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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a health care profession that evaluates, diagnoses, and provides treatment to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and function throughout your life. A physical therapist provides treatment when your movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Components of movement and function that are evaluated by a physical therapist include strength, range of motion, flexibility, balance, posture, body mechanics, coordination, endurance and general mobility such as walking, stair climbing, and getting in and out of a chair or bed.

A physical therapist evaluates the components of movement and develops an individualized program to restore your function. A physical therapist will help you with:

  • Orthopedic conditions such as low back pain or osteoporosis
  • Joint and soft tissue injuries such as fractures and dislocations
  • Neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease
  • Workplace injuries including repetitive stress disorders and sports injuries

MicroLight Laser - Cold Laser Therapy

Medical researchers began using laser biostimulation in the late 1960’s with low-powered laser beams that produced non-thermal effects on human tissue. The first reported cases involved slow-healing ulcers. The efficacy of this low-level laser therapy, or “LLLT,” is substantiated by responsible research that continues.

An example of how LLLT works involves soft tissue trauma. These types of injuries consist of damage to the deep, sensitive layers of tissue beneath the epidermis, including muscular, neural, lymphatic, and vascular tissue. The human body normally reacts to this soft tissue trauma by “splinting” the injury with edema, a thin or watery fluid in tissue spaces or cell interstices. However, excess edema causes swelling that inhibits movement of the damaged tissue. These injuries result in two types of pain.

The first is actual traumatic pain from the injury itself, and the second pain is from the swelling that results. LLLT focuses first on the lymphatic system which maintains the body’s fluid balance, while the laser light also helps absorb the excess edema. LLLT thus provides relief in two ways.



Worldwide medical studies show safe and proven relief for the following:

  • Arthritis / Joint Pain
  • Back Pain / Neck Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heel Spurs / Plantar Fasciitis
  • Knee Pain
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Muscle Pain / Spasms
  • Nerve Pain / Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder / Rotator Cuff
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • TMJ Pain / Dysfunction
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Whiplash
  • Any many more...