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Teaming up with laser therapy

The University of Texas discusses how laser therapy is being used throughout their athletic training program, and specifically in football and track and field.  Read about how the University of Texas got “buy-in” from their medical teams and athletes, and why laser therapy had the “staying power” to become a standard in their treatments.
Published: Advance [...]

Published: Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine.November 2014; 25(17): 6. www.advanceweb.com/pt
Author(s): Allen Hardin, ATC, PT, MS, SCS, CSCS; Anthony Pass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, PES, CES; and LaGwyn Durden, MS, ATC, LAT

Making practice a pleasure

Dr. Kaufman discusses how combining deep-tissue laser therapy and traditional chiropractic methods helped him put positive energy into his patients and his practice.

Published: Chiro Economics, Oct. 26, 2012. 58(17): 20. www.chiroeco.com
Author(s): Amanda Hoffmeyer

Photobiomodulation of the dorsal root ganglion for the treatment of low back pain: a pilot study

Pilot study to investigate treatments for chronic low back pain with three treatment groups: lidocaine injection, radiofrequency treatment and percutaneous photobiomodulation.

Published: Lasers Surg. Med. 2016; 48: 653-659. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22522
Author(s): Holanda VM, Chavantes MC, Silva DFT, de Holanda CVM, De Oliveira Jr. JO, Wu X, Anders JJ

Photobiomodulation in wound healing: What are we not considering?

Editorial that states that PBM works for wound healing, however PBM is not recommended by wound healing societies. The authors call for more practical application of PBM and more rigorous clinical trials.

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2016; 34(2): 51-52.
Author(s): França CM, Anders JJ, Lanzaframe RJ

Positive effects of low level laser therapy on Bouchard’s and Heberden’s osteoarthritis

Laser therapy on hand osteoarthritis. No placebo control in this study. LLLT was applied to the affected finger joints. LLLT was found to significantly reduce pain and ring size and increase range of motion after 5-7 treatments.

Published: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2016; 48(5): 498-504. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22480.
Author(s): Baltzer AWA, Ostapczuk MS, Stosch D

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