What Is Laser Therapy?

The Light Force Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy system has been clinically proven to relieve pain associated with injuries, accidents or surgeries.

  • Light Force Therapy has been used for years by physical therapists and athletic trainers working with professional athletes who have been injured
  • Using a Class IV laser, deep layers of tissue are exposed to light energy which activate the body’s healing response
  • This metabolic effect has a domino effect throughout the body reducing inflammation and lowering pain levels
  • Treatments typically last five to ten minutes
  • Most patients experience relief in just three to five sessions

Laser Therapy Testimonials

“For a period of 2 years, I had been experiencing knee pain. I had some success treating that pain using exercise techniques, but it was still constant. After 4 sessions with Nina and the laser, I began to feel a marked improvement in both knees. I would highly recommend Deep Tissue Laser Therapy to everyone experiencing pain. Many thanks to everyone at Dresher Physical Therapy!”
– Tony G.

Tony G.

As a massage therapist, I’ve been working with very painful and limiting thumb arthritis for years and have been working for the past 2 1/2 years with a fractured thumb due to a car accident. I was blown away by the instant relief I felt after my first laser treatment which took less than 5 minutes. And the relief lasted! After just 3 laser treatments I have been fully pain-free for more than a week. I’m a believer!!

Frannie T.

I have had terrible foot pain in both feet for several years with no relief. After my first treatment there was immediate and significant reduction in pain! Even more relief after my second treatment! I can finally see a path to being permanently pain free and that is such a relief!!!

Ron I.


  • How Does It Work?
    Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirable side effects. It is also important to point out that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments.
  • What Kind Of Condition Does It Treat?
    When treating acute conditions with laser therapy, it is particularly effective when it is administered as soon as possible following injury. The faster the inflammation is reduced and the healing process can begin, the better. In the case of acute injury, laser therapy helps restore the body to normal function quicker. It has also been proven to help with chronic pain conditions over multiple uses.
  • How Will My Therapist Use It?
    Depending on the condition, whether it is an acute swollen ankle or chronic low back pain, the therapist will set the laser up for your condition to treat the pain and inflammation along with improving cellular function to maximize the benefits.
  • Will It Hurt?
    Depending on the laser, it can create little to no sensation or it can create a gentle, soothing warmth. With our LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 5-12 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.

Interested In Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy has a wide range of benefits for athletes, weekend-warriors, or those simply dealing with chronic pain. Before diving into laser therapy treatments, schedule an appointment below and speak with one of our experts. Our Physical Therapists can help determine if laser therapy is right for you and design a customized treatment plan! Note: We only offer Laser Therapy at our Fort Washington Clinic.


Call our Fort Washington Clinic at at 215-619-4545 or simply fill out the form below!