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  2. 2. THERALASEFounded in 1994, Theralase buildsthe finest therapeutic medicallasers In the worldTheralase designs, develops and manufactures patented, superpulsed lasertechnology utilized in biostimulative applications. The technology is safe andeffective in the treatment of pain, inflammation, neuromuscular skeletal conditionsand wound care for the human, equine and companion animal markets.Founded in 1994, Theralase is committed to provide cutting-edge preclinicaland clinical research to remain the most clinically and scientifically supportedtherapeutic medical laser on the market.The highly trained Theralase team continuously brings our valued customersthe most advanced technology on the market, superior customer service,the latest interactive training and the most up to date clinical protocolsto accelerate the success of their practice.Used by thousands of medical practitioners worldwide and improvingthe lives of human patients for over 17 years. The award winningTheralase TLC-1000 laser technology is now being offered to allhealthcare practitioners as a modern way to treat pain and inflammationsafely and effectively.Pg.2
  3. 3. EQUINE ATHLETES Getting your equine athlete back on TrackMuscle and tendon strains, joint sprains and wounds are common injuries in equine athletes. Equine tissue likehuman tissue is highly vulnerable to repetitive stress and can be career limiting for the athlete if not treatedproperly the first time. Equine veterinarians across North America have discovered a medical technology thatheals injuries on a cellular level, safely and effectively, without any discomfort to the animal. This new medicaltechnology is known as the Theralase line of therapeutic medical laser systems.The Theralase superpulsed laser system can penetrate up to 4 inches into tissue through all the hair and skinof an equine athlete to promote cellular regeneration at the source of the injury. Laser energy helps to repairdamaged cells by accelerating several of the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Depending on the severity ofthe injury, the equine athlete can return to competition usually within a few weeks instead of many months ofstall rest. This means that your equine athlete can be back to competing in a fraction of the time. Pg.3
  4. 4. THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE PRODUCTSuperpulsed 905 nm technologypenetrates up to 4” into tissueSafe and EffectiveTheralase’s superpulsed 905 nanometer (nm) near infrared and 660 nanometer (nm) visible red laser technologyaccelerates healing by reducing pain and inflammation while staying below the Maximal Permissible Exposure(MPE) tolerance for tissue. Theralase’s dual wavelength technology 660 nm 905 nm 905 nm 905 nm Continuous Wave LED CW Laser Superpulsed Laser Laser 5mW 100mW 50,000mW 25mW CONTINUOUS CONTINUOUS SUPER PULSED CONTINUOUS WAVE WAVE (INSTANTANEOUS) WAVE 5 mW 50,000 25 mW 100 Cm2 mW / Cm2 Cm2 mW/Cm2 TISSUE SURFACE Pulsing at 50,000 mW up 1 to 10,000 times per second, 1.8 mW / cm2 37 mW / cm2 18,450 mW / cm2 3.4 mW / cm2 2 Penetration Depth the Theralase 905 nm super pulsed laser is able to deliver 1” Penetration 0.7 mW / cm2 14 mW / cm2 6,810 mW / cm2 0.5 mW / cm2 Depth an exact dose of light energy up to 4” into tissue. 4” Penetration 0 mW / cm2 0 mW / cm2 2,5 mW / cm2 0 mW / cm2 DepthDual wavelength TECHNOLOGYTheralase combines 660 nm visible red and 905 nm near infrared superpulsed lasers to allow superficial anddeep penetration of laser energy of up to 4” into tissue activating all three known cellular pathways.True Laser Diodes Versus LEDsTrue lasers are highly directional delivering 100% of the photons to the affected area versus only 5 to 6% witha LED; hence, much better treatment outcomes occur with true lasers versus LEDs. Laser - 100% of light energy in the forward direction LED - 5 to 6 % of light energy in the forward directionTheralase Laser LED100 mW x 100%= 100 mW 15 mW x 6%= 0.9 mWShorter Treatment TimesThe Theralase Multiple Probe utilizes 9 Lasers and is able to treat an area of 20cm2 thus reducing treatmenttimes by 90% in comparison to a single laser probe.Pg.4
  5. 5. THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE PRODUCT theralase is the only laser on the market known to activate all three cellular pathways660 nm - Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Pathway:Healing Inner MembraneTheralase stimulates the mitochondria of the cell to produce more OuterAdenosine Triphosphate (ATP or basic cell energy) to accelerate Membranetissue repair. