Enhanced Effectiveness of Physiotherapy when Combined with Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT)
Physiotherapists are licensed healthcare providers and are dedicated to improving and maintaining functional independence and physical performance. By preventing and managing pain, physical impairments, disabilities and limits to participation, physiotherapists are able to promote fitness, health and wellness.
Through assessment, treatment and education, physiotherapists can recommend the best way to treat your muscles, bones, joints, circulatory, respiratory or nervous system problems. As a healthcare professional, your physiotherapist has been trained to complete an extensive assessment or your health history, evaluate your pain and movement patterns, strength, joint range of motion, reflexes, sensation and cardiorespiratory status. In addition, your physiotherapist will examine relevant x-rays, x-ray reports, MRI reports, CAT scan reports, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes. Based upon this assessment, the physiotherapist works with you to develop an individualized treatment program to help you achieve your physical goals.
Physiotherapy is a drug-free healthcare practice. Treatment may include laser therapy (see below), therapeutic exercises, manual therapy. In some cases, the physiotherapist may recommend massage therapy in conjunction with physiotherapy.
Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT)
LILT is the application of super luminous and laser diodes for the reduction and elimination of pain for a variety of medical conditions. LILT utilizes light energy to stimulate tissue for the purpose of regeneration, improved circulation and accelerated healing. This therapy is non invasive, easily applied, painless and very effective. LILT is the latest technological advancement available in passive modality intervention today. Through extensive research and clinical practice we have found that the use of LILT with traditional physiotherapy techniques yields superior results.
What is Active Therapy?
The active component of physiotherapy/kinesiology focuses on exercise therapy in order to increase range of motion and build strength in compromised tissues or joints. Active therapy is an essential component on intervention in order to prevent or minimize the potential for re-injury.
The combination of LILT with active therapy has been clinically proven to achieve longer lasting and more effective results. Upon completion of a combined LILT/Active therapy program, patients achieve a greater range of motion, a normal muscle matrix, increased muscle and tendon strength and a reduction in the formation of scar tissue. These combined effects result in patients returning to their per-injury activity level, quickly and with less potential for re-injury.
Sample conditions effectively treated:
- Musculoskeletal conditions (sprains and strains)
- Inflammatory conditions (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis)
- Degenerative conditions (i.e. neck and back)
- Motor vehicle accident injuries (i.e. whiplash, tendon tears, sprains, tendonitis)
- Dermatological Conditions (i.e. shingles, dermatitis, herpes)