Laser Therapy Kitchener, Waterloo, Elmira, ON

Laser Therapy

Leona Stumpf

I have been suffering from chronic back pain for several years. It has stopped me from doing the simplest things, like going for a walk and enjoying activities with my family. I was having trouble walking and getting out of bed. I dreaded days when it would rain, as my back would act up. From that very first laser therapy treatment, I had less pain and more mobility. Now, after a few treatments, I’m enjoying brisk walks with my husband, pushing my granddaughter up hills in her stroller and no pain or stiffness when it rains. Laser Therapy has been a game-changer for me!

Laser therapy is a treatment offered at SOS Physiotherapy for its safe, effective, and non-invasive way to treat pain and aid in the recovery of many conditions. Laser treatments work by releasing photons into the tissues surrounding the affected area that is being treated. These photons help in relieving pain, energizing cells, and increasing circulation to the injured area. 

If you are looking for laser therapy in Kitchener, Elmira, and Northfield, ON, contact SOS Physiotherapy today! We’ll set up an appointment for you and figure out whether or not laser therapy could reduce your pain.

What is Light Force Therapy?

The Light Force laser system has been clinically proven to relieve pain associated with injuries, accidents or surgeries. Light Force Therapy has been used for years by physical therapists and athletic trainers working with professional athletes who have been injured. Using a Class IV laser, deep layers of tissue are exposed to light energy which activate the body’s healing response. This metabolic effect has a domino effect throughout the body reducing inflammation and lowering pain levels. The Light Force therapy machine looks like a box with a wand attached which can target specific areas of the body. Treatments typically last five to ten minutes and most patients experience relief in just three to five sessions. FDA cleared and strictly controlled by ISO standards, Light Force therapy is safe, painless and non-invasive. 

When should laser therapy be used?

Laser therapy can be used for both acute and chronic conditions, including neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain and sciatica, arthritis, bursitis, disc injuries, TMJ, sports injuries, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, soft tissue damage, and MORE! 

Before determining your treatment plan, one of our dedicated Kitchener, Elmira, and Northfield, ON physiotherapists will conduct a physical evaluation and assessment of your medical history in order to diagnose your condition and decide which treatments will best benefit you. Both the type of the laser and its strength will be dependent upon the results of your initial evaluation.

Will laser treatments hurt me?

There is always some apprehension that comes along with laser therapy – we always receive questions such as, “does it hurt?” or “is it safe?” It is understandable to be hesitant before receiving a new form of treatment that you may not be entirely familiar with. However, we can definitively say that laser therapy does NOT hurt and it IS completely safe!

Laser treatments are completely pain-free, despite common skepticism. When you receive a laser treatment, you will feel little to no sensation at all, depending on the type of laser that is being used. 

What you may feel is a gentle, soothing warmth from the laser, that many patients report as being quite pleasant. Treatments typically last between 2-10 minutes and patients begin seeing results after just a few short sessions.

What else should I know about laser therapy?

Laser therapy has earned a reputation as being one of the safest, non-invasive treatment options on the market. In fact, medical lasers are approved by the FDA and they adhere to strict ISO standards. Laser treatments are administered directly to the skin, in order to avoid contact with eyes. 

Get started today!

If you are suffering from pain, contact SOS Physiotherapy today! Laser therapy in Kitchener, Elmira, and Northfield, ON is limited, and our practice is equipped with the best methods and technologies for treating your pain. Request your appointment today and get started on the right path toward quick and effective pain relief!