A Unique Combined Approach to Relieving your PAIN!

Active Back to Health offers Laser Therapy in the Chinook Professional Building. We specialize in providing pain relief from a number of conditions ranging from acute sports injuries to chronic degenerative arthritic conditions.

Most musculoskeletal problems will have an underlying causative factor whether it be structural, occupational, functional, postural or injury related. Our experience plus research has shown that the most effective method of treating these painful conditions is with a combined approach. Many times the site of the pain and the source of the pain are not the same and treating the site of pain with laser will only produce temporary symptomatic relief.

We use the new Theralase 2000 technology which has a patented cell sensing technology which will measure tissue depth and density to determine the correct dosage to heal the target tissue. Effective laser therapy is dose dependent – too little dose and you will not reach the target tissue and too strong a dose may have an inhibitory effect. Laser is a painless, non-invasive and natural method of healing.

Your treatment will begin with one of our doctors assessing your condition to determine the underlying cause of your pain. They will then develop a customized treatment program which will address the underlying cause but also focus on healing of the painful tissues at a cellular level using the Theralase laser system.

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How Theralase Works

Cold Laser for healing and pain relief

There is substantial clinical evidence published in peer reviewed medical journals that laser therapy (LLLT) can stimulate repair of tissue, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders.

Laser Therapy is most effective when treating:

Much of the safety and effectiveness of cold laser therapy lies in its ability to trigger the body to heal itself. Penetrating into targeted tissue, laser light stimulates mitochondria in target cells to produce additional ATP, which fuels cell repair and regeneration. The laser simply jumpstarts the healing process and since the laser used operates within a specific wavelength range that is non thermal (the “therapeutic window”), there is no risk of tissue damage or other complications.

A wide variety of studies on the safety and effectiveness of cold laser therapy have been conducted by medical professionals from across the globe. Theralase also regularly conducts research and clinical trials to support the use of and discover new applications for laser technology.

Treatable Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cellular Pathway Activation

Theralase utilizes dual wavelength super pulsing technology (660 nm visible red laser diodes and 905 nm super-pulsed near infrared laser diodes) to be the only laser known to activate all three known cellular pathways simultaneously. Light from laser penetrates into tissue, where light energy is converted into chemical or physical energy. 

Deeper Dive

Cells that lack energy are unable to participate in the healing process. Light energy is delivered to injured cells which in turn absorbs the light and converts it into food energy and uses it to replenish themselves. Once cells are fully recharged they are able to replicate and divide, and build upon one another to heal the injured area. Theralase stimulates the mitochondria of the cell to produce more ATP (energy) thus repairing damaged tissue through the phosphorylation of glucose to ATP via the Kreb’s Cycle and Electron Transport Chain.

Photons with wavelengths between 630nm – 670nm increase the speed at which the mitochondria can absorb glucose and convert it into ATP. Theralase uses 660 nm visible red laser light, which is at the peak excitation of cytochrome C oxidase (a critical cytochrome in the Electron Transport Chain used in the phosphorylation of glucose into ATP).

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Pathway

Accelerates Healing

630 to 670 nm – Visible Red Light peaking at 660 nm

Nitric Oxide (NO) Pathway

Decreases Inflammation

Activated By 905 nm, Near Infrared Red Light

Lipid Absorption Pathway

Removes Pain

Peak Activation By 905 nm, Near Infrared Red Light


Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has an anti-oedemic effect, as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system to drain interstitial fluid (drains swollen areas).

Anti-Pain (Analgesic)

As a result of reduced inflammation, there is less oedema and therefore less pain. LLLT stimulates vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, which increases the reabsorption of pain-causing products. LLLT delivers 905 nm super-pulsed infrared wavelength light, which is absorbed by the bi-lipid layer comprising the cellular membrane and thus regulates the nerve cell's sodium-potassium pump. This pump maintains the potential across the membrane of a nerve cell, which leads to pain transmission signals. By regulating the pump, transmission of pain signals from the area can be eliminated.

Who Performs Treatment?

Certified Laser Technologists are able to treat patients with low-level laser therapy.

Is It Covered By Insurance?

Since the service is delivered by our chiropractors, laser therapy is billed under massage therapy or chiropractic.

Effective and Affordable

At Active Back to Health, our laser therapy is not only effective but also affordable.

Treatments may include a combination of joint mobilization, massage and
soft tissue work, education, exercise therapy plus Laser Therapy..

Typical Treatment Recommendations

Acute Conditions (less than 8 weeks duration) can usually be successfully treated in 5-7 visits over a 2 week period

Subacute Conditions (8-12 weeks duration) will usually take 10-12 visits over 4 weeks

Chronic Conditions (longer than 12 weeks duration) can take 14-20 visits over 6+ weeks

*We direct bill a number of insurance companies. Most of our health services are covered in whole or part by extended health insurance plans.

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