What Is Laser Therapy?
Evolve is excited to offer our LightCure laser therapy treatments to patients. Many of you many be asking What Is Laser Therapy. It is a non-invasive, drug-free and surgery free treatment modality.
FDA Cleared: The LightForce Therapy Laser is FDA cleared for the treatment of pain and inflammation and the temporary increase of microcirculation.
Safe: Laser therapy treatment is a low-risk, noninvasive safe way to achieve pain relief.
Proven: Laser therapy has effectively treated pain associated with inflammation for over 20 years. Laser therapy is endorsed by clinical organizations, including the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
Painless: During treatment patients feel a soothing warmth and treatments can be administered using both contact and non contact techniques depending on the sensitivity of the condition.
Advanced: Laser therapy is a technologicaly advanced treatment that uses light energy to accelerate your body's own natural healing processes to help speed recovery and get you back in action.
The diagram above shows some of the many ailments that can be successfully treated with our laser.
What can you expect as a result of laser treatment?
1. Reduced swelling and inflammation in target tissue both deep and superficial.
2. Immediate pain and discomfort reduction from the drecrease in inflammation.
3. Enhanced mobility and flexibility in stiff joints.
4. Reduced muscle tightness and spasms.
5. An accelerated recovery from your injury or condition.
Laser therapy can be used in combination with physical therapy, massage and other soft tissue therapies and exercise. If you have been unsuccessful in obtaining a full recovery from an injury or the other maladies listed above, come by our office and get a laser treatment. You will be glad you did!
12 Most Healing Foods
The following is a summary of an article from Reader's Digest. It identifies the best picks of foods to prevent and treat heart disease, cancer, headaches, and countless everyday ills.
1. Figs: They are known to prevent the bone loss associated with aging. Figs are also very high in fiber.
Ways to eat them: Slice fresh, unpeeled figs and serve with cheese or put them in a salad.
2. Beets: They produce nitric acid, which helps increase blood flow throughout your body and are known to sharpen your mind.
Ways to eat them: Roast, then puree beets into a dip with Greek yogurt and horseradish or put raw beets into a salad.
3. Fresh Cranberries: These little red berries can help prevent heart disease. They keep the bad cholesterol from oxidizing and sticking to artery walls.
Ways to eat them: Saute and serve with pork, or combine with banana, pineapple and orange for a fruit salad.
4. Orange pith: A great source of fiber and antioxidants.
Ways to eat it: Roast thin slices of the pith and serve with whole wheat pancakes.
5. Eggs: A great source of protein. They contain zinc and iron to promote healthy hair and strong nails.
Ways to eat them: Scramble with a handful of spinach, or top a bowl of vegetables and brown rice with a lightly fried egg, sesame seeds and soy sauce.
6. Sesame seeds: Eating a few spoonsful as day dramatically decreases LDL (bad cholesterol).
Ways to eat them: Sprinkle on oatmeal, steamed veggies or make hummus with tahini, a sesame seed butter.
7. Mustard: Helps protect against cancer, prevent cardiovascular disease, defends cells against damaging free radicals, and gives your immune system a boost.
Ways to eat it: Dip roasted veggies in mustard-honey sauce or whisk together mustard, oil, and vinegar for a salad dressing.
8. Lamb: A good source of omega-3 fatty acids that can protect against heart disease and strokes.
Ways to eat it: Roast leg of lamb or use ground lamb as a topping for tacos or pizza.
9. Frozen broccoli: Frozen varieties contain up to 35% more beta-carotene by weight than fresh broccoli. Helps the body fight off infections that inflame the lungs and arteries.
Ways to eat it: Toss steamed florets with tomato sauce and toasted walnuts for a side dish, or scatter atop a frozen pizza before baking.
10. Chiles: May help prevent the blood clots that lead to a heart attack and stroke.
Ways to eat them: Add chopped chiles to stir-fry, eggs and soup.
11. Kiwis: They help fight free radicals that can lead to cancer.
Ways to eat them: Don't peel them, the skin is very high in fiber and vitamin C. Eat like a peach or chop them and add to salads.
12. Celery leaves: Contain more calcium, iron, potassium, beta-carotene, and vitamin C than the stalks.
Ways to eat it: Use like parsley or mix into salads.
For more tips and nutritional advice ask the team at Evolve Physical Therapy + Advanced Wellness...we are eager to help you!
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