What is THEAL Therapy?
THEAL Therapy (Temperature controlled High Energy Adjustable multi-mode emission Laser) is a patented therapeutic method, unique, focused and personalised which expands the possible applications of phototherapy and laser technology.
What to does THEAL mean?
THEAL and acronym of Temperature controlled High Energy Adjustable multi mode emission Laser. THEAL Therapy is a unique therapeutic methods aimed at personalizing and expanding the application possibilities of laser technology. The emission of high intensity laser with an adjustable mix of 3,4,6 and 8 wavelengths, are modulated with an emission mode which can be different for each wavelength. The laser light is controlled and modulated to selectively interact with the relevant biological tissues to maximize therapeutic performance. The mix of wavelengths with different intensities and the mix of emission modes varies according to the pathology and the patient, allowing the therapist to personalize and modulate the energy, greatly increasing therapeutic performance and reducing recovery times.
Which effects does THEAL Therapy generate?
THEAL Therapy is a unique therapeutic method, aimed at personalizing and expanding the possible applications of laser technology. THEAL Therapy works directly at a cellular level, causing a range of effects: bio stimulant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, de-contracting and anti-edema. Thanks to its innovative emission mode, THEAL Therapy allows the modulation of energy, optimizing interaction with the peripheral nervous system to fight and quickly reduce both muscular and joint pain, such as neuropathic symptoms, and allow the safe, efficient treatment of almost every muscular-skeletal pathology.
Is it possible treat hernias with THEAL Therapy?
Thanks to THEAL Therapy it is now possible to face new therapeutic challenges. Pathologies which are neuropatic in nature such as the spine, or canalicular syndromes are no longer impossible to treat. Hernias and disc protrusions, like all complaints which are caused by nerve compression, can be treated successfully. Thanks to the fact that the laser energy can be selectively modulated, THEAL Therapy allows prudent treatment of disc hernias, giving the patient immediate relief and allowing them to recover quickly.
Is THEAL Therapy a laser therapy device?
THEAL Therapy is an innovative method which widens the horizons of phototherapy and laser therapy. It is laser light, controlled and modulated to selectively interact with biological tissues to maximize therapeutic performance. The mix of wavelengths with different intensities and the mix of emission modes vary based on the pathology and the patient, allowing the therapist to personalize and modulate the energy - greatly increasing the therapeutic performance and reducing recovery times. THEAL Therapy, using innovative and high-performance laser technology, is no traditional laser therapy system. By increasing the degree of freedom and control of all of the laser light energy parameters, THEAL Therapy cannot be considered a traditional laser therapy device.
Is THEAL Therapy a Low Level Laser?
No, THEAL Therapy is not a low level laser. THEAL Therapy is an advanced method which allows the use of both the protocols and methods of low level laser, as well as the protocols and methods of high-intensity laser. THEAL Therapy, with its advanced technology, allows the use of very low power levels with extremely accurate control of the energetic dose. THEAL Therapy is the crossover point between low-level laser therapy and high-power, high intensity laser therapy.
Are THEAL Therapy treatments dangerous?
THEAL Therapy treatments are completely safe and side-effect free. Nevertheless a series of precautions are taken to guarantee maximum safety. The laser light emitted during treatments with THEAL Therapy could be harmful for the eyes, even when closed. For this reason both of the operator and the patient must wear protective goggles, with the appropriate certification mark, as supplied by the manufacturer of the device. Furthermore, during treatment, the operator is in close contact with the patient and can modify the energy power or administration mode, according to the sensation experienced by, and feedback from, the patient - so as to guarantee maximum safety and complete therapeutic compliance.
Is THEAL Therapy painful?
THEAL Therapy is painless and has no side-effects. The operator delivers the treatments by moving the applicator, made with biocompatible materials, across the skin of the patient, using different movements to treat the relevant area. During THEAL Therapy laser treatment the patient may feel a sensation of heat, and painful areas or inflamed parts may become more sensitive. Nevertheless, thanks to the temperature control system for the tissues during the treatment, it is possible to monitor the temperature so as to modulate the emission, thus guaranteeing safe and effective therapy.
Can THEAL Therapy cause burns?
THEAL Therapy cannot cause burns on the patient. Thanks to the tissue temperature control system, during treatment it is possible to monitor the temperature, so as to modulate the emission and guarantee effective, safe therapy.
Is THEAL Therapy dangerous, or are there any side effects?
THEAL Therapy is safe and has no side effects. It is possible that the treated area could become slightly redder than the surrounding tissues at the end of the treatment. This is a normal hyperaemic effect which is associated with bio stimulant treatments and disappears after a few hours.
What risks are associated with laser therapy using Class IV lasers?
