Laser Therapy in Stuart, FL

Worldwide Medical Studies of LLLT Have Shown Safe and Proven Relief For The Following:

  • Arthritis / Joint Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle Pain / Spasms
  • Heel Spurs / Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder / Rotator Cuff
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ Pain / Dysfunction
  • Whiplash
  • Back Pain / Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Nerve Pain / Radiculopathy Sciatica
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Any many more…

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How Does Low Level Laser Therapy Work?

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defense and repair mechanisms in the presence of injury, sports and workout injuries, inflammation and with certain disease processes. LLLT is consistent in providing pain relief, reducing injury damage, loss of function and in facilitating a more rapid repair of damaged tissues creating stronger healed tissue structures.

It does this through the action of photo-stimulation of specific wavelengths affecting the light reactive biological cell receptors (chromophores) in the body.

This modifies the effects of injured tissue and reduces the overall duration of inflammation, while enhancing your body’s specific repair and healing mechanisms. This in turn reduces pain, spams and increases natural range of motion and flexibility of the injured area(s).

Multiple Clinical Studies Have Noted The Following Results of LLLT:

  • Increased collagen production
  • Increased vasodilation
  • Increased cell metabolism
  • Increased cell membrane potential
  • Increased microcirculation
  • Increased lymphatic response
  • Enhanced nerve regeneration
  • Reduced inflammatory duration
  • Increased pain threshold
  • Reduced edema magnitude
  • Increased tissue and bone repair
  • Increasedenzyme response

Depth of Tissue Penetration

Some 30+ years of scientific study and clinical research has provided us with detailed information on the reaction of biologic organelles (cell structures) to laser light. It has also shown us which wavelengths penetrate most deeply and what energy levels effect biological processes in the most desirable manner. We need to fully understand the relationship between the depth (from the skin surface) of the target tissue and the ability of the therapeutic laser light to reach that tissue.

The light from the laser distributes in the tissue in the shape of a ball or an egg . This is dependent on the wavelength of the light. Short wavelengths give a smaller and fairly round ball-shaped distribution, while longer wavelengths give a more eggshaped distribution. The shorter 632 nm visible red wavelength is more readily absorbed by blood and skin surface components, thereby limiting its tissue penetration.

The longer 830nm invisible infrared wavelength is not as readily absorbed therefore it has significantly greater depth of penetration. A greater amount of photons are delivered to the target tissue with the 830nm wavelength.

There is now ample clinical evidence that in contrast to other wavelengths, the 830 nm laser light produces specific beneficial biological reactions that are not produced by other wavelengths. This unique ability to stimulate greater response is the key to 830nm laser therapy.

What Makes The Difference In Successful Treatment with LLLT?

The answer to this question is essentially one of penetration and delivered energy. In the treatment of soft and connective tissue injuries and disorders, the goal is to deliver the most effective laser wavelength to the target tissue.

Success Is In The Photon

One of the major contributors to the effectiveness of low level laser therapy is the exchange of energy from light photons to the biological receptor.

In order to achieve any therapeutically significant response, there has to be sufficient photons delivered to the target tissue.

The availability of photons for stimulation is a function of both the appropriate wavelength and device power output.

These two factors determine the amount of photons reaching the desired location.

In treating conditions of greater than 1 cm in depth from the skin surface, the combination of the 830nm wavelength with a 30mW output produces the optimum photon beam.

Devices using other wavelengths and the very low 5-10 mW output lack the capability to supply adequate photon energy to deep tissue conditions.

Stimulates Increased ATP Production

Laser therapy has been used by leading scientists and clinicians around the world for over 20 years. In Japan, where laser therapy is considered a preferred medical practice, Dr. Noriko Mochizuki et al published a clinical study on the effect of laser therapy and ATP production.

In that study, the scientists found that tissue levels of ATP were significantly increased when the target area was irradiated with 830nm wavelength laser light. The study further stated that this beneficial increase in ATP production was not the result of temperature modification, but rather a direct response to the effect of laser light photons.

This study also showed that while 830 nm wavelength laser light stimulated ATP increases, laser light at 632nm had no stimulatory effect on ATP production.

This study along with a host of other clinical reports confirm the singular ability of the 830nm laser wavelength to stimulate cellular responses that result in accelerated metabolism and repair.

Since ATP functions as the primary fuel for cellular activity, stimulated increases of this energy source greatly enhances cellular ability to perform and complete biological processes.

Cold Laser Results in Increased Endorphins

Clinical studies done by Dr. Laakso et al from Royal Brisbane Hospital in Australia have confirmed that significant increases in plasma levels of endorphins resulted from 830nm laser irradiation. This same study showed that low dose diation do not result in significant increases in endorphin levels.

