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Muscular Preconditioning Using Phototherapy Improves the Physical Work Capacity of the Quadriceps when Applied between Repeated Bouts of Resistance Exercise

Triple-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study suggests photobiomodulation therapy may be a beneficial and safe ergogenic aid.

Published: Journal of Athletic Enhancement, February 2019;7(6), doi: 10.4172/2324-9080.1000310
Author(s): Borsa PA, Dale RB, Levine D, Crow JA

Effectiveness of high-intensity laser therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

This review found high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) more effective for treating neck and back pain than placebo.

Published: Medicine, December 2018;97(51):e13126
Author(s): Song, Hyun Jin, MPharm, PhDa; Seo, Hyun-Ju, MPH, PhDb; Lee, Youngjin, PhDc; Kim, Sung Kyu, MDd

Laser Assisted Wound Healing for 4-Month-Old Foal

Signalment: 4-month-old, Quarter/Appaloosa cross, gelding, “Magnum”
Diagnostics and Exam Findings: Foal was found with a deep laceration on the medial aspect of the forearm of the right front leg approximately 300 cm² on August 9, 2018.
Laser Treatment: Wound was treated with the large off-contact treatment head with a dosage of 9 J/cm² totaling 2,730 joules administered at 6.5 [...]

Author(s): Jon Seiler, DVM

Greenside Veterinary Practice, Hind-Limb Lameness, Canine

Scout, a 4-year-old, crossbreed dog, presented to see Dr. Andrew Armitage at Greenside Veterinary Practice with intermittent lameness after exercise. After being diagnosed with a combination of conditions, including spondylosis, osteoarthritis, and bilateral tendinopathies, a multimodal treatment approach involving both regenerative medicine and rehabilitative techniques was used with demonstrated improvement.
 

Author(s): Aimee Mathers, RVN

A randomized blind placebo-controlled trial investigating the effects of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) on canine elbow osteoarthritis

Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, multi-center clinical study examining the effect of photobiomodulation (PBM) on elbow osteoarthritis in canines.

Published: Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2018 Sep;59(9):959-966.
Author(s): Looney A, Huntingford J, Blaeser L, Mann S

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