By: Michael Hofstatter, Physiotherapist May 01, 2014
Laser Therapy | Elite Physio, Mississauga, ON

What is the laser? How does it work?


Laser Therapy is a non-invasive modality used for pain reduction and tissue repair. It helps reduce inflammation, ease pain, and quicken the recovery process for a wide range of conditions encountered in clinical setting.
The laser delivers photonic light energy to cause change at the cellular level where there may be a dysfunction impeding the recovery process. The light energy is taken up by the cells and used as energy to allow for regeneration by increasing blood flow to area of injury, tissue repair and overall pain reduction.

Elite Physio - Mississauga’s principal and lead therapist, Michael grew up only minutes from where the clinic is located and has returned back to the Mississauga area to once again make it his home. Michael completed his degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Manitoba and has since worked in several disciplines within the scope of physiotherapy, including private clinics, hospitals, home settings, and research. Michael has completed several continuing education courses which include Advanced Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, spinal manipulation, advanced muscle release, fascial release, joint mobilization, and sport specific treatment and exercise for golf, hockey, running and he is also trained in general strength and conditioning.

Michael also has training in assessing and treating pre- and post-surgical patients for the back, neck, shoulder, knee, ankle, as well as joint replacements for the hip and knee. Previous to this he was in the Canadian Armed Forces where he dedicated over 20 years of service, serving in Canada and Europe and overseas missions. Michael has treated both professional and amateur athletes and is an instructor in Contemporary Acupuncture at McMaster University and continues to upgrade his skills to ensure that his patients receive the best care possible. Michael has a strong sense of community and believes in a healthy balance between an active lifestyle, and proper nutrition and mental health.