Professional Sports Endorse Laser Therapy
Read testimonials from users of Laser Therapy in the Professional Sports World.
We were introduced to laser therapy midway last season and it immediately became an integral part of our treatment options with the Cincinnati Bengal's. It proved to be very helpful in returning our injured athletes to the field quickly. Its sleek design and fool-proof applications makes it easy for any health care professional to bring state of the art therapy into their office.
Paul B. Sparling, MEd, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer Cincinnati Bengals
“ Since starting with the laser , I have had some outstanding results in being able to get our athletes back to the game and practice. ”
Chuck Mooney, – Head Trainer, Toronto Raptors
New York Jets
“….extremely helpful returning our players as quickly and safely to the field of play.”
David Price, Head Athletic Trainer- New York Jets
“Our laser therapy device has been an invaluable asset to our team. I would like to thank you for helping to keep our players in the game throughout our 2008 Championship season. This laser therapy device will continue to be part of the high level of care our medical staff provides our players.”
Edward J. Lacerte MEd., PT, SCS, L/ATC, CSC S
Head Athletic Trainer for the Boston Celtics®
VP, Major League Baseball
‘I am so impressed with the laser, and it’s healing properties, I am now recommending it to my family, friends and business associates.”
Robert ( Bob) Watson
VP, Major League Baseball
Toronto Blue Jays
“We have been using the laser successfully to treat conditions such as plantar fasciitis, hamstring pulls, and other nagging injuries. All the players love the laser. The treatment times are fast and the results are obvious. Our pitching staff use the laser as part of their normal warm up and rehab treatments. The laser is instrumental in getting players back on the field earlier than expected after severe injury. The big difference with Laser is the faster treatment times and consistent positive outcomes.”
George Poulis, MA, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer for the Toronto Blue Jays®
”I have several players now that only wish to have their injuries treated with the laser. We have had great success treating “-itis” problems. Both patellar and plantar fascitis are responding to treatment very quickly and we couldn’t be more pleased.My only regret is that it took me three years of talking and researching to be convinced to acquire a unit.”
Ron Culp, NBATA -Athletic Trainer for the Miami Heat
Laser Therapeutic Effects
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
Conditions Treated With Laser Therapy
Soft Tissue Injuries
- Herniated disc
- Knee Pain
- Planter Fasciitis
- Back and Neck Pain
- Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel
- Elbow Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Leg Pain
- Sprains and Strains
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Venous Ulcers
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Deep Edema / Congestion
- Sports Injuries
- Auto & Work Related Injuries
- Nail Fungus
- Spinal Stenosis
- Diabetic Neuropathies
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Bells Palsy
- Sciatic Pain
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Over 2000 published research studies demonstrate:
- Laser therapy improves blood flow and lymphatic drainage
- Laser therapy has a strengthening effect on tissue repair
- It is an effective means of relief for many pain syndromes
- It can improve immune response
- Enhanced nerve regeneration & function
- Increased microcirculation & vasodilation
- Increased lymphatic flow
- Increased collagen production
- Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
- Reduced inflammation
- Enhanced angiogenesis (creation of new blood vessels)
How many laser sessions are necessary?
For Chronic conditions usually ten to fifteen sessions are sufficient to achieve a treatment goal. A vast majority of our patients notice marked improvement after the first session. These sessions may be scheduled at two to three times per week for short duration treatment, or one to two treatments per week with longer treatment protocols.
Are there any safety risks associated with laser therapy?
The Laser is extremely safe. However, it is not used over the eyes due to the sensitivity of the retina; therefore, all patients wear protective safety glasses during the treatment.
Is there any pain or side effects associated with laser therapy?
The Laser is painless and has no side effects. It is completely safe. During treatment, the patient experiences a gentle warming effect, and at many times a profound feeling of relaxation.