This is the catalyst to the program. It is used primarily for moderate to severe osteoarthritis & meniscus tears. Arthritis creates a lack of space between the bones (femur & tibia) that make the knee joint. In turn, this thins our cartilage and produces pressure, pain, and inflammation.
It’s a painless and safe treatment that works by creating a pull on your knee and thus opens the joint. The pull is generated by a computerized system based on case-specific parameters that are determined by examination findings. The pull is not static as it creates an oscillatory effect to minimize spasm and create a pumping mechanism. The pull creates a negative pressure in your joint (similar to a vacuum-like effect) that draws in water and nutrients to lubricate and nourish your knee.
Simultaneously, therapeutic laser is penetrated deep into the knee joint for effective healing, pain relief, and inflammation reduction. Without opening the knee joint during decompression, the laser cannot penetrate as deep as it needs to for maximal results.
By combining these two modalities simultaneously, it creates a synergistic effect that is much greater than if only one is applied at a time.