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Near-infrared light therapy to attenuate strength loss after strenuous resistance exercise

Author: Larkin-Kaiser KA, Christou E, Tillman M, George S, Borsa PA

Double-blind, sham controlled, crossover study to evaluate the effect of near-infrared (NIR) light on strength and recovery of healthy individuals during exercise. NIR laser (800 nm + 970 nm) was applied to the biceps brachii muscle prior to an elbow-flexion resistance-exercise protocol.  Preexercise to postexercise strength loss for the active laser treatment, although small, was less than with the sham treatment. NIR light therapy may be a beneficial, noninvasive modality for improving muscle function during rehabilitation after musculoskeletal injury.

Published:  Journal of Athletic Training. 2015; 50(1): 45-50. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.82
Keywords:  lasers, photobiomodulation, ergogenic aids, contractile function, biceps brachii muscle

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Larkin-Kaiser KA, Christou E, Tillman M, George S, Borsa PA

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