As an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist), Dave Hanemaayer specializes in laser acupuncture (a.k.a. low level laser therapy, LLLT, photobiomodulation, cold laser) as a technique in his massage therapy sessions to treat tissue pain, injury, stress and promote a generalized "super healing" response.
Lazer Dave and his RJ Laser devices.
No needles pierce the skin as in traditional acupuncture. This is acupuncture without "the puncture". Only gentle low-intensity laser light is applied to the tissues to reduce inflammation, promote tissue regeneration, and reduce pain.
Serving the laser therapy acupuncture for pain and injury needs of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, Paris, Stratford, Acton, Ayr, Milton, Woodstock and surrounding areas.
Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body. The more common joints affected are knees, hands, hips, neck and lower back. According to statistics Canada, in 2009 15.2% of Canadians over 11 were diagnosed with arthritis. It is one of the leading causes of disability in people over the age of 55, greatly impacting the level of function and quality of life of multitudes of people.
The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease in which the cartilage wears away in a joint, allowing bones to rub against each other causing pain and swelling. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of collagen disease which gradually results in decreased range of motion, pain and stiffness due to joints becoming swollen, painful and inflamed. RA tends to affect the entire body with inflammation occurring symmetrically in the body, and can begin as early as age 30. Other forms of arthritis include psoriatic arthritis, gout, polymyalgia rheumatica, and anklyosing spondylitis.
Arthritis is typically characterized by painful, swollen and stiff joints. The pain from arthritis mainly occurs due to inflammation in and around the joint. Contributing factors include age, being overweight, genetics, previous injuries, highly demanding physical jobs, daily wear and tear, and muscle strains caused by forceful movements against stiff joints.
While medicines, injections, and surgery all have their place in treating arthritis, many people are increasingly intolerant of the side effects associated with pharmaceutical drugs to treat this condition. Laser therapy often presents as a viable treatment option.
By it’s very nature, arthritis is about inflammation. Low intensity laser (also known as cold laser therapy) is a powerful tool that can be used to reduce or even eliminate inflammation. Wavelengths of light interact with acupuncture points and affected joint tissue to stimulate the cells into a powerful healing response. Laser promotes protein synthesis, cell metabolism, and in some cases cartilage regeneration.
There are six main benefits of using laser acupuncture in a massage therapy session to treat arthritis with Dave Hanemaayer RMT, in Kitchener-Waterloo:
Treatment can not be guaranteed as every individual responds a little differently. However, laser for arthritis is effective for most people. There are over 2500+ scientific studies proving the effectiveness of laser for multitudes of soft tissue pain and injury. Effectiveness rates of 90% are often reported.
Many patients do report a significant reduction in pain after massage treatment utilizing laser acupuncture. In cases of acute arthritis, this may occur at the end of the first or second treatment. In chronic arthritis cases, this may take 2-3+ treatments until notable results are experienced. Results are not guaranteed.
In addition to using hands-on technique in his massage therapy sessions, Dave often incorporates laser acupuncture as well. As a result, these treatments are billed as massage therapy and qualify for workplace insurance coverage.
Serving the laser acupuncture and laser therapy to quit smoking, weight loss, and addiction needs of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Galt, Preston, Guelph, Hamilton, Toronto, Mississauga, London, Brantford, Paris, Stratford, Acton, Milton, Ayr, Woodstock, Fergus, Elora, Elmira and surrounding areas.
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