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 2003)Cells that lack energy are unable to participate in the healing process. Laserenergy is delivered to injured cells, which are able to absorb the light and Cristaeconvert it into chemical energy, which is then used to accelerate tissue repair. MatrixOnce cells are fully energized they are able to stimulate each other to rebuildand heal the injured area.905 nm - Nitric Oxide (NO) Pathway: InflammationIndependent research proves that the proprietary Theralase 905nmsuperpulsed laser technology increases the production of NO by over700%, increasing vasodilation and decreasing inflammation versusother competitive wavelengths. (Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2009).When tissue injury occurs, the inflammatory process is initiated to immobilizethe area and prevent further damage to our body. This process is usuallyassociated with pain caused by inflammation exerting pressure on nerveendings. In order to decrease inflammation in the particular region, the bodyproduces Nitric Oxide (NO). Nitric Oxide has been proven to relax thevascular network, dilate the capillaries, improve vascular function, protectagainst cell injury and help rebalance the immune response. This processnot only reduces inflammation but brings much needed oxygen and othermetabolites to the injured tissue aiding in their natural healing.905 nm - Lipid Absorption Pathway: Pain Extracellular fluid with high concentrationTheralase laser technology effectively removes the pain signal at of Na+source by rebalancing the sodium potassium pathway. (Harvard MedicalSchool 2010) Cell membrane Na+K+ Na+ Na+ Na+Neurons use electrical and chemical signals to transmit information. Thetransmission of pain is primarily due to an expulsion of sodium ions (Na+)and an influx of potassium (K+) ions into the nerve cell across the cellular ATPmembrane, altering the electrical potential difference of the nerve cell. Thepeak absorption of lipids occurs in the near infrared wavelength range of 905 K+Na+ ADPnm to 910 nm. Since the cellular membrane is a bilipid membrane, laser lightin the 905 nm range increases the porosity of the cellular membrane. Thisincreased cellular membrane porosity allows the reabsorption of sodium ions Intracellular fluid with low concentration of Na+ andand the expulsion of potassium ions across the membrane rebalancing the high concentration of K+sodium-potassium pump and removing the pain signal at source. Pg.5
  6. 6. TREATABLE CONDITIONS (partial list)over 17 clinicaly Provenpre-programmed treatments Muscle Soreness/ Fatigue BACK PAIN Knee PAIN Bone Spurs Stifle Cord PAIN Bucked Shins Hock (CURB)PAIN Fetlock PAIN BOWED TENDON Sidebone Sesamoiditis Navicular Disease Suspensory ligament injury Tender SolesPg.6
  7. 7. TREATMENT Efficacy rates of up to 90% with no side effects • Decrease / eliminate pain • Reduce inflammation • Promote new blood vessels and tissue growth • Promote nerve axon growth • Faster wound healing and closure • Non-Invasive / no side effects • Extremely safe / drug free • Highly effective for equine athletes (90% efficacy rates) • Highly effective alternative to other treatments; such as Analgesics, NSAID’s, COX- 2 Inhibitors, TENS, Ultrasound, Inferential therapy Acute Sub-acute CHRONICCONDITIONS CONDITIONS CONDITIONS 5 Treatment sessions* 10 Treatment sessions* 20 Treatment sessions** Typical number of 8-10 minute sessions Pg.7
  8. 8. BUT DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...HERE’S WHAT equine experts ARESAYING ABOUT THERALASETERRY RUCH, DVMBarrie Equine Clinic, Innisfil, Ontario“The Theralase is able to increase efficacy, provide superior clinical outcomes and allow for faster return tocompetition for many equine athletes. The Theralase works extremely well at reducing pain and inflammation,working on numerous soft tissue injuries, such as: muscles, tendons and ligaments”BLAIR BURGESSWinner of the Hambletonian (2006) and The Little Brown Jug (2007), Campbellville, OntarioOn Royal Decree, a 2 yr old trotting colt: “I definitely noticed decreased inflammation in a shorter amount oftime. All my other treatment protocols had been followed as per usual and we had never seen healing at thatspeed before”.JACK MOISEYEVStandardbred Driver, Moffat, Ontario“I drove Raising Rhonda one week prior to her laser treatments and she locked on the left line and finishedseven wide in the stretch. Next week after 4 laser treatments, I saw a dramatic difference in her steering as shedrove straight as an arrow and finished second”.RICK ZERONWinner of the 2010 O’Brien Award For Horsemanship, Oakville, Ontario“If you’re not using the Theralase cold laser, then you’re not winning!”Pg.8
