Laser Therapy

1. What is Laser Therapy?

Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light over an area of injury or arthritis to improve healing and provide relief from both acute and chronic pain. The laser creates a concentrated beam of light which interacts at the cellular level to stimulate and accelerate the chemical reactions of the body’s natural healing processes. The laser can penetrate up to 8 cm beneath the skin, allowing healing of muscle, joint, ligament and bone. Unlike Ultrasound or TENS which provide mostly temporary pain relief, Laser Therapy actually helps to heal injured tissue. Research studies have shown that the results are sustainable over long periods of time.

2. What cellular changes can result from Laser Therapy?

  • Reduced Inflammation
  • Increased cell metabolism
  • Cell growth stimulation
  • Cell regeneration
  • Collagen deposition
  • Bone growth
  • Reduced edema
  • Increased lymphatic drainage
  • Nerve function stimulation
  • Reduced scar tissue formation
  • Increased blood flow
  • Ligament repair

3. What conditions can benefit from Laser Therapy?

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Scars
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Bruising/Trauma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Injuries
  • Disc Herniation
  • Post surgical healing
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Swelling

4. Is Laser Therapy Safe?

Yes! The wavelengths of light used for laser therapy do not generate any heat, unlike those used for hair removal or kidney stones. This type of cold laser therapy could be applied for hours without causing any tissue damage. Laser Therapy is applied to the skin and is thus non-invasive and non-toxic. The treatment is not painful and most people do not feel anything at all during application. The device used in this clinic uses the latest technology and has been approved by Health Canada.

5. How long does each treatment take? How many treatments do I need?

The required dose and frequency for your condition will be calculated by the doctor and will take seconds to minutes to administer. Research studies have shown that laser is more effective at lower doses over multiple intervals, rather than one or two high doses. As a general rule acute conditions respond best to 3-4 treatments per week for two to three weeks, and chronic conditions respond best to 2-3 treatments per week for up to four weeks.

6. Who should NOT have Laser Therapy?

  • Pregnant females cannot have laser over the uterus
  • Individuals with cancer cannot have laser over the affected area.
  • Individuals with active Hemorrhage cannot be treated in that area
  • Individuals taking Immune Suppressant Drug
  • Individuals who have had cortisone shots in the treatment area within 2-3 weeks

7. What is the cost?

Your treatment will be administered by one of our Chiropractic Doctors and thus the fees are $85.00 for the initial visit and $45.00 per treatment thereafter. Existing patients do not need to have an initial visit. Student and senior rates do apply.

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