Laser Therapy Services in Oakville and Burlington Clinics
Laser Therapy at Sheddon’s Oakville and Burlington Clinics effectively treats both acute and chronic pain. By applying light therapy, we facilitate soft tissue repair and regeneration. Our approach involves low-level lasers, which deliver cold light to stimulate blood flow and boost cell metabolism in the skin layers and soft tissue cells.
At our clinics, we utilize a compact machine emitting red and near-infrared light waves, focusing on specific areas to enhance healing. This laser light provides biostimulative energy to injured cells, promoting natural healing and pain relief through tissue repair.
Benefits of Laser Therapy:
Pain Reduction:Laser can help alleviate both chronic and acute pain in various musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, and sports injuries.
Accelerated Healing:Laser enhances the body’s natural healing processes by increasing blood flow, which, in turn, delivers more oxygen and nutrients to damaged tissues and speeds up the healing process.
Reduced Inflammation:Laser helps to decrease inflammation in the treated area, which can lead to decreased swelling, redness, and discomfort.
Improved Blood Circulation:Laser can enhance circulation, which can promote tissue repair, and prevent the formation of scar tissue.
Muscle Relaxation:Laser can help relax and relieve muscle tension, making it particularly beneficial for patients with muscle spasms or chronic muscle pain.
Nerve Regeneration:Laser may stimulate nerve regeneration and improve nerve function, making it useful in the management of conditions like neuropathy.
Minimal Side Effects:Laser is non-invasive and generally considered safe, with minimal side effects or discomfort during treatment.
Patient Comfort:Laser is a comfortable and painless treatment, making it well-tolerated by most patients.
Stimulates Generation of New and Healthy Tissue:Laser can encourage the formation of new and healthy tissue, which is beneficial for tissue repair and regeneration.
Promotes Faster Wound Healing and Clot Formation:Laser accelerates wound healing and helps with the formation of blood clots, crucial for injury recovery.
Common Conditions That Benefit From Laser Therapy:
Research on laser therapy has shown promising results for a variety of conditions in physiotherapy and healthcare. While the effectiveness of laser can vary depending on the specific condition, here are some conditions for which research supports the use of laser:
Laser has demonstrated efficacy in reducing pain associated with conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic low back pain.
Laser is commonly used for the treatment of sports-related injuries, including muscle strains, ligament sprains, and tendonitis. It can help accelerate the healing process and reduce pain in these cases.
Research supports the use of laser for wound healing, especially in chronic wounds and postsurgical incisions.
Laser has shown potential in managing neuropathic pain conditions, such as neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders:
Laser can provide relief from pain and inflammation associated with TMJ disorders and facial pain.
Laser can help alleviate pain and improve joint function in patients with osteoarthritis, particularly in the knee and hip joints.
Conditions like tendinopathy and tendinosis may benefit from laser in terms of pain reduction and promoting tendon healing.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
Laser has shown potential in reducing pain and improving grip strength in individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of laser treatment can vary between individuals.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How many sessions of laser will be needed?
- The number of treatment sessions required can vary. Your physiotherapist will discuss a treatment plan with you, including the recommended frequency of sessions.
Is Laser treatment painful?
- During the treatment, you may feel a mild, soothing warmth at the application site. However, lasers do not generate heat, so the sensation should be gentle and painless.
How long does Laser treatment take?
- The duration of a laser therapy session can vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the parameters set by the physiotherapist. Sessions may last from a few minutes to around 10 minutes.
Can I combine Laser with other physiotherapy treatments?
- Laser is generally used in conjunction with other physiotherapy modalities, such as exercise and manual therapy, to enhance overall treatment outcomes.
Can anyone receive Laser treatment?
- Laser is generally suitable for a wide range of patients, but individual factors, such as medical history and skin conditions, may influence its suitability. Your physiotherapist will determine if it is right for you.
Is there an extra cost for Laser treatment?
- The cost of laser treatment is included as part of your physiotherapy session, with no additional fees.
Laser is a valuable and non-invasive treatment option offered at Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinics Oakville & Burlington, Ontario. Our team of dedicated and experienced physiotherapists understands the importance of individualized care, and we work closely with our patients to develop treatment plans that integrate laser with other physiotherapy modalities when necessary. If you are considering laser therapy or have questions about its suitability for your condition, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team for a consultation. Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinics are here to help you achieve your goals and promote your overall well-being through innovative and effective treatments. Your path to recovery and improved quality of life begins here.