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Arlington Office

1715 North George Mason Dr. Suite 503
Medical Building C / Parking Lot C
Arlington Virginia 22205


McLean Office

1499 Chain Bridge Road Suite 101
McLean Professional Park
McLean, Virginia 22101


Ph: 703-525-5542 ext. 200

Fax: 703-525-2739

Monday-Friday / 6:30am - 7pm

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Cold Laser

Laser therapy has been successfully used around the world for over 25 years.

LLLT (low level laser therapy) is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions and pathologies. Laser therapy can be used any time a patient needs a drug-less procedure for the control of pain, when conventional therapies have been ineffective, or when the acceleration of healing from injuries is desired.

Low level laser supplies energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin's layers 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.

For most people, laser therapy is quite passive. There is no pulsating shocks felt, as in forms of electronic stimulation, or heat used as with ultrasound. The most noticeable sensation is the touch of the probe head of the laser, as it comes in contact with the skin.

Generally, the more chronic or severe the condition, the longer it takes to respond. The majority of conditions treated will take anywhere from 4-5 or 10-15 treatments. Once again, the number of treatments depends upon the severity of the condition and it duration. You should notice a difference after 1-2 treatments but it may take 4-5 sessions before a dramatic or marked change is perceived.


Physiological Effects of LLLT

  • Bio-stimulation, including improve metabolism & increased cell metabolism
  • Improved blood circulation and vasodilation
  • Analgesic effect
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous effects
  • Simulation of wound healing

Benefits of LLLT to Users
  • Relieves acute and chronic pains
  • Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissure repair
  • Increases blood supply
  • Simulates immune system
  • 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

Applications of LLLT

According to published medical reports, many acute and chronic conditions may be improved or eliminated with laser use: including:
Arthritis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondromalacia Patellae
Fibromyalgia
Heel Spurs/Plantar Fascitis
Migraine Headaches
Neck Pain/Whiplash
Back Pain
Nerve Root Pain
Pots-Operative Pain
Repetitive Stress Injuries
TMJ Pain/Dysfunction
Tendonitis/Tendinosis
Tennis Elbow
Bursitis
Neuralgia
Trigger Points
Sprains/Strains
Swelling
Wound Healing

Contact Us - 703-525-5542

Where Does It Hurt?

Arlington Office

1715 North George Mason Dr., Medical Offices C, Suite 503, Arlington Virginia 22205


McLean Office

1499 Chain Bridge Road Suite 101, McLean Professional Park, McLean, Virginia 22101


Monday-Friday / 6:30 am - 7 pm

Phone: 703-525-5542 ext. 200 / Fax: 703-525-2739