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. A quick recovery is also a must with the competitive athlete who does not want to lose his/her edge, or the young athlete that can’t wait to get back to the game.
Whatever the favoured approach to care, whether chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, laser therapy should be considered as an important part of the treatment protocol, as it has been shown to improve the healing process and reduce the recovery time of injuries, resulting in tissue regeneration without the production of scar tissue, hence avoiding future structural instabilities.
Common injuries effectively treated with laser therapy include acute traumas, repetitive injuries, such as ankle sprains commonly associated with basketball, knee and shoulder injuries in hockey, muscle strains, plantar myofascitis and shin splints with runners, along with shoulder injuries sustained with gym-based exercising. These injuries account for a significant percentage of time loss from training, and are especially prevalent during times of increased competition. In particular, knee injuries, including meniscus tears, ligamentous and muscular traumas, are common conditions routinely faced by various practitioners in the field of sports injuries.
Based on the above, laser therapy should be seriously considered in the mild to moderate levels of injury. The comprehensive development of Class 3 Laser Therapy is founded on the evidence that specific wavelengths can activate physiological processes within the cells, which benefits the organism leading to tissue regeneration (healing) without the production of scar tissue, hence avoiding future structural instabilities.
Clearly, the time for innovative, effective technologies has arrived, and Class 3 Laser with the Bioflex system is becoming entrenched as a reliable alternative to more aggressive or ineffective interventions, or as an additional therapy to enhance the effectiveness of various other forms of treatments.