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Introduction to Low-Intensity Laser Therapy

If you’re suffering from aches, pains, arthritis, tendonitis, or any other type of injury or condition, you’re likely looking for relief. Being in pain makes day-to-day activities difficult and hampers your quality of life. The good news is that you may not have to live with these issues; there are many options available that can help.

If traditional treatments have not worked, and if you’re looking to avoid heavy medication or surgery, trying laser therapy could be a good idea. Low-intensity laser therapy (LILT) is highly effective in treating wounds, musculoskeletal problems, and other conditions that cause pain and discomfort.

What is Low-Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT)?

In use since the 1970s, this type of therapy applies low power lasers or light-emitting diodes to the skin, helping to treat various conditions and injuries. You may also see it referred to as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).

Developed in the 1990s, Bioflex Low-Intensity Laser Therapy in particular is a popular choice among health practitioners; like all laser therapies, it is a non-toxic and non-invasive treatment that can reduce inflammation, repair tissue, and enhance the body’s natural immune system responses.

How Does LILT Work?

Laser therapy works by administering a light source to the skin. The energy particles are absorbed by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, which stimulates pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. This increases cortisol production, which helps your body combat the stress associated with an injury.

Over the long term, this process results in improved cellular metabolism and an increase in deoxyribonucleic acid production, which improves tissue building. Low-intensity laser therapy also stimulates the repair and regeneration of abnormal cells. The body essentially reacts with an increased immune system response; this facilitates natural healing and the elimination of adverse symptoms.

LILT emits no heat, sound, or vibration. In fact, patients rarely feel anything! The therapy usually involves 5-20 treatment sessions and lasts from 15 minutes to an hour. In some cases, reduced inflammation and pain relief can occur within days of treatment.

Laser therapy can be applied to nearly any body part and is highly effective and safe to use on injuries, aches, and pains.

What Are the Benefits of Low-Intensity Laser Therapy?

There are several benefits to low intensity laser therapy, including pain relief, decreased inflammation and swelling, and improved mobility. 

Long-term effects include increased cellular activity and cellular reproduction, improved electrolyte balance, and the formation of new blood vessels.

Overall, LILT reduces your need for medication, improves range of motion, mobility, and accelerates healing.

Who Needs LILT?

LILT can be beneficial for people who experience a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder or hip bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis
  • Disc herniation
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injuries

If you are dealing with any of the above and wondering how to reduce inflammation, LILT could be right for you. This scientifically developed and clinically tested solution has been proven to ease discomfort, allowing patients to live happier and healthier lives.

Book a LILT Session Today!

If traditional treatments have not afforded you pain relief, it doesn’t mean you need to turn to steroid injections or surgeries. Bioflex Low-Intensity Laser Therapy could be the solution you’re looking for.

Located in Vaughn, Physiotherapy@Woodbridge is proud to offer services ranging from laser therapy to dry needling and cupping. For more information on low-intensity laser therapy, or to book an appointment, please contact us online or call 289-475-2147.

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