Throughout the year, but especially during the summer months, we treat a variety of sports injuries. These injuries range from simple bruises/contusions and sprains, to more complex injuries like tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and rotator cuff injuries.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLT, also known as Cold Laser) significantly speeds up the rate of healing in injured tissues. To any professional athlete (or the weekend warrior), the speed of recovery is crucial to help them get back to what they enjoy doing.
In today’s blog, I want to show you a case study of how amazing LLT is for accelerating healing. One of our patients fell hard during a training session and injured her hamstring. She reported that swelling began immediately and the bruising came a few days later. As you can see in the first picture below, her leg was extremely swollen and severely bruised when she first came to our clinic. She was also in a lot of pain and had great difficulty walking.
After (4 days, 1 treatment)
You can see in the second picture that after only one treatment, there was a significant reduction in the swelling and bruising of her leg. Our patient was so surprised by the results and how effective the LLT treatment was, as she expected it would take weeks for the bruising to come down.
We know that Low-Level Laser Therapy is very effective at accelerating the healing potential in the body. But how does it work?
LLT uses a very specific “wavelength” of light which stimulates the cells at releasing a substance called ATP, which helps to:
- Bring more oxygen to the site of injury
- Improve the micro-circulation to flush out inflammation
- Release natural chemicals to reduce pain
To learn more about HOW Low-Level Laser Therapy can help with your injuries and pain, please join us for our upcoming FREE health talk.
What: Low-Level Laser Therapy & Sports Injuries—Healing at the Speed of Light!
When: Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Where: Brio Integrative Health Centre
Registration: Please call Brio @ 604-271-9355 to reserve a spot.
Open to everyone.