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Effectiveness of passive physical modalities for shoulder pain: systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management Collaboration

This report is a systematic review of published studies on the effectiveness of passive physical modalities on soft tissue injuries of the shoulder.

Published: Physical Therapy. 2016; 95(3): 306-318. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20140361.
Author(s): Yu H, Côté P, Shearer HM, Wong JJ, Sutton DA, Randhawa KA, Varatharajan S, Southerst D, Mior SA, Ameis A, Stupar M, Nordin M, van der Velde GM, Carroll L, Jacobs CL, Taylor-Vaisey AL, Abdulla S, Shergill Y

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

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.

Published: Journal of Athletic Training. 2015; 50(1): 45-50. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.82
Author(s): Larkin-Kaiser KA, Christou E, Tillman M, George S, Borsa PA

Can intractable discogenic back pain be managed by low-level laser therapy without recourse to operative intervention?

Report on the long-term (5-year) prospective follow-up of 50 unselected patients with discogenic back pain confirmed by MRI.

Published: Journal of Pain Research. 2015; 8: 253-256. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S84458
Author(s): Ip D, Fu N-Y

The use of low level laser therapy (LLLT) for musculoskeletal pain

Review paper that gives an overview of low level laser therapy or photobiomodulation therapy including history and mechanisms.

Published: MOJ Orthopedics & Rheumatology. 2(5): 00068. doi: 10.15406/mojor.2015.02.00068
Author(s): Cotler HB, Chow RT, Hamblin MR, Carroll J

Low-level light/laser therapy versus photobiomodulation therapy

Editorial on the use of the term “photobiomodulation therapy” and its acceptance as a MeSH search term.

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2015; 33(4): 183-184. doi: 10.1089/pho.2015.9848
Author(s): Anders JJ, Lanzafame RJ, Arany PR

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