Cold Laser Therapy

Drs. Salansky Protocols

"Our earliest research revealed and later clinical studies confirmed that high immediate and short-term pain reliefs are extremely important for good outcome of the entire course of treatment. "
Dr. Norman Salansky, PhD
Photonic Therapy System
A Novel Concept of Pain Relief and Tissue Healing
Therapeutic Cold Lasers for Professionals
A Novel Laser Concept of Pain Relief and Tissue Healing  

Facts about Laser Therapy

IMI Healing Technologies' prime mission is to bring the recognition and use by medical communities in North America and around the Globe of its LEP2000™ Photonic and Laser Therapy System, and to offer high-efficacy therapeutic devices based on scientifically and clinically proven healing properties of multi-modality photonic and laser therapy approaches.

A Novel Concept of Pain Relief and Tissue Healing

A large body of research in cell culture and animal studies suggest that coherent or non-coherent monochromatic light with specific optical parameters can improve or reverse to normal abnormal cell and tissue processes to a normal state. These are so-called low level, low power, low intensity laser biostimulation and photobiomodulation phenomena. These phenomena are extremely sensitive to optical parameters (wavelength, power, irradiance, fluence (dose), modulation frequency, etc.). Depending on the optical parameters either a positive photo effect, an inhibition, or no effect at all is observed.

As a result of 25 years of basic and clinical research supported by the Canadian Government, Doctors Norman and Natasha Salansky discovered and optimized so-called "Therapeutic Optical Windows" (TOWs) that help to improve or reverse to normal pathological tissue conditions* like tissue ischemia (depletion of cellular energy ATP), impaired microcirculation, chronic or acute inflammation, etc. TOWs represent sets of optical parameters (wavelength (nm), power (mW), irradiance (mW/cm2), fluence (dose, J/cm2), modulation frequency (Hz), duty cycle (%), etc.) and three-dimensional (3D) photon distribution within the tissue that are required to improve a particular tissue pathological condition.

In order to improve or reverse to normal a particular pathological condition of tissue (tissue ischemia, impaired microcirculation, acute or chronic inflammation, etc.) a single or several specific TOWs are required. In order to treat with high efficacy a particular disease (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome) usually several specific TOWs are required because, in most cases, a disease is represented by several pathological tissue's conditions.

For example, a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome may present the following tissue pathologies (or some of them): tissue and nerve ischemia and impaired microcirculation in the carpal tunnel, chronic inflammation in surrounding tissues, tendinitis or tenosynovitis, ischemic or inflammatory swelling in hands, myofascial pain, tender and trigger points, etc. Each one of these pathological conditions may require a specific TOW.

Doctors Salansky Protocols of Photonic and Laser Therapy LEP2000™describe a specific assessment procedure identifying which particular TOWs and physiologically justified sequence of TOWs is applied in order to achieve high therapeutic efficacy for a particular patient or disease. Doctors Salansky Protocols are also adjusted for various stages of diseases (acute, sub-acute and chronic) as well as for the severity of inflammation processes (flare-up** or non-flare up). The Protocols also adjust therapy for different categories of patients (children, weak, elderly, average and high fitness-level patients, as well as trained athletes). LEP2000™ Photonic and Laser Therapy System is user friendly and each TOW could be activated by pushing a single button code.

Doctors Salansky Protocols of Photonic and Laser Therapy were proven in clinical studies to provide consistent high efficacy treatments for a variety of musculo some cases skeletal and neuromuscular conditions including substantial immediate and sustainable pain relief. The Salanskys' approach overcomes difficulties and controversial results of conventional low level lasers, cold lasers, low intensity lasers where clinical efficiency is over claimed in some cases and sometimes represents "hit and miss" situation. Unfortunately this leads to clinical studies that do not demonstrate any efficacy or low efficacy as compared to placebo treatment and jeopardizes reimbursements for laser treatments.

(*) A description of various pathological conditions of tissue could be found in the text books for medical schools Cotran RS. Robbins pathologic basis of disease. 6th ed./Cotran RS, Kumar V, Collins T. W.B. Saunders Company, 1999.
(**) Flare-up stage represents severe painful inflammatory condition with abnormal low pain level threshold. See terminology.
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