High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT) is now widely recognized as a safe, pain-free and non-invasive medical procedure to accelerate the treatment and rehabilitation of various acute and chronic pain conditions. Our parent company’s HPLT medical device is used in hundreds of medical facilities through the United States, including prestigious medical schools such as Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as the Department of Defense, the VA system, the NBA, NFL and MLB. HPLT offers patients a painless, non-surgical and side effect free treatment for conditions previously refractive to traditional medical care. The mechanism of action for laser therapy comes from its ability, at the cellular level, to “bio-stimulate” tissue growth and repair. This results in accelerated wound healing as well as a dramatic decrease in pain, inflammation and scar tissue formation. Unlike all other treatment modalities, laser therapy actually “heals” tissue, providing a powerful nonaddictive form of pain management.
Some of the Conditions Responsive to Laser Therapy
- Neuropathy (Diabetic and other forms including failed back surgeries)
- Failed Back Surgery, Back pain, herniated Discs and Sciatica
- Neck & Face Pain (TMJ—Trigeminal Neuralgia)
- Shoulder Pain, Rotator Cuff Tear
- Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hip & Knee Pain including Jumpers Knee (Osgood-Slaughter’s)
- Foot & Ankle Pain— Plantar Fasciitis, Morton’s Neuroma, Ankle Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis (Sevier’s Disease), Shin Splints and Bunion Pain
- Trigger Points and Muscle Spasms
- Wound Healing (Non-healing Diabetic Wounds)
- Post-op Surgical Pain
What is High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT)?
HPLT is a medical procedure that uses highly focused laser light energy to treat pain and inflammation. It works at the cellular level by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. It works equally as well, whether the injury is acute or chronic.
Is it safe?
Since the laser received FDA clearance in 2003, millions of patients treatments have been performed and there has never been a reported side effect. The Avicenna laser can be found in every medical discipline including prestigious medical schools. It is frequently used to treat professional athletes in the NFL, NBA and MLB.
Is the treatment painful?
No, it is quite comfortable and soothing. Only a feeling of deep warming and pain relief is felt during the treatment.
Why should I come to Apollo Health Centers?
Apollo Health Centers utilizes the most powerful and advanced laser therapy technology in the world. This technology can only be found in only certain clinics across America. The physician's in our clinics have received unique and very specific training. Other clinics may have a Laser and even a Class 4 laser but there’s more to just waiving the treatment wand around in a “wax on wax off” type of motion.
Why is HPLT better than traditional types of medicine?
First, unlike traditional medicine, we try to identify the reason why your condition developed in the first place. Many times, when dealing with conditions from the lower back to the feet, it is gait or biomechanically related. Once we identify these issues, we then try to correct the biomechanical cause of your pain. This is typically done with a custom orthotic device. Once an optimal environment for tissue healing is achieved, the laser will be able to reduce your inflammation and heal your injury on a long term, if not permanent, basis.
Why doesn’t my insurance cover this?
Because the High-Power Laser Therapy (HPLT) treatment does not yet have its own distinct CPT code. Meaning it is not yet recognized by most insurance payers, including Medicare. Most patients will have spent more money out of pocket to fail therapy than they will spend in a CLPRCA clinic to get significant and possibly permanent improvement.
Will I need to continue treatments indefinitely?
No, our goal is to try and correct biomechanical abnormalities and then encourage the healing of your body through HPLT. Our results are therefore, more effective and longer term, all without side effects or the use of prescription drugs.