What is laser therapy?

In sports medicine, laser therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that employs low-level laser light to stimulate tissue repair and reduce pain in individuals with sports-related injuries. It is a non-invasive and drug-free option that can accelerate the body's natural healing processes, reduce inflammation, and improve overall musculoskeletal function.

At the Sport Medicine Clinic, our experienced team of professionals expertly incorporate laser therapy into personalized treatment plans to enhance patient wellbeing, sports injury recovery, pain management, and enhanced performance. Whether you're an athlete or an active individual, our comprehensive care ensures you're on the path to optimal health and fitness.

When can laser therapy help?

Laser therapy can be incorporated into treatment plans for a wide range of conditions, including, but not limited to:

- Muscle strains: to expediate recovery and reduce pain
- Plantar fasciitis: for relief from foot pain
- Sprains & strains: managing injuries and inflammation
- Golfer's & tennis elbow: alleviating chronic pain
- Knee osteoarthritis: for pain management
- Sciatica: managing discomfort in the sciatic nerve
- Back pain: alleviating chronic or acute pain
- Hamstring injuries: speeding up recovery
- Chronic pain: managing long-term discomfort

What should you expect from a laser therapy appointment?

You'll be positioned comfortably, and the laser device will be applied directly to the treatment area. The therapy itself is typically painless and cna last anywhere from a few minutes to around 30 minutes, depending on the condition and the specific laser used.

You may feel a mild, warm sensation during the procedure, but it should not be uncomfortable.

How often will I need to get laser therapy?

The number of sessions required varies depending on your condition, but a series of treatments is often recommended.

What kind of results should I expect from my treatment?

Improvement may be gradual, and you may experience reduced pain, improved mobility, and enhanced healing over the course of your treatment plan.

Is laser therapy covered by OHIP or my insurance?

Laser therapy is not covered under your OHIP but may be covered by your extended health insurance plan. Please check your individual plans for more details. The Sport Medicine Clinic will provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Do I need a referral to get laser therapy at the Sport Medicine Clinic?

No referral is necessary for laser therapy to be part of your treatment plan. Upon completion of your assessment, your therapist can advise you if laser therapy is appropriate for your injury. 

Is the Sport Medicine Clinic accepting new patients for laser therapy?

Yes! Please call 416-865-0903 or click here to book your appointment.