Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
What is it: There is a lot that goes into this safe, high tech and effective modality. If you’re like me, you can spend months researching scientific theories on therapy laser wavelengths, pulse frequencies, energy density dosages, etc. but at the end of the day, theory is less important than results. I will give you the basics; therapeutic laser is a clinically proven modality that shines a wavelength of infrared light that your body’s cells legitimately are able to convert into energy which is used in order to heal, reduce inflammation and pain. Think of the similar concept of a plant absorbing light from the sun and using the sun as a nutrient to grow. Now, let me relate this back to how laser therapy is beneficial for all Crossfit Athletes – whether you are just starting off or planning a trip to compete in the Regionals this upcoming weekend, the name of the game is recovery and healing. Class IV Laser Therapy is fast, efficient, drug-free pain reliever and tissue healer.
Who is it for: anyone experiencing pain and pain related mobility issues knows there is no simple fix. Nevertheless, we search for answers to nagging injuries and may surrender to altering our lifestyles and the activities we enjoy, to simply avoid the pain.
What does the laser treat? Any musculoskeletal inflammatory state – Plantar Fasciitis, Arthritis, Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis (commonly known as golfers and tennis elbow), acute/chronic sprains and strains of muscles and ligaments… the list goes on and on. I have been utilizing the Class IV Laser with my Crossfit athletes on a regular basis, to keep them out of pain, recover faster from injuries and enable the freedom to keep doing what they love, which is fitness.
Who provides this therapy? Chiropractors, physiatrists, osteopaths, physical therapists, and orthopedists. Here is an example of how the laser can restore function, increase range of motion and in this case decrease pain significantly. This patient of mine was diagnosed with what is known as Adhesive Capsulitis or more commonly “frozen shoulder”. For someone who enjoys golfing and exercising, this is a devastating diagnosis; getting dressed becomes a painful challenge. The first picture is prior to treatment. The second picture is immediately after the very first treatment. Unfortunately you cannot see the gigantic smile on her face. Results matter, movement matters.
If you have any questions in regards to Deep Tissue Laser Therapy feel free to contact me at anytime via email J.CoopermanDC@gmail.com.