bacteria.
Visible red phototherapy is known to stimulate epithelial cells. Studies have shown that when Red light phototherapy is applied, there is an increased output of ATP and calcium ions, both of which are required to power the function of the body. Infrared therapy works in a similar way to Red light therapy, although penetrates deeper into the tissues and joints.
Phototherapy is beneficial for issues including: