Laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive, FDA cleared modality for the treatment of pain and the temporary increase of microcirculation. Increased microcirculation can provide relief for many acute and chronic conditions. Laser therapy utilizes visible and invisible laser radiation, therefore, appropriate eye protection is required at all times during treatment.
Effects of your treatment continue for up to 18 hours. Individuals respond uniquely to treatment, you may see immediate results after the first treatment or depending on the severity of your condition you may require several treatments before you begin to feel results.
Increased soreness may occur after your first laser session. This is a normal healing phenomenon known as retracing. Mild bruising may occur from the soft tissue manual therapy element of your treatment program.
Who uses / endorses laser therapy?
Laser therapy is an FDA cleared modality that is clinically proven to reduce pain and inflammation and is endorsed by the World Health Organization, the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Association for the Study of Pain®. Laser therapy has been adopted as an essential pain management tool by athletic trainers in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, FIFA and Olympic teams.
“As a professional soccer player I am constantly managing aches, strains and pain. Since Dr. Santiago has started treating my hamstring injury with the Litecure laser, my recovery time has been really fast. I was skeptical at first, my time is valuable and I cannot be messing with some new-fangled toy. However, the results were truly dramatic. I like the fact that it is non-invasive and drug free. It has helped me get back in the game post injury in record time and allowed me to perform at my peak, as I am typically pain free after one or two sessions with the laser. I would recommend this treatment to any athlete looking to optimize healing time. The Litecure laser is my go to modality for serious pain relief.”Christie Rampone
Defender for the US National Soccer Team
“The medical staff has made this therapy device ‘one of our go to’ tools when treating sprains, strains, and other musculoskeletal conditions. The ease of application makes the whole treatment very efficient. I am confident in saying that the LiteCure laser helped us get our players back on the court faster. It also helped us keep injured players in action through some painful conditions.”Ed Lacerte, MEd., PT, SCS, L/ATC, CSCS
Head Athletic Trainer for the Boston Celtics®
How long will each laser session last?
Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast with each session administered in as little as five to ten minutes. Laser therapy allows for deeper tissue penetration resulting in fast, efficient and consistent results.
“I had been suffering from low back pain for many months before I tried laser treatments using LightForce® Deep Tissue Therapy Laser. After just a couple of treatments my back pain was reduced to a point where I can finally live a normal life again. These treatments are simply remarkable.”Jennifer from Omaha
What does Laser do?
The LiteCure / LightForce® Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a safe, effective, fast-acting, non-invasive treatment which effectively treats pain and inflammation associated with a wide variety of both chronic and acute conditions including but not limited to:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Carpal Tunnel
- Knee, Foot & Ankle Pain
- Cervical Pain
- Elbow, Wrist & Joint Pain
- Muscle Strains and Sprains
- Lower Back Strains
- Soft Tissue Damage
- Sports Injury
Deep Tissue Laser therapy accelerates your body’s own natural healing process by stimulating healing at the cellular level by enabling cells to more rapidly produce energy thereby helping speed recovery. It helps you start healing today so can return to the activities you enjoy and get back to living again.
“We have been using the laser successfully to treat conditions such as plantar fasciitis, hamstring pulls, and other nagging injuries. All the players love the laser. The treatment times are fast and the results are obvious. Our pitching staff use the laser as part of their normal warm up and rehab treatments.
The laser is instrumental in getting players back on the field earlier than expected after severe injury. We have used low level lasers in the past, the big difference with LiteCure lasers is the faster treatment times and consistent positive outcomes.”George Poulis, MA, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer for the Toronto Blue Jays®
Why should I add laser to my physical therapy plan of care?
- Decreases pain and enhance pain relief
- Reduces swelling and promotes better tissue healing
- Restores function faster
- Increases range of motion
- Helps you manage your pain without the use of expensive prescription drugs
- Reduces muscle pain from exercise and increases recovery time
- Accelerates the healing process thus getting you back on the field, back on the court, back to work or back to whatever your pain is preventing you from enjoying
For more information on how adding this safe, effective, fast-acting, non-invasive treatment can help with both chronic and acute conditions involving pain and inflammation, please ask your Chiron physical therapist.
Remember, your Chiron physical therapy team is the only clinic in the South Loudoun (South Riding, Chantilly, Stone Ridge, Aldie) area to use the laser therapy being used as an essential pain management tool by athletic trainers in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, FIFA, WNBA and Olympic teams.
How much does each session cost?
Laser therapy is not covered by insurance. Laser therapy treatment packages are pre-paid, are non-transferable, are non-refundable and certain restrictions associated with use do apply.
A physical therapy evaluation which will be billed to your insurance is required before beginning any laser treatment as Chiron is committed to your long term health and want to ensure you are a good candidate for laser. Gift certificates for laser treatment packages are also available.
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