1. It reduces pain and inflammation without side effects Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirable side effects. It is also important to point out that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments. 2. Can be used for acute and chronic conditions When treating acute conditions with laser therapy, it is particularly effective when it is administered as soon as possible following injury. The faster the inflammation is reduced and the healing process can begin, the better. In the case of acute injury, laser therapy helps restore the body to normal function quicker. 3. Treatments can be customized for each situation Depending on the condition, whether it is an acute swollen ankle or chronic low back pain, the therapist will set the laser up for your condition to treat the pain and inflammation along with improving cellular function to maximize the benefits. 4. Treatments Feel Good Depending on the laser, it can create little to no sensation or it can create a gentle, soothing warmth. 5. Treatments Are Fast and Effective With Class IV Laser Therapy, treatments are quick, usually 2-10 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated. Most likely you will see the results with in the first few treatments. However, to get the true effects 6-10 treatments are recommended based on the severity of the injury. THE TOP 5 REASONS TO TRY LASER THERAPY
Dr. Diane Rich, PT, DPT is a La Porte native who is thrilled to be joining the OBTS team. While a student at Purdue University Northwest, Diane injured her knee and found herself in a small outpatient PT clinic for the
first time. During her rehabilitation program, she realized that being a physical therapist was her dream job, and she pursued the educational requirements with enthusiasm. She completed her undergraduate studies at Purdue University Northwest with Highest Distinction, and subsequently obtained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University. She is excited to return to the region and give back to her community by providing physical therapy at Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists. Diane’s professional interests include manual therapy, orthopedics, geriatrics, connective tissue disorders, and sports-related injuries. In her free time, she enjoys acting, composing music, and honing her skills as a Tae Kwon Do instructor. Special Thanks to Those Below Who Gav Health, by Referring a Friend or Family Terri Pruitt Arlene Lynch Janine Krieger Dee Deck Dorcas Goede Judy Butkovic
"What a difference!" “As I am finishing my laser therapy sessions, I am thrilled that the nerve pain is it at night has diminished. My feet used to keep me awake at night and even awaken me from sleep. The sharp nerve pains were hard to deal with even taking medication 3xs a day didn’t ease it at night. Since I have done the laser treatments I awake and realize I have slept all night and feel refreshed! What a difference.” -Melissa Brown
“This place is amazing." “This place is amazing. I’ve seen them once for evaluation and had 2 laser treatments from a new machine that is 4x stronger than any other laser and after 2 treatments I am pain free. My last MRI showed scarring down the sciatic nerve which was causing pain. The new laser has proven successful. I was at the end of hoping for relief without another surgery. Thank you God for this group of therapists and equipment they have available to relieve chronic pain. If you are looking for therapists and positive results, look no further. This group is incredible with results. Thank you OBTS.” -P.H.
ave the Gift of Member
APPLE, GOAT CHEESE, AND PECAN PIZZA
INGREDIENTS • 1lb six-grain pizza crust • Cooking spray
DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 450°. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Arrange apple slices evenly over pizza crust; top with cheese. Sprinkle thyme evenly over cheese. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown. Combine oil and next 3 ingredients (through honey) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add arugula; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle pecans evenly over pizza; top with arugula mixture. Cut pizza into 6 wedges.
• 3 cups thinly sliced Fuji apple • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tsp Dijon mustard • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice • 1 1/2 tsp honey • 2 cups baby arugula • 3 tbsp chopped pecans, toasted
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