Long before the champagne celebrations and ski goggles that accompany winning the MLB World Series, the Kansas City Royals dedicated team of trainers, chiropractors and physicians were hard at work caring for their athletes to keep them in top form for the long and grueling 160+ games that encompass a major league baseball season.
One device that the KC Royals utilized on a day-to-day basis that helped their athletes recover faster than ever before was the use of the Multi Radiance Laser technology.
If you are not familiar with the Multi Radiance Laser, you soon will be, as this laser technology is exploding on to the scene in the professional sports arena and is now making headlines in the clinical setting as well.
The core Multi Radiance super pulsed laser technology which synergistically combines multiple types of therapeutic laser/light and magnetic field was developed by the Soviet Space Program for the use of cosmonauts in the space. The technology has significantly evolved over the last 20 years and was FDA cleared in 2006. It offers one of the most powerful and safest laser therapy technologies.
The company’s flag ship product - the MR4 Laser Stim is the world’s first FDA cleared combination of laser, neuro-adaptive e-stim and biofeedback TARGET technology. It is designed for clinicians with patients who suffer with chronic pain and pain associated with acute injuries.
The KC Royals training staff proudly lay claim to being the biggest customer and “implementer” in all of major league baseball after fully integrating the technology in all levels from the majors down to the minor leagues.
The Royals head athletic trainer, Nick Kenney, had this to say about the laser; “The MR4 laser has become an integral tool in the maintenance and rehabilitation of our players.”
One could conclude that this type of therapy combined with consistent chiropractic care could serve as a catalyst for keeping athletes and weekend warriors in peak condition throughout a lifetime of wear and tear.
In addition to rehab, the laser offers many pain relief applications that have had significant research performed showing how the technology is effective in athletic performance enhancement reducing muscle fatigue.
The studies done over the last 24-month period show that multi radiance laser therapy speeds up recover post athletic activity by 300%.
Alberto Salazar, previously one of the top distance runners in the world and currently the head coach of the Nike Oregon Project, utilizes Multi Radiance lasers to help athletes prepare, perform and recover from injuries until the pain is completely resolved. MR4 LaserStim™/LaserShower™ and the MR4 ACTIV™ cordless laser provide a quick and effective drug-free alternative to prescription medication.
“MR4 lasers are now my go-to modalities for addressing lower extremity injuries that are slow to heal,” says Salazar, who set the World Record for the New York City Marathon in 1981, and is currently renowned for helping to reshape the status of American distance running. “The devices are typically used on all athletes in the facility, but I always send the portable MR4 ACTIV with any athlete who is traveling or heading to an event. We have seen great results.”
The MR4 laser technology’s proven, proprietary, synergistic wavelength laser/light/magnetic field combinations is trusted by over 80 professional sports and college teams. Every champion of every pro-sport league for the last five years is the Multi Radiance client.
As chiropractors we deal with a wide variety of athletes; from the 5 year old soccer sensation to the 89 year old grandfather who plays golf three times a week.
Perhaps we should all take cue from the World Series champions and consider adding laser technology to our practices.
Patrick Gentempo, Jr., D.C.
CEO – Action Potential Holdings, Inc.
CIRCLE OF DOCS | www.CIRCLEOFDOCS.com
About Multi Radiance Medical
Multi Radiance Medical is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of FDA-cleared lasers for drug-free pain relief. This proprietary technology is considered the safest laser on the market and is utilized to treat over 300 conditions worldwide. For over two decades, Multi Radiance Medical has served physical therapists, doctors of chiropractic, veterinarians, athletic trainers and sports medicine professionals, including M.D.s, D.O.s, DPMs, physiatrists and other rehabilitation specialists.