We are very excited to add MLS therapeutic laser to our podiatry offering. It a treatment we’ve wanted for sometime, to add to our protocols for muscle injury, heel pain and arthritic pains that a lot of our clients suffer from. We will be using this fantastic modality for our sports injury clients, alongside biomechanical assessments and orthotic prescription, but also for our nail surgeries to aid healing post operatively and also for elderly clients with poor circulation and wounds that are struggling to heal. It’s really going to be a game changer!

MLS® Laser Therapy is a safenon invasive and painless therapy for the treatment of pain, inflammation and swelling. Laser therapy can be used to treat muscle spasm and pain, hipknee, foot and back painsports injuries and more. Laser therapy safely and painlessly uses light to help to reduce pain, inflammation and swelling and to promote healing. It’s great for treating a huge range of problems including tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, wounds, bursitis, muscle tears and injuries. Laser can be used on both chronic (long term) and acute (recent) conditions. 

Laser therapy involves directing light energy into inflamed or damaged tissue to accelerate the body’s natural healing process. The laser is placed in direct contact with the skin which enables specific wavelengths of light to penetrate the tissue and interact with molecules within the cells to cause several biochemical effects. 


One of the most important effects of laser therapy is encouraging blood flow into the area being treated. This means the cells there have a better supply of oxygen and nutrients and that waste products and swelling can be flushed out. Laser helps to reduce pain by slowing down the speed of the pain messages in nerves and it reduces inflammation by lowering the number of cells promoting the inflammatory process in the area treated. After laser treatment muscles are better able to relax and movement can become easier as a result.


“I attended the clinic with a very painful achilles. Lucky for me the laser was there by my second visit. The immediate relief was unbelieveable! After 3 sessions I am now completely pain free! Fully recommend it!” 

– Rhoda Walker

“I can highly recommend laser treatment. After having chronic heel pain for quite a few months that wasn’t responding to any treatment, after just 3 appointments there’s a significant improvement in my pain levels”

– Georgie Clarke

​Frequently asked questions

My pain has been there for a long time, can MLS® laser help me? Yes, absolutely. Laser therapy is appropriate for both chronic (long term) and acute (new pain/injury) conditions.

Does it hurt? No, laser therapy with the MLS® Laser is completely pain free. The system is totally safe to use thanks to its unique safety system. Some patients have reported that that feeling of having the head of the laser machine moved over the area of pain is soothing and similar to a relaxing massage!

pastedGraphic_2.pngIs there anyone who can’t have MLS laser therapy? Laser therapy can be carried out on most people including children. However, laser may be contraindicated in those who:- 1. Have cancer – 2. Are under the age of 16 and the area to be treated is over a growth plate (assessment can be given) – 3. Are pregnant. If you’re unsure if laser is safe or appropriate for you, please get in touch using the form at the bottom of this page and we can have a chat.

So what can MLS laser therapy be used to treat? MLS laser therapy can be used to treat many conditions including:

  • Muscle spasm and pain
  • Plantarfasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Strains and sprains
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Haematoma (bruising) and swelling
  • Neuropathy
  • Wounds
  • Ulcers

How many sessions will I need? Generally we recommend 3-6 sessions. Often acute conditions respond more quickly than chronic problems. 

​The treatment is painless, non-invasive and offers a drug free alternative to anti-inflammatories, pain killers and steroid injections. If you’re interested in how laser treatment could help you, please get in touch for more information call us on 01287 622280 or email reception@podology.info

​Laura & team pod x