Low Intensity Laser TherapyA State-Of-The-Art Technology Based on Light
LILT is an application of light that interacts directly with your cells resulting in the restoration of normal cell function therefore promoting, enhancing and accelerating the healing process.
Low intensity laser therapy is curative because it works at the cellular level rather than solely addressing the symptoms of the dysfunction.
A light source (low intensity diode & high intensity array) is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy (light) to penetrate tissue cells. Light energy absorbed by the cell becomes biochemical energy fuelling tissue repair. Normally functioning cells are not adversely affected by LILT. There are zero negative
side-effects, only benefits.
LILT is a state-of-the-art technology that is non-invasive and safe for all ages. LILT is used by many professional-level sports teams (Raptors, Maple Leafs, Argos). Treatment is pain-free and customized to suit each individual’s needs.
LILT has a greater than 90% success rate.
Laser Therapy Certification Training consists of Hands-on Training, Lectures and Clinical Case Simulations. Treatment techniques are demonstrated for a wide variety of clinical applications including soft tissue and sports injuries, wound healing, dermatological conditions and musculoskeletal problems.
LILT Training is a post-graduate course available to RMTs, Physiotherapists, M.Ds or Chiropractors. Advanced Laser Therapy Training focuses on case studies, advancement in research and further customization of treatment protocols.
Physiological Effect of LILT
Short Term Effects
- Production & release of morphine-like substances that decrease pain sensation
- Cortisol production (precursor to cortisone) combats tissue breakdown associated with trauma & disease
- Decreases inflammation, edema and swelling
Long Term Effects
- Increases ATP production (energy for cellular activity) which allows for improved cellular metabolism
- Increases rate of cell replication
- Release of chemicals to increase information transmission by nerve tissue
- Angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels) occurs to allow for increased nutrition delivery to area & flush of byproducts away from area treated
- Promotes electrolyte balance
- Stimulation of immune system
- Improved local lymphatic drainage
Low intensity laser therapy Protocol
Typical number of treatments = 5-20 with the average being 10 treatments.
Treatment time is 30 – 60 minutes depending on the surface area to be covered.
Week 1-2 = 3-4 treatments suggested
Week 3+ = 2 treatments minimum
Treatment is finished when the following goals are met:
- Decrease in pain
- Increase in range of motion, mobility & function
- Improvement of quality of life – energy & activity levels, sleep patterns, etc.
- Decreased need for pharmaceutical intervention