Wiesner Centre for Health & Wellness

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What is Laser Therapy?

The technology utilizes superluminous and laser diodes to irradiate diseased or

traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed

by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, resulting in the initiation of a

cascade of complex physiological reactions, leading to the restoration of normal

cell structure and function.

The process is curative and therefore results in the elimination of symptoms

including pain. In addition, it enhances the body’s immune system response and

facilitates natural healing.

The therapy is completely safe and has no adverse side effects.

How Long Does a Treatment Take?

Treatments are typically thirty minutes to one hour in duration

depending on the condition being treated.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options,

laser therapy is non-toxic, non-invasive and in over one million individual

treatments, no significant adverse effects have been noted.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

The number of treatments will depend on the chronicity and the extent of the

pathology involved. Based on the genetic makeup of the cells, an individual’s

response to LILT will vary to some degree. A recent clinical review, including

1,000 consecutively treated patients, reveals the average number of treatments

to be 9.4.

 

The physiological effects of LILT include an increase in:

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 in facilitating cell

metabolism

Endorphins

• morphine like substances produced by the

body to reduce the sensation of pain


Modulation of cellular components involved

in the healing process

• i.e. macrophages, fibroblasts, lymphocytes, etc.

Stimulation of:

• immune response

• lymphatic drainage (reduction in edema)

• angiogenesis - formation of new capillaries

and arterioles resulting in improved

circulation / tissue oxygenation

 

LILT is the treatment of choice for:

 

Soft Tissue and Sports Injuries

- Ligament/tendon/muscle tears

- Knee dysfunction (Meniscal/ligamentous tears)

- Fractures

Repetitive Stress Injuries

- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

- Rotator Cuff Injuries

- Epicondylitis

Inflammatory Conditions

- Tendonitis (supraspinatus/achilles etc.)

- Plantar Fasciitis

- Rheumatoid Arthritis

Back Problems

- Degenerative Osteoarthritis

- Spinal Stenosis/Sciatica

- Disc Herniation

- Myofascitis

Wounds and dermal ulcers secondary to:

- Compression/trauma

- Atherosclerosis

- Diabetes

- Venous Stasis


Neurological Conditions

- Neuropathies

- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

- Multiple Sclerosis

Dermatological Conditions

- Eczema

- Psoriasis

- Herpes (Post-herpetic Neuralgia)

- Burns

- Acne

Others

- Temporomandibular Joint

Dysfunction

- Lymphedema

- Gout

- Fibromyalgia