The ML830 Cold laser is a handheld, non-invasive, low energy, therapeutic laser. The laser is a non-thermal laser capable of penetrating deep into the tissue. In human tissue the resulting photochemical reaction produces an increase in the cellular metabolism rate that expedites cell repair and the stimulation of the immune, lymphatic and vascular systems. The net result, observed in clinical trials to date, is the apparent reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall redution in healing time.
In our experience the ML830 has a multitude of uses. Perhaps the most appealing single factor about this unit is the possibility that it may help conditions where all previous therapies have failed.
For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.
Aenta Provider # 5519029 – Clair / 1388762 – Frisco
Blue Cross Blue Shield/Blue Link Provider #’s:
Bob Clair: 80768T / 00043341
Aaron Foley: 8T7657
Suzanne Owen: 89520T / 0067308
Lynn Rever: 89679T (Sat.only) / 0002314
Amy Larsen: 8T1590 / 0083870
Medicare Provider # 45-6847
Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.
Yes. A physician referral is required by your health insurance plan for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self pay basis.
We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.
As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.
Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.
– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.
Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.
We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.
The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.
“I am currently being treated for the third time with cold laser therapy. The first time was about 3 1/2 years ago when I injured my foot. I was unable to walk without a severe limp and after only one laser treatment I walked out of Clair Physical Therapy normally.
About three months ago I bruised my Achilles tendon and requested cold laser therapy through my podiatrist. He was skeptical but agreed. I hope I have converted him because after two treatments all of the tenderness and most of the swelling had disappeared. Three more treatments and exercises have me put me far down the road to recovery.
Last but certainly not least, is the cold laser therapy for my arthritis in my thumb. I have been unable to pick up glasses and jars without pain; continually seem to be rubbing the joint because of the constant ache; and fine movements using my thumb were becoming increasingly difficult. Again, I requested cold laser from my physician (also skeptical). After one treatment I had no pain in my thumb for about four days. After treatment two I was picking up full glasses, the water reservoir for the dog fountain and anything else without pain. I can’t wait to see how this continues to improve!
PS – I travel about 70 miles round trip for this. I promise it is worth it!”
Bob, my primary therapist, Mark McBride, and all of your staff were wonderful to work with in every way and at every step in the process. You and your staff helped me understand what I could accomplish and how we could work together to get it done, and answered every question I could come up with regarding the process and how I could maximize the ultimate results for myself.
When my surgeon spoke to my wife and I immediately after shoulder surgery, he said (and I paraphrase here) “Well I did the best I could with what I had tow work with. The injuries were worse than expected from the MRI & X-Rays. You may never regain full range of motion or strength, and you have over 50% risk of re-injuring if you’re not careful throughout your recovery process.” Happily for me, after a full physical therapy regimen, I have achieved 100% full range of motion again, and am working towards my goal of 100% strength – carefully and over the next year at least – because I am taking both the surgeon’s and your warning to heart.
During the July 4th holiday, I went back out in the woods, climbed trees, hung tree stands, cut paths and did all the things I would normally do to prepare for the fall deer season – I know I’m ready again. Thanks to your team’s skills and dedication, my life is returning to “normal”, even if I’m one of the few people over 60 that you know who’s still climbing trees. Thank you again Bob, best wishes.
“I am an orthopaedic surgeon and developed a compression neuropathy at my elbow that resulted in my hand becoming numb and weak, affecting my ability to do my work. This condition is typically treated with surgery to release the pressure on the nerve. I didn’t have the time required to go through the surgery because it would have resulted in a significant break in my work schedule and since I am self-employed, I don’t enjoy paid sick time. Bob Clair and his wonderful staff performed cold laser on my elbow which greatly reduced the swelling and inflammation on the nerve allowing my hand function to recover. This took only 5 sessions, but the results were dramatic with no loss in productivity. I am able to work now with minimal symptoms.”
“I am a 52 year old male and a former athlete.
I have been a patient of Clairs Physical Therapy since Dec 18th 2006 to rehab a surgically repaired torn Quadricep tendon on my right let. Amy has been working with me and has done an excellent job of keeping focused on getting better. During my 7th week I fell down a short flight of stairs and injured my knee again. Although it was very painful it did not do any additional damage to the surgery. What it did do was to force me to take a step back in the Rehab process because of the swelling and pain. It was at this time the “Cold Laser” was used. We had to wear some protective goggles but I never felt anything or saw any light. The treatment got me about 50% relief the first time and I had 3 follow up treatments to completely eliminate the swelling and pain.
If you have swelling and/or pain I would recommend the Cold Laser.”
“First, I want to thank you for your expertise and direction in my recent treatment for neck and shoulder spasms. This was my third time to be treated at Clair’s and I was used to the exercise program and the benefits of the ultrasonic that brings relief, but I was definitely surprised by the new Cold Laser. With one application I experienced a final release from the tension and muscle cramping that seemed to cycle again and again. I am very appreciative to receive the benefits of this new treatment and feel confident if needed I can depend on you to continue to see the possibilities for better treatments to combine with traditional modalities.
Thank you for helping me to find that relief.”
“I was unsuccessfully treated with oral steroids for pain and swelling in the A-1 pulley of my left hand. After several laser treatments I am as good as new! I am so very pleased I was able to avoid painful injections and possible surgery on my hand. I would recommend to anyone that they try laser therapy before any invasive treatment attempts! Bob Clair, and his team, has my sincerest appreciation for the wonderful care they provided me!”
“I had a good experience here. The therapist and staff were professional, caring, and helpful. My therapist clearly explained how the process worked and what we were going to accomplish. Their system worked well and I experienced a great deal of improvement after an artificial disc surgery. I would recommend Clair for post operative therapy or any physical therapy in general.”
“They have helped a great deal with my shoulder recovery! Very friendly staff and great physical Therapy!”
“I cannot praise Bob Clair and his team of therapists enough. They helped my son a few years ago with a knee injury. I was so impressed with their professionalism as well as the confidence they gave him. His recovery is greatly due to their knowledge and care. I am now going for rehab myself and have found them to be nothing but top notch. They really listen and care about their patients. I am grateful to them for practical ideas for home exercises as well keeping me informed of my progress. They have made time for me when I have been in pain and their scheduling easily accommodates my work schedule. I have full confidence in this team and am thankful they are in my area.”