Alleviating pain and inflammation and enhancing healing for patients
We are thrilled to introduce our newest addition to the clinic, Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy using Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Laser. MLS Therapy is the first of its kind on the Central Coast and it’s already having a huge impact on our patients lives.
At Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions we are committed to offering our patients the latest and most advanced technologies, equipment, and approaches to ensure they receive the most optimal care and result available.
Kate Perkins, Founder, and head therapist at Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions is a Certified Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehab OT and a leader in the early detection and intervention of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema (BCRL). She uses the latest in Bioimpedance Spectroscopy (BIS) technology, the SOZO, in the early monitoring of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema (BCRL). Kate is also the founder of the Bounce Back From Breast Cancer online exercise rehabilitation program, including this element in cancer rehabilitation in the clinic. She is a pioneer and leader in innovation and technology leader and is always looking for ways to remain at the forefront in the industry, which is why she is so excited by the addition of MLS laser to service portfolio.
Kate shares insights with us below about her latest addition to her clinic that is clearly making waves on not just her cancer patients but on anyone who wants to promote healing and alleviate pain and inflammation.
Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy using MLS Laser – Q & A with Kate Perkins
What is PBM Therapy using MLS laser?
Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy, using MLS Laser, helps to overcome the painful symptoms typical of musculoskeletal disorders, post operative inflammation, side effects of cancer related treatments and more, so that patients can return to everyday activities faster.
Why did you introduce the laser into the clinic?
The new technology to the clinic, backed by 30 years of research, enables us to open services to a wider patient population including, post orthopaedic surgeries, accelerating wound healing and surgical sites, and enhance our current treatment cancer rehab and lymphoedema practices. Based on current evidence, PBM Therapy using MLS Laser, prevents and significantly reduces radiation dermatitis.
How does it work?
MLS Laser uses two light wavelengths, synchronising pulsed and continuous light wavelengths to reduce inflammation, reduce pain symptoms, reduce swelling, and accelerate healing of wounds and surgical sites.
MLS Laser Therapy is a medical breakthrough therapeutic device with unparalleled applications and treatment outcomes. The laser works by converting light into biochemical energy, resulting in normal cell function, which causes symptoms (PAIN) to reduce significantly.
The primary biological action of PBM Therapy results from stimulation of cellular transport mechanisms in the mitochondria, cell membranes and epithelial tissues. This action causes the release of vasodilating chemicals, the stimulation of DNA and RNA (building blocks) synthesis, an increase in enzyme production, normalisation of tissue Ph and increased ATP production (healing of the cells from the inside).
What conditions can benefit from laser?
- Prevents radiation dermatitis
- Surgical and radiation scar tissue
- Chronic and acute pain
- Degenerative joint and disc disease
- Foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
- Hand, wrist, and elbow pain
- Muscle sprains, strains, and spasms
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post–surgical pain and inflammation
- Sports injuries
- TMJ dysfunction and craniofacial pain
Who is PBM therapy suitable for?
It is suitable for use before, during and after a wide variety of procedures to enhance outcomes and improve patient satisfaction and comfort. We will evaluate your condition and perform a complete laser therapy examination to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
What results can patients expect to experience?
PBM Therapy using MLS Laser is about healing. It’s not about masking or covering up a condition. When you feel better from this therapy it’s because you are better. Therefore, results have been found to be quite long lasting.
Is PBM therapy painful?
Treatment in non–invasive, pain free, and highly effective.
How much does it cost?
- An initial consultation for MLS Laser is $135
- Treatment packages include:
2 treatments – $120
4 treatments – $240
6 treatments – $360
8 treatments – $480
- MLS Laser plus hands on treatment per appointment
Private Health Fund claimable under Occupational Therapy
Do patients need a referral?
No a referral is not required.
Kate Perkins, Founder and Head Treatment Specialist at Lymphatic Solutions, Kate is a Certified Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehab OT and a leader in the early detection and intervention of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema (BCRL). Kate is also the Founder of Bounce Back from Breast Cancer Online program. A member of the Australian Lymphology Association, Kate offers patients a holistic recovery program based around the latest BCRL self management techniques focusing on exercise prescription, travel precautions, diet, and skin care regimes.