Laser Therapy Centers of Excellence
Revolutioninzing Pain Management
High Power Laser Therapy
A Revolutionary Advancement
in Pain Management
Clinic Overview and
Introduction to High Power
The Avicenna Laser Therapy Enter of Excellence in
West Palm Beach, Florida is the parent corporation’s
(Avicenna Laser Technology’s) flagship patient
treatment center. Today, as high power laser therapy
is widely recognized as a safe, pain-free and
non-invasive medical procedure to accelerate the
treatment and rehabilitation of various acute and
chronic pain conditions. The parent company’s
HPLT medical device is used in hundreds of
medical facilities throughout the United States,
which includes prestigious medical schools, such
as Weill Cornell Medical College, the Department
of Defense, the VA system, and the NFL, NBA
and MLB. High Power Laser Therapy-HPLT offers
patients a painless, non-surgical and side effect free
treatment for conditions previously refractive to
traditional medical care.
The mechanism of action for laser therapy comes from its ability at the cellular level to
“bio-stimulate” tissue growth and repair. This results in accelerated wound healing as
well as a dramatic decrease in pain, inflammation, and scar tissue formation. Unlike
all other treatment modalities, laser therapy actually “heals” tissue as well as providing
a powerful non-addictive form of pain management. Avicenna’s superior results come
from its ability to deliver healing laser energy to the target tissues at any depths. Simply
put when it comes to traditional Neuro-musculoskeletal medicine or wound care the
Avicenna Laser can out-perform anything in medicine, safely and without the potential
Joseph Costello, DC, DABCO is the Clinic Director
of The Avicenna Laser Therapy Enter of Excellence in
West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Costello a practicing
physician for more than 24 years also holds the
position of Chief of Clinical Services for our parent
company, Avicenna Laser Technology. Dr. Costello is
the foremost expert in the United States and arguably
the world, on High Power Laser Therapy and has
personally trained over 200 physicians including the
Pain Management department at Weill Cornell
Medical College as well as numerous professional
sports teams, DOD and VA doctors on the use of the
Avicenna Laser. He is the inventor of all of the
protocols that are used in our West Palm Beach
Center of Excellence to treat patients with. Although
Our Clinic Director- Dr. Costello is a chiropractic physician and holds an
advanced degree in non-surgical orthopedics,
Joseph Costello, chiropractic manipulation is not part of any of our
DC, DABCO treatment protocols. Many of the laser treatments
used on conditions of the spine are combined with
Dr. Costello’s advanced training from the Texas
Some of the Many Conditions
Responsive to Laser Therapy
• Neuropathy (Diabetic and other forms)
• Headaches, TMJ, & Neck Pain
• Shoulder Pain, Rotator Cuff Tear
• Back Injuries, Herniated Discs & Sciatica
• Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Hip & Knee Pain
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Morton’s Neuroma
• Ankle Sprains
• Achilles Tendonitis
• Shin Splints
• Bunion Pain
• Toe Nail Fungus
• Trigger Points & Muscle Spasms
• Post-op Pain & Wound Healing
• Poor Circulation
• Stress Fractures
• Non-healing (Diabetic) Wounds
Q: What is High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT)?
A: HPLT is a medical procedure that uses highly focused laser light energy to
treat pain and inflammation. It works at the cellular level by stimulating the
body’s natural healing processes. It works equally as well, whether the injury
is acute or chronic.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Since the company received FDA Clearance in 2003, over a million patient
treatments have been performed and there has never been a reported side
effect. The Avicenna laser can be found in every medical discipline including
prestigious medical schools. It is frequently used to treat professional athletes
in the NFL, NBA and MLB.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: No, actually it is quiet comfortable and soothing. Only a feeling of deep
warming and pain relieve is felt during the treatment.
Q: Why shall I come to Avicenna?
A: The Avicenna Laser Center of Excellence in West Palm Beach is the Training
headquarters for Avicenna Laser Technology, Inc., the company who invented
the technology. Every physician in America using its laser technology will have
received training by Dr. Joseph Costello, Chief of Clinical Services for Avicenna
and the chief physician at the Center of Excellence you are seeking treatment at.