It is also important to note that this study confirmed that the 30mW power output provides better results than the low power, 5-10 mW units in endorphin stimulation.

The ability of the 830nm wavelength to stimulate the production of pain reducing plasma endorphin levels, while other wavelengths did not, is important when clinicians are treating painful conditions.

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Elizabeth Campbell
Elizabeth Campbell
15:20 05 Jul 22
Dr Frank Giampietro has been my chiropractor for about 15 years and I continue to recommend him. I have always found that the practitioners and staff there are professional and patient-centered.
David Penate
David Penate
16:02 20 May 22
I'm so grateful that I found this place. I walked in there with 6 herniations in my neck and a pinch nerve. The pinched nerve kept me up all night! The pain was so bad! I couldn't hug or play catch with my 7 and 8 year old boys. It was a very depressing time in my life. Dr. Giampietro was great! He said it was all backed by science and I will be 80% or better in 10 weeks. I can finally play with my kids again, sleep on my left side without it going numb, and finish a full days work with no pain. Thank you so much!
Allan Black
Allan Black
20:50 11 May 22
Best people and chiropractor around! 15+ years of great care
Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez
20:54 28 Mar 22
Super professional!!! Really great staff and honest. I’d rate them 7 stars ⭐️ if I could!
Sara Berke-Silva
Sara Berke-Silva
23:54 24 Mar 22
Great experience at this office! Dr. Calderone was fantastic. He took me right at my scheduled appointment time, thoroughly explained my diagnosis, and offered me a variety of treatment options (which they have plenty of). Highly recommend!
Autumn Thomas
Autumn Thomas
21:25 12 Mar 21
Great bedside manner. Every part of the process was explained to me. Extremely pleasant experience.
Mike Liebschwager
Mike Liebschwager
13:09 30 Dec 20
Dr. Barnhill is fantastic. I went in with a painful stiff neck - I could barely turn my head and sleep was impaired. Four visits later. I am pain free and have a full range of motion. The office is very well run, has very good covid protocols and you are in and out quickly. They do not try to sell you on a huge, expensive program of care like other chiropractic offices I have been to - there is no high pressure sales pitch - just care.Bravo Performance Health & Chiropractic!
Terry Gallagher
Terry Gallagher
19:06 14 Jul 20
First time patient. I felt very comfortable with Dr. and his staff. Dr Giampietro was very informative and professional as well as kind and patient. I’m looking forward to my healing program?
Barbara Gendron
Barbara Gendron
13:49 06 Jul 20
Dr. Barnhill is the BEST! He is caring and helpful and gives me the best relief. He provides helpful directions and truly cares about my wellbeing. The staff is courteous, professional and caring. I can't imagine going anywhere else.
DigitalMotionStudios .
DigitalMotionStudios .
14:18 13 Dec 19
Dr. Giampietro is awesome. My daughter has had a sports injury in her bicep for a year now. Nobody could figure out why whenever she trained, her bicep would hurt. After a couple of minutes of evaluation he knew the issue. Scar tissue! after the first treatment of adjustments, massage and laser, she could not believe the difference. Thanks doc for your professionalism, knowledge and caring to figure out what was going on with her. At 19, she weight trains hard and is in college for dietitian and sports nutrition. This was really putting a damper on her workouts and confidence and motivation. I Highly recommend Dr. Giamietro.
Tyeler Berry
Tyeler Berry
16:29 17 Jul 19
Dr. Barnhill is an amazing chiropractor who cares about getting you better. He has a lot of knowledge about injuries and helping athletes perform at a high level. He has helped me with my shoulder from throwing injuries, calves from running, back, and neck pain. Go see him if you want high quality care that gets amazing results!
Gopal Rajagopalan
Gopal Rajagopalan
11:58 26 Oct 18
Dr. Kurt Barnhill has been able to help my 83 year old mother with her back & leg pain, despite her numerous health problems including a steel plate in her leg. He's also very sensitive to her pain & is extra careful when working with her. Thank you so much. Definitely recommended.
Julian Maynard
Julian Maynard
14:24 02 Nov 16
Couldn't ask for a better staff to help me in my recovery. Thank you Dr Frank & staff!
Steve Hedrick
Steve Hedrick
00:45 12 Feb 16
Do to some unforeseen accidents ive had some sever injuries Dr Frank and his professional staff is top notch and with cutting edge technology. Shontell my physical therapist is awesome front office staff Krystal and Lynn pleasure to work with.For maintenance or rehab best around.
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