What to Expect as a New PatientThis is what you can expect at your consultation, examination, and on your first visit as a patient.
Paperwork – You will need to complete a minimal amount of paperwork including a case history which will help the doctor determine how to proceed with your care.
Consultation with Doctor – If Laser Therapy is the appropriate treatment, you will proceed to an evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. If our therapy is not suitable for your condition, we will refer you to the appropriate health care provider.
Physical Exam – Orthopedic, neurological, and spinal examinations are performed to determine general health status and problems.
X-rays – May be utilized to further assess your condition only if physical examination indicates the need for further studies. Prior x-rays, CT sans, and MRI imaging may also be reviewed.
Diagnosis – Based on history, examination, and X-ray / lab findings the doctor will diagnose your condition and explain your condition to you.
Treatment plan – A personal treatment plan will be developed for you that will include Laser Therapy, as well as possible exercises, physiotherapy (icing or heating), and supplements to assist in your healing.
First Visit as a Patient
(May or may not be same day as your evaluation)
Discuss Treatment Plan – The doctor will discuss your specific condition along with the recommended treatment plan. The laser tech will explain the details of the treatment provided.
Treatment – Specified treatment is administered by the laser technician for the determined amount of time (average time is 15 minutes).
Schedule Your Next Appointments as Necessary – Schedule your appointments as determined by the doctor and laser technician for the week. Following your treatment frequency aids in faster symptom relief and reaching your goals.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Therapy
What is MLS Laser Therapy and how does it work?
The patented MLS or “Multi-Wave Locked System” delivers two specific, synchronized wavelengths of laser light. One laser emission acts on inflammation; the other has an analgesic, or pain-relieving effect. Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to the MLS Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced, pain subsides very quickly. In simple terms, MLS therapy is a medical procedure to treat pain and inflammation and works on your cells to kick-start the healing process It works equally well, whether the condition is acute or chronic.
Is it safe?
Laser therapy is cleared by the FDA. Over a million patient treatments have been performed with no reported side effects. Laser Therapy can be found in every medical discipline. It is frequently used to treat professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB.
How can MLS Laser Therapy help my chronic condition?
The effects of MLS Laser Therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your Treatment Plan. Healing will occur as you proceed through your care due to the effect of the light laser on the mitochondria, (factory), of your damaged tissue.
What can I expect during a treatment?
MLS Laser Therapy is painless. Most patients report no sensation at all while receiving laser therapy. Treatments average 10 minutes. MLS Laser Therapy is fast-acting; many patients experience relief after the first treatment.
How many Laser Treatments does it typically take?
A treatment plan is based on your condition. Injuries such as tennis elbow or knee sprain can be treated in as few as 6 sessions. More chronic conditions require 10 to 15 sessions to achieve maximum results. We may also have nutritional recommendations as well as exercise recommendations.
Does insurance cover Laser Therapy?
MLS Laser Therapy is cleared for clinical use by the FDA, however insurance reimbursement is limited at best, therefore, we do not participate with any insurance plans at this time. You may submit your paid receipt to your insurance company for consideration. The good news is that MLS Laser Therapy is very affordable.
What is the cost of Treatment?
A customized treatment plan will be determined upon completion of a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis. At this time the patient will be given full disclosure of all costs. An average treatment cost is between $50-$80 per session depending on the condition and number of areas treated.
Will I need to continue Treatments indefinitely?
No, our goal is to identify the source of your problem and correct it. We will use MLS Therapy to accelerate healing so that the condition resolves at a faster rate. Results have proven to be long-term, if not permanent, for the majority of conditions we treat.
How do cells benefit from MLS Laser Therapy?
A healthy cell functions much like a well run factory performing its job. This includes making connective tissue, hormones, building blood vessels, and the like. When a cell is injured by trauma or inflammation, its mitochondrial “battery” overworks to exhaustion. This causes the cell to become dormant, essentially going into hibernation. Mitochondria in our cells respond to frequencies of light like plants react to ultraviolet from the sun. MLS Laser penetrates over 2 inches, stimulating the cell’s photoreceptors, restoring energy and function to speed up the healing process.
What are the results of laser therapy?
The cellular “factory” returns to work resulting in:
- Healing of recent and old injuries
- Reduced swelling
- Improved vascular and lymphatic circulation
- Increased range of motion
- Easing of pain
What are the benefits of MLS Laser Therapy?
- Rapid relief of pain
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect
- Timely healing of sprains & strains
- Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured region
- Rapid resolution of swollen areas
- Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
- Avoiding the need for expensive drugs and surgeries