Get What the Pro’s Are Having!
In continuing with our commitment to excellence in patient care and in bringing the most advanced therapies in the fields of rehabilitation and injury prevention to the community, Core Spine and Sports Center® is introducing Windsor’s only Class 4 Laser Therapy System in it’s field. The Lightforce Ex 15W system is the same Deep Tissue Laser currently adopted by numerous NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, Olympics and many other Division 1 athletic programs to help resolve pain, resolve inflammation and to significantly accelerate healing at the cellular level.
The LightForce Ex can deliver up to 15 Watts of deep, penetrating laser therapy through a unique and innovative Empower Delivery System™, which provides massage benefits in addition to the increasingly proven therapeutic results of the Class 4 laser. By mechanically manipulating soft tissue as laser light is being delivered, deeper structures are exposed to photonic energy, resulting in more rapid healing and improved pain relief through Photobiomodulation. Influence technology provides patient specific protocols based on individual characteristics, making the LightForce Ex an advanced, drug-free, pain-free, therapeutic laser system.
Tissue that is damaged and poorly oxygenated as a result of swelling, trauma, inflammation or during post-surgical recovery, has been shown to respond very well to laser therapy. At the cellular level, deep penetrating photons activate a biochemical cascade of events resulting in rapid cellular regeneration, normalization, and healing. Laser light energy is highly absorbed by the skin and other subcutaneous structures that are collectively called chromophores; therefore, penetration is key to making the therapy work.
Longer wavelengths and higher power outputs result in a deeper penetration of tissues and higher dosage to the tissue as well. In turn, this produces improved and more consistent clinical outcomes. The vast majority of lasers that are in use within rehabilitation clinics today are the lesser powered 0.5W Class 3B lasers. To put it into perspective, if a tissue requires a therapeutic dose of 6000 joules for effective healing to occur, it would take a Class 4 laser approximately 5-8 minutes to administer this dosage, whereby a Class 3B laser would take well over 120 minutes to achieve the same effect. Deeper structures become increasingly more difficult for Class 3B lasers to reach and even some structures considered more superficial might also be difficult to reach depending on a patient’s body mass composition.
What is Photobiomodulation and how does it help?
This is a biochemical effect at the cellular level that results from exposure of living tissue to various dosages of energy at varying wavelengths emitted from lasers. This process triggers a cascade of physiologic effects such as:
- Analgesia (decrease in pain)
- Inflammation reduction
- Acceleration in tissue repair and would healing
- Angiogenisis (increased circulation and capillary formation in damaged tissue)
- Increased cellular metabolic activity
- Reduction in scar tissue formation
- Improved nerve function
- Stimulation of immunoregulation
- Stimulation of acupuncture points
See how laser therapy works with the animation below
“We have been using the laser successfully to treat conditions such as plantar fasciitis, hamstring pulls, and other nagging injuries. All the players love the laser. The treatment times are fast and the results are obvious. Our pitching staff use the laser as part of their normal warm up and rehab treatments. The laser is instrumental in getting players back on the field earlier than expected after severe injury. We have used low level lasers in the past, the big difference with LiteCure lasers is the faster treatment times and consistent positive outcomes.”
George Poulis, MA, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer for the Toronto Blue Jays®