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Reduce healing times with SOL’s Light Therapy programs.

If you’re an athlete who suffers from occasional muscle pain or chronic injury, you may have tried massage and other treatments that exert pressure for the promotion of healing on the source of your soft tissue “hot spot.” If these treatments have proven unsuccessful in getting you back in the exercise saddle, consider the power of light.

Light Therapy at SOL Performance Training in Oakland.A Perfect Light (APL) is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment program that utilizes LED (light emitting diodes) to treat temporary or chronic sports-related injuries. The treatment programs utilize photo-dynamic therapy (PDT) and LEDs to deliver safe, low-level lighting to stimulated the cells in your body, encouraging the production of adrenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) energy.

APL’s unique programs aid in cell rejuvenation, resulting in the relief of minor muscle and joint pain – arthritis, muscle spasms, stiffness, etc – promoting the relaxation of muscle tissue and temporarily increasing local blood circulation. The brief, pain-free treatments speed recovery and rehabilitation, allowing for greater mobility and endurance.

APLightSource™ 2000 is the culmination and synthesis of years of research, clinical application and experimentation. The device represents a significant technological breakthrough, utilizing 2000 state-of-the-art high intensity, super bright Aluminum Gallumarsenide LEDs. These LEDs effectively stimulate the cell’s mitochondrion membrane with (630nm) red light diodes and (880nm) infrared light diodes mounted together on the same lightweight pads. The flexible pads allow for better coverage of areas that have formerly proven hard to reach.

The pads are directed by the controller using multiple pre-programmed protocols that deliver multiple frequencies and wavelenghts, for optimum effectiveness on a variety of pain management (injury) and cosmetic problems. The protocols control the power-output, pulse frequency, waveform and duty cycle of both the red and infrared diodes and activate them sequentially, independently or in combination.

APLightSource™ 2000 is the culmination and synthesis of years of research, clinical application and experimentation. The device represents a significant technological breakthrough, utilizing 2,000 state-of-the-art high-intensity, super-bright Aluminum Gallumarsenide LEDs. These LEDs effectively stimulate the cell’s mitochondrion membrane with (630nm) red light diodes and (880nm) infrared light diodes mounted together on the same lightweight pads. The flexible pads allow for better coverage of areas that have formerly proven hard to reach.

Light Therapy at SOL Performance Training in Oakland, CA.SOL Light Therapy Erchonia Cold Laser

Researchers within the sports medicine community are continually working to improve upon the ways we treat pain, striving toward quicker, more successful and less-invasive solutions that keep athletes in the game and weekend warriors from being stuck on the couch chronic pain.

Erchonia Medical is on the forefront of this research, creating a low-level laser treatment used by the trained therapists at SOL. Used by Lance Armstrong’s 2003 USPS cycling team for rapid relief and recovery during the Tour de France, Erchnia laser treatments work quickly, are non-invasive and results in no known side-effects. Yet, this cutting-edge therapy is proven helpful in treating chronic pain in the neck, shoulder and knees, as well as over-use injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. At a cellular level, low-level laser therapy decreases pain and inflammation, which results in better range of motion.

To learn more about laser therapy and how it can get you off the couch and back to your workout regimen, contact SOL at (510) 594-1594.

Overview

Through SOL Light Therapy, the Oakland community now has access to the latest in therapeutic LED technology. Commonly used for the reduction of post-injury pain and inflammation, the benefits of LED technology also include the cosmetic treatment of skin conditions including scarring, stretch marks, and age spots.

SOL Therapy provides a safe and effective solution for those in need of fast and effective resolution of a number of common conditions. SOL Light Therapy is safe, and services come with a money back guarantee if results are not achieved within 10 sessions.

Common Conditions treated with light therapy

  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Contusions and bruising
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Muscular atrophy
  • Joint injuries
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendinitis

What is Light Therapy?

SOL Light Therapy is provided using the APLightsource 2000™, a revolutionary non-invasive treatment program utilizing LED (Light Emitting Diodes) and infrared light intended for the treatment of temporary or chronic pain for most types of injuries.

The unique programs available via the APLightsource 2000™ aid in cell rejuvenation — resulting in the relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritic pain, muscle spasms, and joint stiffness. The device promotes relaxation of muscle tissue and temporarily increases local blood circulation, ultimately speeding recovery and rehabilitation, and allowing for greater mobility and endurance.

Benefits of Light Therapy

There are many benefits associated with light therapy, all of which are offered exclusively within the Oakland area through the SOL Light Therapy Program. Please see some of the most common benefits listed below.

  • Increased endorphin levels – Light therapy increases endorphin levels in human tissue and normalizes the action potential of the nervous system.
  • Faster Injury Recovery – Light therapy stimulates tissue granulation and connective tissue projections which are part of the healing process of wounds and inflamed tissue.
  • Reduced Inflammation – Light therapy stimulates the lymphatic system to remove waste products and cellular debris from the treated area.
  • Increased Cellular Energy – Light therapy accelerates energy production at the cellular level by activating the cell’s power plants [mitochondria] to increase production of adenosine triphospate (ATP).
  • Increased Tissue Strength – Light therapy stimulates collagen synthesis and fibroblast activity for increased tissue strength. Studies have shown that injured tissues treated with infrared light are markedly stronger after recovery than with natural healing alone.
  • Improved Circulation – Light therapy causes increased production of nitric oxide (NO) which creates a non-thermal vasodilatation of capillaries in the treatment area.

To learn more about how to harness the power of light to benefit healing and performance, contact us online or call SOL Performance Training at (510) 594-1594.