Laser & Shockwave Therapy

What is Laser Therapy?

A proven medical device that safely and effectively stimulates deep tissue regeneration and relieves pain and inflammation. Resulting in:

  • Rapid Cell Growth
  • Faster Wound Healing
  • Anti-Inflammatory Action
  • Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
  • Increased Metabolic Activity
  • Increased Vascular Activity
  • Stimulated Nerve Function

Additional Benefits:

  • Faster Wound Healing and Closure
  • Painless
  • Non-Invasive
  • Highly Effective for Patient (>90% efficacy)
  • No Side Effects
  • Drug Free
  • Extremely Safe
  • Superior Alternative to Analgesics, NSAID’s, Other Medications and Other Modalities
  • Virtually No Contraindications

How Does It Work?

When laser light interacts with tissue it causes certain photochemical reactions to occur and stimulates natural biological healing processes.

Theralase laser therapy is safe, effective and painless, with results which are often immediate with no side effects. Efficacy rates in excess of 90% are routinely achieved.

How Long Will It Take?

Treatment time will vary from as little as 2 minutes to as long as 20 minutes. The total number of treatments required varies between 5 to 25 depending on the body’s natural healing rate and the severity of the condition.

Does It Hurt?

No, there are two general types of medical lasers: heat generating lasers which cut through tissue and cold lasers, such as the Theralase, which stimulate tissue repair and reduce inflammation.

Theralase lasers used for tissue stimulation are not strong enough to damage cells; so even if they were used 24 hours a day, they would not be able to harm you.

What Kind of Health Problems Can Be Treated?

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sprains/Strains
  • TMJ
  • Inflammation
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sciatica

Do you live with daily discomfort? Book your appointment with us today.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Radial Pulsed Wave therapy works without the use of drugs and stimulates the body’s natural self-healing process. There is an immediate reduction of pain and improved ease of movement. Shockwave Therapy may even eliminate your need for surgery.

Before recommending Radial Pulsed Wave (Shockwave) Therapy, our professional team will need to assess your condition to determine if this treatment will benefit you. No two people will respond exactly the same to therapy, even if they share what seems to be a similar condition.

How Does It Work?

A small metal ball (projectile) is accelerated inside the handpiece using electro-magnetic propulsions until it impacts the stop plate. This collision generates a mechanical pressure wave. The wave of energy is transferred to the applicator head which then sends that energy through the body.

Different sized ‘heads’ are on the handpiece applicator depending on the type of treatment being delivered.

The process is often loud, but rest assured that this is normal. The sound you hear is nothing more than the sound generated when the projectile impacts the stop plate in the handpiece.

Who Can Benefit?

Pulsed Waves are used to treat many orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Plantar Fassiitis (Heal Spurs)
  • Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s Elbow)
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Bursitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Stress Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis

How Long Will It Take?

Typical treatments last 5 minutes per area that we are treating. In that time we typically deliver about 2000 pulses. Most conditions require multiple treatments spaced several days apart to allow your body to do its natural healing in between sessions.

During your initial assessment our team will evaluate your specific condition to determine how many treatments you will need.

Does It Hurt?

If your treatment is on a “fleshy” area, you are not likely to feel any discomfort at all. Treatments on “boney” regions tend to be more sensitive. Your first treatment may be uncomfortable at first but most patients find it tolerable. As your body heals, you will find each successive treatment easier.

If you are especially sensitive, adjustments on the machine can decrease the discomfort you feel.

We use a device called the Zimmer enPuls specifically because it delivers a patented “Soft Shot” pulse that is much less likely to cause discomfort during treatment.

What Kind of Health Problems Can Be Treated?

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Scar Tissue

Find out more. Book your appointment today.