The idea of healing your body through the use of cold lasers might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but the Full Function Rehab & Wellness team is here to show you just how real (and effective) this therapy is.
Amazingly, the science behind the service is sound, and clinical studies show that cold laser therapy (also known as low-level laser therapy) can offer benefits such as:
- Cutting down on inflammation by improving blood flow
- Facilitating regeneration of damaged tissue
- Decreasing the amount of time it takes for an injury to heal
- Pain relief by reducing swelling
As a relatively new practice, it should come as no surprise that Full Function Rehab & Wellness team is at the forefront of this cutting-edge service. We make it a priority to research and invest time in understanding the newest and most effective therapies (like cold laser therapy) so we can offer our patients the best possible options for recovery.
If you’re intrigued by the prospect of this service but aren’t sure where the right place to seek out cold laser therapy in Vaughan and Woodbridge would be, consider that Full Function Rehab & Wellness takes an unusual approach to the way that we offer this service.
While cold laser light therapy can be highly effective, that’s only the case when it’s used in conjunction with other forms of therapy or rehabilitation. That’s why we integrate cold laser therapy into wellness and rehabilitation regimens for our patients, combining them with other services.
What this means is that when a patient comes in for an assessment and the Full Function team works together to create a customized care approach, cold laser therapy might be integrated with physiotherapy, massage therapy, sports injury rehab, or any number of other services.
Though it sounds quite technical and complicated, the effectiveness of cold laser therapy actually boils down to basic biology. The substance within cells that is responsible for their energy (and therefore responsible for their healing and function) is called Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).
When the laser is pointed at cells in a specific region, those cells absorb the photons of light from the laser and the mitochondria use it to create ATP. With greater energy within the cells that have been damaged in some way (whether through injury, surgery, or anything else), the healing process can occur more quickly with less chronic pain.
Why is this service defined specifically as cold laser therapy, though? The intensity of the laser is kept quite low, so it does not create any heat when applied to the body. This allows patients to remain comfortable throughout the treatment, only enjoying the positive side effects without any downsides.
Your next question might logically be, “couldn’t I administer my own cold laser therapy at home?” Theoretically, sure. The problem is that only licensed and educated clinicians know precisely how to apply this therapy to affected areas and use it in conjunction with other services. What’s more, many lasers that are purchased outside of a clinical setting don’t actually have the output that they claim, and therefore can’t offer the same benefits realistically.
Cold laser therapy is effective in treating a number of internal problems, but it can be especially helpful if you’ve been struggling with issues like:
- Lower back and neck pain
- Hip pain and knee pain
- Arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nerve damage
- Tennis elbow and tendonitis
- Sprains and strains
- Wounds that heal slowly
- Tissue repair for soft tissue injuries
To receive more information about the ways that cold laser therapy might be able to help you, or to schedule an appointment and try it out for yourself, contact Full Function Rehab & Wellness today.
Or Call Us At: 905-264-0442