What is Laser Therapy?
Low intensity laser energy initiates general stimulation and activation of the metabolism, it promotes increased production of ATP thus creating multiple physiologically beneficial effects in the regeneration and repair of human tissue cells including bone, muscle, liggament, cartiladge, disc, nerve and dermatological tissue.
What does Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) do?
By affecting and reversing the offending pathology at the cellular level, laser therapy optimizes the restoration of injured tissues to normal function, thereby relieving painful symptoms. The beneficial effects of laser therapy are cumulative over the course of a series of treatments.
The Bioflex Laser and the process
The BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy system is a three-step process using three different and very specific wavelengths of light which all fall in the optimum ATP production range to maximize repair and cellular regeneration.
The first step uses a red light pad at 660 nm, which gets absorbed by the cells of the skin and underlying superficial muscle layers, reducing sensitivity caused in those areas. The second step uses an infrared light pad at 840 nm, reaching deeper into the muscle layers as well as the tendons and ligaments to reduce inflammation and heal damaged tissues. The third step includes an infrared laser wand at 830 nm that is specifically placed over the source of pain. This light is very concentrated and targets the deepest affected tissues, including bone. In combination, these steps lead to the reduction and eventual elimination of pain and restored mobility.
Step 1 and Step 2 is used with the same pad .The pad is placed in one or more prescribed positions over the area to be treated. Stage 1 emits visible red light at a wavelength of 660 nm. The second stage emits invisible infrared light at a wavelength of 840 nm. During the 3rd step a trained laser therapist uses a wand emitting a focused laser light at a wavelength of 830 nm pointing towards the interior cells to be treated. The laser therapist will gently place the laser wand on the skin for a few seconds and then slightly move the wand to a new position, repeating this process for the prescribed amount of treatment time. This movement is needed to ensure the laser wand’s narrowly focused beam of light reaches the entire area to be treated.
What are some common conditions Laser therapy can help with ?
Disc herniations and sciatica, migrains and headaches, skin conditions like psoriasis and diabetic ulcers, peripheral neuropathies, achilles tendonitis and tennis elbow, arthritis, muscle tears and bruising, bone fractures, knee and hip cartiladge repair .
How many treatments will I need?
Generally people will need anywhere in the range of 5- 20 treatments depending upon the severity, complicating factors, and duration of the condition.
Remember this will vary from patient to patient. Just as every medical case is individual, so are the responses to therapy. The onset of initial pain relief as a result of treatment varies due to each patient's particular rated release of endorphins and cortisol. In a recent clinical report on 151 consecutive cases using Low Intensity Laser Therapy, 11 treatments was the average number required for maximum improvement. Whether two or twenty treatments are required, most patients need not restrict normal activity during the therapy period, as healing will continue between sessions. Two distinct reactions occur during therapy; the immediate due to the release of the body's own endorphins and cortisone production and the more important or cumulative effect, resulting from progressive therapy.
Do I need to continue indefinitely?
No. Usually our patients improve and are discharged from care returning later for a new or different problem if they come back at all. In very rare cases patients elect to have maintenance care. This generally happens with people who have inherent structural damage i.e. had polio as a child and now has an anatomical leg length difference, or Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers.
What is your success rate?
Our success rate is best described in the following manner: 90% of our patients achieve 70-100% permanent relief within 20 visits. This is most true when treatment plans are followed and the patients adhere to schedules.
What are the side effects associated with BioFlex?
With over two million treatments performed worldwide, not one complication has been reported.