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Bioflex – Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT)

What Is Low Intensity Laser Therapy ?

Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) is the use of monochromatic light emission from low intensity diode or an array of high intensity Super Luminous Diodes to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic & degenerative conditions and to heal wounds. The light source is placed in contact with tissue allowing photon energy to penetrate and interact with various intracellular biomolecules, resulting in the restoration of normal cell morphology and function. This therapy enhances the body’s natural healing process.

What Does Low Intensity Laser Therapy Do ?

By affecting and reversing the course of offending pathology at the cellular level, laser therapy optimizes the restoration of injured tissue to return to a normal level with regard to both structure and function. This leads to the alleviation of symptoms, including pain. The beneficial effects of laser therapy are cumulative over the course of a series of treatments.

How Long Does a Treatment Take ?

Treatments vary from 15 minutes to one hour in length depending on the condition and area treated.

How Many Treatments Are Needed ?

The number of treatments will vary with regard to the individual problem. Just as every medical condition varies, so is the response to therapy. The onset of pain relief varies depending on each patient’s response to LILT. In a recent clinical report based on over 1000 patients treated with the BioFlex Professional LILT system, patients averaged 9.2 treatments to resolve their condition. For some patients, one treatment is sufficient; in others, more may be required.

Are There Any Contraindications To Laser Therapy ?

Yes. The basic contraindications are:

The first trimester of pregnancy and patients on photoactive medication or pacemakers.

Note that the LILT technology is safe for patients who have implants, hardware and other restorative materials from previous surgeries.

Advantages Of Laser Therapy :

Ease of application
No side effects

No complications
Completely safe
Cost effective
Superior alternative to analgesics, NSAID’s & other medications
Surgery may not be required

The Bioflex LILT system can treat the following conditions:

Acute Injuries/Trauma:
Muscle tears/hematoma
Tendon tears
Ligament strains/sprains
Sport injuries

Degenerative Disorders:
Discogenic & vertebrogenic
– e.g. Bone spurs
Chondromalacia patella

Repetitive strain injuries
Rotator cuff tears
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Tempero mandibular joint pathologies

Wound Management:
– venous stasis
– diabetic
– contact
– artherosclerotic
Post-operative wounds/scars

Inflammatory Conditions:
Autoimmune disease  – e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Other Areas:
Plastic surgery
Dental (e.g. gingivitis)
– Cervical pathologies
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Biomechanical problems

Will The Test Be Covered Under My Health Care Plan ?

Yes, it is covered as a naturopathic visit. Check your plan for details.