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Photobiomodulation and eccentric exercise for Achilles tendinopathy: a randomized controlled trial

Author: Tumilty S, Mani R, Baxter GD

Double blind randomized controlled trial  of patients who had Achilles tendinopathy (AT) for at least 3 months. Two different exercise regimes were compared, with and without the addition of photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy. Study conclusions were that twice daily exercise sessions were not necessary; equivalent results were obtained with two exercise sessions per week. Benefit was observed with the addition of PBM. Final VISA-A scores with 2 exercise sessions/week and PBM therapy were 99 out of 100.

Published: Lasers Med Sci. 2016. 31(1): 127-135. doi: 10.1007/s10103-015-1840-4
Keywords:  Dose response, Exercise therapy, Laser therapy, Rehabilitation

About the author(s)

Tumilty S, Mani R, Baxter GD

Dr. Steve Tumilty is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean (Postgraduate Studies) at University of Otago in New Zealand.  His research interests are varied and include:

-  Tendinopathy
-  Manual therapy
-  The influence of the sympathetic nervous system on musculoskeletal pain
-  Measuring physiotherapy clinical outcomes
-  Musculoskeletal/sports injury
-  Orthopaedic manipulative therapy; modulation of the HPA axis using manipulative interventions
-  Laser therapy

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