Therapeutic Laser

Therapeutic Laser Therapy in Cloverdale, B.C.

Therapeutic Laser Therapy in Cloverdale, B.C.




A NON-INVASIVE DRUG-FREE SOLUTION FOR PAIN


By increasing localized blood circulation, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) allows medical professionals to provide their patients with a non-invasive, drug-free solution for pain relief and tissue regeneration.  It is one of the most researched and published modalities in physical rehabilitation.

For more information on Theralase and Therapeutic Laser Therapy please visit www.theralase.com.

Laser Therapy Treatment FAQs


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WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC LASER THERAPY?

The word "laser" stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." Therapeutic low level laser therapy is the use of monochromatic light in the 630 to 905 nanometer (nm) ranges.  It has gained so many names:  Low Intensity Laser Therapy, Low Level Laser Therapy, Cold Laser and Therapeutic Laser.

HOW DOES LASER LIGHT HEAL?

Therapeutic LLLT heals tissue ailments by injecting billions of photons of visible and invisible laser light deep into tissue structures.  Tissue naturally contains protein strands called chromophores and cytochromes located in the mitochondria of a cell, which have the unique ability to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy.  This chemical energy is utilized by the tissue on a cellular level to significantly accelerate the healing process and reduce pain in the body naturally. 

WHY USE THERAPEUTIC LASER THERAPY?
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-invasive
  • Safe
  • Cost effective
  • May prevent need for surgery
  • Can provide superior alternative to medication
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN WE HELP?

SOFT TISSUE AND SPORTS INJURIES

  • Muscle/tendon tears
  • Ligament sprains
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis

REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES

  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis/golfer's elbow

ARTHRITIC CONDITIONS

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic spinal problems

GENERAL

  • Herniated discs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tissue repair and would healing, burns
  • Calcification- bone spurs
  • Post-operative wounds and scars
  • Ulcers
  • Plastic surgery/ post- operative healing
  • Migraine
  • Sciatica
IS THER DOCUMENTED CLINICAL PROOF?

Yes.  Over 2000 clinical studies worldwide have proven the success of therapeutic lasers in the healing of musculoskeletal conditions.  Theralase has performed a blinded randomized control study on chronic knee pain proving the clinical efficacy and safety of Theralase Therapeutic Laser Technology.

WHAT ARE HARMFUL SIDE EFFECTS OF LLLT?

There are no known side effects with therapeutic laser.  It is a non-invasive healing technique that only utilizes harmless, yet effective light to stimulate tissue healing.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

It depends on your injury, but it averages 10 treatments.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY?

Rapid Cell Growth
Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth

Faster Wound Healing
Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue

Anti-Inflammatory action
It reduces swelling by enhancing proliferation of immune cells, lymphatic drainage and improving microcirculation in the injured tissue.

Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from:  cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery

Increased Metabolic Activity
It induces release of specific enzymes for production of the basic food source for the cells, Adenosine Tri-phosphate (ATP).

Increased Vascular Activity
Laser light induces temporary vasodilatation increasing blood flow and oxygenation to damaged tissues

Stimulated Nerve Function
Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in "dead" limbs or numb areas.  Laser light speeds up the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.  It also enhances peripheral nerve regeneration after injury.