  9. 9. CLINICAL PROOF over 3,000 clinical studies worldwide have proven the effectiveness of laser therapyA Study of the Effects of Lasering on Chronic Bowed Tendons atWheatley Hall Farm Limited, CanadaMcKibbon and Paraschak, Lasers Surg Med, March 198342 standardbred horses with chronic bowed tendon injuries received a single treatment with infrared 904 nmlaser and were then evaluated for final race times, last quarter race times and class changes. A significantpercent of these horses showed either similar or improved times and classes.Conclusion: Lasering bowed tendons presents a safe and inexpensive alternative to traditional treatmentmethods which often require stall rest of up to 1 year.Use of Laser Light to treat Certain Lesions in StandardbredsMcKibbon and Paraschak, Modern Veterinary Practice, March 198435 Horses with check ligament injuries, 8 horses with plantar desmitis and 30 horses with pharyngeal lymphoidhyperplasia were treated using a 904 nm low level laser. The final and last quarter race times were analyzedbefore and after treatment. The results were significant with 60-90% of horses showing similar or faster racetimes and an ability to race in similar or higher classes after treatment.Conclusion: Treatment of a variety of neuromuscular skeletal conditions using a 904 nm laser showedsignificantly positive resultsTreatment of Chronic Back pain in horses : stimulation of Acupuncturepoints with a low powered infrAred laserMartin and Kilde, Veterinary Surgery, June 2008.Fourteen horses could not perform at expected standards due to chronic back pain of 4 to 48 months in duration.They did not obtain lasting improvement from other forms of therapy. They were treated by stimulating 9acupuncture points using a low powered infrared laser (905 nm). After completing 11 treatments, performedweekly, pain was alleviated in 10 of the 14 horses. Of the ten horses who were training and competing, 4 wenton to win. One year after treatment was discontinued, 9 of the 10 horses were performing at an acceptablestandard for their owner .Conclusion: Chronic back pain can be treated using laser acupuncture to achieve positive results both in theimmediate and long term. Pg.9
  10. 10. TURN-KEY SOLUTION product, support and Clinical Knowledge to grow your practice Product Description SINGLE PROBE CONTROLLER NIR Laser diode : 1x905 nm (collimated): • Portable light weight design. • Average power: 100 mW • Battery operated (rechargable). • Peak power: 50,000 mW • Real time beam detector measures Treatment area: 0.1 cm 2 the amount of actual output power emitted from the probe tip. *NIR= Near Infrared / *VR= Visible Red • Retains up to 256 patient protocols in memory. TRIPLE PROBE NIR Laser diode : 1x905 nm: • Average power: 100 mW • Peak power: 50,000 mW VR Laser diode: 2x660: • Average power: 25 mW Treatment area size: 3 cm 2 STAND *NIR= Near Infrared / *VR= Visible Red • Custom made to fit the Theralase system. • Portable light weight design with MULTIPLE PROBE wheels for easy transportation NIR Laser diode: 5x905 nm: within the clinic. • Average power: 100 mW • Adjustable boom arm that allows • Peak power: 50,000 mW for “hands free” treatment with all VR Laser Diode: 4x660 nm: laser probes • Average power: 25 mW Treatment area size: 20 cm 2 *NIR= Near Infrared / *VR= Visible Red Interactive Training Marketing Support Theralase provides operational and clinical protocol Theralase offers a number of highly effective marketing training through interactive training resources available support materials. An online library of professionally online or via DVD. Simply watch our videos to see how developed marketing materials is accessible 24/7 to safely and effectively operate your Theralase laser for exclusively to Theralase customers. a variety of medical conditions. Technical support Clinical Support Theralase offers extended warranty and loaner Theralase provides ongoing clinical support through programs, so you can keep working while your system monthly webinars on pertinent clinical topics and is being professionally serviced. on-staff healthcare practitioners who are available to Health discuss patient treatment plans and protocols. ® Canada C US LR2278288 0473 Pg.10INUUINBKN
  11. 11. GETTING YOUR EQUINE ATHLETLE BACK ON TRACK ACCElerated HealingEveryone benefits from the Theralase laser system; as your equine athlete gets better, he/she will be ableto return to training and eventually racing. The impact of using Theralase on your injured equine athleteis remarkable. By utilizing the Theralase superpulsed cold laser technology for neuromuscular skeletalconditions, you will notice an immediate improvement in the health of your equine athlete to get him/herback on the track, so that you see your investment running again. Some medical conditions that we haveseen successfully treated in the field through the use of Theralase technology are shown below: Tendon ligament inflammation With Theralase 2-3 days Week 1 Week 2 Without Theralase 1-2 weeks Week 1 Week 2 Bursitis With Theralase 1 day Week 1 Week 2 Without Theralase 1 week Week 1 Week 2 Inflammation reduction post leg surgery With Theralase 2-3 weeks Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Without Theralase Week 1 Week 2 Week 5 Week 6 6 weeks Chronic wounds With Theralase 2-3 weeks Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Without Theralase Week 1 Week 2 Week 5 Week 6 6 weeks Pg.11
  12. 12. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE DEMONSTRATIONOF HOW THERALASE CAN IMPROVE YOUR ODDS AT THE TRACK Experience the Benefits of Theralase TLC-1000 Therapeutic Laser Technology Today WANT MORE INFO? Phone 1 866 843 5273 Web www.theralase.com E-Mail equine@theralase.com