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Lighting the way to better health through photobiomodulation therapy.
The breakthrough holistic therapy that uses lasers or LEDs to improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied.
Dr. Caroline Wilkerson
On the forefront of Photobiomodulation
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
The breakthrough holistic therapy that is helping Veterans recover from lingering injuries
What We Do
The Light Doctors are here to help you choose the best red light therapy products for your unique needs and budget.
From individuals to clinics to corporations, we have red light solutions to fit your wellness needs.
We are also in the process of creating an online training portal for providers to support you and your practice.
Photobiomodulation (PBM), also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT), is a non-invasive light therapy that employs non-ionizing, low power, laser light to improve certain symptoms and promote healthy effects. The applications of PBM are broad, ranging from pain relief to promoting recovery of tendinopathies, nerve injuries, osteoarthritis and wound healing.
Red light is chosen because its penetration through tissue is maximal due to lower scattering and absorption by tissue chromophores. The absorption, scattering and chromophore concentrations of skin, melanin and red cell hemoglobin, are fundamental properties of tissue that can provide essential information for many aesthetic, therapeutic, and diagnostic applications.
PBM significantly reduces pain, swelling and inflammation, accelerating the body’s ability to heal itself. The long-term effects of PBM (or LLLT) occur within a week or two and can last for months and sometimes years as a result of improved tissue healing.
PBM uses red light to stimulate both collagen and elastin production, dramatically reducing lines and wrinkles and repair damage form UV rays. In addition, it stimulates collagen synthesis and fibroblast formation, anti-inflammatory action, stimulation of energy production in mitochondria, and even DNA repair. The most effective nm is 630-970nm LED.
During PBM therapy, post-exercise levels of biochemical markers, Blood Lactate, Creatine Kinase, and C-Reactive Protein level, decrease significantly. There is an increase in circulation following the treatment, indicating tissues are receiving more oxygen and other nutrients important for healing—while also ridding themselves of toxic byproducts.
PBM enhances physical performance and accelerates recovery by decreasing muscle acidosis in high-intense sports activities when applied before activity. Increased lactate levels indicate muscular fatigue or acidosis that is associated with anaerobic metabolism during intense exercise activity. High levels of blood lactate are related to impaired performance during intense muscular contraction.
PBM has been proven to reduce muscle strength loss and muscle soreness, resulting in fewer range of motion impairments. It improves muscle power and delays muscle fatigue due to the decreased lactate levels in blood as well as lower CK and C-reactive protein.
PBM is widely used to treat conditions related to neurogenesis. It improves post-stroke local microenvironment and stimulates neuroprogenitor cells, significantly alleviating behavioral deficits.
The reason why we love Avant lasers is because there has been a lot of thought and research into the function and engineering of them. They have done their research and they know the wave lengths of light that are best for healing whether for superficial joint injuries, or photoneuromodulation. We also love the flexibility that they offer with their interface where we can create our own protocols. It truly allows the practitioner to have control over the therapy rather than relying on factory presets. Not to mention it can fit in your pocket.
When I first began using the Avant LZ30-Z I was looking for a tool that could be versatile enough to use for musculoskeletal applications and also have the flexibility to do transcranial work. I’ve been using this laser for over a year and I am beyond impressed with its therapeutic range and application. The Avant is a vital part of my practice.
Professional dancers push their bodies to the limit and fast, efficient recovery is critical when they go past the limit. As a physical therapist dealing with a host of issues from blisters to stress fractures, the LZ30 laser is my go-to device. It fits in my pocket and is so lightweight that it travels to the theater and on tour all over the world. I cannot imagine being without it! I highly recommend the LZ30 to any physical therapist and for all professional athletes as efficient healing is everything.
During this Covid-19 pandemic, keeping ourselves healthy has become a bigger priority than ever. Staying at home, practicing social distancing, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the new norm. Healthy living includes therapy to boost the immune system that we can practice inside our homes. How do we stay healthy in a time when we […]
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