Oakland/Santa Cruz Physical Therapy Office Illuminates Healing Power of Light Therapy

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Patients of Sports + Orthopedic Leaders (SOL) Physical Therapy, a leading physical therapy clinic with multiple Bay Area locations, have been seeing great results from treating pain with LED light therapy. SOL is proud to offer treatments with the APLightsource 2000, a revolutionary new non-invasive treatment program that uses red and infrared LEDs to stimulate cell growth and blood flow, reducing pain and increasing motion. The cutting-edge treatment is now being offered at SOL Physical Therapy Santa Cruz and SOL Performance Training, a brand-new Oakland sports rehab facility.

“We have seen incredible results from light therapy treatments on our patients,” says Tammara Moore, DPT of SOL Physical Therapy. “It can really speed up recovery time from injuries, and is very effective in treating stubborn chronic pain.”

Some of the common conditions SOL practitioners treat with light therapy at the Oakland and Santa Cruz sports rehab facilities include back pain, ligament injuries, joint injuries, muscle strains, contusions and bruising, arthritis, muscular atrophy, chronic pain conditions, muscle aches and pains, and tendinitis. It is also increases collagen production in skin, reducing the appearance of scars and improving the overall appearance of skin.

The treatment is increasingly being used by professional athletes, including the San Francisco 49ers, to speed recovery from sports injuries.

“For professional athletes, recovering quickly from injuries can be crucial for their careers,” says Moore. “Light therapy treatments help athletes get back in the game faster.”

The treatment uses 2,000 LED lights mounted on flexible pads to deliver multiple frequencies and wavelengths of red and infrared light into the injured area. These light frequencies stimulate the cells’ mitochondria to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel that cells use to produce DNA and RNA, repair damage, and produce collagen. As cells regenerate, pain subsides, scars heal, and mobility increases.

Light therapy can have some incredible benefits, including increased endorphin levels, faster injury recovery, reduced inflammation, increased cellular energy, increased tissue strength, and improved circulation.

SOL currently offers light therapy treatment at two of its locations: the SOL Santa Cruz physical therapy office, and SOL Performance Training, a brand-new functional training facility in Oakland.

For more information about LED light therapy, or for information about any of Sports + Orthopedic Leaders Physical Therapy’s services or locations, please call the Oakland location at (510) 547-1630 or visit http://www.solpt.com.

About Sports +Orthopedic Leaders Physical Therapy

SOL Physical Therapy has a very simple mission: to help active individuals reach their performance goals. Over the past 10 years, they have found this mission to be a powerful one, as it has facilitated the return of thousands of individuals to their desired level of function through their evidence-based and human-centered approach to rehabilitative and performance care. They believe that the most effective care lives at the intersection between diversity, science, experience, and passion. By possessing strengths in each of these areas, SOL Physical Therapy provides the most effective and comprehensive orthopedic therapy available for active persons in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, including the communities of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Walnut Creek.

SOL Physical Therapy is now bridging the gap between rehab and training with a revolutionary new fitness training facility in Oakland. SOL Performance Training, located at 3900 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, provides a fun, safe, and challenging dynamic workout in an indoor/outdoor space. To sign up for classes, private sessions, semi-private sessions, or massage, please visit http://www.solperform.com.


Tammara Moore