Low Intensity Laser Therapy

Laser therapy

Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) utilizes light emitting diodes (LEDs) to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with alternating red and infrared monochromatic photons. These particles of energy are able to amplify the bodies natural immune response and physiological reactions, leading to increased energy production within cells, increased healthy cell proliferation, increased collagen production, and the restoration of normal cell structure and function.

The “cold” laser light targets inflamed or damaged tissue resulting in elimination of symptoms, enhanced healing and repair of the targeted tissue. In addition, it enhances the body’s immune system response and facilitates natural healing. The therapy is completely safe, pain free and has no adverse side effects.

Laser therapy

low intensity laser therapy

For best results, depending on your ailment, laser therapy is often done over consecutive days initially, until relief is achieved, and then a maintenance plan with less frequent sessions will be developed, depending on each patient’s ailment and recovery status.

Therapy will start at a lower intensity, and work its way up to high intensity as tolerated for maximal healing with sessions ranging from 30-60 minutes.

Depending where the injury is, the laser pads need to make full contact with the skin, therefore clothing that is easy to roll up or can be removed is best. 

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LILT is a Great Treatment Choice For:

  • Soft Tissue and Sports Injuries
    (Muscle / Ligament / Tendon Tears • Sprains • Strains • Fractures • Shin splints)
  • Chronic & Acute Pain
    (Tendonitis• Fibromyalgia • Myofascial Pain • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout • Sciatica • Neuralgia •
    Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
    (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Rotator Cuff Injuries • Tennis Elbow)
  • Back and Neck Problems
    (Spinal Stenosis/sciatic • Disc Herniation • Myofascitis)
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Dermatological Disorders
    (Eczema • Psoriasis • Burns • Acne • Wounds • Dermal Ulcers • Stretch marks)

Who is currently using Low Intensity Laser Therapy?

  • Saskatchewan Rattlers
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Miami Heat
  • Canadian National Ballet Company
  • British Olympic Athletic Team

Contraindications & Warnings:

You cannot receive Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT), if you fall into any of these categories:

  • Patients who are photosensitive or on photoactive medication
  • Women in their first trimester of pregnancy
  • Patients with cancer or any form of benign cell growth (laser can’t be placed directly over malignancies), you must be assessed by the Practitioner to confirm if you are able to receive laser therapy

Please advise us if you have any of the following conditions and we will decide if you are still a good candidate for LILT:

  • You have heart disease or a pacemaker – the Laser is safe for those with pacemakers, but we need to be advised if you have a medical implant
  • You have a previous diagnosis of cancer which is currently in remission or a non-active state
  • You have metal implants (prosthetics) – the Laser is safe for those with metal implants, but we need to be advised if you have one and where it is located
  • You have a bacterial skin infection
  • You are pregnant – the Laser is safe for those in their second or third trimester, as long as the Laser is not placed over the uterus
You must complete our client intake and consent forms and schedule an appointment with a practitioner prior to having treatments for Low Intensity Laser Therapy. This consultation will also include a physical assessment to be sure that you can receive Laser treatments.

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