Manage Pain with Laser Therapy at Dr. David Wheatcroft’s Office

Laser therapy is one method available at Dr. David Wheatcroft’s office to help you manage pain and other issues. Using specific wavelengths of light, laser therapy enters the damaged cells to stimulate inter-cellular activity. This therapy reduces pain and helps speed up recovery in the damaged cells. Like shockwave therapy, laser therapy is non-surgical and non-invasive.

Laser therapy treats many issues including, but not limited to:

  • Sore muscles, muscle strains, and tears
  • Degenerative joint conditions
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Anti-inflammation applications
  • Neurological and general pain and bruising


At our office we use a medical device called Theralase that is proven to safely and effectively stimulate deep tissue regeneration and relieve pain and inflammation.

  • Rapid Cell Growth: Theralase Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
  • Faster Wound Healing: Therlase Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Action: Theralase Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to provide enhanced joint mobility.
  • Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Theralase Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post-surgery.
  • Increased Metabolic Activity: Theralase Laser light produces higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells: Adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
  • Increased Vascular Activity: Theralase Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
  • Stimulated Nerve Function: Theralase Laser light speeds up the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas or “dead limbs” caused by slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue back to life.

Theralase treatments are used by a number of professional athletes, including:

  • Roy Halladay #32, Pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays: “I use the Theralase laser to keep my throwing arm healthy. It reduces fatigue and allows me to play at my peak, game after game.”
  • James Blake, ranked #14 professional tennis player in the world in 2007: “I had to withdraw from the Rogers Masters in Montreal due to a severe abdominal muscle strain. For the next two weeks, I had two laser treatments per day with Theralase 1000 cluster laser, which accelerated the tissue healing and reduced the pain. In the next two tournaments I was runner-up at the Wester & Southern Financial Group Masters at Cincinnati and I then clinched the Pilot Pen Tennis at New Have. Theralase laser treatments were very helpful in accelerating my recovery time.”
  • Perdita Felicien, World Champion, track and field: “As a professional athlete, I have tried many treatments over the years to help me recover from injury. In my first week using Theralase I noticed immediate relief to my injured left foot, the result was unlike any laser I had used in the past. In my line of work injuries happen and Theralase is designed to speed up my body’s own healing to get me off the sidelines and back to the track quickly.”

Find out if laser therapy is right for you. Call Dr. David Wheatcroft to make an appointment at our Prince George office.