In May of 2009 Ayrsley Town Rehabilitation debuted the ML830 Laser in their clinic, over the last five months, patient have reported, on average of a 35% reduction in pain with the laser and the implementation of preferred provider protocols.
For more information about this and other treatment programs at Ayrsley Town Rehabilitation please contact them at 980.939.1580.
Additionally, the 830 Laser can be used over orthopedic hardware, pacemakers and over adolescent growth plates without side effect, which is not necessarily the case with traditional ultrasound and electric stimulation. “The laser, which is the first on the market approved by the FDA, uses light to assist the local lymphatic response, it does not use heat or electricity, which can be contraindicated in certain scenarios,” said Stulginsky, who continued, “people need to know this information, they need to know what they have available to them. It is the only way to navigate healthcare today, to be armed with knowledge and explore their options.”
Many patients have been successfully treated at ATR since they opened their doors last October. Amelia is one of them and certainly agrees with Stulginsky’s assessment. She is a grandmother of one and recently had surgery for a torn rotator cuff, “I was going to have to wait for a while before I could get my surgery. I thought there was no point in going physical therapy, and that I couldn’t without a referral. One day I was just in so much pain, a client recommended Chris to me, and I realized he could see me without a referral; he started working with me and helped the healthy muscles stay strong and help manage my pain with the laser. I had not slept well it quite some time, but after one laser treatment I slept through the night. I am way ahead of schedule after my operation; I attribute that to Chris, seeing him before surgery and the use of the laser,” said Amelia.
Keith is a full time barber and works at a local restaurant on the weekend, he has gone to ATR for treatment. “All day I am cutting hair, I can feel it in my forearm and wrist. I need for my hands to work. That laser thing is amazing. I feel relief within the first few minutes.” Keith was also in a car accident many years ago, and after a busy weekend at the restaurant, he feels his old injury. “Just the other day, after working on the weekend, I could barely stand up to cut hair, Chris was able to get me in and help lower my pain so that I could get through the day”
Annie is a chronic pain patient with severe osteoarthritis, multiple bulging discs, radiculopathy, entrapped nerves at L4 and L5 with trochanteric bursitis and peripheral neuropathy. She has tried many different treatments including medication, acupuncture and steroid injections. “After my first treatment I cried in the bathroom the next morning because for the first time in many years I was not experiencing that horrible grinding pain.”
For more information about this and other treatment programs at Ayrsley Town Rehabilitation please contact them at 989.939. 1580.
Christopher Stulginsky, PT is the managing partner and treating physical therapist at ATR. Christopher is a 2003 graduate of the masters in physical therapy program at The Rangos School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduation he spent 4 years as a travel physical therapist working throughout the United States. His travel background afforded him the opportunity to learn various techniques and about different technologies that were being used around the country. Additionally, Christopher has worked in multiple settings and multiple institutions including: The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD; Friday Harbor Physical Therapy in Friday Harbor, WA; Mercy Hospital, West Suburban Sports and Rehab Clinic and Westlake Hospital’s Outpatient Back and Spine clinic in Chicago, IL.