Above is a testimonial from our patient with a Rotator Cuff Injury at Brio Integrative Health Centre. He shares his story of how Low Level Laser Therapy/ Photobiomodulation has helped in his recovery.

“It was five and a half years ago, it was a windy day and I operate a forklift.  I was making a note, and my pen fell down. I went to pick it up and I was holding the door with my right hand.  The wind came and really pulled my arm and I felt something in my shoulder. I guess that was when I hurt it. I went for a CT scan and found a tear in my shoulder.”

I tried physiotherapy in the beginning, and it didn’t do anything for me. I was having trouble putting on my shirt.  When I raised my arm it was quite painful.

Until I found out about you, it was a day and night difference. The laser therapy helped a lot.

In the beginning I was in a lot of pain when I started the treatment,  but as time went by, my shoulder was much better. I had about 9 treatments and I noticed the slow gradual improvements.  It didn’t seem like it made a difference in the first couple of sessions, but as I did more treatments, it made a difference.

Before coming to see you I was at a 9 out of 10 in the pain scale, it was quite painful. Even showering, I couldn’t even wash my back without help, because I couldn’t even put my arm to my back.

Right now, i’m really happy how things turned out.  The pain scale is at a 2 now. Before I got here I would feel pain just shifting gears on my forklift, now I rarely feel the pain. It’s a huge improvement. I am very very happy about it!”


Thank you for joining us in this 3 part series on Shoulder Injuries. As you can see, Photobiomodulation is a safe, effective and painless option to treating a variety of shoulder problems. In Part 1 of our series, we highlighted a few shoulder conditions we have treated including:

  • Rotator Cuff tears and strains
  • Supraspinatus tears
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (“Frozen Shoulder”)
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement

Please call Brio Integrative Health Centre today at (604) 271-9355 to schedule a complimentary 10 minute appointment with one of our doctors to see how Laser Therapy/ Photobiomodulation can benefit your shoulder injury or any pain condition you may have. Don’t forget to mention you saw this blog post for your free appointment!