Baptist Therapy Centers Using Laser Therapy - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Baptist Therapy Centers Using Laser Therapy

Posted: Updated:

 Baptist Health Therapy Centers are using cutting edge technology, that's getting injured patients off the sidelines and back in the game, in record time.

 17-year-old Jerry Melnyk, it seems, is always running. "I do about 70 mile weeks. So, that averages out to about 11 miles a day," he said.

 As a member of the Little Rock Central cross country team, he does not want to be sidelined with injury. But, he was a couple of months ago, with an inflammed tendon. With traditional therapy, he'd need a month to recover. That's before he was treated with lasers.

 "I thought it was cool. I really didn't have a response to it. I knew it wasn't going to be painful probably. I was let's do it. Anything i can do to get better," he said.

 Coral Robison, Jerry's therapist, said, "The light goes into the damaged tissues. The tissues absorb the light and use it to produce energy to help the metabolic process of the cells."

 Jerry noticed a difference almost immediately. "Usually the next day, I would put weight on it, I'd put pressure on it, and it wouldn't bother me as much. The more I did it, the more I did the exercises, the more I stretched, and the more I ran on it, the less it started hurting. So, it was really effective," he said.

 After five treatments, Jerry was back to normal in just two weeks.

 Robison said, "The speed is the main benefit to using this. Because it gets clients back to work, or running, or golf, whatever activity they're unable to do due to their injury."

 Robison says laser therapy does not take the place of traditional therapy. It is only used in conjunction with it.

@

 

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@