At Action Physical Therapy, we use the latest technology available to help accurately diagnose and treat the problem. Many of our patients benefit from biofeedback technology and low level laser therapy.
With biofeedback, you’re connected to electrical sensors that help you measure and receive information about your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. The biofeedback sensors teach you how to make subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain or improving the quality of muscle contraction.In essence, biofeedback gives you the power to use your thoughts to control your body, often to help with a health condition or physical performance. Biofeedback is often used as a relaxation technique and assists you with proper muscle activation during strengthening exercises.
Biofeedback helps to isolate hard to visualize muscles such as pelvic floor muscles and visually displays the muscle activity allowing the patient to improve muscle control. It is often used in conjunction with exercises, helping the patient properly use their muscles during activities.
Benefits of Biofeedback
- It’s noninvasive
- It may reduce or eliminate need for medications
- It helps you take charge of your health
- It improves your body awareness
Low Level Laser Therapy
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a painless, non-invasive, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, and neurological conditions. Laser therapy can be used in order to control pain, even when conventional physical therapy methods have been ineffective.Around the world, laser therapy is rapidly becoming a form of medical therapy used to accelerate your body’s own healing power, leading to a faster recovery and decrease in pain. However, laser therapy is not a substitute for physical therapy. Lasers are used in conjunction with joint mobilization and strength training to help patients bounce back from injuries.
How does laser light heal?
Healing with the use of light is not new. Light therapy was reported to be effective for many conditions by Hippocrates. With the development of the laser and its special properties, using light as a treatment has gained more popularity.
Low level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin’s layers (the dermis, epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin) at all wavelengths in the visible range. However, light waves in the near infrared ranges penetrate the deepest of all light waves in the visible spectrum. When low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood. This has both anti-inflammatory and immunostimulate effects. It is a scientific fact that light transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effects throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.
- Biostimulation including improved metabolism & increase of cell metabolism
- Improved blood circulation and vasodilatation
- Analgesic effect
- Anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous effects
- Stimulation of wound healing
Benefits of low level laser therapy
- Relieves acute and chronic pains
- Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
- Increases blood supply
- Stimulates nerve function
- Develops collagen and muscle tissue
- Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
- Promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
- Reduces inflammation