Laser Therapy!

Laser Therapy, also known as cold laser therapy or low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-toxic, non-invasive specialized treatment for pain. It directly targets the source of pain with potentially permanent results. Treatments often make surgical interventions unnecessary.

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser Therapy, also known as cold laser therapy or low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-toxic, non-invasive specialized treatment for pain. It directly targets the source of pain with potentially permanent results. Treatments often make surgical interventions unnecessary.

Laser Therapy has been clinically proven to help with a broad range of conditions including musculoskeletal injuries, degenerative disc disease, soft tissue damage, some autoimmune disorders, and sports injuries. It is able to treat almost any tissue in the body, from superficial cuts, abrasions and burns, severe disc pathologies, to arthritis located deep within a joint.

At Phelona Therapies our team works closely with one another to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. Typically, for best results we recommend a minimum of 8 laser treatments. There are no known side effects and it can be utilized independently or as part of a physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment plan.

Approved by the FDA, Health Canada, UL and CE and covered under most health insurance plans, cold laser therapy is an ideal natural healing method and excellent alternative for those who have found other ways of treating their pain to be unsuccessful.

How does Laser Therapy work?

Our BioFlex Laser uses light from superluminous laser diodes to reach deep into muscle tissue and increase blood flow, to reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing and regeneration of cells in the desired area.  This reduces inflammation and accelerates the healing and regeneration of cells in the desired area. Unlike high intensity lasers, cold laser therapy does not cause damage to tissue and is painless.

Treatments are 30-45mins depending on the area being treated.

Physiological Effects

  • Increased production and release of:
  • Endorphins – naturally produced analgesic
  • Cortisol – precursor of cortisone
  • Growth hormone – instrumental in tissue repair
  • ATP – improves and regulates cellular metabolism
  • Increased protein synthesis – collagen, DNA, fibroblasts
  • Venous and lymphatic flow facilitated
  • Increased angiogenesis – elevation of oxygen saturation
  • Enhanced immune response, etc.

Conditions Treated

Soft Tissue & Sports Injuries

  • Ligament & tendon tears
  • Muscle strains
  • Knee pain

Arthritic Conditions

  • Degenerative Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Back Pain

  • Chronic spinal problems
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Slipped, ruptured or herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis

Repetitive Stress Injuries

  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tendonitis

Tissue Repair & Wounds

  • Severe burns
  • Acne
  • Scar treatment
  • Eczema & dermatological conditions

General Health

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve damage
  • Migraines & headaches

Clinical Benefits

  • Eliminates symptoms including pain
  • Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals
  • Restores normal range of motion and physical function
  • Non-invasive
  • Non-toxic
  • 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

FAQ'S

Is laser therapy safe?

Hundreds of research studies have shown laser therapy to be safe and effective. Laser Therapy is non-invasive, non-toxic and non-thermal. Unlike other forms of radiation, laser therapy is beneficial rather than harmful to tissue.

How many treatments are needed?

The number of treatments will vary with regard to the individual problem as every patient and condition responds to Laser Therapy uniquely. In a recent clinical report on over 1,000 patients treated with the BioFlex Professional Laser Therapy System, patients averaged slightly less than 10 treatments to resolve their condition. In some patients, 1 treatment is sufficient; however, a range of 3 – 25 treatments can be required. In some cases, additional maintenance treatments may be recommended.

Is laser therapy covered by insurance plans?

Insurance coverage for laser therapy varies depending on the professional designation and/or qualifications of the therapist and the insurance plan, but most insurance plans cover laser therapy when combined with a Physiotherapy or Chiropractic treatment.

How does BioFlex compare with other conventional treatments?

BioFlex Laser Therapy is able to influence the pathology directly at the cellular level, resulting in therapeutic benefits that are long lasting and address the underlying condition or pathology. This is unlike many other conventional treatments which treat only the symptoms or site of pain, without addressing the source of pain.

Who uses BioFlex laser therapy?

BioFlex Laser Therapy is being used by an increasing number of physicians, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopaths and dentists across Canada, the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. Meditech Laser Rehabilitation Clinic currently performs over 800 laser treatments a week, and that number is steadily increasing.

The BioFlex Laser Therapy Systems have also been used by a number of sports professionals: The Toronto Raptors, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Miami Heat, the Ottawa Senators, the Ottawa Redblacks, the Canadian National Ballet Company and other high performance organizations.