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Low Level Cold Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a medical treatment that uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes to alter cellular function. LLLT is controversial in mainstream medicine with ongoing research to determine the ideal location of treatment (specifically whether LLLT is more appropriately used over nerves versus joints), dose, wavelength, timing, pulsing and neck pain,tendinopathy,and possibly chronic joint disorders. Cold Laser dramatically reduces musculoskeletal pain and inflammation as well as promoting soft tissue repair wherever the laser beam is applied. It is not a heat treatment, it’s medicinal effects are photochemical. One of the primary actions is on mitochondrial production of ATP, therefore potentially affecting any cell in the body. Cold Laser has undergone over 1000 published laboratory studies and is already proven effective in over 100 successful double blind controlled clinical trials. These trials concluded that Cold Laser was successful in relieving acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, sports injuries, pain from rheumatoid arthritis and chronic joint disorders.

Cold lasers are also sometimes used for acupuncture, using laser beams to stimulate the body's acupuncture points rather than using needles.Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used worldwide for over 40 years to relieve pain, remove scars, heal wounds, regenerate nerves and solve addictions. On January 17, 2002, the first US Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) company, Erchonia, the laser you're being treated with, received FDA clearance through clinical trial. The study took 100 patients complaining of neck and shoulder pain. Were treated with a useless red light (placebo group), similar to that on a computer mouse or grocery checkout, and the other half received LLLT.

The treatment group beat the placebo group by 66%! That's 66% faster relief and more complete relieve, a remarkable margin. Such a study is known as "double blind" research, and is the gold standard for measuring the validity of a therapy. Similar studies have been passed by the FDA for Carpal Tunnel, Wounds and Scar Tissue. In a nutshell, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) causes tissues to heal faster — muscle, skin and nerve — 66% faster according to the above FDA study. Specifically, LLLT works at the cell level. Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate) to run the body and heal tissue. All of our body activity result from the use of ATP, it's like gasoline to a car. LLLT stimulates a micro structure within the cells called mitochondria (nicknamed the "powerhouse" because it produces ATP) to produce slightly higher amounts of ATP. Thus the more ATP at the cell level, tissues heal faster, and therefore release comes quicker.

 

Yelp and Yahoo Reviews  

 
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Reviewed by Andrew J. on March 22nd 2012

“I went into Physical Therapy Associates with a reoccurring running injury–shin splints on long runs. I’d tried stretching and most of the well worn solutions from running magazines and books. But I couldn’t shake the tight muscles and aching shins. Now after a few short weeks with Phyllis and some P.T. I am pain free.”

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Reviewed by Karen H. on September 16th 2012

“Love, love, love Physical Therapy Associates. The space is beautiful and calming, and the therapists are very knowledgeable and friendly. The staff is wonderful, from the receptionist to the physical therapists. They really did help me get back into shape. I highly recommend the Shea Blvd location!”

 

Physical Therapy First Day Procedures  

 

Consultation with Therapist

consultation with the physical therapists

A good consultation consists of a list of your symptoms and a complete past history of any injuries or diseases. Often things we have done in the past, can cause our current symptoms. please be honest and tell us everything.

Examination - Imaging Results

physical therapy examination and reviews of imaging results

A complete orthopedic examination is a vital part in determing your diagnosis. Normally We wil compare your ranges of motion & muscle strength & utilize specific ortho pedic tests that indicate your current level of disability.

Treatment Reccomendations

physical therapy treatment reccomendations

After we have reviewed your exam & imaging results we will diagnose your condition. Based on our findings we with sit down with you and explain your best options for physical therapy and answer any questions you may have.