Cold Laser Therapy

Since many people ask us about cold laser therapy, we thought we should dedicate a page on our website to educate our patients and the inquiring public.

Often times when we think of lasers, we think of cutting or permanently altering objects in industrial or commercial applications.  However, it surprises some patients when they learn physiotherapists utilize lasers to help treat a range of conditions.  What’s important to remember is the lasers we use are much different than lasers used in other industries.  Physiotherapists use low level lasers that penetrate only the upper layers of body tissue.  When these lasers penetrate through the top layers of skin they can provide a number of benefits including: reducing inflammation (helps pain relief), stimulating blood flow (which aids in healing), and helping scar reduction. Cold laser therapy causes no discomfort or pain and has no side effects, making it a great treatment option.

Typical injuries that could benefit from cold laser are tendinopathies, arthritis, wound healing, and jaw pain.

Shockwave Therapy Now Available

Shockwave is a non-invasive form of treatment that has been around for 20 years now, initially being used to treat kidney stones. Shockwave produces acoustic waves that help in treating a number of musculoskeletal conditions, especially in those chronic situations...

read more

Linda, Retired RN

Krystie, I really appreciate all the care that you’ve given me and I’m truly grateful to have you as my physiotherapist. Thank you for everything that you do. read more

COVID 19 NOTICE

Update: March 11, 2022

Please note: The Provincial Government has removed the mask mandate for public spaces in BC.  Inside our clinic, we are requiring masks to be worn in common areas.  This is because a sizeable portion of our patients are elderly, immunocompromised, or in the highest risk levels.  Part of our responsibility as healthcare professionals is ensuring all patients have access to care – therefore we have a responsibility to ensure our environment is safe for everybody.  However, once you are inside a treatment room, masks can be taken off with mutual consent between a patient (yourself), and therapist.  This means if you want your therapist to wear a mask, they will.  If both you and your therapist would like to remove your masks, you may.  We think this is a compromise which can accommodate nearly everybody.

Just a reminder, despite COVID-19 cases declining in BC, there is still community transmission.  This means there is at least some risk of COVID-19 transmission at our clinic.

NEW: We have installed HEPA air purifiers inside each of our treatment rooms to further try to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued support.  We hope everyone stays healthy.

Continue to Webpage