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Laser Therapy

laser therapy

Laser Therapy is the use of monochromatic light emission from a low intensity laser diode or an array if high intensity super luminous diodes. Conditions treated include musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions and wounds. The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular biomolecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell morphology and function. This also enhances the body’s natural healing processes.

When it comes to therapeutic use, lasers are often referred to as:

  • Cold Lasers
  • Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
  • High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT)

At Regain Health Centre, we offer treatment for laser therapy that consists of using a laser light on an injured area of the body to help accelerate the healing process. This method can help reduce inflammation and increase mobility by treating large muscle groups quickly. Laser therapy has been found instrumental in treating different conditions and pains.

What can laser therapy be used for?

Laser therapy is often suggested to treat a number of conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ pain

Benefits of the Therapy:

  • Decrease swelling and inflammation
  • Improves mobility of scar tissue
  • Reduces pain
  • Speeds up the healing process

These treatments generally take 5 to 10 minutes. Typically patients see results after 3 to 5 treatment sessions.

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Will laser treatments hurt me?

There is always some apprehension that comes along with laser therapy – we always receive questions such as, “does it hurt?” or “is it safe?” It is understandable to be hesitant before receiving a new form of treatment that you may not be entirely familiar with. However, we can definitively say that laser therapy does NOT hurt and it IS completely safe!

Laser treatments are completely pain-free, despite common skepticism. When you receive a laser treatment, you will feel little to no sensation at all, depending on the type of laser that is being used.

What you may feel is a gentle, soothing warmth from the laser, that many patients report as being quite pleasant. Treatments typically last between 2-10 minutes and patients begin seeing results after just a few short sessions.

Frequently asked questions

Health care professionals, medical practitioners and pain clinics across Canada have been using laser therapy for the past 20 years. Research has shown a miniscule chances of side effects.

Yes, laser therapy can be used together with many other types of therapy such as physiotherapy, acupuncture, and massage therapy, among others.

The number of treatments varies and totally depends on what problem the patient is facing. If there is an acute condition, at least one to six treatments may be required to help in reducing pain. If it is a chronic problem, you may require 10 – 15 treatments.

You may notice positive results after the very first laser therapy session. Typically, pain is greatly reduced after the third or the fourth session.

Looking for laser therapy in Langley, BC?

Our experienced team can help you address a number of sports injury and pain-related concerns using laser therapy, a safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment.

To book an appointment, Call us today at (778) 366-8888 or contact us here.

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