Red Light Therapy
Photobiomodulation Red Light Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for musculoskeletal pains, injuries and dysfunctions, and other disorders such as neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and post-surgical bone and tissue healing. Beyond treatment of injuries, HelloPhysio’s LightStim LED red light therapy enhances performance of athletes through improving strength and endurance, and is FDA Cleared to accelerate the body’s recovery process.
Experience Recovery and Wellness in a New Light: The LightStim Difference
LightStim at HelloPhysio uses noninvasive LED red light therapy to activate the body’s natural pain-relief process. LightStim MultiWave® advances NASA’s LED technology to new depths. The patented technology emits multiple wavelengths and colors of light simultaneously to increase blood circulation and delivers a therapeutic treatment for post-workout soreness, accidents and sports injuries, backaches and stiffness.
The full body treatment bed has been used in clinical practice by medical, healthcare and wellness practitioners for more than 20 years. LightStim is FDA Cleared to relieve pain from arthritic conditions, body aches, muscles and even wrinkles.
HelloPhysio’s LightStim red light therapy uses noninvasive energy to treat the body in a way similar to how plants absorb light energy from the sun. The 18,240 red and infrared LEDs emit beneficial wavelengths of light that can help improve overall health and recovery from injuries.
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How Does Photobiomodulation Work
Photobiomodulation interacts at the cellular level to restore normal cellular function. Mitochondria in the cells start to produce more toxic chemicals displacing oxygen and the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) when we get sick, injured, stress or simply age. This increase in stress on the cells leads to inflammation and cell death.
Red light therapy reverses the cell damage by stimulating the body’s own natural physiological regenerative processes. Cells are repaired and return to their normal functioning, which enhances the body’s ability to heal itself.
Photobiomodulation works in a specific therapeutic dose within a spectrum of light emitted at multiple wavelength to stimulate cellular response. The low level light therapy applies near- and infrared light to activate the healing process.
The non-invasive treatment not only provides relief for acute or chronic pain, but also promotes biostimulation, tissue regeneration, anti-inflammation and reduction in pain. Healthier cells will equate to a quickened response to heal musculoskeletal pains, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, and neurological disorders.
Treatment of Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions
With oxidative stress being the underlying issue for most diseases and degenerative conditions, LightStim red light therapy stimulates ATP synthesis to normalize and improve cellular function. This in turn activates the body’s healing response in the successful treatment of acute or chronic musculoskeletal pathologies, injury and dysfunction like tendinopathies, osteoarthritis, and neck and lower back pain.
In ankle sprains, for example, photobiomodulation stimulates the lymphatic system to reduce edema or the swelling caused by fluid trapped in tissues. For people with neck pain, the therapy helps to enhance blood flow in myofascial trigger points to reduce tightness and swelling. And for tendonitis, the infrared light therapy works to synthesize collagen which helps to increase flexibility and range of motion.
Other acute or chronic issues that can benefit from red LED therapy include: neck tension, muscle overload, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis, to mention a few. In many instances, the effects of red light therapy can be felt immediately depending on the condition. Multiple sessions are typically required to gain the long-term light therapy benefits of the treatment.
Benefits for Sports Performance and Recovery
Thanks to its ability to modulate a body’s physiological responses, red light treatment is used widely worldwide by elite and Olympic-level athletes as part of their sports training and recovery. Incorporating the therapy as part of your training regimen will improve muscle performance and will prevent muscle damage following intense workouts. Photobiomodulation has also been shown to reduce biochemical markers such as cytokine, lactate, and creatine kinase, all of which cause muscle inflammation and damage:
- Inflammatory cytokine concentrations, which is involved in the body’s immune response and defence against harmful agents
- Low blood lactate, which disrupts flow and oxygen at the cellular level
- Muscle damage produced by excess creatine kinase levels in the blood
Athletes use performance as an objective measure in training – to increase energy, recover faster from injuries, and reduce muscle soreness are just some of the benefits of the therapy.
Infrared and red light therapy works at the cellular level to restore cell mitochondria homeostasis. It prevents exercise-related cell damage and improves the post-training recovery to boost strength and muscle function. The light therapy induces the production of ATP and oxygen consumption to promote cellular regeneration. It promotes cell growth and recovery from injury by elevating nitric oxide, which improves blood flow – an integral component for health and healing.
Beyond enhancing top-athletic performance, LightStim red light therapy is also used to treat common sports injuries such as plantar fasciitis and muscle sprains for athletes of all levels from the novice runner to a weekend warrior.
Holistic Benefits of Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy may be an amazing complementary modality for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and a tool to improve sports performance, but the therapeutic benefits for overall wellness are many.
