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A few years ago, after X-rays revealed that my increasing hip discomfort was due to Stage 4 Arthritis, I saw a series of orthopedic specialists who assured me that I was looking at inescapable hip replacement. According to them, it was only a matter of when to decide to undertake the surgery. And their offices would schedule that now, or several months later, if my pain levels allowed postponement of the procedure. Because a physician’s assistant had pointed out in reviewing the images with me, that while my hip was in undeniably terrible shape, I did have a wee sliver of cartilage left… if only something could be done to nurture and multiply it… With that in mind I pursued physical therapy with Melinda Couch at Peak Performance. A key to her healing regime was to treat me with protocols borrowed from the pioneering Canadian physician, Fred Kahn, who spent decades developing and refining Low Intensity Light therapies. My improvement was by no means immediate, but after what-seemed-like-too-many weeks, it became apparent that this series of photon therapies was based on real clinical science. I became increasingly functional and then, amazingly, pain-free and stabilized after about 11 weeks. Now at 70 I relish that I can almost keep up with my young grandchildren.
Following a rare and severe case of shingles which impaired the nerves to my bladder and bowel and left me with immense left sided lower back pain (my prognosis was not at all favorable), it was suggested I try a new treatment available at Peak Performance Physical Therapy called Low Intensity Light Therapy. They sought information from Canada regarding my condition. There were successful recoveries noted as a result of LILT and Peak went to work on my situation. It worked! The results were not immediately obvious but I was gradually able to return to normal function and became free from pain in about 4 weeks. I’m forever in debt to this wonderful new therapy and Melinda for recommending it!!
I have just completed 30 LILT treatments for mild arthritis in my left medial knee. For a few years, I have had discomfort in this knee and Melinda suggested I try the low intensity laser therapy. I am pleased to say that my knee shows marked improvement in strength and flexibility and virtually is pain-free. Thank you so much for this incredible treatment. I am biking, hiking and playing tennis again! Check our Peak Performance/Peak LiLT for state of the art treatments!
I had early success with LILT and my lower back pain was about 80% better after 20+ treatments. The last 20% was very difficult to get rid of, and after such a large investment of time and money I was ready to give up. It wasn’t until after my 38th treatment that I finally became completely pain free. I continue to be free of pain as I slowly reintroduce resistance training into my physical therapy, and any flare-ups were gone quickly while I tapered off LILT (I had 44 total treatments and am now feeling great and avoided back surgery!). I’m grateful that Peak Performance offers such comprehensive treatments designed to resolve the actual issue and not just mask the symptoms.
8 months after surgical repair of a complete Achilles Tendon rupture I had significant scar tissue that had stopped improving/decreasing with other treatments. At the recommendation of Melinda Couch, I began a series of 20 treatments with Low Intensity Light Therapy from Peak Performance Physical Therapy/Peak LiLT. At the end of the 20 treatments, the scar tissue (aka my “Achilles bump”) had decreased significantly in size and mobility was greatly improved. The strange tingling from the scar tissue interfering with nerve function was also gone.
Later that year, I developed a very scary tendinitis in my other Achilles Tendon and was terrified that it, too, would rupture. I decided to try Low Intensity Light Therapy again for this new injury. I was traveling, so I only had time for seven sessions. However, the healing continued for the next few weeks after the treatments and the tendinitis resolved itself. Whew! Dodged that bullet!
If you are suffering from Achilles Tendinitis or had the misfortune of suffering a rupture, I highly recommend Low Intensity Light Therapy to stimulate your healing process.
Thank you Peak Performance Physical Therapy!
Low intensity light therapy has helped me recover from a hip flexor injury and labral tear. I went from not knowing if I was going to even be able to walk pain-free to training hard at an elite level every day without pain. I saw an obvious difference after just a week!
I have a physically demanding job and had been experiencing chronic low back pain for about four years. I was diagnosed with disc bulges in my lumbar spine. I tried many different approaches and nothing seemed to help. Honestly I thought I was heading for surgery. Then Melinda suggested I try Light Therapy. I had never heard of it before but thought it couldn’t hurt to try. About 12 to 15 sessions in I started to notice a difference in my pain and stiffness. Most days are pain free for me now. LILT therapy is the one thing I’ve tried that is making a lasting difference.
I can’t thank Melinda and her staff enough for getting me back to my life.
I had experienced chronic lower back pain for a couple of years and had tried multiple approaches. While my symptoms would improve, they seemed to always return. The pain was effecting my lifestyle. I decided to try laser therapy (LiLT) to see if it would help reduce the pain levels.
The first thing I noticed, was that the area of pain began to reduce and became more focused or localized. At about 14 sessions, I noticed a turning point and I suddenly experienced significant improvement: at time being completely pain free. I am now able to return to my normal activities without pain (hiking, skiing and traveling)!