Laser Treatment for Sports Injuries

Sports related injuries are a common cause of impairment in athletes affecting performance and enjoyment of their sport. Helping athletes excel depends on the proper management of injuries in order to reduce chances of disability. Whatever the favoured approach to care, laser therapy should be considered as an important part of the treatment protocol, as […]

Chondromalacia Patella, or “Grinding Knee Pain”

Chondromalacia patellae is a term applied to the syndrome of pain and grinding (crepitus) arising from underneath the knee cap (patellofemoral articulation). Typically, this is a disease of the adolescent and young adult. Etiological factors include trauma, patellar dislocation, misalignment syndrome, primary cartilage vulnerability and occupation. Many consider it a normal part of patellofemoral joint […]

Laser Therapy and Knee Arthritis

Arthritis results in the deterioration of joints through the process of inflammation. The most common form is osteoarthritis. This type of joint disease affects approximately 80% of the population by the age of 65. Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the hands, feet, spine and large bearing joint such as the hips and knees. According to the […]

Hyperflexion and Whiplash Associated Disorder

Whiplash trauma occurs with sudden trauma to the head and neck relative to other parts of the body, typically during vehicular collisions or other mishaps. The term Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) describes the cluster of signs and symptoms resulting from this type of injury, which may include neck pain, stiffness, tenderness, decreased range of motion, […]