Healing brain injury with the power of light2021-08-03T06:25:10+00:00





Whether it’s the result of a sports activity, car accident or fall, concussions are serious head injuries that could have long-term side effects.

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can occur after an impact to your head or after a whiplash-type injury that causes your head and brain to shake quickly back and forth.

Concussion recovery times can vary greatly. Most people who sustain a concussion or mild TBI are back to normal by one month or sooner. But others have long-term problems remembering things and concentration. Accidents can be so minor that neither doctor nor patient makes the connection.


Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms or complaints? If so, then you most likely have suffered from a concussion. Concussion can be present in the absence of confirmation by MRI or CAT Scans.

  • Headaches or Pressure in the head

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea or Vomiting

  • Confusion

  • Memory Changes

  • Concentration/Attention Deficits

  • A sense of not feeling like yourself

  • Light/Noise Sensitivity

  • Disrupted Sleep Patterns

  • Changes in Mood/Behaviour

  • Blurred Vision/Slurred Speech

  • Changes in sense of Smell or Taste.

  • Tinnitis / Ringing in the ear


Potential complications of concussion include:




A new treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 

How long do the results last?2021-07-11T04:02:38+00:00

Results depend on the length of treatment and the conditions being treated. Generally most of our patients who suffered a concussion healed and did not require further treatments.

Do you know the health benefits of red-light therapy?2021-07-11T04:02:22+00:00

What if I told you that you could improve your symptoms, diminish your recovery time from concussion, and overall improve your wellbeing.

It sounds futuristic and even space age to think of a light impacting how your body functions and how your brain injury heals faster with light. …but the science behind it is shocking.

NASA first developed Red Light technology to treat wounds in space. Today Red-Light Therapy is being used throughout the medical field to heal various medical conditions and help many of our patients. NASA continues to do research on using Red Light Therapy to help cancer patients and have stated that the technology does not cause any harm or side effects. Red Light Therapy is safe and pain free; in fact, our patients are seeing results and feeling good after just one session.

Proven benefits2021-07-11T04:02:43+00:00

One potential avenue of treatment for TBI is infrared light, which has shown promising data in a number of applications. Near-infrared (NIR) light has been investigated for its ability to modulate intracellular mechanisms related to healing. The application of NIR light by low-power laser or by light-emitting diode (LED) is also known as laser phototherapy or near-infrared photobiomodulation. NIR irradiation can facilitate wound healing, promote muscle repair, and stimulate angiogenesis. NIR phototherapy has been studied and applied clinically in a wide array of ailments, including skin ulcers, osteoarthritis, peripheral nerve injury, low back pain, myocardial infarction, stem cell induction and traumatic brain injury.

What is red light therapy?2021-07-11T04:02:49+00:00

Red light therapy is a treatment that stimulates natural cellular processes. Similar to how specific wavelengths (at the opposite end of the light spectrum) can be used to treat chronic conditions. Red light therapy (also known as photobiomodulation) uses a combination of red and near-infrared light to activate a number of biological processes.

Photobiomodulation (PBM) employs red or near-infrared (NIR) light to stimulate healing, protect tissue from dying, increase mitochondrial function, improve blood flow and tissue oxygenation. PBM can also act to reduce swelling, increase antioxidants, decrease inflammation, protect against the death of cells which occurs as a normal and controlled part growth and development.

PBM has been shown to increase regional cerebral blood flow, tissue oxygenation and improve memory, mood and cognitive function. Clinical studies have been conducted in patients suffering from the chronic effects of TBI. There have been reports of improvements in executive function, working memory, and improved sleep. Functional magnetic resonance imaging has shown modulation of activation in intrinsic brain networks likely to be damaged in TBI (default mode network and salience network).

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by some type of trauma to the head, often resulting from road traffic accidents, assaults, falls, sports injuries, or blast injuries suffered in military conflict.
A number of articles have shown how transcranial PBM is effective at increasing memory, learning, and the overall neurological performance

Whole-body Red-Light Therapy2021-07-11T04:02:57+00:00

NovoThor is a whole-body red-light therapy bed that uses red and near-infrared light to treat injuries by increasing blood flow and circulation, resulting in improved symptoms and faster recovery.

NovoTHOR is a whole-body red-light therapy bed which uses red and near-infrared light to treat your entire body, stimulating healing by kick starting natural cellular processes and increasing blood flow.

What can I expect from NovoTHOR Therapy treatments?2021-07-11T04:03:03+00:00

NovoTHOR can redevelop muscles, relax them, and improve blood flow, helping you get back on your feet, faster.

How soon do results become noticeable?2021-07-11T04:03:07+00:00

Everyone’s results may vary, depending on their age and the severity of the condition. Our patients generally notice a change within one to two weeks of treatment.

How often should I go?2021-07-11T04:03:12+00:00

This should be a commitment. Results will not be achieved in just a few sessions, or going “occasionally”. We strongly recommend 3 to 4 sessions per week for the first 12 weeks. After your first 12 weeks, we recommend 1-2 sessions per week thereafter.

Are Red Light treatments safe?2021-07-11T04:03:16+00:00

Red Light Therapy is completely safe. Red Light penetrates the tissue, delivering energy to stimulate a response from the body to heal itself.

OREL Medical Laser is proud to have NovoThor Light Pod onsite. There are only 32 pod treatment machines in the world for public use that delivers full-body photobiomodulation therapy in just 12-15 minutes. The NovoThor has been designed to supply optimal wavelengths, power densities and dosages based on the results of published clinical research.

OREL Medical Laser is the only clinic in Quebec, among 3 clinics in Canada that can offer our services and expertise to help your condition.

Call to book your appointment with one of our expertise.
(514) 675 4554

Clinic hours:

Monday – Friday 7:30 – 16:00
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

OREL Medical Laser
15610 Boul. Gouin Ouest,

West Island Montreal

Ste-Genevieve, Quebec



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