BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy

Cold-Laser-TherapyCold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy, is a safe and pain-free way to treat injuries and many musculoskeletal conditions. This technology speeds up the body’s natural healing process through a cascade of complex physiological reactions; this results in increased cellular regeneration, increased ATP (energy) production, and the release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers). This therapy is curative, resulting in improved joint mobility, reduced inflammation, and ultimately the elimination of symptoms such as pain.

Conditions commonly treated by laser therapy:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Myositis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Post-operative pain and scars
  • Fractures
  • Joint conditions
  • Back and neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain
  • Gout
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Shingles and Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Wounds and ulcers secondary to diabetes and atherosclerosis

How Does It Work?

During a cold laser therapy session, a light source is placed directly on the skin, allowing light energy (photons) to penetrate the injured tissue. This energy interacts with molecules within each cell, resulting in improved cell function and tissue healing. Each treatment builds on the last, and over several sessions, laser therapy can reduce pain and inflammation and speed up the body’s healing process.

How Long Does a Treatment Take?

Treatment time ranges from 15 minutes to over 1 hour, depending on the area being treated.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Unlike most pharmaceutical or therapeutic options, laser therapy is painless, non-invasive and non-toxic. Occasionally, patients experience a temporary increase in symptoms or mild skin irritation. There have been no significant adverse effects reported in over one million treatments.

How Many Treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will vary depending on the individual. Based on our varying genetic make up, every patient and condition responds differently. The average number of treatments required to resolve a condition is between 9 and 12. In some patients, 1 treatment is sufficient. For more severe conditions, over 20 treatments may be required.

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Dr. Berry is currently on maternity leave and will be returning in mid March. Dr. Foot is covering her maternity leave.

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Dr. Berry came to practicing chiropractic medicine after over a decade of teaching yoga and working as a professional sea-kayak guide. Her profound curiosity about human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics compelled her to become a doctor. Dr. Berry graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in Toronto, ON, with clinical honors. Chelsea approached her education with the intent to translate information about disease, injury, health and wellness to her patients in a way that is accessible and empowering. Every new patient session begins with a discussion of the problem and goals followed by a detailed assessment. Chelsea specializes in the assessment and treatment of conditions involving joints, muscles, and the nervous system tissue of the spine. This includes all neuromuscular disorders ranging from a lumbar disc herniation to a simple ankle sprain. She typically uses a combination of soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations, spinal manipulation, exercise prescription, postural advice and improved ergonomics.

Dr. Berry wants to help to educate you about your body and to assist you in moving towards your personal definition of optimal health. Her aim is to enable clients to return to their desired activities and hobbies as quickly as possible.

Chelsea has been profoundly impacted through her experiences with yoga and meditation and always has a good book recommendation for those seeking to augment hands on care. With her free time Chelsea enjoys adventure travel, rock climbing, bicycle commuting and sea kayaking.