Campbell River Chiropractors - North Central Vancouver Island

250.287.8487

Harness the healing power of light

with low-level laser therapy

Laser therapy (or phototherapy) uses an energy-charged light to painlessly penetrate underlying tissues, which stimulates the body's natural repair processes.

First developed over 30 years ago, low-level laser therapy is an FDA approved and Health Canada-licensed treatment option for pain and injuries. The result is faster healing and reduced pain, swelling, and inflammation.
How does

laser therapy work?

The pain-free low-level laser is applied to your skin

so it can supply energy to your body in the form of billions of light photons.

The body absorbs this laser light

on a cellular level and transforms it into chemical energy.

The body then uses the extra energy

to commence its own tissue repairs. The bio-stimulating effects cause a decrease in inflammation and pain and an increase in tissue healing.

How many laser therapy treatments do I need?

More acute conditions will often only need 5-6 treatments. Chronic conditions can take longer and may need closer to 6-12 treatments. These are averages and every person’s healing time is unique.

Who needs laser therapy?

We offer low-level laser therapy for sports injuries, arthritis, and a variety of other chronic or degenerative conditions.

Common problems effectively treated with laser therapy include:

General

  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction
  • Tennis/golf elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Achilles tendonitis

Injuries

  • Ligament & tendon tears
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Bulging/herniated discs
  • Contusions
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Runner’s knee
  •  

Inflammatory

  • Tendinitis
  • Myositis
  • Synovitis
  • Bursitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Degenerative

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Spinal stenosis pain
  • Numbness/nerve pain
  • Patello-femoral syndrome
  • Pain from bone spurs
  •  

How many laser therapy treatments do I need?

More acute conditions will often only need 5-6 treatments. Chronic conditions can take longer and may need closer to 6-12 treatments. These are averages and every person’s healing time is unique.