Laser treatment goes beyond symptomatic relief. It has the capacity to actually heal many underlying conditions. Low intensity lasers are directed at an injury stimulating a photochemical reaction. Laser light enters the cells, altering cell membrane permeability and creating physical changes in the mitochondria, stimulating healthy cell growth. By promoting healing on the cellular level, laser therapy is able to address a wide range of injuries and has broad health benefits.
Reduced pain and inflammation
Tissue and wound healing
Enhanced collagen production
Enhanced metabolic activity
Increased circulation (vascular and lymph)
Burns and scars
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
Treatment plans vary according to patient needs. In our first session I will determine if Cold Laser Therapy is right for you, and what the proper treatment procedure is appropriate. I provide this assessment free of charge. During the treatment I will slowly increase the laser saturation of your tissue for maximum healing. The procedure is painless, but you may feel a slight warmth in the treated area. This is a normal part of the healing process and does not indicate increased inflammation.
Like other interventions that promote self-healing, the effects of laser therapy compound over time, so the laser therapy protocol consists of multiple sessions. Acute injuries generally require 10 sessions or less; while chronic and more degenerative conditions often call for 20 or more sessions. Each session lasts about an hour. Treatment is ideally done 4 times during the first week and 3 times a week thereafter.
A successful course of therapy thus involves a commitment to a time limited but ongoing treatment. Totally worth it to recover your level of functioning and live pain free!
I have always been athletic and loved to play golf, but enduring shoulder pain kept me off the course for months and shoulder surgery was considered an option. Instead, I pursued Bioflex laser therapy with Susan. Having worked with her before, I knew I could trust her when she said she thought it would help. After 8 sessions, I was aware I was having less pain and moving with greater ease. I continued treating with her for a total of 6 weeks and am now back to playing golf. What a pleasure to be back on the course!
DAVID C., Berkeley, CA
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