BioCare continued our support of US athletes, supplying LumiWave® to the Winter Games. Virtually every sport represented in Vancouver had access to LumiWave® Multiple success stories have come out of these Games.The Vancouver Games
Phototherapy can be beneficial in a number of clinical situations, from pain remission to wound healing.Kendric C. Smith, Ph.D.
I have been using the LumiWave on the Naval Academy water polo team. We have found very rapid response to treatment of acute strains and sprains. My athletes love the LumiWave and prefer it to a more costly laser device. I like the portability of the device. We take it on the road for all our meets.Ray Chronister, ATC (Retired)
I have been ACL deficient in my right knee for forty-seven years. While this condition has never prevented me from participating in vigorous activities it has made it more painful to do so as the years go by. In addition, I have had constant tightness and a lack of stability in the knee that periodically causes pain when climbing stairs, or other activities that result in abnormal stress on my knee.
I am both surprised and pleased to report that during the five plus weeks that I have been using the LumiWave I have experienced noticeable improvement in flexibility, and stability of my knee as well as decreased tightness. It feels as if there has been a reduction in what may have been a permanent swelling in the knee. While I have no idea how the LumiWave device has effected this improvement, the results are definite. Although I have not put my knee through a rigorous test such as snow skiing or softball, I am very much looking forward to doing that as I have noticed much improvement when jogging.
I used the LumiWave on my knee for a severely sprained MCL. My physical therapist was impressed with my speed of recovery, increased flexibility and strength.Dr. Walter S. Booth
I was initially attracted to the theoretical benefits of using an ergonomically configured Infrared Light Therapy in my orthopedic practice. Subsequently, I had the opportunity to see the actual results of this treatment in a variety of my patients for knee and shoulder pathologies. I was truly amazed. I asked each patient that used the device to quantitatively evaluate the Lumiwave device. Literally, 90% of the patients that have used the device reported very favorable results. While I continue to collect information on patient response to this therapy, I have unfortunately gathered some more personal data. I had a bicycle crash, fracturing some ribs and injuring my shoulder. The Lumiwave has given me very substantial pain relief, using it 3 times a day during my recovery.Philip A Davidson, MD
Our 13-year old daughter has been figure skating competitively for six years. As she attains more expertise in her jumps, spins, and footwork, she has accumulated her share of strains, sprains, and injuries that threaten to keep her out of training for varying periods of time. Our discovery of the LumiWave has made a big difference in the rapidity of healing from these sometimes not so minor injuries. Her pediatric sports medicine physician has commented that she is ready to resume training in about half the time of skaters sustaining similar injuries. When we mentioned the LumiWave, she said: ‘Whatever you’re doing with it is working beautifully. Keep it up!Alan Bachers
A ten year old male suffered a partial tear to his patellar tendon during a tackle football game. The Orthopedic surgeon ordered rest and ice, with use of crutches for 2 weeks, followed by 6 weeks of gradually intensified physical therapy. Total prognosis for return to sport: 8 weeks.
The patient’s family applied LumiWave treatments in three consecutive positions across the knee (across inferior patellar tendon attachment, across the inferior patellar tendon, across the superior patellar tendon) for 5 minutes in each position, three times per day.
Results: After 2 weeks, clinical assessment showed the patient could progress to aggressive physical therapy. After 4 weeks, the orthopedist released the patient to return to sport. Performance level matched pre-injury status. Total time reduction for return to sport: 4 weeks.
I was diagnosed with frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsuliti, a condition that causes loss of motion in the shoulder joint. The diagnosis of frozen shoulder is often used for any painful shoulder condition associated with a loss of motion, but it is important to understand the cause of the symptoms in order for treatment to proceed effectively.
The orthopedics doctors prescribed a cortisone shot directly to the shoulder. They then told me that I needed to have frequent physical therapy to get the shoulder moving again. They also told me that if I didn’t do the therapy they would recommend that I be anesthetized and my shoulder forcibly moved to ‘break’ the crustiness that was continuing (hence the stiff shoulder).
I started the physical therapy. It was painful! Towards the end of my therapy, I started using LumiWave, a photo-therapy treatment. I’m using it on a daily basis AND I’m back swimming 3000 meters every day!! (And does it ever feel good!)Erika Hanson Brown
I was diagnosed with a 3rd degree ankle sprain with an expectation of 6-8 weeks recovery time. After 2 weeks of LumiWave treatments I made my first visit to the physical therapist. The ankle was nearly healed already. The Physical Therapist said she had never seen a 3rd degree sprain heal so quicklyDeanne Lee
I have had excellent personal success with the LumiWave® in relieving back pain.John Aronen, MD
BioCare supplies LumiWave® to our elite athletes representing the U.S. in international competition. Athletes at the Beijing Games received over 100 treatments with LumiWave® representing swimming, gymnastics, bicycling and others.The Beijing Games
Our 13-year old daughter has been figure skating competitively for six years. As she attains more expertise in her jumps, spins, and footwork, she has accumulated her share of strains, sprains, and injuries that threaten to keep her out of training for varying periods of time. Our discovery of the LumiWave has made a big difference in the rapidity of healing from these sometimes not so minor injuries. Her pediatric sports medicine physician has commented that she is ready to resume training in about half the time of skaters sustaining similar injuries. When we mentioned the LumiWave, she said: ‘Whatever you’re doing with it is working beautifully. Keep it up!Eric McCarty, MD
I was experiencing extreme pain in the front area of my shoulder and overall stiffness in the shoulder. I tried the LumiWave from BioCare Systems and was pleasantly surprised with the results. The stiffness subsided in a week, and the pain was gone within a couple of days, I have remained without the pain to this day and I am greatly appreciative of the relief that I now have.
I am a certified teaching tennis pro with the PTR, teach at Highlands Ranch in Colorado and coach the Heritage High School tennis team. My seniors team made it to sectionals this year, and I know that without the relief from pain I would not have been able to play and serve as well as I didDavid Williams
I have used the LumiWave for the last few months every evening and it has helped me tremendously with my arthritis and muscle spasms in my lower back. Before using the LumiWave I was being prescribed muscle relaxers and purchasing pain relief patches. The muscle relaxers had dangerous side effects and the patches have been very costly over the years. I no longer use either since using the LumiWave. I would recommend the LumiWave to anybody with arthritis, muscle and back pain. I gave my Doctor, PT and Retirement Center RN the literature for the LumiWave hoping they will spread the word to other patientsHerbert Reiter
One of my patients came in two weeks after sustaining a 3rd degree ankle sprain. She had been self-treating with the LumiWave. By the time she got here the ankle was nearly healed, I have never seen a 3rd degree sprain heal so quickly.Joy Goin, M.S., P.T.
I have Bilateral Plantar Fasciitis and tried the LumiWave on one foot to see if there would be any benefit. I was very happy to see that the there was a significant decrease in discomfort and pain to the foot that I used the LumiWave® on.Dr. J. Hong, DPM