Deborah loves hew new GigaLaser and is finding really interesting results with our neurological, musculoskeletal and vestibular clients. The GigaLaser came all the way from Denmark, where they have been developing this technology since 1982 (before some of our therapists were even born!). Here is a great success story from our friends in Denmark. If you have any questions regarding laser therapy, please get in touch.
There’s no doubt that the GigaLaser has made a huge difference on my knee…
“It’s almost a miracle that I’m able to play handball today, I’m so happy that my team has such a great medical staff, as well as a partnership with FysioDanmark Randers, which makes it possible to get laser treatments.”
So says professional handball player Gitte Andersen, from the Danish handball team Randers HK. She’s referring to her team’s partnership with FysioDanmark Randers (a large physical therapy clinic in Denmark) and the treatments she received, after suffering from a long-term injury that had her nearly give up hope of ever returning to the sport again.
Previous meniscus and ACL injuries, and subsequent surgeries, had caused great damage to the cartilage in her knee. Followed by great pain. In November 2014, the pain had grown intense, and the months that followed were not exactly easy for Gitte Andersen.
In February 2015, it was over. “I just couldn’t do it anymore”, she says.
“I felt excruciating pain doing everyday things like climbing stairs, and our team physician didn’t think I’d ever be able to play handball again. I, too, was afraid I’d never return to the court again.”
A physical therapist and the GigaLaser
Gitte Andersen received her first treatment with the GigaLaser in August 2015, and in the weeks that followed she visited FysioDanmark Randers 2-3 times a week. Pictured above is Gitte Andersen, receiving a treatment with the GigaLaser, next to physical therapist, Atle Roestad, of FysioDanmark Randers.
“I actually felt a difference after the first treatment but it was probably after 7-8 treatments that I was able to do more than previously, without pain”, says Gitte Andersen.
She kept getting better and continued to receive at least one treatment a week. After learning that she was pregnant, due in April 2016, she decided to take it easy on the handball training.
“I kept up with the GigaLaser treatments and built up my basic fitness, but playing handball would have to wait until after my maternity leave”, says Gitte Andersen.
A great comeback
In July 2016, she was training alongside her teammates for the upcoming season. The GigaLaser treatments were intensified, and although her knee did have to re-adjust to the movements on the court, Gitte Andersen played her first league match in 1.5 years, in September.
“It was amazing to do a comeback! Everyone said I’d never play again but thanks to the long break off the court, all the help I’ve gotten from our team physician and physical therapists, and all the treatments with the GigaLaser, I was once again able to throw my team jersey on”, Gitte Andersen says, thrilled.
“It’s really amazing that the elite athletes in town have welcomed the GigaLaser with such open arms. The Randers HK players alone have received just short of 200 GigaLaser treatments in the last year, and we’ve had really great results. But it’s Gitte Andersen’s challenging case that’s the best success story of them all”, says Atle Roestad.
Our goal is that all athletes, as well as everyone else, have access to faster recovery after injury. And we are, of course, always available with help and support – to get you off to the best start possible, offering GigaLaser treatments in YOUR clinic.
Our goal is that all athletes, as well as everyone else, have access to faster recovery after injury.
And we are, of course, always available with help and support – to get you off to the best start possible, offering GigaLaser treatments in YOUR clinic.