Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does laser therapy do?
Increases blood flow, accelerates tissue healing, reduces inflammation and
swelling, alleviates pain and stiffness.
2. How does laser therapy benefit me?
It speeds up the recovery process which gets you back to normal faster.
3. Does laser therapy hurt?
No! The treatment is pain-free and the area will feel warm and
4. What can laser therapy be used to treat?
Muscle aches, sprains and strains, tendinitis, arthritis, sciatica, capsulitis,
scar tissue, inflammatory conditions, and more!
5. Is laser therapy relatively new?
Laser therapy was approved by the FDA in 2007. Initially, laser therapy was
used in clinical trials for research on effectiveness. Professional sports
teams/leagues were the first to invest in laser therapy, then Olympic
Division 1 and collegiate teams over the past couple of years.
6. Are there different types of laser therapy?
Initially lasers were low power or “cold” lasers. A few years ago Class 3
Lasers were state-of-the-art. The newest, Class 4 lasers are 30x more
powerful than class 3.
7. What type of laser do we use?
We have invested in the Class 4 medical laser. It is the newest technology
available and we are the only clinic in the county to offer this technology.
8. How many treatments does it take?
It depends… Most patients see almost immediate results after the first
treatment. Typically, a series of 5-10 treatments is ideal for injury and
post-operative recovery. Additional sessions are beneficial for chronic
conditions, multiple areas of treatment and for more severe cases of
inflammation and scar tissue.
9. Does insurance cover it?
At this point… no. Laser therapy, as a new technology is not yet covered by
insurance. We offer many package options for laser and we discount the
packages for current patients.
10. What else should I know?
Some conditions may limit your ability to be appropriate for laser therapy.
We cannot use the laser on an area where you have a pacemaker or a
malignant tumor. We also cannot use it on you during pregnancy. During
treatment, you will be required to wear protective eye glasses as the laser
can cause blindness if you look directly into it. Treatment will be done in a
private laser area.
Located in Huntingdon Valley, Action Physical Therapy has been proudly serving Huntingdon Valley – 19006, Bryn Athyn – 19009, Abington – 19046, 19001, Hatboro – 19040 , Southampton – 18966, Jenkintown – 19046, and Philadelphia – 19115, 19116 as the leader in outpatient Physical Therapy for over a decade. Our therapy programs are specifically designed to not only help treat the condition, but also prevent future injuries from happening. Our ultimate goal and singular mission is to get you back to doing things that you love the most as quickly as possible. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and treating all of our clients the way we treat our family.