Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a scientifically proven way to reduce pain and inflammation. Treatments are fast, safe, painless and most patients experience results after only a few sessions. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy allows for deeper tissue penetration, resulting in fast, efficient and consistent results. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy treatments are administered in as little as 4 to 10 minutes. Laser therapy generates a photochemical response in damaged tissue by a process called photobiomodulation. This process stimulates healing on a cellular level by enabling cells to more rapidly produce energy (ATP).
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy may help with the following conditions:
Lower extremity pain
Radial Pressure Wave Therapy
RPW therapy is not a new, unproven methodology. Shockwave therapy has been commonly used for kidney stone treatment since the 1980s. One of the discoveries about its use was how it helped tissue healing and increased bone density.
Radial Pressure Wave (RPW) Therapy is an effective and efficient deep tissue therapy tool for treating musculoskeletal pain and other chronic issues. Radial Pressure Waves are acoustic waves that generate oscillations in the tissue that help reduce muscle pain. RPW temporarily aids in the increase of blood flow and activates connective tissues’ metabolic activity and your body’s own healing mechanisms.
Research shows that RPW Therapy can be helpful with the treatment of tendonitis in various locations such as shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and Achilles tendons. It can also improve pain with various musculoskeletal conditions and throughout the body including trapezius muscles, upper and lower back, sole of the foot or any other regions affected by trigger points or thickened and immobile tissues.
These benefits are especially helpful for athletes at any level, who are more likely to develop chronic complaints from running, throwing, and lifting motions.
Research has shown that radial pulse wave therapy can effectively treat various tissue disorders in the extremities. This therapy can be a therapeutic tool for tendinopathies, “with success rates reported in the literature up to 91%” for conditions such asRotator cuff tendinitis (shoulder)
- Trochanteric bursitis (a common type of chronic hip pain)
- Achilles tendinitis (the Achilles tendon)
- Plantar fasciitis (inflamed tissue across the bottom of the foot near the heel)
- Patellar tendonitis (often called jumper’s knee or runner’s knee)
- Lateral elbow epicondylitis (commonly known as tennis elbow).
As with most therapies, of course, there are conditions where RPW isn’t indicated. Examples include patients with bleeding conditions, pacemakers, use of medications that prolong blood clotting, and have acute injuries. Doctors of Chiropractic also do not recommend it for children and women who are pregnant.
Please note, RPW and Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is not covered by insurance and is a private pay service.