Low Intensity 'Cold Laser'. What is it good for?
Low Back Pain
- TMD (Temperomandibular joint disorder)
- Frozen Shoulder
- Diabetic Ulcers
How Does It Work?
Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) or cold laser, stimulates
healing at the cellular level.
Since all tissue is made up of cells, LILT can be effective for
many different conditions whether it be a muscle, ligament, tendon
or even joint injury.
LILT stimulates the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate),
the cell’s fuel source, not only from the nutrition we take
in, but from the light utilized in the treatment. DNA synthesis
is increased along with other cellular building blocks. LILT will
also increased blood flow thru the area treated in order to bring
in more oxygen and nutrients but to also remove the debris resulting
from the injury.
What To Expect
An initial consult is required to assess the injury and
to determine if you are a candidate of LILT. If you so choose, your
first treatment is administered immediately after the consult. The
treatment length varies from 30 mins to 60 mins depending upon the
body area treated. Though a few patients can
be sensitive to the treatment, the treatment is pain-free. Studies
have also shown there to be a 90% success rate with LILT.
We may combine L.I.L.T with therapeutic massage to improve outcome or refer the patient to Physiotherapy if it is necessary.
To see if LILT is right for you, book your consultation today!
LILT/Cold Laser Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments will I need?
On average, most patients will require between 5-20 treatments.
The more chronic the condition, the greater the number of treatments
How long are the treatments?
Treatments vary in length between 30-60 minutes depending
upon size of the area treated.
A consultation will determine the length of treatment time.
How can laser therapy help so many different conditions?
Laser therapy restores the normal function of cells and
since all structures are created of cells, laser is effective for
Is there any pain associated with the treatment?
Laser will increase metabolism and blood flow in the area
being treated. This increase in activity can cause some increased
discomfort after the first few treatments
Are there any risks with laser?
Laser is a very safe form of treatment. Any risks should
be discussed with your therapist at the time of your consult.