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Dr. Susan Aull at SA Aesthetics of Sarasota, Florida, can help you enhance your appearance and obtain youthful-looking skin with innovative new cosmetic technologies, such as radiofrequency microneedling.
In addition, as a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, Dr. Aull can treat patients suffering from a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions. She does this using a variety of PM&R treatment methods, including laser therapy.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians like Dr. Aull diagnose and treat patients with disorders that affect nerves, muscles, and bones. She can also help her patients prevent disease and avoid complications of many chronic diseases. As a rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Aull helps patients with a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions – including cerebral palsy, brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injuries, and other severe impairments. Dr. Aull also offers on-site electrodiagnostic evaluation and testing for the added convenience of her patients.
MLS Laser Therapy
Multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy is a painless, noninvasive therapy that accelerates healing of a variety of ailments, especially those treated by PM&R physicians like Dr. Aull. This type of laser therapy can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, speed recovery, and help restore range of motion.
Dr. Aull is proud to offer her patients access to the very best technology as a key component of her continuing quest to offer you the finest in healthcare. This FDA-approved treatment is safe and effective, and has proven successful based on extensive, credible studies conducted in our country’s finest institutions, including Harvard University.
Laser Therapy FAQs
Laser therapy uses light energy to penetrate deep under your skin to treat many different painful and debilitating conditions.
Light energy enters damaged cells and stimulates cellular turnaround. This speeds up recovery in the area and more quickly reduces pain associated with the injury.
Many of Dr. Aull’s patients report that laser therapy successfully addressed their medical conditions and concerns, including:
- Back and joint pain
- Sprains and strains
- Post-surgical recovery
- Disc disease
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Muscle strains and tears
- Sore muscles and joints
- Degenerative joint conditions
- Neurological pain
- Chronic nonhealing wounds
- General pain
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Pre- and post-surgical treatment
- Anti-inflammation applications
Common results after a regimen of laser therapy include:
- Quick alleviation of pain
- Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
- Rapid healing of sprains, strains, and bruising
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect and resolution of swollen areas
- Expeditious recovery of the structural integrity of the injured region
- Speedy repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers
Laser therapy is a noninvasive and painless treatment applied atop a target area on your skin. It typically lasts several minutes. If anything, you might experience a mild but not uncomfortable sensation on the skin where the laser light is applied.
Most patients see positive results in 1-3 treatments. Improvements noticed after a laser therapy session include quick relief of any pain and swelling in the area. Patients with acute conditions often notice their symptoms subside quickly, and those with chronic conditions can control their symptoms with regular laser therapy treatments.
Other PM&R Services
Additional Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation treatment methods Dr. Aull offers her patients include:
Acupuncture involves the use of extremely thin needles placed in strategic points on the body. It can be used to relieve headaches, back and neck pain, menstrual cramps, joint pain, as well as nausea and vomiting as a result of chemotherapy treatment.
Biofeedback is a type of training that allows you to harness control of your body’s natural functions. By understanding what can cause a change in your body – such as lowered blood pressure, the relaxing of muscles, or pain reduction – you can learn to help achieve these states on your own.
In addition to relaxation and relief of pain and muscle tension in the body, massage can dramatically improve blood flow in your body. This can bring oxygen- and nutrient- rich blood to damaged cells, helping them heal faster and more completely.
For some patients, Therapeutic injections can break the cycle of pain and bring relief after a single treatment. For example, acute joint pain may be relieved with a single corticosteroid shot at the affected joint. If you suffer from knee osteoarthritis, viscosupplementation may help delay or avoid knee replacement surgery. The type of pain management injection you may need will depend on the cause, location, and severity of your pain.
Dr. Aull offers a variety of methods to help ease your pain and improve your function and mobility. Your specific physical therapy regimen will depend on your needs, and a PT program will be developed just for you. Physical therapy can help with a broad range of healthcare needs, including chronic fatigue, pain, balance, and incontinence.
In many cases, you might need a prescribed orthotic device to help you heal after an injury or surgery. Orthotics can be purchased off-the-shelf or be custom-made. Ask Dr. Aull what type of orthotic may be right for you.
Having chronic pain, illness or disability can cause a profound decrease in quality of life. Everyday tasks become difficult and, in some cases, impossible. Susan Aull, MD employs occupational therapy to help her patients overcome the hurdles in their new life by teaching new motor skills and physical maneuvers. By being able to perform their daily routines, Susan Aull, MD transforms her patients to again become the independent persons they once were.
Throughout our day we communicate with each other through different means. We show or perceive expressions, shake our heads, and write. One of the most important tools of communication, however, is speech. An easy, efficient, and clear way to make your point across. Susan Aull, MD delivers high-quality speech therapy for patients who have difficulty communicating via speech. By incorporating advanced and high-yielding therapy methods Susan Aull, MD guarantees to improve your speech quality.
Physical Medicine, Laser Therapy & More in Sarasota, FL
You can’t go wrong when you visit board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician Dr. Susan Aull at SA Aesthetics in Sarasota, Florida. She can help relieve symptoms and many different health concerns – as well as provide cosmetic procedures that can leave your skin youthful and glowing.