What Is Physiotherapy Laser Therapy?
Physiotherapy laser therapy is the use of a Class IV laser in your plan of care.
WIN Health Performance Centre in Niagara Falls utilizes Class IV laser therapy and our WIN Physiotherapists are professionally trained in laser therapy techniques.
Laser therapy produces remedial effects by using specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared). These light waves will stimulate various processes within the body in an attempt to alleviate pain, swelling, and can allow an increase in range of motion.
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There are many benefits to incorporating laser therapy to your physiotherapy treatment plan.
Laser therapy is non-invasive and a pain free treatment. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect which can lead to a decrease in pain as well as swelling.
WHAT IS LASER THERAPY?
You will be assessed by your WIN Physiotherapist to determine if laser therapy is the right choice for your injury, and that you are able to safely receive treatment.
They will make sure you are wearing protective eye glasses and decide on time and intensity. The laser does not touch the skin, but will come close to it and the wand will be moved in vertical and horizontal motions across the area of injury. You may feel gentle heat during your session around the area(s) being treated.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Laser therapy can help you in many ways. When you incorporate physiotherapy laser therapy, it can help speed your recovery time. It can also help decrease your need for pain medication. During a therapy session, you will feel a soothing warmth/heat to your area of concern. If you are a good candidate for treatment, it can be an excellent addition to your physiotherapy treatment plan.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE HELPED?
You can use laser therapy for both new and old injuries. If it’s a recent concern or a lingering issue, laser can be added as a treatment option during your physiotherapy visit.
If you suffer with joint pain and stiffness, muscle injury/soreness, or arthritis, physiotherapy laser therapy can be a beneficial treatment. It can also help to increase blood circulation to the affected area, aiding in recovery time.
IS LASER THERAPY SAFE?
When laser therapy is offered by a professionally trained health care provider it is safe.
Your WIN Physiotherapist will take a complete history and assess any reasons why laser therapy may or may not be right for you.
Prior to incorporating it into your treatment plan, your WIN Physiotherapist will ensure you understand what laser therapy is, go over any risks and benefits with you prior to starting, and provide safety eye protection to be worn during your therapy session.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED LASER THERAPY?
The frequency of your visits and how often you need physiotherapy laser therapy really does come down to you – your health concern, your individualized plan and your overall state of health. Your WIN Physiotherapist will always assess your need with each visit and will share with you the treatment plan so you understand how often you will benefit from physiotherapy laser therapy treatments.
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Our Physiotherapy Services
Evidence-based neurofunctional acupuncture to regulate nerve function, release trigger points, reduce inflammation and manage pain.
We are one of the few Canadian health clinic professionally trained in offering this Direct Current Therapy. It provides a functional and neurological approach to faster healing, injury rehabilitation and high athletic performance.
Shockwave therapy uses high-speed pulsations applied to a localized site to break down scar tissue, increase blood flow and change the biochemistry of an injured or chronically inflamed site.
Physiotherapy Class IV Laser Therapy
Our Class IV Laser system decreases inflammation and increases the rate of healing through an effective medical-grade laser transmission over the area of concern.
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Our Physiotherapy Procedures
Our physiotherapists can help you overcome pain, move better and recover from injury. Our physiotherapists at our Niagara Falls clinic start this process by taking an extensive history and asking questions about your health concern.
An assessment through testing position and movement will allow them to understand the specifics of your injury and how it relates to the joints, muscles and nerves involved in your body’s movement.
Through this concise information-gathering process, a special treatment plan and exercise program is recommended for you that caters to your specific needs. This treatment will take place and progress as they continue to see you for your follow-up visits.
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About WIN Health Performance Centre
Life is about thriving, enjoying each day, doing what you love and living life to the fullest. As time passes, if you’re like most, you want to keep moving, feel strong and continue to feel great.
This is how WIN Health Performance Centre – one of Niagara’s largest multidisciplinary health clinics – can help you.
At WIN Health you will find a number of health professionals – Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, a Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Massage Therapists – to help you in your health.
With 20 years of service to the Niagara Region, we know how important it is for you to stay healthy to feel great in your life and contribute to a healthier community!
Why WIN Health Performance Centre?
At WIN altra Health Clinic, we believe in helping you discover how you can keep your body moving well and feeling great. The WIN Health providers will take the time to talk with you, assess your specific concern and explain the connections within their body. You will receive a plan that is all your own and ongoing comprehensive care.
Through innovative treatments you will receive the professional care you need to address an ongoing health concern or prevent one from happening.
If you are struggling with a local health concern, or what to be proactive in your health to prevent health concerns, we will guide you to transform your health.