HEAL FASTER, NATURALLY
Laser therapy provides drug-free pain relief, speeds the healing process after an injury, and restarts the healing process for chronic injuries. Laser is at the centre of our office – our certified medical professionals can add it to your treatment plan. Laser Therapy is our “secret weapon” and pain-relief advantage. When you’ve tried everything else, or want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to get and stay healthy, Laser Therapy is an amazing supplement to any treatment plan.
WHAT IS LASER THERAPY?
Laser therapy, also known as low-level laser or light therapy (LLLT), is the use of light from a low intensity laser diode or an array of Superluminous Diodes to eliminate pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. LLLT is also known as cold laser, low intensity laser therapy or photobiomodulation.
Laser therapy does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. Many pharmacological treatments mask pain or only address the symptoms of the disease; laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of laser therapy are long lasting.
WHAT DOES IT HELP WITH?
Key results of laser therapy:
- Reduces of pain
- Reduces swelling
- Increases range of motion
- Improves quality of life
- Decreases the need for pain medications
Commonly treated conditions:
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Spinal conditions and nerve impingements
- Back and neck pain (including degenerative disc disease)
- Hip and knee pain (including pre and postoperative care)
- Foot and ankle pain
- Shoulder pain and stiffness
- Elbow and wrist pain
- Postural dysfunction
- Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries
- Sports injuries
- Motor vehicle injuries
- Neurological conditions
- Lymphedema and other cancer-related conditions
- … don’t see your concern in the list? Give us a call. We offer complimentary 15 minute consultations with our practitioners to help ensure you are in the right place.
HOW IT WORKS
According to research into how they work, our BioFlex Low Level Lasers work to relieve pain and heal tissue because the light:
- Releases endorphins and serotonin
- Improves circulation and promotes angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels)
- Reduces scar tissue formation and promotes recomposition of old scar tissue
- Improves nerve firing
- Stimulates the immune system
WHO IS A QUALIFIED PRACTITIONER
Laser treatments can be prescribed by all of the credentialled practitioners in our facility who have completed the BioFlex Laser Certification Program. Your therapy sessions are delivered by our certified laser technicians.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Treatments are typically 45-60 minutes in duration depending on the condition treated.
The number of treatments will be individualized to you depending on your condition, severity and unique response to therapy. In a recent clinical report summarizing over 1000 patients treated with the BioFlex Professional LILT system, patients averaged fewer than 10 treatments to completely resolve their condition.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR TREATMENT?
At Avalon Laser Health, we charge $55 per half hour of treatment, $80 for 45 minutes of treatment and $100 for 60 minutes for each BioFlex Professional LILT unit involved in the treatment. We also have some Laser Treatment Packages where you can purchase 5 treatments at a slightly lesser cost.
WILL MY INSURANCE PAY FOR MY TREATMENTS?
Laser therapy is a therapeutic modality used by health professionals to treat pain. It is often covered as part of the treatment plan prescribed by your health professional. In our clinic, laser therapy may be prescribed by physiotherapy and acupuncture professionals.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BIOFLEX LASER?
BioFlex laser therapy is non-toxic and non-invasive, and has no known side-effects.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A LASER ASSESSMENT?
Discuss your condition with your physician. Bring any results of medical testing that provide information about your condition (X-ray, MRI, blood tests, etc.). Prepare a list of treatment options you have tried. Laser therapy is often covered by your insurance under the treatment plan provided by physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture. Check with your insurer to confirm your coverage and bring a referral if needed.
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