Laser Therapy

Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) has been the chosen method of treatment for thousands of people suffering from various conditions. This proven and effective treatment eliminates pain, improves tissue repair, reduces inflammation, restores mobility and helps people regain their quality of life. Laser therapy is the use of monochromatic light emission from low intensity laser diode or an array of high intensity super luminous diodes. It penetrates the tissue without generation of heat. Treatments take about 30-60 minutes and should be applied two or more times per week.

LILT has been used for many years on:

  • Sports Injuries (sprains, strains, muscles, tendons and ligaments tear)
  • Arthritic conditions (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout etc.)
  • Neuropathic Pain Syndromes (eg. disc herniation, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome)
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (rotator cuff tear, tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Back, neck knee, hip, shoulder pain (eg. frozen shoulder)
  • Postsurgical wound healing and scar reduction
  • Dermatological conditions (acne, ulcers, psoriasis)

Short term effects:

  • Production and release of endorphins (natural pain killers) by various cells in the body
  • Production of cortisol that inhibits inflammation and helps the body to combat the stress associated with trauma or disease process

Long term effects:

  • Increased production of energy (ATP) by mitochondria resulting in improved cellular metabolism
  • Production of new DNA that speeds up the healing process
  • Reduction of transmission of nerve impulses due to elevated levels of serotonin and acetylcholine
  • Increased speed of cell replication that results in regeneration and repair of damaged cells
  • Modulation of microphages formation and fibroblast that increases speed of tissue healing
  • Formation of new blood vessels
  • Improved immune system response (angiogenesis) and lymphatic drainage, production of growth hormone and altered histamine response enhances natural body healing

Advantages of Low Intensity Laser Therapy:

  • Non invasive
  • Non-toxic
  • Highly effective
  • Cure rate more than 95%
  • No negative side effects
  • May prevent need for surgery

LILT is the treatment of choice for:

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Epicondylitis
    • Repetitive stress syndrome
    • Rotator cuff injury
    • Temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction
    • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
    • Ligament and tendon tears
    • Fractures with associated soft tissue injuries
    • Facet joint syndrome
    • Contusions
    • Bulging and herniated discs
    • Tendonitis
    • Myositis
    • Synovitis
    • Bursitis
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Chondromalacia patella
    • Calcifications (eg. bone spurs)
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Discogenic and vertebrogenic radiculopathy
    • Wound healing (acute & chronic)
    • Dermal ulcers secondary to:
      • Venous stasis
      • Atherosclerosis
      • Contact
      • Diabetic
      • Traumatic
    • Burns:
      • Thermal
      • Chemical
    • Dermatological:
      • Eczemas
      • Herpes zoster (post-herpetic neuralgia)
      • Psoriasis
      • Acne
      • Acne rosacea
    • Neurological:
      • Neuropathies
      • Bell’s palsy
      • Trigeminal neuralgia
      • Peripheral nerve damage (trauma, etc.)
    • Gout/arthritis
    • Lymphedema
    • Remodelling of dermal lesions (keloid scars, etc.)


    How Long Does a Treatment Take?

    Treatments are typically thirty minutes to one hour in duration depending on the condition being treated.

    Are There Any Side Effects?

    Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options, laser therapy is non-toxic, non-invasive and in over one million individual treatments, no significant adverse effects have been noted.

    How Many Treatments Are Required?

    The number of treatments will depend on the chronicity and the extent of the pathology involved. Based on the genetic makeup of the cells, an individual’s response to LILT will vary to some degree. A recent clinical review, including 1,000 consecutively treated patients, reveals the average number of treatments to be 9.4.

Contact Info

1750 Steeles Ave, W. Unit 8
Concord, Ontario  L4K 2L7