Primarily, Cold Lasers are promoting a natural physiological response when increasing the energy production of the cell. This produces an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces pain and discomfort.

What Can Cold Laser Therapy Do?

Healing with the use of light is not new. Light therapy was reported to be effective for many conditions by Hippocrates. With the development of the laser and its special properties, using light as a treatment has gained more popularity. This is because we can now use specific wavelengths of light and give accurately measured doses of energy directly to the appropriate treatment site, which was not possible with other light sources.

Cold Lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. These photons penetrate the various layers of skin and activate the energy centre of the cell, the mitochondria. This increase in the cell’s production of energy, or ATP (adenosine triphosphate) has many therapeutic benefits. Based on the wavelength selected for the treatment, the light can penetrate up to 10 cms or 4 inches providing relief to many conditions.

When low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood. This has both anti-inflammatory and immunostimulatory effects. It is a scientific fact that light transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effects throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.

While Cold Laser therapy can not be expected to work for all those who use it, the evidence is mounting that it is a very effective protocol for pain relief and reduction of symptoms from both acute and chronic conditions.

Some conditions that respond well to Cold Laser treatments are:

– sprains and strains
– osteoarthritis
– Carpal Tunnel concerns
– acute or chronic tendonopathies
– musculo/skeletal problems
– post-operative pain
– degenerative disc problems
– neck and back pain
– Plantar fasciitis
– and many other health challenges

What is Cold Laser Therapy (Low Level Laser Therapy)?

Simply put, a Cold Laser is a medical device (approved by Health Canada and the FDA) that does not cut or burn the skin when applied. Cold Lasers have been used for over 40 years in 3000+ hospitals, 10,000+ health clinics, and in over 70 countries around the world. Its effectiveness as a pain reduction intervention for many different conditions has been demonstrated in in thousands of scientific papers.

Treatment with a Cold Laser is a simple, safe, and non-invasive process that has little or no side effects or contraindications. It improves tissue repair, speeds healing, and reduces pain and inflammation where ever the beam of light is directed. Around the world, treatment with Cold Lasers is rapidly becoming a medical therapy proving to be an important addition to the current medical protocols for many acute and chronic conditions.

“The use of low levels of visible or near infrared light for reducing pain, inflammation and edema, promoting healing of wounds, deeper tissues and nerves, and preventing cell death an tissue damage has been known for over forty years.”
Prof. Michael Hamblin, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

Our Theralase Class 3b laser works by supplying energy to the body in the form of billions of photons of light. The dual wavelength super pulsing technology is the only laser that can penetrate up to 4” into tissue activating the cellular pathways that decrease inflammation and pain while increasing the natural healing properties of the body.