Oxidative stress is the primary imbalance in the body’s inability to detoxify against the harmful effects of free radicals. It is the underlying factor in aging and most disease and degenerative conditions. With collagen as the main component of the skin, the non-toxic therapy stimulates collagen production and increases antioxidants, thereby assisting in regenerative wound healing, skin elasticity, and the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis.
LightStim is FDA cleared to treat wrinkles on your forehead, crow’s feet, cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline and lips to nourish the skin from the inside to maintain your skin’s youthful appearance.
The beneficial effects of red light therapy can also enhance cognitive processes. Studies have indicated that it helps to release certain brain compounds that positively improve the mood. Research has also shown that photobiomodulation can activate melatonin to improve sleep quality and duration.
Overall, Photobiomodulation Red Light Therapy displaces the oxidative stress and triggers a positive downstream cascading effect to activate to the body’s natural cellular repair to normalize its capacity to heal.
LightStim MultiWave® Red Light Therapy FAQ
With almost 6 years in development, the LightStim Bed is the first and only full-body light therapy LED Bed to legally obtain FDA Clearance. Our bed is FDA cleared for temporary relief of muscle and joint pain, arthritic pain and stiffness and increased blood circulation.
The FDA requires that you raise and maintain tissue temperature of the entire body to a specific level. As the limbs of the body have less mass, they require more heat to reach the same temperature as the torso. LightStim’s patented LED modules with temperature sensors, constantly monitor each part of the body and adjust on a millisecond basis to maintain consistent and adequate temperature throughout the entire treatment. This is the LightStim difference, as the technology provides uniform blood circulation throughout the body.
Our results can be attributed to our LightStim Multiwave patented technology, which simultaneously emits multiple wavelengths (colors) of light. These wavelengths of light work together to increase local blood circulation, so your body can naturally relieve pain and promote total body wellness. The LightStim bed has 4 distinct wavelengths: 630 & 660nm red, and 855 & 940nm infrared.
The LightStim LED Bed is FDA Cleared for as little as 5 minutes or as much as 30 minutes per side of the body. The normal mode of the device is set for 20 minutes per side for optimal results. Light therapy is very much like a healthy diet, proper water intake, exercise, or meditation. You may not feel much difference after eating one healthy meal but eating well habitually has profound effects on everything from energy levels to immune function. It’s possible you won’t feel anything dramatic after a single treatment; however, the body’s cells have, in fact, absorbed specific wavelengths of therapeutic light energy shown to trigger many beneficial processes.
Some report feeling “energized”, while others observe a “sense of calm”. Those who are in pain often notice distinct relief after only one treatment. As with other healthy routines, these benefits are cumulative. The bed can be used every single day. Elite athletes may often use the LightStim bed 3 times a day, but for most clients, once a week will improve overall cellular function.
The LightStim bed is uniquely designed with only one surface instead of a top and bottom. Turning over halfway through the treatment allows the body to get as close to LEDs as possible for better light absorption and superior results.
In order to gain proper depth of penetration, your body must be less than 3/4 an inch away from the tip of the bulb. That is why a one-sided design increases the benefits of red light therapy. We are treating both sides of the body, but it is made so that you are as close to the tip of the bulb as possible. The bed delivers red and infrared therapeutic light energy all the way down to your muscles, joints and organs, which is necessary to be able to obtain optimal results.
LightStim’s proprietary acrylic lens eliminates any distortion of the required 10 to 50 degrees angle of light being emitted, which is necessary to achieve adequate depth of penetration for obtaining results.
Use of wavelengths that our cells naturally convert to adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the fuel source of the cell. ATP fuels healthy biological function. Studies show that light therapy helps to release trapped nitric oxide (NO) from cells, making it available for use within the body.
Loss of NO contributes to age-related disease, including hypertension, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
- Decreased lactic acid production and muscle fatigue
- Prevention of exercise-induced cell damage
- Faster recovery from working out, post-game, or even surgery
- Improved muscle regeneration post exercises, recovery of strength of function
- Increased stamina
- Increased intramuscular circulation
- Reduced heart attacks and strokes
- Increased blood circulation to the brain increases libido in women
- Made men’s erectile dysfunction drugs work twice as effectively
- Builds the immune system
- Releasing serotonin and dopamine
- Increased blood flow to the brain
- Improves neurotransmission
- Enhances cell signaling and cognitive function
- Promotes healthy skin function and appearance
- Helps stimulate cell & tissue regeneration
- Increases blood circulation & oxygenation
- Reduces inflammation & redness
- Accelerates healing
- Helps relieve pain
As a family-owned business, LightStim is the largest manufacturer of LED medical devices in the world, selling to more than 25,000 doctors and professionals and over 500,000 consumers for 22 years.
HelloPhysio paves the way with both traditional physical therapy and the latest technologies to reduce pain, re-establish movement patterns, and activate muscles so that you can return to your daily life.
