Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What Your Patients Can Expect From Laser Therapy (and Grow Your Practice)

What To Expect

The treatment is non-invasive and pain-free. After a few applications of laser therapy one can expect:
  • Reduction in pain 
  • Better mobility and range of motion
  • Reduction in the use of pain medication including cortisone
  • Improvement of well being (better sleep and mood, more energetic, etc.)

Chronic Pain Management

You don't need to live with pain. Millions of Canadians suffer from chronic pain, and many are seeking alternative treatment methodologies to overused prescription medications that are now clinically proven to have significant side effects.
Low level laser is a non-invasive, non-toxic treatment methodology that is effective for numerous types of acute and chronic pain. The HealthPoint Laser system works by delivering billions of photons to the tissue surface driving this energy down to the damaged cells that require this energy for healing.  Our Theralase® superpulsed laser is able to drive light energy up to 4” below the skin surface. Light energy of the correct wavelength (color) and power is able to dramatically increase the healing rate of damaged cells; thus allowing the body to heal itself at an accelerated rate. Pain is believed to originate from an ionic differentiation of potassium and sodium gradient across a cellular membrane. The Theralase® superpulsed laser with its 905nm near infrared technology has been clinically proven to be absorbed by the inter-lipid layer forming the cellular membrane of cells.  The increase in cellular membrane permeability induced by the Theralase® laser system causes a re-absorption of sodium and potassium molecules thus removing the gradient and hence the pain signal.


Low level laser therapy has an anti-edemic [anti-swelling] effect as it causes vasodilation [dilation of the blood vessels], but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system.

Anti-Pain (Antalgic)

Due to less inflammation, there is less of an edema and thus less pain. Low level laser therapy stimulates the vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, which increases the re-absorption of pain-causing products. Low level laser therapy regulates the sodium-potassium pump (this pump maintains the potential across the membrane of a nerve cell, which leads to pain transmission signals) and thus removes the transmission of pain signals from this area.

Examples Of Conditions Treated

 Arthritis Tendonitis
 Headaches Whiplash
 Low back and sciatic pain Plantar Fasciitis
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sports injuries
 Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Fibromyalgia
 Post-operative pain Inflammation
 Sprains and strains Migraine headaches
 TMJ Syndrome Bone healing
 Shingles Wound healing
 Knee pain Dental pain
 Neck pain Sinusitis
 Bursitis Raynaud's syndrome

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