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...

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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: June 15, 2021

As the Province of BC introduces re-opening measures, things will remain status quo for the time being at PhysioLife.  All existing COVID-19 guidelines remain in place, and can be viewed on our website.  Our profession is governed by the College of Physical Therapists of BC and the College of Massage therapists of BC.  The rules and regulations passed down from these Colleges supersede any WorkSafeBC requirements which are imposed on the general population.  Therefore, we can only relax restrictions once our Colleges approve.  Our setting is a healthcare setting which is a high risk environment, even if masks are worn.  As the summer progresses, we hope to receive new guidance from our Colleges which will allow us to ease some of our protocols.  However, we will only do so if we believe it will not interfere with the health and safety of our therapists, staff, and patients.

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

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