The Calgary clinic opened in 2004 and has successfully treated thousands of people for conditions such as tendonitis, sciatica, cervical and shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, low back pain, TMJ syndrome, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries and arthritis. Treatments are a combination of laser therapy and manual therapy.
Laser therapy is proven to help reduce or eliminate inflammation. Light photons are deeply absorbed by soft tissue, stimulating physiological effects necessary to healing. It is a painless, noninvasive therapy which can help restore normal cell function and enhance the body’s healing processes.
The manual work provided by the therapists includes Manual Osteopathic Therapy, Somatics, Onsen® Therapy and Massage Therapy Techniques. These are used to assess and correct structural and functional imbalances. Improved musculoskeletal balance means the reduction or elimination of pain, an increased range of motion and the release of entrapped nerves or trigger points.
The cost is $125+GST per visit. An assessment is included in the first visit at no extra charge and each visit takes just under an hour. You are one-on-one with the therapist the whole time. You won't just be receiving laser therapy. Laser therapy is an important part of the treatment because of its ability to reduce or eliminate inflammation and speed up the healing process. The manual therapy is just as important because these techniques deal with the structural and muscular reasons why the pain and inflammation started. Laser Health Solutions has developed a unique therapy program using Osteopathic techniques, Laser Therapy, Somatics, and Massage Therapy that you won't find anywhere else. On average, only ten treatments are needed.
If you have insurance benefits which allow you to see a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), you can claim reimbursement for Laser Health Solutions treatments when you see one of our RMTs. If you have any of the following insurance and are able to see a Manual Osteopathic Therapist (DMO), you are able to claim reimbursement when treated by one of our osteopaths: Blue Cross, Desjardins, Empire Life, Equitable Life, Great West Life, Canada Life, Greenshield, Manulife or Sunlife.
We believe in finding – and fixing – the cause of your pain.
We believe in getting you better fast.
We believe you shouldn’t have to keep seeing us for the rest of your life.
We believe great therapy shouldn’t feel like medieval torture.
We believe you don’t have to spend all day doing rehab exercises.
We believe more birthdays doesn’t equate to more pain.
I am almost 65 years old and have been playing hockey year round for several years. Downhill skiing is also a passion of mine. Severe back pain stopped me from doing both sports. Living on a ranch, the pain prevented me from doing simple chores and gardening as well. Several doctors indicated that I was not a candidate for back surgery (herniated discs at L3 to L5). Most prescribed opiates and other harsh meds. I tried traditional therapies (10 sessions) but was unable to do most of the exercises due to recurring back pain. Seeking alternative treatment became my goal.
Muscles can become chronically tight or shortened due to repetitive activity or inactivity. If muscles don’t have the opportunity to function at their full length, sensory motor amnesia (SMA) can set in. This means that the nervous system will not allow the muscles to relax and lengthen fully. Pain often results from these compromised muscles. Somatics is neuromuscular therapy. It helps muscles function properly by engaging the nervous system through a series of specific movements.
Laser Health Solutions is not just a laser therapy clinic. Some of the most effective manual therapy techniques used by the therapists in our clinic are osteopath techniques. Osteopaths focus on four areas of therapy.
Structural Imbalances. In our clinic, we find that many people require the osteopath techniques that assess and correct structural imbalances. These imbalances, which are found mostly in the pelvis and vertebrae, can lead to significant pain all along the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Structural imbalances can also lead to sciatica, knee pain and plantar fasciitis.
Why does your shoulder keep you awake at night? Why won’t the pain in your heel go away? Why does your back ache?
Why is the most important question, because you won’t get rid of the pain until you correct the cause of it.
At LaserHealth™ Solutions, you’ll receive a comprehensive assessment to ensure that your treatment is meant to eliminate the cause of your pain. Treatments are designed for your specific injury or condition and are a unique combination of manual therapy techniques and laser therapy. Treatments work in a curative manner by both correcting structural imbalances and restoring normal cell function.
The healing effect of near-infrared light was reported decades ago and many studies have been done since then to assess how it works. It’s been clear that the use of red light with specific wavelengths, like the type used in the Laser Health Solutions clinics, helps the cells’ mitochondria to produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the fuel that cells require to do their work – including healing. With more fuel, cells can do their work better and faster.
Until a recent study done by Andrei Sommer of the University of Ulm in Germany, the most common explanation… View the whole post
Trudy F. wrote us yesterday to tell us about how her progress has been going for her. "After 4 treatments for knee pain, I've been able to eliminate the need for pain meds during the day and I'm reducing the night time pain meds too. I'm doing excellent! My knees are feeling better, as well as my back. Blaine worked on loosening up along my spine. He is also great at explaining what and why he is doing everything."
Most people in their lifetime will struggle with Plantar Fasciitis in some form. If you experience heel pain that started for no reason and unable to walk comfortably, there is a chance of Plantar Fasciitis. It can be debilitating, terrifying, or just annoying. But how do you know you have Plantar Fasciitis?
“Well, my heel hurts. Everyone knows that.”
Plantar Fasciitis is the tightening of the fascia and muscles on the bottom the foot which connects to the calcaneus. During the night these structures shorten as you sleep, creating micro-tearing and scar tissue at the heel once pressure is… View the whole post
Good day Blaine, I wanted to take the time to thank you and your staff for the great job of getting me back into playing form after I injured my shoulders.
I am 55 years old and still enjoy playing competitive slow-pitch, 10 pin bowling and curling and have noticed my throwing shoulder getting more stiff and sore as the years go by. Then, I injured both of my shoulders diving for a ball in the beginning to the season of last year. I thought I was done for the season. I went to my doctor who sent me to a specialist who told me that my Long Head Bicep tendons in both shoulder were slightly out of their groove and very inflamed. I was… View the whole post
It gives me great pleasure to write a few lines after meeting you, going through the evaluation process and then getting treatment from a professional like yourself.
As I mentioned before during our meeting, I have been a long-time patient of back pain, suffering during the most part of every year since last 20 years.
I had a surgery from a very reputed surgeon in Calgary, continued to go to [other] therapists. I will not deny that [they] did give me some relief from pain, but [they have] always been a temporary fix.
I heard, from different sources, about your laser treatment and honestly, I was not sure if I should try or not, but… View the whole post
I just wanted to drop you line to say thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I came to you for sciatic pain and heard about you from 66CFR! I met with Zachary and he is my hero! He told me he could help and it would take about 4 to 6 treatments and he was right on. I could barely walk and now I am walking and moving without even a twitch! I still do the simple exercises that he told me about, they have become part of my daily routine! I sing your praises to anyone who listens and recommend you whenever I can!
I am so grateful that you were here in my time of need!