Laser Therapy in Thornhill

Should you be suffering from muscular pain or an inflammatory joint disorder such as arthritis that is severely affecting your ability to live a normal life, then laser therapy could be an option worth exploring. The concept of laser therapy was developed in the 1960´s but has only recently grown in popularity after being proven to be an effective treatment for a whole range of conditions affecting soft tissue and joints. At Active Care Health Services Inc. we pride ourselves on the comprehensive range of alternative treatments we provide and have developed a reputation as being one of the leading service providers in the area owing to our expertise and our impeccable client care standards.

The Problem that Laser Therapy Solves

laser therapy thornhillThe human body’s ability to heal itself naturally is incredible, but sometimes this process is greatly slowed down or prevented altogether because the right conditions are not present in your body. If your tissues are only provided with restricted blood flow, your cells are provided with lower amounts of oxygen and glucose, which are both needed for the mitochondrion (known as the cellular power plants) to produce the energy needed for the cell to be able to function, which is known as ATP. And if ATP is not produced, damaged cells are not able to repair themselves. It’s essentially a vicious cycle, and one which laser therapy is able to break by providing the conditions necessary for energy production to take place.

How Laser Therapy Works

When laser therapy is performed, a handheld laser is held directly over the affected area for a period of up to several minutes (the exact time will depend on how large the affected area is and the strength of the laser being used). The laser energy this emits is received by light receptors (also called photoreceptors) inside the mitochondrion, which is then used to create the ATP that is needed for the affected cells to heal themselves.

The Advantages of Laser Therapy

Laser therapy has a number of advantages over more traditional forms of treatment, some of which include:

  • No lengthy recovery period. If surgery is carried out in order to resolve the problem, the recovery period can last for up to several weeks, during which physical capabilities will be severely reduced.
  • No side effects. Sometimes patients can suffer from a number of undesirable side effects when taking traditional forms of medication, but laser therapy is not known to have any side effects whatsoever.

Conditions That Can Benefit From Laser Therapy

In recent years, laser therapy has been found to be an effective form of treatment for a wide range of conditions, some of which include:

  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Tendonitis and Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Shin Splints
  • Acute and Chronic Pain (Back Pain, Neck Pain, Knee Pain)
  • Fibromyalgia and Sciatica
  • Laser therapy can also help to improve your blood circulation, in addition to improving your nerve and muscle function.

Active Care Health Services Inc. helps to improve the physical condition of hundreds of clients in the Greater Toronto Area every year and has a clinic in Thornhill.