Laser Therapy provides irradiation to injured or diseased tissue, using a combination of red and near infrared light in sequence. This light stimulates physiologic response within the cells, promoting normal cell structure and function. A number of clinical studies demonstrate how effective this technology can be.
At Palmdale Health Centre we use the BioFlex Low Intensity Laser Therapy system by Meditech, the most advanced and sophisticated laser system on the global market today. Meditech is the only manufacturer of low intensity laser therapy devices that also operates therapy clinics, permitting the ongoing development of superior devices and treatment protocols.
Laser Therapy is an accepted modality by Health Canada and the BioFlex system has a Medical Device License, meaning Health Canada has approved it for the treatment of soft tissue injuries.
BioFlex Laser Therapy utilizes scientifically developed and clinically tested protocols that maximize the effectiveness of treatment of an extensive range of clinical pathologies. Laser Technology uses super-luminous and laser diodes to treat diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. The cell membrane and intracellular molecules, initiating a cascade of complex physiological reactions, promoting restoration of normal cell structure and function, selectively absorb these particles of energy.
In the short term, the body produces and releases beta-endorphins to control the sensation of pain. Cortisol production is increased to combat the stress associated with the trauma or the disease process. Over the long term, ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production is increased resulting in improved cellular metabolism. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) production – the protein building block of tissue is substantially increased. Neurotransmission is facilitated secondary to elevated levels of serotonin and acetylcholine. Mitochondrial activity is stimulated resulting in cell replication for replacement, regeneration and repair of abnormal cells. The process results in the elimination of symptoms, including pain and stimulates the body’s immune system response, facilitating natural healing.
- Spinal Stenosis
- Chondromalacia patella
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- TMJ dysfunction
- Sports Injuries or Accidents
- Ligament, Tendon and Muscle tears
- Contusions and Hematomas
- Bulging and Herniated Discs
- Reducing Scar Tissue
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Wound Healing
- Dermal Ulcers (diabetic, contact, traumatic)
What happens during an LLLT procedure?
No special preparations are needed before an LLLT procedure. Following a consultation, the LLLT laser device will be placed next to your skin depending on where the injured tissue is located. During the procedure, you may experience a warm, soothing sensation. The procedure is completely painless and non-invasive. The length of the procedure depends on the severity of the condition, however most sessions are approximately 15-30 minutes long.