Tri-wave Laser Therapy…you may be thinking, “what in the world is laser therapy?” It’s not the newest microwave or home appliance, but it is a state-of-the-art medical device that specifically treats pain and inflammation. Also referred to as cold laser by some or photobiomodulation, this field utilizes light wavelengths to initiate the wound and healing cascade.
How does Laser therapy (Photobiomodulation) work?
Aspen’s Tri-wave Laser, the only of its kind, features 810, 980, and 1064 nm wavelengths. Ultimately, what this means for patients is variable depths of penetration, from the skin surface to deeper internal organs, targeting wound healing exactly at the causative site and activating the metabolic processes necessary for healing. The ability to adjust the power behind the wavelengths and the wavelengths themselves leads to enhanced healing in a shorter time.
My personal experience..
Sounds futuristic, I know, but from personal experience, it works! I have treated numerous “injuries,” both new and old, on myself with amazing results. Although, probably my most impressive was after treating the arch of my left foot. While in medical school, I was back home for the summer and helping my dad mowing at his workshop. A piece of tin buried in the dirt shot out the back and ricocheted off my right tibia, pierced through my shoe, burning itself in my left foot. It required pretty extensive surgery to remove, leaving me with a 4-5” scar in the arch of my left foot and chronic pain. I have battled pain since the injury and usually cut most of my running short because of pain. It’s why I run on a treadmill instead of outdoors, although I am grateful that I can still run.
Fast forward to 2016, when I was introduced to photobiomodulation and received my first laser treatment on my foot. The laser felt warm, and honestly, really good on the injury. Being the good patient that I am and after instructions to take it easy and drink plenty of water, I decided to see just how good it felt I went for a run outside on the unforgiving concrete. I doubled my usual mileage from 2 to 4 and shaved 90 seconds off my per mile time. I was a believer.
What can we treat with Tri-Wave Laser Therapy?
We can improve any pain or inflammation using Tri-wave Laser Therapy: shoulders, elbows, knees, hips, ankles, abdominal pain, headaches, sinuses, post-concussion, and beyond. And over the years, I have learned there is very little it can’t help treat-from post-surgical to enhance recovery from old injuries to athletic injuries.
What are the Benefits of Tri-Wave Laser Therapy?
Some of the benefits of Tri-Wave Laser Therapy include:
- decreased inflammation and swelling
- degradation of scar tissue that can limit movement and impede recovery
- nerve and blood vessel regeneration
- improved vascular and lymphatic activity to enhance blood flow further and eliminate waste or toxins from the injured area
- improved ATP production and oxygenation in the injured tissue to speed up recovery and healing
- muscle fiber regrowth
- increased cartilage production and accelerated bone repair-
- enhanced, faster recovery of injured tissue
- decreasing pain.
Tri-Wave Laser Therapy is safe for everyone regardless of age-including young athletes wanting to return to play quicker and safely without risk for long-term adverse effects. Treatment is quick, easy, and painless with no post restrictions. Most patients will experience some level of relief in symptoms immediately.
At Re-new Institute, with our commitment to helping patients feel and live their best life coupled with innovation, we are proud to be Nebraska’s first Tri-wave laser clinic. If you want to learn more or see what cold laser therapy can do to help you, call us today 531-721-2545 or go to www.re-newinstitute.com to learn more or schedule a complimentary consultation on our patient portal.