RPM Laser Therapy Pain Relief Program uses Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) to provide relief from acute and chronic forms of pain and to accelerate the body’s healing process. LLLT is a non-invasive, drug-fee and pain-free therapeutic modality which treats pain and inflammation at the source. Click here to book a Free Demo
How It Works
The cells in our bodies are constantly working to repair and/or regenerate damaged tissues caused by injury, disease or the wear and tear our bodies experience daily. Often referred to as the “building blocks of life”, cells are responsible for restoring health and normal functioning.
Sometimes, however, an injury can be extensive or may not heal correctly. In these instances, high or even unbearable levels of acute pain can occur, or old injuries can leave us suffering from chronic pain. When this happens, we tend to seek medical assistance, often in the form of medication. While medication can reduce symptoms, it can also introduce harmful chemicals to our bodies which may result in a wide range of side effects or even lead to tolerance and /or dependence (addiction).
Low Level Laser Therapy treats pain and injury by increasing metabolic activity in the cell and treating pain where it starts – the source of its origin. Light energy emitted by the laser gently passes through the skin and is immediately absorbed by the cells. Once absorbed, the intracellular metabolisms of cells are increased and the cells become supercharged. This increases circulation to the injured site and allows cells to more efficiently and effectively increase tissue regeneration, normalize damaged tissue, reduce pain and inflammation, and increase functionality.
Low Level Laser Therapy can be used independently or in combination with other therapeutic modalities. It can be used to treat a wide range of conditions including, but not limited to:
- Soft Tissue Injury
- Joint Pain
- Wound Healing
- Ligament & Tendon Tears
- Bulging & Herniated Discs
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Repetitive Stress Syndrome
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Chonodromalacia Patella
- Calcifications (Bone Spurs)
- Spinal Stenosis
- Thermal & Chemical Burns
- Dermal Lesions (Scars)
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Peripheral Nerve Damage
- Bell’s Palsy
- Herpes Zoster
- Acne Rosacea
- Neuropathic Pain
Program Overview and Cost
- Initial Consultation: lasting approximately half an hour, the initial consultation provides you with the opportunity to meet with your laser therapist and discuss your relevant medical history and the cause of your pain. Your laser therapist will work with you to help identify the source of origin and discuss treatment and program options specifically tailored to your individual needs.
The consultation is free of charge and there is no obligation to schedule treatment.
- Pain Relief Treatment: each treatment takes approximately half an hour to complete. Depending on the source, nature and severity of your pain, the frequency of treatments will range from one to three sessions per week. Typically a higher number of sessions per week are initially required with frequency lessening as you start to experience results. During treatment a therapeutic low level laser will be applied directly to the injured area causing cells to become supercharged. This makes cells more efficient and effective in reducing pain and inflammation and in increasing the speed of healing. The treatment is completely pain free and non-invasive.
Treatment can be purchased either on a pay-as-you-go basis ($45.00/session) or as a package of 6 sessions ($225.00). Laser Therapy is covered by extended health care benefits as well as Motor Vehicle Accident and WSIB claims.
Frequently Asked Questions
Since our Pain Relief program uses laser therapy techniques directly on the point of injury, clothing that leaves the injury uncovered or easily accessible is recommended.
How Many Sessions will I Need?
Once treatment begins your laser therapist will be more able to accurately determine the number of treatments you will require. Your laser therapist will continuously assess and measure your body’s response to treatment, and will work with you to customize your program based on your individual needs. Our objective is to provide the best possible care in the least number of visits.
How Long will it Take to Notice Results?
This will depend on the source, nature and severity of your pain. In most cases we expect to see some change after the first one to three sessions. However, everyone is different and this may not always be the case. Laser therapy has a cumulative effect meaning each treatment builds off of the previous one. As such, consistently attending appointments, especially at first, will lead to faster results.
Are there any Risks or Side Effects?
Laser therapy is a painless, drug-free, non-invasive therapeutic modality. As such, there are no risks to treatment and potential side effects are minimal. Side effects are rare but may include the following:
Tiredness: a client may experience tiredness before or immediately following treatment. This can be due either to the release of metabolites (small molecular products of metabolic reactions that occur within cells), or the easing of long-standing pain which may have prevented rest.
False Picture of Health: laser therapy helps to remove pain quickly and shorten healing times. It is important to remember however, that even though you no longer experience pain, the injury still requires time to fully recover. If you succumb to a false picture of health you risk aggravation or even re-injury.
Pain Reaction: in rare cases a client may experience an increase of pain the day after treatment. This is more likely to happen in chronic injury cases, and occurs because an injury may be “made acute” when the healing process begins. This is a short-term response and, if it occurs, will be taken into consideration during your next treatment session. The treatment will be adjusted to help prevent the reaction from occurring again.
It is important to note that laser therapy does not cause cancer. No mutational effects have ever been observed in the red or infrared range in doses used within the scope of laser therapy practices.