Laser Therapy Vs. Other Therapies

Ever since I started using laser therapy in my practice 8 years ago, my old ultrasound and electric stim machine has been progressively sitting more and more by the wayside.  In fact, for the last 4 years, I haven’t even turned the old device on….it just sits by the wall of one of my treatment rooms collecting dust and every now and then a patient will say: “What’s that machine for?”

Comparatively speaking, I haven’t found ultrasound or electric stim anywhere near as effective as laser therapy for pain and muscle, joint or nerve injuries.  That’s not to say laser therapy is 100% full proof because nothing is.  But I will say that I consistently get great results with laser on a wide variety of patient conditions.

Below is a great summary chart that compares the use of laser and other common therapies used in chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage clinics.

Laser therapy can be used to treat so many different effects, can treat so many different things and has so few precautions which makes it an ideal therapeutic tool.

If you are in Richmond Hill, Aurora, King City or Newmarket and haven’t tried laser therapy for your pain or injury, maybe it’s time to give us a call and see how we can help!

Dr. Keith

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