When a physical condition or injury affects mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: A rapid return to every-day activities.

Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County is proud to be on the medical technological forefront by offering MLS Laser Therapy. We have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer you and the Hudson Valley the finest in health care!

Laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA and proven successful as evidenced by extensive and credible studies conducted in our country's finest institutions, including Harvard University.
MLS Laser Therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. Painful conditions accompanied by swelling or inflammation benefit from this technology.

Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to the MLS Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced pain subsides very quickly. In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery.

There are no known side-effects! Laser therapy is cleared by the FDA and is safe and effective.

What is MLS Laser Therapy?

The FDA-cleared MLS Therapy Laser uses concentrated light energy to stimulate the body's own healing process to minimize pain, inflammation and arthritis and reduce recovery times so you can return to a pain-free life. By using specific wavelengths and a patented delivery system, MLS Laser Therapy can speed up the process of relieving inflammation and pain associated with many conditions, including arthritis. The MLS Therapy Laser has a unique pain-relieving effect, which can be dramatic. Many patients feel significantly better in just a few treatments.

Will MLS Laser Therapy Work for Me?

For 85-90% of patients with musculoskeletal pain, inflammation or arthritis, the answer is "Yes!" Most patients with pain, inflammation or arthritis report significant pain relief from MLS Laser Therapy treatments. Whether you have shoulder and neck pain, rotator cuff, carpal tunnel sundrome, aching knees, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, sciatica or any other musculoskeletal pain, you are likely to benefit from MLS Laser Therapy. As a matter of fact, many patients who were scheduled for surgery were able to delay or cancel their surgery because MLS Laser Therapy alleviated their condition and reduced or eliminated their pain.

Will it Hurt?

That's a great question! Through years of research and development, the MLS Laser Therapy was designed to treatconditions without an excessive thermal effect, often felt as heat. Most people report that they do not feel anything during the treatments. Occassionally, you may feel a slight warming sensation at the treatment site, which is normal and is an indication that the inflammation is being relieved and that your body is responding properly.

Is the Effect Long Lasting?

For most patients the answer is "Yes". While each person and each condition varies, many patients receive tremendous relief from their pain and inflammation when they go through a series of MLS Laser Therapy treatments. While most patients may not need additional treatments in the future, some conditions, like arthritis, are degenerative. The great thing about MLS Laser Therapy for arthritic patients is that once you feel better, you can be more active and it is this increased activity that helps minimize the long term effects of arthritis. Even so, you may need an occasional single MLS treatment every 4 to 6 weeks over the course of the year just to hold the inflammation at bay and keep the arthritic pain in check.

Is Laser Therapy Covered by Insurance?

While FDA-Cleared since 2002, Laser therapy is not currently covered by insurance.

How Much Does Laser Therapy Cost?

Currently we are offering a special introductory rate to patients for $60 a session that book prior to October 31, 2018. Treatments are regularly priced at $75 a session. All payments are due at first session.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

Depending upon diagnosis, treatments vary from 6-10 sessions. Treatments are 6-10 minutes per visit.

Do I Need to See a Doctor Before Starting Treatments?

Yes. Whether one of our doctors or your primary care physician, you will need to be seen for a referral to ensure laser therapy is your best option.

We also offer regenerative medicine, platelet rich plasma, and other OPTIONS as well. Ask your provider about what OPTION might work best for you.