Laser is a relatively new method of treatment in the United States but has been used successfully in Canada and Europe for over 30 years. Low-Level Laser Light (LLLT) increases local blood circulation allowing non-invasive stimulation of the body’s natural healing processes for a conservative treatment to avoid surgery.
Scientific studies have shown laser to be a precise, safe, and effective method of treating a wide variety of conditions including;
- Decrease inflammation from tendinitis
- Relief of minor muscle and joint aches , pains and stiffness
- Increased local blood circulation
- Muscle relaxation and muscle spasm relief
- Decrease arthritic joint pain
Infrared light: tissue repair; superficial and deep, pain reduction, resolution of inflammation , reduction of edema
Red light: resolution of inflammation, reduction of edema, pain relief , superficial tissue repair
Blue light: bacterial and fungicidal effects
Light therapy triggers the formation of new blood vessels , acceleration of blood flow , cell proliferation , cell migration , and increased synthesis and maturation of collagen to restore tissues back to normal state.
We use a diagnostic ultrasound to look at contractility of a muscle and muscle activation. This is further used as neuromuscular biofeedback for core and pelvic floor strengthening as the patient can see the screen to know if contracting the right muscle.
Physical therapists can monitor muscle contraction of the the pelvic floor and use verbal or tactile cues with visual feedback to help one learn to activate and strengthen the correct muscles to stabilize and strength in the pelvic floor. A muscle that is hypertonus (constricted) or hypotonus (weak) can be identified visually making rehabilitation more effective in training the pelvic floor.
Microcurrent Point Stimulation
Microcurrent Point Stimulation therapy is use of low frequency DC microcurrent to acupuncture and triggerpoints. MPS boosts ATP production in cells to restore tissue healing . It improves muscle contraction and nerves transmission as well as promote cell cellular membrane transport.
MPS reduces pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain relieving chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin that promote sleep and well-being allowing longer lasting pain relief . MPS improves circulation, relaxes muscles releases melatonin to improve sleep patterns and overall reduces the autonomic nervous system allowing immediate long lasting pain relief.