Laser Light Therapy

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Laser therapy uses light to penetrate through the skin into tissues. It has been used by physiotherapists since the ‘80s for a wide range of conditions. Although it only penetrates a few millimetres, it can have a profound effect on tissue healing. It has been shown to aid in pain relief, reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, stimulate wound healing, stimulate tissue regeneration, and reduce scarring.

Research has shown that laser therapy can be a powerful anti-inflammatory that is equally effective to  anti-inflammatory medications.

Physiotherapists effectively use laser therapy for the  treatment of a multitude of acute and chronic soft  tissue injuries. These include but are not limited to tendinopathy (eg. tennis elbow and achilles tendonitis), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, trigger points, thoracic pain, neck pain, jaw soreness, and wound healing.

Cleared by the FDA in 2003, Class IV LASER therapy has become standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries. Class IV LASERs can penetrate over 4 inches into the deep musculoskeletal tissue. The number of treatments required depends on the nature of the problem and the length of time the patient has been affected by it. Some conditions may be resolved with as few as one treatment. However, chronic and/or deep-seated conditions may take as many as 10 treatments. LASER therapy technology has been recently endorsed by professional organizations such as the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). There are no known side effects from LASER therapy and the results are long lasting.

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We are dedicated to provide the best possible treatment in the rehabilitation industry. Understanding patients condition, providing proper education and implementing exceptional treatment remain keys for excellent functional recovery. Our Team: Hackensack Physical Therapy was founded by Ms. Magda Dunn, RPT, one of the pioneers of physical therapy in the State of New Jersey. Her vision has grown into a well respected and recognized rehabilitation program. Ron Pearl, LNHA and Dr. Ferdie Quijano, PT, DPT acquired Hackensack Physical Therapy on December, 2003. As principals in this facility, they continue to provide Physical Therapy focusing on quality rather than patient quantity. The treatment programs are designed and individualized for full functional rehabilitation based on current evidence based practice. Mr. Pearl is an exceptional healthcare administrator with over 30 years experience. He has owned and directed long term and sub-acute care facilities in Bergen County. He successfully provides his expertise in rehabilitation management and coordination of healthcare services in the community. Dr. Quijano, is recognized as a highly skilled physical therapist with over 24 years of clinical practice. He has vast experience in pain management, sports and soft tissues injuries, cardiac and neurological conditions. He is the recipient of New Jersey Senate Citation Award 2000 and Passaic County Constables given on October, 2000. He obtained his Doctorate Degree of Physical Therapy in University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Angela Prestol, Office Manager, is working in rehabilitation field for over 25 years. Her organization skills and knowledge regarding healthcare systems and insurance help simplify patient needs.

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