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When it comes to being at the forefront for innovation and the latest and most effective equipment and technology, Kate Perkins and the team at Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions are definitely the Central Coast trailblazers.
Kate Perkins, Founder, and head therapist at Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions is a Certified Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehab OT and a leader in the early detection and intervention of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema (BCRL). She uses the latest in Bioimpedance Spectroscopy (BIS) technology, the SOZO, in the early monitoring of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema (BCRL). Kate is also the founder of the Bounce Back From Breast Cancer online exercise rehabilitation program, including this element in cancer rehabilitation in the clinic. She is a pioneer and leader in innovation and technology and is always looking for new ways to enhance patient care.
Last year Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions was the first on the Central Coast to introduce Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy using MLS Laser. Due to the fantastic results experienced by her patients and the overwhelming demand for this type of therapy, Kate Perkins has recently added a new robotic laser to the family, fondly known as Roberta, and this one is even more amazing than the first!
Kate shares insights with us below about her latest addition to her clinic that is clearly making waves, not just on her cancer patients but on anyone who wants to promote healing and alleviate pain and inflammation.
Robotic Laser Therapy- Q & A with Kate Perkins
Q. Describe what the new robotic laser is and how it works?
The new MLS Robotic Laser is a Multi-target Scanning Laser. The model includes a single diode handpiece plus a multi-diode laser attached to an integrated mobile unit with fully automatic robotised articulated arm. The unit is also equipped with an innovative graphic touch-screen display that enables the practitioner to select pre-programmed treatment protocols.
The multi-diode robotised head delivers a 5cm diameter focused target beam via three laser sources. This provides reduced treatment times as larger areas can be scanned. The head is programmed to adjust the treatment area in both size and shape to suit the pathology and area being treated.
Q. What made you get another laser machine?
Introducing Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) with the use of MLS Low Lever Laser unit has proven to be effective in the management of so many varying conditions. Patients, GP’s and specialists are recognising the positive treatment outcomes and referring patientsto the clinic for treatment and we became fully booked with the 1st MLS Low Level Laser unit very quickly. Getting another laser unit into to the clinic enables us to accommodate the increase in demand for effective treatments.
The reason I wanted to bring the Mphi 6 Robotic Laser into the clinic is because it is incredibly accurate, and the most recent clinical trials to be completed have used the Mphi 6 MLS Laser unit with great success, for example: use during radiotherapy treatment to reduce radiation dermatitis; and in the treatment to reduce inflammation in the lungs post COVID-19 illness.
Q. What types of conditions does it treat?
PBMT using MLS Low Level Laser helps to:
- Reduce inflammation – joint inflammation, tendonitis
- Reduce swelling, haematomas – by vasodilating the superficial lymphatics
- Reduce pain symptoms – interrupts the pain nociceptors which is the pain message to the brain
- Accelerates tissue healing – post-operatively; wound healing; radiation dermatitis
- Increases rate of healing following injuries – sports injuries, trauma
- Clinically proven to reduce inflammation in the lungs secondary to COVID-19
- Clinically proven to reduce the likelihood of radiation dermatitis during radiotherapy treatment and accelerates the tissue healing process following radiotherapy treatment completion
- Effectively reduces lymphoedema symptoms
Using Mphi 6 MLS Low Level Laser Unit – Multitarget Scanning Laser enables us to treat larger areas quicker.
Q. What benefits are you observing from patients getting treatment with this laser?
Patients are pleasantly surprised with the efficiency of the treatments and the consistent positive outcomes that have been achieved.
The hand-held unit can also be used simultaneously to the robotic scanning laser component, enabling us to treat multiple areas.
Q. How many treatment sessions are needed?
The length of PBM Therapy using MLS LLL can very from 15 to 20 minutes. However, it depends on the size of the area being treatment and whether hands-on treatment in the same session is required or recommended.
Treatments are recommended to be received between 2 to 3 times per week, as per the evidence.
Treatment plans are based on individual assessments and needs.
The number of treatments depends on the specific nature of the condition to be treated.
The usual course of treatment can be delivered between 6 to 12 visits, and you may feel the benefits of the treatment following 1 to 3 treatments. If the symptoms or condition are chronic, it may take up to 6 to 8 visits before you feel the benefits of the MLS LLLT.
Everyone responds to the low-level laser treatment differently, but 85 to 90% of patients report significant reduction of their pain, discomfort, inflammation and/or swelling after receiving low level laser treatment.
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Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions in Erina is currently taking bookings for MLS Laser Therapy, please contact (02) 4312 7033.