For The Health of It
Discover Light Therapy -- New Therapy Approved by the FDA
What is light rehabilitation therapy and for that matter have you ever heard of it? Recently this exciting technology was cleared by the FDA for treatment of pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. This is NOT the light therapy used for depression/cabin fever but a much more specific therapy using specific waveform light. Light Therapy of this type has been used extensively throughout the world for more than twenty years. Also known as cold laser or photo-therapy, light therapy is backed by extensive research with over 500 published studies covering a number of soft tissue injuries, pain, and inflammatory conditions. Light therapy treatment can be administrated using the revolutionary Dynatron Solaris.
According to research, it is the only therapy that actually jumps starts the cellular repair process and can produce results where other treatments fail and is surgery free, pain free, drug free and with no known side effects. As a result, it is the very type of therapy one might consider for the very frail and infirm due to its non-invasiveness character.
- Research points to these unique benefits:
- Increases cell metabolism
- Improves localized blood circulation
- Relieves acute and chronic pain
- Reduces localized inflammation and edema
- Stimulate wound healing and tissue repair
- Stimulates the immune system
- Stimulates nerve function
- Develops collagen and muscle tissue
Research also shows light therapy application for many common conditions - pain management - arthritis/rheumatism, migraine headaches, lower back pain, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, sprains and strains, post-operative pain, tennis and golfer's elbow, repetitive stress injuries (RSI), carpal tunnel syndrome, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) wound healing - soft tissue injuries, post-operative wounds, soft tissue swelling, burns, herpes zoster, acne, inflammatory skin conditions, rosacea, non-healing wounds, hematomas, pressure sores and ulcers.
My personal observations show, that after a very limited treatment, contractures were relieved. In one case, after a single treatment there was 25 % greater extension of a contracted hand one day after treatment.
This approach to treatment has been so effective that virtually every major sports team in the surrounding area is using it for rehabilitation of their athletic injuries. The teams' primary motive for selecting this type of therapy no doubt involves the speed of rehabilitation and the effectiveness of that same therapy. For example, I'm told that the 49'ers, Raiders, Warriors, A's, Giants, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, UOP, and Nevada PT/UNR to name a few, avail themselves to this modality. It's safe to conclude that if this type of therapy is effective and good enough for million dollar athletes, it should be equally as good for others.
Although this therapy is not new, its very recent approval by the FDA results in not many locations having the equipment to offer the treatments. On the Ridge, I only know of one location (Paradise Skilled Nursing) in possession of the equipment and providing the therapy.
Dr. Ron Brown has administered various heath care facilities for the past thirty years and is best known locally for his development and opening of Country Crest in Oroville in 2002. Currently he oversees facility management of Paradise Skilled Nursing in Paradise and Shadowbrook Health Care in Oroville. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com