Technology Advances at Flaming Physical Therapy
COLD LASER THERAPY FROM MULTI RADIANCE
WHAT IS LASER THERAPY?
L.A.S.E.R. (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is a name for a type of intense radiation of the light spectrum. A laser is a beam of light in which high energies can be concentrated. Laser light has unique physical properties, which other types of light do not have. These are coherence and monochromaticity. These are what makes laser light so effective compared to other kinds of light in the field of pain reduction and healing. Laser treatment (also known as photobiomodulation therapy and low level laser therapy) involves the application of low power coherent light to injuries and lesions to stimulate healing and reduce pain. It is used to increase the speed, quality and strength of tissue repair, resolve inflammation and give pain relief.
HOW DOES LASER THERAPY WORK?
IS LASER THERAPY SAFE?
IS THERE SCIENTIFIC PROOF?
The effects of low level laser treatments are photochemical. Photons enter the tissue and are absorbed in the cell’s mitochondria and at the cell membrane by chromophores. These chromophores are photosensitizers that generate reactive oxygen species following irradiation thereby influencing cellular redox states and the mitochondrial respiratory chain. Within the mitochondria, the photonic energy is converted to electromagnetic energy in the form of molecular bond. READ MORE
Yes, Multi Radiance Medical laser treatments are completely safe, drug-free, and non-invasive. Multi Radiance Medical devices have an FDA Clearance and CE certification, a mark of European safety and legal compliance. However, since all lasers produce a high-intensity light, one should never shine the laser directly into the eye. Also, you must follow the manufacturer’s instructions and be aware of all contraindications. Read the device operating and protocol manuals before usage. READ MORE
There are more than 120 double-blind positive studies confirming the clinical effects of laser technology. More than 300 research reports have been published. There are over 300 dental studies alone. More than 90% of these studies verify the clinical value of using laser technology. A review of negative results shows that low dosage was the single most significant factor. By dosage is meant the light energy delivered to a given unit area during treatment. The energy is measured in joules and the area in cm2. READ MORE
INTEGRATIVE AND TRIGGER POINT NEEDLING
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF DRY NEEDLING?
The history of dry needling dates back to the 1940’s with Dr. Janet Travell. She identified that muscular pain typically contained a point within the muscle that triggered the muscle to become hypertonic and painful. She found that these "Trigger Points" could be reduced or abated by injecting Novacaine or Botox (or botulinum toxin A) into the region. READ MORE
IS DRY NEEDLING THE SAME AS ACUPUNCTURE
As a Manual Therapist, I have engaged in discussions with and even treated local Acupuncturists. This conversation must start with a respectful acknowledgment that both Acupuncture and Dry Needling are modalities that accompany many years of Post-graduate study. Acupuncturists study 3-3.5 years of Traditional Chinese medicine. READ MORE