Non-Invasive Use Of Laser Energy
Deep tissue laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. LiteCure Medical lasers, like the one used at Inside Out Therapies, work by flooding the tissue with photons, which energizes cells, resulting in increased circulation to the injured area, decreased inflammation and, ultimately, pain reduction from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions. Laser therapy accelerates the body’s own natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation, facilitating improved function and mobility.
Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique, which can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. This pain relief treatment is FDA cleared and offers patients an alternative to drugs and surgery.
Laser therapy treatments are performed by a certified laser technician at
Inside Out Therapies.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AND AFTER TREATMENT
Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 15 minutes, depending on the condition being treated. Treatments must be administered directly to skin as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. In some instances, gowning or draping (similar to massage therapy treatment) may be required.
Depending on the condition being treated, therapy may be administered through either a contact or non-contact hand-piece. The contact hand-piece is designed to allow the practitioner to physically manipulate the tissue while administering the treatment, resulting in a laser-massage treatment. This allows for light to penetrate deeper into tissues than the non-contact hand-piece due to its ability to displace tissue through a laser-massage technique.
During treatment, clients frequently experience a warming sensation of the involved tissue. Very occasionally over bony areas a temporary more intense heating may occur. The soothing warmth experienced during treatment identifies the beginning of an 18- to 24-hour process of modulated cellular activity leading to decreased pain and inflammation.
Following treatment, a temporary increase in symptoms may occur. This is not a negative response to treatment and does not impact the overall outcome in clinical cases.
Patients generally see results after three to five treatments. Your practitioner will develop a treatment plan that is optimal for your condition. In most cases, the clinical protocol involves three weeks of treatment consisting of three treatments in the first week, two in the second week and one in the third week.
Clients fall into one of three categories: Approximately 50% are good responders, experiencing significant or total resolution of their condition. Partial responders comprise about 40% of clients and they experience an approximate 25-75% improvement during their initial care. Approximately 10% of clients are non-responders and receive limited or no benefit from laser therapy.
The initial fee for laser therapy is $65. This includes a consultation, examination and first laser treatment. Subsequent treatment fees vary and are based on the number of minutes of applied treatment.
DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY is offered at our Saskatoon location by ZOE STIGLITZ.