Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Laser Therapy

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy or Low Intensity Light Therapy (LILT) is the use of monochromatic light emission from a low intensity laser diode (250 milliwatts or less) or an array of high intensity Super Luminous Diodes (providing total optical power in the 1000-2000 milliwatt range) to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic or degenerative conditions, and to heal 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 function and enhancement of the body’s healing process.

Laser therapy acts by converting light energy into biomechanical energy, resulting in normal cell function which causes the symptoms to disappear.

LILT is being used by therapists (to treat a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pathologies), dentists (to treat inflamed oral tissues, and to heal diverse ulcerations), dermatologists (to treat edema, ulcers, burns, dermatitis), rheumatologists (relief of pain, treatment of chronic inflammation and immune diseases), in sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics ( to reduce swelling and haematoma, relieve pain and improve mobility) and by other specialists as well as general practitioners.

BioFlex-Laser-Therapy

The BioFlex System

On the contemporary laser therapy equipment market the BioFlex System produced by Meditech Intenational Inc., represents a major advance in the field of laser therapy. As a result of its innovative design, the BioFlex System provides the ability to optimize power density on the tissue surface within the irradiation area.

IS THE BIOFLEX SYSTEM SAFE?

Yes, Unlike many pharmaceutical options, BioFlex is non toxic; unlike surgical procedures, it is non-traumatic and most important, BioFlex is non-invasive.

HOW IS THE BIOFLEX SYSTEM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LAZER SYSTEMS?

Never before has a laser treatment offered such sophisticated levels of accuracy, control and versatility. The flexible, multi-source diode arrays, exclusive to the BioFlex optical heads, can be contoured to any target tissue for maximum coverage and precision dosage delivery. The BioFlex control unit provides exceptional monitoring and adaptability enabling the health professional unlimited flexibility in the adjustment of multiple parameters to safely and accurately treat the specific needs of each individual patient. PC-based operating software is a standard feature of BioFlex, providing the user with recommended scientifically developed experience-based protocols for each application.

HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL TREATMENT TAKE?

It depends on each individual, or whether the condition is acute or chronic, on its severity, and on the individual body’s healing ability. Typical treatment lasts 15 to 30 minutes. The total number of treatments required varies between 5 to 20.

DO HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS COVER THE BIOFLEX SYSTEM?

Depending on the individual insurance coverage (chiropractic, physiotherapy), that you have laser therapy may be covered. Please contact our office if you have questions regarding this.

CAN ANYONE PERFORM BIOLFEX LASER THERAPY TREATMENTS?

No, the practitioner must be a Certified Bioflex Laser Specialist.

CONDITIONS TREATED

For clinical findings and research articles leading to successful outcomes listed here.

The medical application of low intensity lasers exists in a great number of medical fields.

The musculo-skeletal problems most effectively treated are:

(i) General
  • repetitive stress injury
  • fibromyalgia
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • rotator cuff tear
  • tempero-mandibular joint problems
(ii) Injuries
  • ligament and tendon tears
  • contusions
  • fractures with associated soft tissue injuries
  • facet joint syndrome
  • subluxations / post-dislocation
(iii) Inflammatory
  • tendonitis
  • bursitis
  • myositis
  • fasciitis
  • synovitis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
(iv) Degenerative
  • Sosteoarthritis
  • discogenic and vertebrogenic radiculopathy
  • chondromalacia patella
  • calcifications (e.g. bone spurs)
(v) Other applications
  • wound healing
  • dermal ulcers
  • venous stasis
  • atherosclerotic
  • compression
  • diabetic
A PARTIAL LIST OF CONDITIONS WHICH HAVE RESPONDED WELL TO LILT
Sports Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Runner’s Knee (patello-femoral syndrome)
  • Jumper’s Knee (patello-tendinitis)
  • Heel Cushion Pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis
Work related Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Arthrities
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
Wound healing
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Decubitis Ulcers
  • Burns (thermal and chemical)
Pain control
  • Radiculopathy
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica