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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

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

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