Lindsay  Laser --Therapy  Clinic

 Laser Relieves Pain

How Low Intensity Laser Works                                                     

Low Intensity Laser Therapy – LILT

LILT is an application of light that sends photons deep into the tissue.  Intracellular biomolecules respond, resulting in the restoration of normal cell function.   This stimulates, promotes, enhances and accelerates the healing process.

A light source (low intensity diode array) is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue cells. Light energy absorbed by the cell becomes biochemical energy, thus  fueling tissue repair. Normally-functioning cells are not adversely affected by LILT.

LILT is curative because it works at the cellular level rather than modulating symptoms.

LILT is a state-of-the-art technology that is non-invasive and safe for all ages. LILT is used by many professional-level sports teams (Raptors, Maple Leafs, Argos). Treatment is pain-free and customized to suit each individual's needs.

LILT Protocol

  • Typical number of treatments = 5-20 with the average being 10 treatments.
  • Treatment time is 30 - 60 minutes depending on the surface area to be covered.
  • Usually about 2 treatments per week is optimal

Treatment is finished when the following goals are met:

  1. Decrease in pain
  2. Increase in range of motion, mobility & function
  3. Improvement of quality of life - energy & activity levels, sleep patterns, etc.
  4. Decreased need for pharmaceutical intervention

LILT has a greater than 90% success rate.

LILT Practitioner

Laser Therapy Certification Training consists of Hands-on Training, Lectures and Clinical Case Simulations. Treatment techniques are demonstrated for a wide variety of clinical applications including soft tissue and sports injuries, wound healing, dermatological conditions and musculoskeletal problems.

LILT Training is a post-graduate course available to RMTs, Physiotherapists, M.Ds or Chiropractors. Advanced Laser Therapy Training focuses on case studies, advancement in research and further customization of treatment protocols.

Physiological Effect of LILT

Short Term Effects

  1. Production & release of morphine-like substances that decrease pain sensation.
  2. Cortisol production (precursor to cortisone) combats tissue breakdown associated with trauma & disease.
  3. Decreases inflammation, edema and swelling.

Long Term Effects

  1. Increases ATP production (energy for cellular activity) which allows for improved cellular metabolism
  2. Increases rate of cell replication
  3. Release of chemicals to increase information transmission by nerve tissue
  4. Angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels) occurs to allow for increased nutrition delivery to area & flush of byproducts away from area treated
  5. Promotes electrolyte balance

Other Effects

  1. Stimulation of immune system
  2. Improved local lymphatic drainage

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