13 Jul

Accelerated Recovery & Superior Results with Laser Therapy

What is Laser Therapy?

Low level laser therapy is a technology that uses a combination of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers diodes to bathe diseased or traumatized tissues with photons.  These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cells in your body resulting in a cascade of reactions leading to the restoration of normal cell structure and function.

Laser therapy is a curative technology.  By facilitating optimal cell function it enhances your body’s natural healing mechanisms thereby eliminating symptoms, including pain. #DiscoverYourPotential!

Compared to traditional treatments, patients who receive cold laser therapy in combination with a comprehensive management system recover from injury faster, with less scar tissue and enjoy superior outcomes.

How Does it Work?

Laser therapy does not just mask the pain, it actively stimulates healing to resolve musculoskeletal conditions for the long term.

Various depths reached by BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy

Various depths reached by BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy

The BioFlex low intensity laser system is a three step process using three different and very specific wavelengths of light administered by a trained laser therapist.

The first step uses a red light LED pad that generates light that is absorbed by the cells of the skin and underlying muscle layers, reducing sensitivity caused in those areas. The second step uses an infrared pad generating light that reaches deeper into the muscle layers as well as the tendons and ligaments to reduce inflammation and heal damaged tissues. The third step includes an infrared laser wand that is specifically placed over the source of pain. This light is very concentrated and targets the deepest affected tissues, including bone.  In combination, these steps lead to the reduction and eventual elimination of pain and restored mobility.

 

How Does Laser Therapy Affect the Body?

 

 

What are the Advantages of Laser Therapy?

 

  • No adverse side effects

  • Non-invasive and pain free

  • Non-toxic

  • Easily applied

  • Highly effective

 

 

What Conditions Benefit From Laser Therapy?

Perspective

Earlier this year I was inspired by Dr. Norman Doidge’s book The Brain’s Way of Healing.  The book is a wonderfully hopeful read exploring unlikely recoveries from mental and physical ailments such as strokes, chronic pain and Parkinson’s Disorder.  I was particularly intrigued by his chapter on low level laser therapy (aka: cold laser, low intensity laser and photobiomodulation) and started investigating the technology.  After 6 months of product reviews, extensive searches of the literature and review after review of positive outcomes, I elected to make a leap and added it to my physical therapy practice at IPA Physio in Portland, Oregon.

As a practicing manual Physical Therapist, I have always been a skeptic to the effectiveness of modalities such as ultrasound and electric stimulation.  I have long held the belief that I can accomplish more in a session with my hands and by completely engaging with my patients on multiple levels.  Since integrating The Bioflex Laser System into my practice I am shocked to the effectiveness of the technology in the management of both recent and chronic injuries when combined with the FMT approach.  I’m now a believer and I hope you will be too.  Please share in my excitement to further enhance your quality of life, eliminate the dependency on pain medication and avoid costly surgeries!

Would You Like to Know More?

Believe me, I understand your skepticism.  “Shine a light on your skin and it will make things better; yeah, right.”  If you feel this way, please continue to follow the below resources.  If you are ready to get started or would like to have additional questions answered, reach out to our office and let’s have the conversation!

Laser therapy videos

Laser therapy medical research articles

About the Author

Foster King

Foster King

Foster King holds a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Regis University and has specialized in orthopedic manual therapy for the last eleven years. Foster has received extensive mentorship from respected colleagues all over the country including: a Functional Manual Therapy residency in 2009, a 6 month neuro – residency from the Kaiser Center for Rehabilitation in 2010, and he is a recognized fellow in AAOMPT after successfully completing his fellowship training in 2012. Foster is a faculty member for the Institute of Physical Art and has mentored therapists all over world in the FMT approach. He brings passion to his patient care and believes that every patient has existing potential to live a more efficient life. He specializes in chronic conditions of the spine and complex cases that have failed traditional treatment approaches. Foster provides expert movement diagnostics, sound clinical reasoning and a comprehensive, functional management approach to deliver solutions to his patients.