Cameron Tsoi-A-Sue is a very active and vibrant young local realtor, as well as a competitive martial artist. About 4 years prior to visiting Solaj, Cameron sustained a major ACL injury during one of his competitions when he was kicked in the back of the knee, resulting in a complete tear of his ACL (a very important stabilizing ligament in the knee). At that time, Cameron underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL, and to his relief at the time, the surgery was considered “a success”.
However, as time went on, although it had been declared “structurally normal”, Cameron found that his knee was not really returning to full pre ACL injury capability, which was understandably frustrating for him since he had been so used to being very active and he really didn’t want to stop competing in his chosen sport. Even after going through a rehabilitation program, his knee remained weak, unstable and in pain under increased activity. Unfortunately, this prevented him from being able to fully return to martial arts and other physical activities.
When Cameron came to Solaj, he was understandably skeptical that anything would work for him since his knee had been like that for four years, but when being informed about the potential of Cold Laser Therapy for post-surgery injury healing, decided that the potential upside of meaningful improvement in his condition was worth the investment of the time and money to try it. So he took the plunge and began treatments.
Cameron recorded a video for our Facebook page to share his story, in which he says:
“About 4 years ago, I tore my ACL doing a sporting event. The surgeon – while they did a very good job – the knee never fully recovered. I’ve sort of been struggling to get back to training and trying everything from physio, to exercise, to just ignoring it, to you name it.
I met Doctor Mel about a year ago and she invited me to come try out Cold Laser Therapy treatments and I thought ‘Sure, why not? I’ve tried everything else, what’s one more thing that doesn’t work?’ And I was stunned because after 6 treatments, I went and did a very intense 2 day workout and I had none of the problems I’ve had for the last four years, it was incredible.
So if anybody is even thinking about it, come out and give Doctor Mel a try, see what they can do at Solaj – it worked for me — after 4 years of trying!”
Even Years After the Original ACL Injury and Surgery
The Cold Laser Therapy treatments for Cameron’s condition aimed to reduce scar tissue that built up in his knee, from his ACL injury and the resulting surgery. Aside from the visual scars left behind from the incision points of his surgery, scar tissue (which is a natural process that happens as a result of injury or stress) was also embedded in the tissues inside and around the joint, not allowing his knee to function properly, resulting in the symptoms he was experiencing.
When Cameron started Cold Laser Therapy, he began to experience improvements after just a few treatment sessions. After Cameron’s second treatment, he noticed that incision scars felt less thick than they did before. After his third treatment, he decided to test his knee and go for a walk, as well as try some medium intensity martial arts activities (both of which remained uncomfortable ever since the ACL injury) over the upcoming weekend. He reported back to us the following week that he felt no pain and his knee felt very stable during both activities. These early results were quite encouraging. Could it be, that he finally – four years after his original ACL injury and surgery – found a treatment to give him the lasting improvement he had been seeking?
He was looking forward to another week of Cold Laser treatments in anticipation of a more strenuous test of his knee’s improvement: A two day intense martial arts workout coming up the following weekend and he was really hoping to be able to fully participate.
And so he did, without virtually any of the symptoms he had been having from the ACL injury or the following surgery for the previous four years. He felt like his knee was gaining it’s strength back and was almost back to normal. We continued with two more treatments (for a total of eight treatment sessions), to ensure that any residual scar tissue from the ACL injury and following surgery was eliminated so that his symptoms would not come back.
6 months after his last treatment, Cameron’s knee was still feeling great. Every once in a while, he still stops by our clinic to say a friendly hello and to mention that he is still continuing to train hard and compete at a high level. Go Cameron Go!
-If you would like to learn more about Cameron Tsoi-A-Sue, check out his LinkedIn profile here