Laser Therapy is known by many terms:
Other names you might hear to describe red light therapy include:
Red light therapy works by acting on the “power plant” in your body’s cells called mitochondria. With more energy, other cells can do their work more efficiently, such as repairing skin, boosting new cell growth. More specifically, certain cells absorb light wavelengths and are stimulated to work.
Infrared light helps cells regenerate or repair themselves. Infrared light also improves the circulation of oxygen-rich blood in the body, promoting faster healing of deep tissues and relieving pain.
The most common applications are muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendinopathies, cartilage tears bursitis and other injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Whether it’s a sports injury, overuse condition, or an accident, the goal of treatment is to accelerate the healing process and decrease symptoms which allows the clinician to initiate manual and exercise therapies much sooner.
One of the earliest known indications is wound healing since light can easily penetrate the wound bed. BIOFLEX has proven to accelerate surgical wound healing, dermal ulcers including diabetic lesions and those secondary to compression and all other recalcitrant wounds. This approach results in increased angiogenesis, neovascularization, collagen secretion and decreased inflammatory exudate and provides epithelization of the wound, improved arterial perfusion and regeneration of the local and regional tissues.
From diabetic neuropathy to discogenic radiculopathy to carpal tunnel syndrome, BIOFLEX Laser Therapy can accelerate nerve healing and decrease paraesthesia and nerve pain as a result of direct absorption of light. Many peer reviewed clinical trials and lab studies have proven Laser Therapy is an effective therapy for nerve healing and has no known side effects.
Chronic progressive forms of joint degeneration can be effectively managed with BIOFLEX Laser Therapy. All of the arthritides from early to late stages will respond to treatment resulting in decreased pain, inflammation, stiffness and edema as well as improved function, range of motion and activities of daily living. The goal is to help better manage patients with chronic progressive arthritis. Research has even shown repair and regeneration of eroded hyaline cartilage when exposed to Laser Therapy.
The first phase of treatment is initiated with red light being emitted from the Duo+ array for 6-8 minutes. After a brief audible beep and pause, the same LEDs emit near infrared light for another 6-8 minutes for a total time of 12-16 minutes. The total time may vary +- a few minutes depending on the anatomical location and condition being treated.
The second phase of treatment uses our Class 3b laser probe. The laser probes are administered by the clinician or assistant directly on the skin overlying the tissues that are most affected (e.g. injured, inflamed or causing pain). The total length of treatment time with the laser probe(s) varies from 3-10 minutes depending on the anatomical region being treated.
Laser Therapy service will be offered at our Bowness location. #104 6404 Bowness Road NW. Please call 403-764-1400 to inquire or book an appointment.
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