Low intensity laser therapy has been used to improve tissue healing for over 30 years. It is utilized by various healthcare fields, professional sports teams, and hospital based pain clinics with great effectiveness. Laser therapy is a proven treatment for wound healing, the elimination of pain and restoration of normal range of motion.
Laser Therapy uses red and infrared light for the relief of pain, to accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. When the light source is placed against the skin, the photons penetrate several centimetres and get absorbed by the mitochondria, the energy producing part of a cell. This energy fuels many positive physiological responses resulting in the restoration of normal cell morphology and function. Laser Therapy has been successfully used to treat a broad range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, sports injuries, post-surgical wounds, diabetic ulcers and dermatological conditions.
Unlike many pharmacological treatments that mask pain or only address the symptoms of disease, Laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of Laser Therapy are long lasting.
The Physiological Effects of Laser Therapy
DNA Synthesis The protein building block essential to the process of cell regeneration
Collagen Production Increases tensile strength of muscles, tendons and ligaments
ATP (adenosine triphosphate)The fuel of the cell required to facilitate cell metabolism
Endorphins Morphine like substances produced by the body to reduce the sensation of pain
Modulation of cellular components involved in the healing processi.e. macrophages, fibroblasts, lymphocytes, etc.
Stimulation of Immune response, Lymphatic drainage (reduced swelling), and the formation of new capillaries and arterioles resulting in improved wound healing (angiogenesis)
The Clinical Benefits of Laser Therapy
- Highly effective for many disease conditions
- Eliminates pain
- Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals
- Restores normal range of motion and physical function
- Easily applied
- No known adverse effects
- No drug interactions
- Often makes surgical interventions unnecessary
- Provides a treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to conventional therapies
Some medical applications include:
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff Injuries & Frozen Shoulder
- Soft Tissue & Sports Injuries
- Ligament, Muscle & Tendon Tears
- Tendonitis & Bursitis
- Knee Injuries
- Osteo & Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Chronic Neck & Back Pain
- Tissue Repair & Wound Healing
- Phlebitis & Lymphedema
- Psoriasis, Eczema & Shingles
- Herniated Discs & Fractures
Laser therapy is painless and highly effective. It is a safe, noninvasive, nontoxic treatment that can eliminate the need for surgery and/or drugs.
Integrated Health Clinic uses the Meditech Bioflex Professional Laser Therapy System.
The BioFlex Professional Laser Therapy System offers clinicians the highest clinical success rates with predictable, reliable and reproducible results.