Cold Laser Therapy has been shown in numerous studies to decrease inflammation. Be aware that although many people believe it to be true, inflammation is not synonymous with swelling – it’s much more serious than that.
INFLAMMATION is a largely “systemic” chemical issue that causes all sorts of problems (swelling is one of many). This helps explain why Cold Laser Therapy can help so many different problems. Light from the Cold Laser stimulates cells called fibroblasts, which can speed up collagen synthesis in damaged tissue. This is a bigger deal than you might imagine because collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, is the building block for muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, bones, skin, and several other connective tissues.
• Great for acute injuries (sprains, strains, whiplash)
• Promotes tissue healing on a cellular level quickly
Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body in the healing process. This is accomplished by sending a very small electrical current into the affected soft tissue injury or muscle spasm. This current helps reduce swelling and releases trigger points. It does this by aiding the release of natural pain relievers called endorphins. It works well in
relaxing the muscle and allowing it to return to its normal state rather quickly. Electric stimulation can also be used for rehabilitation purposes to increase the strength of a weakened muscles.
• Great for breaking the pain-inflammation-pain cycle
• Relaxes muscles or builds up muscle strength depending on the need
Therapeutic Ultrasound as a treatment modality that has been used by therapists over the last 50 years to treat soft tissue injuries. One of the greatest proposed benefits of ultrasound therapy is that it is thought to decrease the healing time of certain soft tissue injuries. Therapeutic ultrasound increases blood flow which can be beneficial to tissue injury.
• Deep heat (penetrates into the skin deeper than a hotpack)
• Great for chronic (long term) or acute (new) injuries