Experience the healing nature of light! LILT is “a therapeutic physical modality that uses photons (light energy) from the visible and infrared spectrum for tissue healing and pain reduction” as defined by the North American Association of Laser Therapy. This innovative phototherapy device offers an effective, rapid, drug-free and non-invasive healing solution that may be used as a part of your comprehensive treatment plan. It is also referred to as Low Level Laser Therapy or Low Intensity Light Therapy and describes the process of Photo Bio Stimulation.
This treatment modality involves the application of light energy at specific wavelengths and power densities. The energy penetrates tissues and is absorbed by cells. The healing effect is not thermal (heat related) but relates to photochemical reactions in the cells. The cellular changes provide relief of muscle and joint pain and increased tissue healing.
Laser therapy can effectively treat head, neck, limb and back pain; arthritis; pulls, strains and muscle injuries; joint sprains; carpal tunnel and other repetitive strain syndromes; tendonitis; and can aid in post-surgical recovery. It can be used on patients of all ages and for many diagnoses. The light energy increases your body’s cells function and stimulates your body’s natural healing process, somewhat like photosynthesis in plants. There are no known side effects of phototherapy.
Dr. Gerber has seen amazing results in her Scarborough (Toronto) chiropractic practice using a combination of laser, Active Release Techniques® and chiropractic adjustments. She is pleased to be able to offer combination treatment plans that really get to the source of her patients health concerns.