Physiotherapy treatment plans are different for each client customized to fit an individual’s needs, injury and lifestyle. Treatments from HelloPhysio may be eligible for claims through your health insurance provider.
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Using manual therapy with proper adjunctive state-of-the-art equipment to enhance tissue healing, our physiotherapists help clients return to pain-free movement faster. Each physiotherapy rehab plan is never the same for each client as we believe in a personalized physio treatment to address each individual’s musculoskeletal injury and life stressors.
We always believe in going one step more at our rehab center in Singapore by providing continuous care that extends beyond just the physical session to adding Telehealth as part of physio treatment plans. From traditional to sports physiotherapy in Singapore, our clinic incorporates the lastest evidenced-based modalities into patient care.
EMTT® is an advanced technology developed in Switzerland for the treatment of bone, tendon, muscle, nerve and ligament injuries or disorders throughout the body. This is a state-of-the-art therapy is a non-invasive, safe alternative to steroid injections and other interventions.
EMTT can be used to as a pain relief practice to reduce inflammation in difficult to treat conditions such as bone injuries, stress fractures and arthritic joints. We also use of the technology in harder-to-treatment of conditions such as tendinopathies at our Novena physiotherapy clinic in Singapore.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) uses shockwaves outside of the body to harness intense short energy waves to reduce pain and heal chronic orthopedic conditions at our rehab center in Singapore. It is a non-invasive but powerful adjunctive physiotherapy treatment that delivers acoustic waves to injured soft tissue to for pain relief and to promote healing.
Using both Focal and Radial ESWT at our physiotherapy clinic, Shockwave Therapy a non-invasive treatment to assist with quick healing of injured tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone, etc) at a cellular level. Shockwave works by activating a tissue response by making tissues restart the healing faster while creating minimal scarring.
Being one of the very few physio clinics in Singapore to fully utilized INDIBA for active rehab, we are proud to say our clients who have received the radiofrequency treatment have reported a decrease in pain immediately post treatment.
INDIBA uses one-of-a-kind long wave radiofrequency of 448 kHz frequency to treat acute, subacute and chronic states of injury. INDIBA creates a therapeutic physio treatment with manual or sports physiotherapy to facilitate tissue recovery while decreasing pain.
Clinical Pilates is instructed by our highly-experienced trainers to promote strong, stable movement to build muscle strength, improve range of motion, activate postural muscles and the body-brain connection for integrated movement patterns.
As part of our Singapore rehab center, Clinical Pilates targets spine and pelvis alignment in conjunction with breathing and inner core muscles to balance and strengthen the body. Each session may use various rehab techniques, including Pilates reformers, barrel, Stahl bars and other physiotherapy equipment.
Sports Massage uses intense, detailed manipulation of the soft tissue – muscles, tendons, joint capsules, and fascia – targeted at trouble spots. Specializing in injury management and chronic pain relief massage, and as part of our Singapore sports physio treatments, sports massage therapy helps enhance athletic performance by preventing training injuries and decreasing recovery time.
The massage sessions are highly focused with applied techniques, including myofascial release, deep compression, muscle stripping, and friction, trigger point therapy, stretching, and corrective exercises.
Red Light Therapy at HelloPhysio energizes cells to drive a host of physiological processes in the body by interacting at the cellular level to restore normal cell function.
Also known as Photobiomodulation, the near infrared therapy improves blood circulation, increases the rate of recovery after injuries, decreases pain and inflammation, boosts energy levels, improves muscle performance, aids in sleep, and a host of other benefits.
As a treatment option at our Novena physiotherapy clinic, Dry Needling is a popular and effective means to treat pain using a sterile needle inserted to trigger points of the muscle and/or fascia to activate our body’s response for a natural anti-inflammatory recovery process, especially for sports physiotherapy clients. Trigger points are targeted by dry needling as other techniques may not be able to go so deep.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a gentle and non-invasive technique that activates the body’s circulation to help the immune system by working with the interstitial and lymphatic system.
Craniosacral therapy is a non-invasive process balancing the powerful flow of the cerebrospinal fluids and the nervous system. It is used to activate the body to self heal and restore body balance as part of our services at our physio rehab center in Singapore.
When the COVID pandemic hit globally, rehabilitation and pain relief practice was mandated to go online as physical therapy care at our physio clinics was restricted. The use of digital communication to provide quality treatments ensured continuity and accessibility of care. From that, we realized the effectiveness and the efficiency of telehealth for physiotherapy and rehab.
Research supports telehealth’s benefits to maintain positive client outcomes, especially when it comes to physiotherapy treatment and rehab in Singapore. We all know that life post pandemic has changed and we will continue to provide Telehealth to clients who meet the needs of online consultation.