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Cold Laser Therapy

laser on arm


The images of of a football ankle sprain. Cold Laser treatment along with V-Force Whole Body Vibration were used.

Day 1, Ankle Injury

Day 1


The patient was 90% improved in 7 days vs. the normal 6 week self healing time, returning the player back to the field to play.

Day 3, Ankle Injury

Day 3

Cold Laser Treating Ankle Injury

Day 7

Healed Injury After Cold Laser Therapy

Day 7

Imagine the surprise when researchers learned that certain light frequencies could actually reduce inflammation and enhance the healing process!

Red bursts of light

Related to the lasers used in scanners, this low level light energy can have positive effects on the body.

When practice members learn that we use laser therapy in our practice, they have visions of a powerful, steel-cutting beam of light. The “cold” laser we use has only a tiny fraction of the power. Instead, its value comes from the frequency of the light it emits, not its intensity.

Specific Wavelengths

Instead of the full spectrum of light that comes from the sun, our low level laser produces light in a narrow frequency. Frequencies in the red portion of the rainbow are shown to assist the healing of soft tissues. Apparently, cells of our body have receptors that are sensitive to light.

How Does It Work?

How can certain frequencies of light speed up or slow down biological processes? Many theories have been suggested, but from practical application with real practice members, we know it works for:

  • Wound healing
  • Inflammation reduction
  • Pain management
  • Cell regeneration
  • Scar tissue reduction

While scientists debate the mechanism by which low level laser works and publish their work in the scientific literature, our practice members are just delighted that it works!

light probe


Laser Light Therapy. This high-tech tool produces light in the red portion of the spectrum, which has been shown to assist in the healing of soft tissues.

Physics/Physiology Behind Light Therapy:

The basic unit of light is the photon. Each photon carries a unique amout of energy depending on factors such as wavelength. When we apply light to biological tissues the energy (photons) are absorbed into the cells and used to power metabolic processes. Our light therapy is in both the 660 and 880 nanometer range (one billionth of a meter), both in the infrared and also in the non-visible range. The end result is faster pain relief and recovery.

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