Q: Why is Avicenna HPLT better than traditional types of medicine?
A: First unlike in traditional medicine, we try to identify the reason why your condi
tion developed in the first place. Many times when dealing from conditions
from the low back to the feet, they are gait and biomechanically related. Once
we identify these issues we then try to correct the biomechanical cause for your
pain. This is typically done with a custom Orthotic. Once an optimal environ
ment for tissue healing is achieved, the laser will be able to reduce your inflam
mation and heal your injury on a long term if not permanent basis.
Q: How many treatments does it typically take to see maximum improvement?
A: Most conditions require between 6 and 15 sessions to achieve a maximum
therapeutic result from HPLT. For long standing severe chronic 10-15 sessions
Q: Why doesn’t my insurance cover this?
A: Because the High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT) does not have it’s own distinct
CPT code. It is not yet recognized by most insurance payers including Medicare
Q: Will I need to continue treatments indefinitely?
A: No, our goal at Avicenna is to try and correct biomechanical abnormalities
and then encourage healing by your body thru High Power Laser Therapy.
Our results are therefore better and long term, all without side effects!
Here’s What Patients Are
Saying About the Avicenna
Laser Therapy of Excellence
After slipping a disc as a result of a golfing injury and seeking conventional therapy with
chiropractors, osteopaths and sports medicine doctors, I still had no relief from the pain I
was experiencing. My next visit was to a back surgeon and you know what he wanted to
do---I wasn’t even in his office for more than 5 minutes and he wanted to schedule me
for surgery. I had nowhere to turn until a friend of mine recommended Dr. Costello. Dr.
Costello was the first physician I saw who actually gave me a complete physical exam. After
only a few treatments I started to experience the pain relief I had been seeking for weeks,
all without drugs, surgery or dangerous pills. If Dr. Costello can do it for me, he can do it
Jim Palmer: Hall of Fame Baseball Pitcher
For someone that enjoys golfing, biking, tennis, weight lifting and even gardening that just
turned 61 it was great to find a modality that met my needs. Not only does the laser help
me remain active it has improved my quality of life. After a baseball career of over 20 years
and being very athletic during the off season and even after retirement, the hands of time
begin to catch up to you. Wrist pain, knee pain and even back pain where just a few of
the many aches and pains I had been experiencing. A place like Avicenna was just what I
needed. The laser is pain free and in just a few treatments you get the pain relief you need.
I had been experiencing back pain issues my entire life and have been in and out of
different chiropractors and doctors offices without any success. Last summer I hurt my back
scuba diving and while I was in a physical therapy I heard a commercial for Dr. Costello
and the Avicenna Laser Therapy Center of the Palm Beaches. He was the very first doctor
to actually measure my legs and check my gait. After building custom orthotics for my feet
and having couple of months of laser treatments, I have no more pain, no more numbness
radiating down my leg and I’ve been healed.
I had been suffering with pain due to neuropathy for more than 2 years. I tried a
variety of medications and procedures from different doctors, but the pain continued and
I could not walk without the use of a cane to get around. One day a neighbor of mine told
me about the amazing progress he was making with a new FDA cleared laser treatment
from Avicenna. After just a few treatments I was able to walk without a cane. When the
treatment regime was finished I was totally free of symptoms. I was completely amazed at
the results and went on to recommend it to many of my friends and residents in my
development who also were suffering from neuropathy.
I work as a pastry chef and for years I always had numbness and pain in my right hand.
It was extremely difficult to do the ordinary every day functions such as brushing my hair,
eating, and to do my work without pain. After hearing about the Avicenna Laser Therapy
Center of Excellence on a radio ad I decided to give it a try. Dr. Costello did a comprehensive
examination of my condition and after diagnosing me with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome he
began to treat me with the laser. After only three weeks the pain and numbness were
gone. What I liked most was the treatments were pain free and I was did not have
to take any dangerous drugs to manage my pain. It was a great feeling.