Our Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (OMP), Dan Sheppard, has an exciting option for further treating your aches and pains: laser therapy!
He is a trained BioFlex(TM) technician, and has been using this therapy for a number of years. He can utilize this treatment modality as a part of your approved massage therapy sessions for the sake of insurance.
The technology utilizes super-luminous and laser diodes to treat diseased or traumatized tissue with photos. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane and intra-cellular molecules, resulting in the initiation of a cascade of complex physiological reactions, leading to the restoration of normal cell structure and function.
The process is curative and therefore results in the elimination of symptoms, including pain. In addition, Laser Therapy enhances the body’s immune response and facilitates natural healing.
Common conditions treated include:
- Sciatica / herniated discs
- Cervical or tension headaches
- Rotator cuff injury & tears
- Golfer’s / Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sprain / Strains / Tendonitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid arthritis
- TMJ syndrome
- Wound healing; and
- Bone fractures
As you can see, there are many useful applications of Laser therapy!
From the BioFlex(TM) website: “The benefits of laser therapy from our various BioFlex personal and professional red light systems take place at the cellular level and have been proven in various studies. Exposing your body to red light enhances your cells to function as they are meant to”.
You can study laser therapy further by visiting their website here: https://bioflexlaser.com/ or book an appointment with Dan to learn more about how laser therapy can enhance your recovery plan.
~The Health and Performance Medical Centre Team