Dr Gabriel Parker and Cold Laser now in the practice!

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We are very excited to announce that Dr Gabriel Parker will be commencing work at MY Chiropractic on Tuesday the 20th of February and bringing with him some amazing clinical experience and new tools for MY Chiropractic patients including cold laser.Screen Shot 2018-02-04 at 6.32.47 pm

Originally from the UK, Gabriel moved to Australia in 2000. Before becoming a chiropractor he worked in a number of fields including aged care, disability services and also as a fitness instructor.

It was in Australia that he was introduced to chiropractic care. After gaining amazing results through the chiropractic care he received, Gabriel decided that he would become a chiropractor himself so that he could help others experience what he had.

Gabriel studied Chiropractic at RMIT University in Melbourne graduating in 2007. He was awarded Graduate of the Year and the prestigious “Terry Yochum Award” for Excellence in the Diagnostic Radiology program.

Gabriel has undertaken post graduate studies in Sports Science attaining his International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD) in 2010. He also regularly attends seminars on sports science, nutrition, wellness, treatment techniques, cold laser, dry needling and Spinal Pelvic Stabilisers (orthotics).

Gabriel uses a large range of techniques in his patient centred approach to care. These include spinal and extremity (arm and leg) adjustments (manipulation), pelvic blocks (SOT), Activator (Instrument aided adjustment), cold laser and dry needling. Rehabilitation & strengthening exercise and nutrition advice also form a large basis of Gabriel’s care plans.

Gabriel is passionate about wellness for all and loves treating a range of people from children to elite athletes, office workers to retirees.  He is looking forward to helping achieve your health potential at MY Chiropractic.

What is Cold Laser?

Low Level Laser Therapy (AKA Cold Laser) is a very safe, gentle and non-invasive treatment option. It uses specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissues at the cellular level in order to reduce pain and accelerate healing.

Low Level Laser Therapy has been shown to help in a number of conditions including……

  • Neck pain (1)(2)
  • Chronic low back pain (3)(4)
  • Neuropathic pain  (5)
  • Chronic Pain(6)
  • Acute or sports injury pain relief (7)(8)
  • Tendon Inflammation (9)

If you want to explore a Low Level Laser Therapy  (cold laser) session at MY Chiropractic then call or book online (here) for an appointment.

 

References:

1. Chow RT, Johnson MI, Lopes-Martins RA, Bjordal JM. Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo or active-treatment controlled trials. Lancet [Internet]. 2009;374(9705):1897–908. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61522-1

2. Saayman L, Hay C, Abrahamse H. Chiropractic manipulative therapy and low-level laser therapy in the management of cervical facet dysfunction: A randomized controlled study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [Internet]. 2011;34(3):153–63. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2011.02.010

3. Shojaei M. Comparing Two Combined Treatment Method For Clbp: Pt With Lllt and Pt With Dry Needling. Arch Phys Med Rehabil [Internet]. 2017;98(10):e47. Available from: http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0003999317306937

4. Djavid GE, Mehrdad R, Ghasemi M, Hasan-Zadeh H, Sotoodeh-Manesh A, Pouryaghoub G. In chronic low back pain, low level laser therapy combined with exercise is more beneficial than exercise alone in the long term: A randomised trial. Aust J Physiother [Internet]. 2007;53(3):155–60. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0004-9514(07)70022-3

5. de Andrade ALM, Bossini PS, Parizotto NA. Use of low level laser therapy to control neuropathic pain: A systematic review. J Photochem Photobiol B Biol [Internet]. 2016;164:36–42. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2016.08.025

6. Houzé B, El-Khatib H, Arbour C. Efficacy, tolerability, and safety of non-pharmacological therapies for chronic pain: An umbrella review on various CAM approaches. Prog Neuro-Psychopharmacology Biol Psychiatry [Internet]. 2017;79(February):192–205. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.06.035

7. Bjordal JM, Johnson MI, Iversen V, Aimbire F, Lopes-Martins RAB. Low-Level Laser Therapy in Acute Pain: A Systematic Review of Possible Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Effects in Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials. Photomed Laser Surg [Internet]. 2006;24(2):158–68. Available from: http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/pho.2006.24.158

8. Takenori A, Ikuhiro M, Shogo U, Hiroe K, Junji S, Yasutaka T, et al. Immediate pain relief effect of low level laser therapy for sports injuries: Randomized, double-blind placebo clinical trial. J Sci Med Sport [Internet]. 2016;19(12):980–3. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2016.03.006

9. Da Ré Guerra F, Vieira CP, Marques PP, Oliveira LP, Pimentel ER. Low level laser therapy accelerates the extracellular matrix reorganization of inflamed tendon. Tissue Cell [Internet]. 2017;49(4):483–8. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tice.2017.05.006

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