Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Treatment Knee - Neck - Elbow

The Cold Laser Therapy is an application of red and near infrared light over an injured area to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both chronic and acute  [Cold Laser Applicator] pain. Non-heat producing or "cold" laser light therapy directs light energy to the body's cells dramatically boosting the body's natural healing response.

Since near infrared light waves penetrate the deepest of all visible light waves...cold laser therapy optimizes the positive healing effect in the body such as:

  • Relieves acute and chronic pain
  • Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
  • Increases blood supply
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Stimulates nerve function
  • Develops collagen and muscle tissues
  • Helps generate new healthy cells and tissues
  • Promotes faster wound healing
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation

This amazing new treatment modality has shown a 75.6% patient improvement rate in a well documented study. In fact Cold Lasers are now being widely used in professional sports such as the Tour De France. Lance Armstrong, who captured his unprecedented 7th Tour De France victory, received cold laser treatment. Also more and more pro sports teams are treating injuries with the Cold Laser including the New York Jets. Ask me to see the letter of recommendation from the Jets head athletics trainer.

The cost per treatment is $25.00 per visit. However we are developing a Laser Card which allows you to purchase a block of 10 treatments for $180.00. Initial visits frequency should be 3 times a week for 2 weeks then 2 times a week for 2 weeks with a re-evaluation to determine efficacy. This Laser Card is a Savings of $70.00. The only problem is that we only have one Laser and will be able to provided only 30 cards initially. So, if you are interested in receiving the latest technology in tissue repair and healing, act now call (209) 957-6555 to reserve your card!

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

You can't help but wonder how a light can work to emit healing powers.

How does a Laser Work?
When learning about laser technology, there are some basic concepts that should be understood.  A laser is basically a focused beam of light that emits photon energy.  When the light is focused properly, all of the photons are traveling in the same direction and at the same wavelength; this is also known as coherent light.  When light is not focused, it scatters in all directions and becomes diffused. This is called non-coherent light.

Beams of Light
We use lasers to listen to our favorite music CDs, to measure distances, temperature, and speed.  Even though Einstein was the first to talk about the idea of beams of light, our bodies have been using that same kind of energy to communicate since man was created. As documented in James L. Oschaman's book "Energy  Medicine: The Scientific Basis", cells communicate to one another through coherent light.

Low Level Lasers
Low-level lasers are different than more publicized heat lasers that are used in many surgical procedures to cut, and cauterize tissue. Low level lasers do not have a thermal effect and are used to stimulate, rather than destroy tissue. These types of lasers have been in use for over 25 years and there has yet to be one recorded side affect. Low level laser studies have been done and have proven to be effective in many cases, but it was the ERCHONIA™ laser that made history by becoming the first low-level laser in the world to gain FDA market clearance for the treatment of chronic neck and shoulder pain. This was proven through two double-blind studies to prove the efficacy of the ERCHONIA™ laser on chronic pain.

How Does It Work?
ERCHONIA™ lasers emit visible coherent light that is applied to affected areas.  Bundles of light energy pass through the dermal layers, and are received within the cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors. The increase in intra-cellular energy results in altered cell membrane permeability, and physiological changes occur through an enzyme cascade to affect several biological processes. Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low-level laser light initiates increased microcirculation and enhanced tissue regeneration. The overall effects are decreased pain and inflammation, and increased range of motion.