We offer Laser Therapy as part of an overall sports medicine treatment plan at our Athlete's Care Ottawa clinics. Laser Therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free, non-invasive treatment that uses the power of light to alleviate the symptoms of sports injuries and chronic conditions. At our Ottawa locations, your Laser Therapy will be recommended by a primary caregiver such as a physiotherapist. At Athlete's Care, we work in a multidisciplinary environment for optimal patient care.
The Laser Therapy we offer at our Ottawa clinics is a non-invasive form of treatment that uses light waves in a controlled and targeted process to help speed up your body's natural healing processes. The laser uses light in the red and infrared spectrum to precisely target affected and painful tissues. It works because light waves at those frequencies stimulate the production of ATP - Adenosine triphosphate, a high-energy coenzyme that operates within cells and is thought to be the storehouse of all our energy. The process is called photobiostimulation. As they absorb the red and infrared light, cells become oxygenated and ATP production is stimulated. The result: your cells begin to regenerate at a faster pace and less scar tissue will be produced.
The Athlete's Care clinics in Ottawa operate as cooperative a multidisciplinary team. You will be assessed by a primary caregiver as per your choice and as is appropriate to your individual situation. We strongly believe that the multidisciplinary approach is the best one for our clients' varied and often complex needs. Your Laser Therapy may be offered by your physiotherapist or chiropractor as part of an overall treatment plan.
At Athlete's Care's Ottawa clinics, we use an LCT-1000 (Class IV) laser, a medical device that takes the power of light and targets it for use in clinical practice. The class IV laser is a significant upgrade to class IIIa or IIIb lasers primarily in because of its increased capacity to deliver more energy per unit of time. The class IV laser can deliver more targeted light energy to more tissue in less time and penetrate more deeply into affected areas. Clinical research supports the effectiveness of this cutting edge therapeutic tool.
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Laser Therapy has been shown to be effective in treating a number of conditions related to sports injuries or chronic conditions such as:
• Myofascial pain syndromes
• Post-surgical pain
• Post-injury pain
• Plantar fasciitis,
• Low back strains
• Several other joint, muscle and inflammatory conditions
The team of practitioners at Athlete's Care Ottawa clinics can effectively incorporate laser therapy to physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic treatments if deemed appropriate.
Laser therapy is included with the cost of your physiotherapy and/or chiropractic treatments at our Ottawa clinics. Your physiotherapist or chiropractor as your primary caregiver will help you determine if Laser Therapy will benefit your situation.
Most extended healthcare plans cover Laser Therapy as part of physiotherapy or chiropractic treatments. Check with your plan to be sure of your coverage.
Call us or drop by one of our convenient locations on Merivale Road or Bank Street to make an appointment today.