Laser Therapy Barrie

Medic Physiotherapy keeps up with the latest technology to treat patients with only the best results in the fastest amount of time. Here are 4 technology advantages we use in our everyday practice:

Physiotherapy Barrie Laser

What is LASER Therapy?

Acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. A laser is a device that creates and amplifies a narrow, intense beam of coherent light. Laser light with differing wavelengths and duration penetrates soft tissue to deliver
energy directly to injured tissue cells. How does it work? Photons of light energy are absorbed selectively by injured cells, and transformed into biochemical energy in the mitochondria, which are the “power plants” within
all cells. The converted energy stimulates production of new proteins needed for cellular repair of injured tendon, muscle, tendon, blood vessels and nerves. Just as plants absorb light to grow and repair.

What does it do?

1. Stimulates the production of ATP. This is a molecule that carries energy. The cells use this energy to bring in nutrition and take out waste products. It will lead to faster healing of all body structures like muscles,
tendons, ligaments, etc.
2. Stimulates formation of collagen. Collagen is a protein that is found in our whole body, and is needed to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. Faster production of collagen will lead to less scar formation.
3. Laser light decreases pain. Laser light has a highly beneficial effect on nerve cells, which block pain transmitted by inflamed muscles, tendons, and ligaments to the brain.

4. Accelerates lymphatic system activity. This is a system that filters our body fluid. With an injury the lymphatic vessels will rupture and swelling will occur. Laser light repairs these torn vessels and rapidly reduce
swelling.
5. Increases the formation of blood vessels (Angioneogenesis). With an injury microscopic blood vessels are ruptured and will lead to swelling and bruising. Laser light stimulates the repair of these vessels, which is
needed to restore normal blood supply for the injured structures.
6. Increases the circulating levels of Serotonin and Endorphins in the blood. Serotonin is a powerful neurotransmitter in the brain. Low Serotonin is found in Depression. Endorphins are the brain’s natural “morphine-like”
chemical, and reduce pain when activated.

Types of Conditions Treated by Cold Laser:

  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis (All kinds of Arthritis)
  • Ligament sprains and muscle strains
  • Back ad Neck Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Neurogenic Pain
  • Repetitive  Stress Injury (Tennis Elbow, Rotatory Cuff Injury)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee Pain

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Wrist Pain
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Temporomandibular Joint Pain
  • Trigger Points
  • Plantar Fasciitis