We are proud to be one of the first clinics in Kelowna to offer the most cutting edge industry technology available – the powerful new Summus Class IV Laser Therapy.
Summus Class IV Laser Therapy will help you heal better, more quickly and more completely while experiencing less pain!
Whether it is acute or chronic, superficial or deep, laser therapy can help. Laser therapy is the painless application of laser energy promoting increased circulation by drawing oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. This creates an optimal healing environment reducing inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, pain is relieved and function is restored.
Laser is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation which is probably why we just stick with laser. Lasers have been utilized for years, surgically and cosmetically.
Class IV laser therapy delivers specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. These effects include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain and enhanced tissue repair. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and has since been cleared by Health Canada. Summus Class IV Laser Therapy has become the preferred choice for thousands of practitioners worldwide.
There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Class IV laser therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. The Summus Class IV Laser Therapy accelerates the healing process by decreasing inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. In the management of chronic and acute pain, Class IV laser therapy can provide dramatic results.
The painless application of laser energy promotes increased circulation by drawing oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. This creates an optimal healing environment reducing inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, pain is relieved, and function is restored.
During treatment, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level. Increased metabolic activity within the cell stimulates the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane initiating increased production of cellular energy (ATP). This leads to a cascade of beneficial events promoting the acceleration of the healing process and reduced pain.
How often should a patient be treated?
Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 4 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 6 to 12 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before the results are felt?
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that the condition is not improving. Each treatment is cumulative, and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
Yes. Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of treatment, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Laser therapy can help with many conditions, including (but not limited to):
o Disc Degeneration
o Wrist and ankle sprains
o Tennis Elbow (Epicondylitis)
o Rotator Cuff Strains & Tears
o TMJ Disorders
o Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
o Repetitive Stress Injuries
o Plantar Fasciitis
o Sciatic Pain
o Sports Injuries
Laser therapy can relieve pain, reduce swelling and increase range of motion.
Learn more at summuslaser.com.