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IS LASER THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU? A L S O I N S I D E TOP 5 REASONS TO TRY LASER THERAPY • HEALTHY RECIPE WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING • EXERCISE ESSENTIALS
Laser Therapy is a non-invasive technique to help reduce pain and inflammation.Laser therapycanbesafelyusedasanadjunctorreplacement forpharmaceuticaldrugs.Thispainrelief treatmentenablespatients tohave an alternative to drugs and surgery. Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the condition being treated. Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. You will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. What to Expect Dependingon theconditionbeing treated,your therapymaybeadministered througheitheracontactornon-contacthandpiece.Thecontacthandpiece is designed to allow the practitioner to physically manipulate the tissue while administering the treatment, resulting in a laser-massage treatment. This allows for light to penetrate deeper into tissues than the non-contact hand piecedue to it’sability todisplace tissue througha laser-massage technique. I S L A S E R T H E R A P Y R I G H T F O R Y O U ?
Safety + Efficacy Medical lasers are cleared by the FDA and adhere to strict ISO standards in order to provide you with the safest non-invasive treatment option on the market. Most patients see results within 3 to 5 short treatments. Our lasers work by flooding the tissue with photons, which energizes cells resulting in increased circulation to the injured area and ultimately pain reduction. Laser therapyallowsyourbody toutilize it’sownhealingpowersby inducing a series of healing responses in your body. During treatment you will feel a soothing warmth that identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity leading to decreased pain and inflammation.
Call your physical therapist at Accelerate Therapy & Performance to see how laser therapy can benefit you!
Sources https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050684 https://www.everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspx https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to-knee-and-hip-pain
R E A S O N S T O C H O O S E L A S E R T H E R A P Y
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. Can be used for acute and chronic conditions Whentreatingacuteconditionswith lasertherapy, it isparticularlyeffectivewhen it isadministeredassoonaspossible following injury.The fasterthe 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.
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 inflammationalongwith improvingcellular functiontomaximizethebenefits. Treatments feel great Depending on the laser, it can create little to no sensation or it can create a gentle, soothing warmth. Treatments are quick and easy With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 30 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.
S TA F F S P O T L I G H T KENDRA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Kendra is a native of Tinton Falls, New Jersey and moved here to Salisbury seventeen years ago. During her stay here she met and married her now husband Baron. She has one daughter named Star which makes up their small family unit. Kendra’s hobbies are decorating, traveling, dancing and singing.
Kendra joined the ATP team a year ago and enjoys meeting new people in the community and surrounding areas. She believes a smile is good medicine for those who may not be feeling their best.
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U P C O M I N G W O R K S H O P S
WH AT O U R P AT I E N T S A R E S AY I N G :
“Before the laser, I was still tight and uncomfortable. After the first laser treatment, I felt a lot better - not as tender. Everyone was good to me and the laser treatment helped so much, and I loved it!” -Janis Smith
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“The laser treatment helped so much - I loved it!”
H E A L T H Y R E C I P E SPICED PEAR TEA
H A S Y O U R P A I N C O M E B A C K ?
Ingredients • 1 orange • 3 cups water • 2 (11.3 to 12 oz) cans pear nectar
• 6 tea bags • Small orange slices, halved (optional) • Stick cinnamon (optional)
Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.
• 1 tbsp honey (optional) • 4 inches stick cinnamon • 1 tsp whole cloves
Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home.
Directions Using a vegetable peeler, remove three wide strips of peel from the orange; set peel aside. Juice the orange into a largesaucepan.Add thewater,pearnectarandhoney (ifusing) toorange juice insaucepan.Forspicebag:Place the 4 inches of stick cinnamon, the cloves and the orange peel strips in the center of a 6 in square of double-thickness, 100%-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with 100%-cotton kitchen string. Add spice bag to pear nectarmixture.Bringmixture toboiling; reduceheat.Coverandsimmer for10minutes.Remove fromheat.Add tea bags; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spice bag; discard. Serve in warm mugs. If desired, float orange slices on top of individual servings and serve with additional stick cinnamon.
If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.
L A S E R D A Y !
E X E R C I S E E S S E N T I A L S A SAFE EXERCISE TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN
Swan DIve Lay on stomach with your arms overhead. Press your chest upwards, keeping the muscles in your trunk and legs relaxed. Repeat 6 times.
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