THEAL Therapy treatments are safe and side effect free. Obviously, the operator must be a suitably trained professional. Furthermore, THEAL Therapy treatments should not be administered directly on the eyes, the thyroid, and all areas and situations specified in the contraindications section of the manual supplied with the device. THEAL Therapy treatments can be safely carried out in areas which include metallic prosthesis, wounds, or acute injuries.
Is it possible to treat areas which are tattooed?
Tattooed areas can be treated with care. Tattoos which feature very dark colours absorb laser light more, which can cause a rapid increase in skin temperature. However, THEAL Therapy cannot cause the patient burns. Thanks to the tissue temperature control system, it is possible to measure skin temperature during treatments to guarantee effective and safe therapy. Furthermore, THEAL Therapy features pre-set protocols, which vary according to patient phototype, to guaranteed maximum safety. All THEAL Therapy operators are suitably trained professionals.
Is it possible to treat patients with dark skin?
Patients with photo type v or VI on the Fitzpatrick classification, with a greater quantity of melanin (a chromophore for laser light) in their skin, are subject to a rapid increase in skin temperature during treatment with high intensity laser therapy. Also in these circumstances, THEAL Therapy is safe and effective, as it does not burn the patient. Thanks to the tissue temperature control system, it is possible to monitor skin temperature during treatment so as to modulate emission, to guarantee effective and safe therapy. Furthermore, THEAL Therapy features preset protocols, which vary according to the photo type of the patient, to guarantee maximum safety. Finally, the operators which use THEAL Therapy are fully trained professionals.
Is it possible to treat patients are fitted with a pacemaker?
THEAL Therapy does not interfere with pacemakers, therefore it is possible to treat patients fitted with pacemakers without problems.
How many THEAL Therapy treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments necessary depends, first of all, on the pathological condition of the patient and how the patient responds to the therapy. For some acute pathologies 3 to 5 treatments may be sufficient, while for chronic pathologies a greater number of treatments may be required. Nevertheless, a significant reduction in pain will be felt from the first treatment. Obviously, in order to optimize therapeutic results, correct diagnosis and a suitable treatment protocol are both essential.
How frequently can the patient to be treated?
Normally patients can be treated between 2 to 5 times per week. In the field of sports several treatments may be carried out in a single day. According to the stage of the pathology, the professional operator is able to define the optimum number of treatments for the patient.
How long does a treatment take?
A THEAL Therapy treatment can vary in length from just a few minutes to tens of minutes depending upon the pathology, the required effect and the size of the area to be treated.
Is there a limit to the maximum number of treatments?
There is no maximum number of THEAL THERAPY treatments which can be performed. THEAL Therapy treatments are safe and side-effect free. In a sporting context, more than one treatment can be carried out daily. Furthermore, the total number of treatments is at the discretion of the professional operator who, during the recovery process, decides how many treatments to carry out and when to stop the therapy.
How long before the first results are seen?
It is possible to feel the benefits of THEAL Therapy immediately after the first treatment. Thanks to the use of the patented E²C Evolution mode, pain can be reduced significantly from the first treatment with just a few minutes’ therapy. Sometimes it is possible to appreciate the benefits only after several treatments. Obviously, to optimize the therapeutic results and benefits, a correct diagnosis and a suitable therapeutic protocol are both essential.
Can THEAL Therapy be used in combination with other therapies?
Yes, THEAL Therapy can be used in combination with other physical therapies - with chiropractor treatments, osteopathy, massage, mobilization of soft tissue, it and can be used after surgical operations. Other techniques and therapies can also be used in the synergy with THEAL Therapy to increase the rehabilitative process, increase the effectiveness of the therapy, and reduce recovery times.
Is there any research which proves the efficacy of THEAL Therapy?
THEAL Therapy is a unique therapeutic method aimed at personalizing and expanding the application possibilities of laser technology. Thousands of scientific publications and research papers exist which demonstrate the effectiveness of laser therapy and the effects is that it generates in biological tissues. In the Scientific Research section of this website it is possible to view an abstract of a scientific paper produced regarding THEAL Therapy.
How long has THEAL Therapy been used for rehabilitation, sports medicine and physical therapy?
THEAL Therapy is a unique therapeutic method aimed at personalizing and expanding the application possibilities of laser technology. This innovative method represents the cutting edge of rehabilitation Technology and is based on an international patent deposited in November 2016.
Do laser therapy devices have to feature a calibration system?
The norm CEI EN 60601-2-22 obliges manufacturers of laser therapy devices to supply the user with a built-in or external system to measure the power of the laser at any moment. All THEAL Therapy devices feature an internal calibration system which allows the power of the laser light emitted from the device to be checked at any time, in full compliance with CEI EN 60601-2-22.