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Treating Tendon Injury with a Laser

Presenter: Dr. Steve Tumilty

In this webinar Dr. Steve Tumilty from the University of Otago discusses treating tendon injuries with a therapy laser.  New research has convinced him that less exercise combined with laser therapy treatment offers an exciting and effective alternative to traditional rehabilitation.

“It was only really by accident that I got into the laser research, and I’m sort of converted with regards to musculoskeletal problems anyway,” says Dr Steve Tumilty from the University of Otago. “Saying that I would never use it as a standalone treatment, and I don’t think any physio worth his salt would ever use the laser as a standalone treatment.”

From Our Changing World, 9:20 pm on 23 April 2015

About the presenter

Dr. Steve Tumilty

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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