At Advanced Health and Sports Clinic, we are thrilled to offer the Nanaimo community a highly effective, safe, and evidence-based form of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to help our patients manage pain, heal faster from injuries, and get back to their sports and activities sooner.
What is it?
BIOFLEX LASER THERAPY’s state of the art technology utilizes superluminous and laser diodes to irradiate irritated or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of light energy are absorbed by the cell membranes and intracellular molecules, which initiates a cascade of complex physiological reactions, and helps promote a restoration of normal cell structure and function.
This process enhances the body’s immune system response and facilitates natural healing mechanisms. The therapy is completely safe and has no known adverse side effects.
BIOFLEX LASER technology is highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions including but not limited to: arthritis, sports injuries, peripheral neuropathies (such as sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome) wound healing and a wide range of dermatological conditions.
What are the Clinical Benefits of Laser Therapy?
- Decreased pain
- Reduced need for pharmaceuticals
- Restores normal range of motion and physical function
- Easily applied
- No known adverse effects
- Provides a treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to conventional therapies
Conditions Treated Include:
- Soft Tissue and Sports Injuries such as Ligament/tendon/muscle tears
- Joint dysfunction and Sprains
- Fracture Healing
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Achilles Tendonopathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spinal Stenosis
- Disc Herniation
USE WITH OTHER TREATMENTS
Laser therapy is typically used in conjunction with other treatment options such as; manual therapy, dry-needling/IMS, or exercise prescription. Your physiotherapist, chiropractor, or athletic therapist may include it in your treatment plan initially or opt to add it later in rehab if other treatment options have not yet provided satisfactory results.