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How Do You Manage Muscle Inflammation? Looking at how NSAIDS, Ice, and Laser Stack Up

Author: Mark Callanen, PT, DPT, OCS

In this article, Mark Callanen, PT, DPT, OCS discusses 3 different approaches for managing inflammation (NSAIDS, ice, and laser therapy) and compares the relative efficacy of each. After reviewing research findings, he suggests that the A.R.I.T.A (Active Recovery is the Answer) approach may provide greater benefit than the long-embraced R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method, especially when you incorporate laser therapy into your treatment protocol.

Published: Advance. 2018.

About the author(s)

Mark Callanen, PT, DPT, OCS

Mark Callanen serves as Director of Clinical Development for LightForce and has over 15 years of management experience in physical therapy. Prior to joining LightForce, Mark was a Division Director for an out-patient physical therapy company that has over 125 locations in the southeastern United States. He is a current faculty member with the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments (IAMT) and teaches courses on lumbopelvic treatments and examinations as well as lower quarter treatments and examinations.

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