Low Light Laser Therapy
Low Light Laser Therapy (LLLT) is focused infrared light (a laser is focused light). Extensive research studies continue to confirm the potent effect of LLLT for healing and stimulating the human body's stem cells to promote regeneration of treated tissue. Low Light Laser Therapy centers on two principles: the first is watts = power; the second is joules = energy. Joules – or energy – delivered is what stimulates healing. Lasers that produce lower watts provide fewer joules requiring more treatments to achieve the correct dose or joules to promote healing.
There is a difference between regeneration and repair. Regeneration is the restoration of tissues without scaring, restoring full function to injured tissue. In contrast, repair is healing of tissue with a mix of tissue and scar. Repair causes decreased tissue mobility and pliability, potentially limiting function and leaving the risk of future injury or decreased function.
Thomas Hecker DPM uses the most powerful and most effective laser on the market for musculoskeletal injuries. Lightforce (Low Light Laser Therapy) is laser therapy that is unique to Northern Colorado. Lightforce is a class IV laser (the most powerful on the market) translating to more power quicker and less treatment to achieve the maximal effect.
Piezoelectric Impulse Therapy
Piezoelectric Impulse Therapy (or Piezo) is an electromagnetic impulse that can stimulate one's body to recover from both acute and chronic injuries. Through these electromagnetic impulses or shock waves, Piezoelectric Impulse Therapy stimulates the muscle, tendon, bone, and cartilage to begin the healing cascade. The impulses from the piezoelectric system are applied directly to the injured tissues. The focus of the healing cascade is now at reducing inflammation and pain to the injured region, promoting quick and aggressive healing and minimizes (or even eliminates) reduced or scared recovery.
Piezoelectric treatment has only been available in the United States for patient care just over one year.
Thomas Hecker DPM uses the most advanced shockwave system. Unlike other methods that use low impact air impulse, Piezo is a unique electromagnetic impulse system that stimulates tissue, requiring fewer treatments with greater success.