Aruba Sports Medicine

Laser Therapy

What are the effects of using lasers?

The use of laser in physiotherapy, if it has these characteristics, increases metabolic activity by acting on the mitochondria, which can reduce healing times. In addition, it produces an increase in vasodilation, improves lymphatic drainage, reduces inflammation and increases the pain threshold. Photomechanical stimulation inhibits pain sensation and provides immediate relief.

Toral points out that laser therapy “has no absolute contraindications.” Laser therapy is painless, and although it increases the temperature of the treated area, it is not invasive. The laser acts on the cell membrane generating a photochemical effect, which facilitates tissue regeneration, pain reduction and remodeling of inflammatory effects.

All these characteristics allow to obtain a series of effects that were not achieved with the low-power laser.

  • The biostimulant effect accelerates the production of fibroblasts with the consequent production of collagen in order to rebalance the extracellular matrix and to remodel the tissues. This is only achieved by long pulse continuous or pulsed emission.
  • The anti-inflammatory effect is the result of biological stimulation of the tissues, which triggers vasodilation.
  • Stimulation also produces a neoangiogenesis phenomenon that has an anti- edema effect .
  • High-powered laser therapy also has relaxation effects by modulating the release of oxygen.
  • Finally, the analgesic effect allows to reduce pain without collateral effects, optimizing the interaction with the peripheral nervous system.


What can laser be used for in physiotherapy?

With these functionalities, the laser covers a wide spectrum of applications.

  • In traumatology it is used for post-trauma recovery , because it allows the possibility of modeling the emission according to the desired physiological effect.
  • In pain therapy, because it is capable of generating a rapid decrease in joint and muscle pain through the stochastic emission patented by Mectronic, which acts on the peripheral nervous system.
  • In the prevention of accidents, because if they undergo laser therapy treatments before the sporting event, the musculoskeletal structures will be vascularized and perfectly oxygenated, reducing the risk of micro-injuries.
  • To speed up recovery , because the multi-modal emission allows the therapy to be personalized according to the need.
  • To quickly eliminate edema, because it allows you to customize the therapy according to the somatic characteristics of the patient and their pathological state.
  • To heal muscle injuries, because it allows the metabolic activation of all microbiological processes that return the intracellular and extracellular balance to the cell, in order to rapidly rebuild muscle tissue.
  • To treat acute pathologies, because it modulates, in the water phase of the pathology, the inflammatory effects through a stimulating action of the deep tissues.
  • To treat tendinopathies, because it exerts a biostimulant action and rebalances the correct balance of muscle forces through deep and complete oxygenation of the muscle fasciae.
  • As a physiological accelerator , because it allows the correct biostimulant therapy to be applied by defining the energy dose and the mode of emission depending on the pathological condition of the patient.

Most common applications

  • Deep tissue penetration with power up to 12 W in continuous mode
  • Pulsating mode for immediate pain relief
  • Painful shoulder
  • Hip arthrosis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Lumbar pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Back pain


Physical exercise all ages

CEMEDAR Center for Sports Medicine in Aruba

Aruba, despite being a small island, has a sports medical center, which offers its services to all practitioners of physical activity and sports, has high-tech equipment and highly experienced professionals who offer their services in various branches of sports medicine, athletes and practitioners of physical activity throughout the island.

Sports medicine is the medical specialty that studies the effects of competitive exercise and physical activity in general, on the human body, focusing on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases and injuries that occur in practitioners, also in the evaluation of the physical conditions and performance of the athletes
Every day it has a greater role in both high performance and recreational sports, offering scientific support for the achievement of high results in elite athletes, and at a recreational level promoting the level of health and well-being of the population, offering care and guidance so that The practice of sport is always a means to raise the standard of living and the health of the population, at all ages, starting from an early age to the elderly.
The main tasks of sports medicine are:
• Preventive mission.
• Guiding mission.
• Healing mission.

Ejercicio Fisico todas las edades

Services offered:

  • Sports Traumatology
  • Sports medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Massage
  • Athlete Functional Assessment


The services offered by the Arubano CEMEDAR sports medical center are available to the entire population of Aruba, both high-performance athletes and the general population, we have professionals in medicine and sports sciences willing to offer their services for well-being of the entire population, the practice of physical exercise has in CEMEDAR a center of high scientific level that everyone can use and benefit from its services.

Core Concept and Assessment Training

The core is based on a set of clinical biomechanical osteoarticular muscle groups, especially the central part of the body, including dorsal lumbar rachis, pelvis, and hips, which allows us stability in the spine coordinated by the motor control system; when it is subjected to external and internal forces for its training it is of useful importance since the trunk and the extremities participate

The assessment of the Core applies different kinematic and dynamometric techniques, it is important to highlight that its operation depends on maximum strength, resistance strength, intra and intermuscular coordination, motor control, and proprioceptive control.

The objective is to prevent lumbopelvic injuries, optimization of performance in order to improve the stability of the athlete with precision and agility, the ideal is to perform exercises that exercise the flexors, extensors, lateralizers and rotators, the most effective safe are sample dog, bug Dead and planks, taking into account the frequency, intensity and equal volume through the iliolumbar proprioceptive exercise program and waist dissociation, the upper and lower limbs are necessary for coordination of the Core stability of the same in the sports field.

Pointer Dead bug Iron


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