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Laser Therapy

How does it work?

Therapeutic medical lasers heal tissue ailments by injecting billions of photons of visible and invisible laser light deep into tissue structures. Tissue naturally contains protein strands called chromophores and cytochromes located in the mitochondria of a cell, which have the unique ability to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy for the cell. This chemical energy is utilized by the tissue on a cellular level to significantly accelerate the healing process and reduce pain in the body naturally.

There is an absolute increase in microcirculation, leading to higher rates of cell synthesis, and thus better tissue oxygenation and nutrition. 


What does cold laser do?

Rapid cell growth

Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.

Faster wound healing

Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.

Increases metabolic activity 

Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells, and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).


Reduces fibrous tissue formation

Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns, or post-surgery.

Anti-inflammatory action

Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to provide enhanced joint mobility.

Increases vascular activity

Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.


Stimulates nerve function

Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.


Who is cold laser good for?

Cold laser is recommended for those with one or more of the following conditions:

  • Sciatica

  • Rotator Cuff

  • Shoulder pain

  • Low Back Pain

  • Migraines/Headache

  • Neck Pain

  • Arthritis

  • Heel Pain

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow

  • Knee Pain / Ligament injuries

  • Tendinitis / Strains

  • Sprains & Strains

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Hip Pain

  • Wound Healing

  • Diabetic Ulcers

  • Intercostallic Pain

  • Wounds

  • Ankle Sprain

Are Theralase lasers harmful?

No. Theralase lasers are class 3B lasers that are used specifically for tissue stimulation and are not strong enough to damage cells. Unlike class 4 lasers, Theralase lasers produce no heat and do not cut tissue. 

Does laser therapy work?

Yes. With Theralase lasers, laser therapy is safe, effective, and painless, with results that are often immediate with no side effects. Efficacy rates in excess of 90% are routinely achieved. 

How long does therapy take?

Treatment time will vary from as little as two minutes to as long as fifteen minutes per session, depending on the condition treated and its severity. Many patients see excellent results after just a few treatments. 

Do my health benefits cover laser therapy treatment?

Yes. Theralase treatments at Kulhay Wellness Clinic are covered under ‘Chiropractic Treatment’ if this is included in your benefits plan. 

How much does laser treatment cost?

See our Fees page.

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