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The Science of Light

Low level laser or light therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific types of light to interact with tissue. It is used to eliminate pain and promote healing for a variety of medical conditions.

There are currently 4,000 scientific papers and another 400 clinical studies that support the efficacy of light therapy. A great deal of the initial landmark research on light therapy was conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This research acted as a spring board for many of the studies that followed.

The research has determined that a red light (660 nm) penetrates the epidermis, dermis, fat, and muscle. In the Bioflex laser, the red light is followed by a white light (840 nm) which penetrates deeper into the muscles and bone. 

When effectively applied, this process initiates a series of physiological reactions within the tissue cells that leads to the restoration of normal cell structure and function. It is a treatment that is non-invasive and non-toxic, and multiple studies show greater improvement in the tissues than with inflammation medications. Dr. Fred Kahn, MD, FRCS was the inspiration of the research and has been a leader and innovator in laser therapy for over 20 years.

Bioflex

Clinical Benefits:

  • Decreased pain

  • Decreased use of medications

  • Non-invasive, non-toxic

  • No adverse effects or drug interactions

  • Prolongs need of some surgeries – buys more time for knee and hip surgeries

  • Alternative for patients that have not responded to conventional treatment

Physiological Effects – There are Increases In:

  • Production and release of Endorphins

  • Tissue repair and production of ATP

  • Cellular metabolism

  •  Protein synthesis

  • Collagen and fibroblasts

  •  Venous flow and oxygen saturation

  •  Enhanced immune response

The following are some of the conditions that research has shown to help:

Arthritic Conditions:

Osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Tissue repair

Wound healing over scars or sores

Repetitive Strain:

Rotator cuff injuries

Tennis elbow

Golfer’s elbow

Plantar Fasciitis

Sport Injuries:

Sprains, strains, and tears of ligament, muscle, and tendon.

Tendonitis

Bursitis

Achilles Tendonitis

Meniscal Tears

Patellar Femoral

Shin splints

Stress fractures

Bruising/swelling

General Conditions:

Herniated disc

Sciatica

Fibromyalgia

TMD (jaw joint)

Headaches

Migraines

Sinusitis

Concussions

The Bioflex unit is F.D.A. Health Canada approved. It is designed and manufactured in Canada.

If you have any questions call me at (902) 406-7200 and ask for me, Kathleen (Kay) Zinck. 

Have a healthy day!

Heather Stone