► What is Laser Therapy ?
Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) is the use of light from a Low Intensity Laser Diode or an array of Superluminous Diodes to eliminate pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation.
Laser Therapy does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. Many pharmacological treatments mask pain or only address the symptoms of the disease, Laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of Laser Therapy are long lasting.
► What conditions can be treated with Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy can be used to treat a broad range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, sports injuries, wounds, chronic and degenerative conditions, and dermatological problems.
► How do I know if LILT may benefit my condition?
LILt helps to restore damaged tissue. If you have a condition of this nature, LILT may provide you with a treatment option where others have failed.
You may wish to discuss your condition with your Physician and receive a referral to our clinic.
You may prefer LILT over more invasive procedures or as an alternative to chronic medications which you have found to be ineffective.
Patients usually present to Mississauga Laser Therapy Clinic as one of the following:
- They are referred by a Physician with an accompanying diagnosis.
- They present without a referral but with a diagnosis established by their Family Physician or Specialist
- They present with a complaint but no associated diagnosis.
All patients are first evaluated through an assessment process by a certified therapist who clarifies the appropriateness of LILT for their specific condition. Laser Therapy treatment usually follows the first evaluation on a same day basis.
► How long does a treatment take?
Treatments can last between 15 minutes to over 1 hour depending on the condition and area being treated.
► How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments will vary with regard to the individual problem as every patient and condition responds to Laser Therapy uniquely. In a recent clinical report on over 1,000 patients treated with the BioFlex Professional Laser Therapy System, patients averaged slightly less than 10 treatments to resolve their condition. In some patients, 1 treatment is sufficient; however, on average, 3-25 treatments are required. In some cases, additional maintenance treatments may be recommended.
► How much does a treatment cost?
Treatments are $50 on average, and range being anywhere from $35 – $100+ per treatment depending on condition. We charge $40 for a half hour treatment/laser machine.
► Is laser therapy safe?
Hundreds of research studies have shown Laser Therapy to be safe and effective. Laser Therapy is non-invasive, non-toxic and non-thermal. Unlike other forms of radiation, Laser Therapy is beneficial rather than harmful to tissue. There are essentially two types of laser therapy systems: one is tissue destructive (high intensity lasers used for surgical applications); and the other is tissue healing. The latter is called low intensity laser.
► Are there any contraindications?
Yes. Laser Therapy should be avoided over the womb for women in their first trimester of pregnancy.
► What is the BioFlex Laser Therapy?
BioFlex is a highly sophisticated therapeutic device that combines the benefits of Low Intensity Lasers with Superluminous Diodes for the effective treatment of many medical disorders. Developed and engineered by Meditech International Inc., BioFlex represents the most significant technological advancement in Laser Therapy.
► How does BioFlex compare with other conventional treatments?
BioFlex Laser Therapy is able to influence the pathology directly at the cellular level, resulting in therapeutic benefits that are long lasting and address the underlying condition or pathology. This is unlike many other conventional treatments which treat only the symptoms or site of pain, without addressing the source of pain.
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