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Integrative Health and Sports Performance utilizes one of the most powerful laser therapy systems in the Dayton area. The Apollo Class IV unit delivers high doses of laser energy to the treatment site, which means high therapeutic benefit in a short amount of time. Laser therapy is used as an essential pain management tool with collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes. Laser therapy can be used as a stand alone treatment option or can be used synergistically with other treatments such as chiropractic care, massage therapy, or physical therapy.
Laser therapy is the use of laser energy to create therapeutic effects. Research has shown that these effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, and decreased swelling.
When laser light is absorbed by living tissue, it triggers biological reactions in the cells. Chemical substances are produced, released, and carried by blood and lymphatic flow to other parts of the system. In this way the effects of cold laser light create broad systemic effects.
A patient usually comes in for treatment several times per week. The number of treatments can range anywhere from 1 to 20, depending on the nature and severity of the condition. Because IHSP utilizes one of the most powerful laser systems in the area, treatment times are significantly reduced compared to other laser systems. Some insurances will cover laser treatments and there are also treatment packages available to make sessions more cost effective.