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Inhibitory effects of laser irradiation on peripheral mammalian nerves and relevance to analgesic effects: a systematic review

Systematic review of studies of laser therapy for inhibitory effects on peripheral nerve pain. In 13 of 18 human studies laser therapy was shown to slow conduction velocity and/or reduce the amplitude of compound action potentials.  Several mechanisms for the analgesic effects of laser therapy are also discussed.
Published:  Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2011; 29(6): 365-381. [...]

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2011; 29(6): 365-381. doi: 10.1089/pho.2010.2928
Author(s): Chow RC, Armati P, Laakso E-L, Bjordal J, Baxter GD

Achilles pain, stiffness, and muscle power deficits: Achilles Tendinitis–Clinical practice guidelines linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

The Orthopedic Section of the APTA recommends that clinicians should consider the use of laser therapy to decrease pain and stiffness in patients with Achilles tendinopathy.
Published:  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010; 40.9: A1-A26. doi:10.2519/jospt.2010.0305

Published: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010; 40.9: A1-A26. doi:10.2519/jospt.2010.0305
Author(s): Carcia CR, Martin RL, Houck J, Wukich DK

Does phototherapy enhance skeletal muscle contractile function and postexercise recovery? A systematic review

Review of published laser therapy studies.  Phototherapy after resistance exercise may enhance contractile function, reduce exercise-induced muscle damage, and facilitate post-exercise recovery.
Published:  J Athl Training. 2013; 48(1): 57-67. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-48.1.12
Keywords:  photobiomodulation, laser therapy, skeletal muscle fatigue

Published: J Athl Training. 2013; 48(1): 57-67. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-48.1.12
Author(s): Borsa PA, Larkin KA, True JM

The potential of light therapy for central nervous system injury and disease

Editorial by Dr. Juanita Anders, a luminary in the field of photobiomodulation that discusses the use of light as a neuro-restorative and neuro-protective therapy for the treatment of injury and disease of the central nervous system.
Published:  Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2009; 27(3): 379-380. doi: 10.1089/pho.2009.0053

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2009; 27(3): 379-380. doi: 10.1089/pho.2009.0053
Author(s): Dr. Juanita J. Anders

The comparison of effects between pulsed and CW lasers on wound healing

This study evaluated both CW and pulsed laser therapy in an elliptic wound model in rats.  This study is one of the few published reports that evaluates both pulsed and CW therapy compared to a sham control.  All laser parameters improved wound healing. Maximal benefit was achieved using CW laser therapy. Optimal dosing for wound [...]

Published: Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine & Surgery. 2004; 22(1): 15-18.
Author(s): Al-Watban FAH, Zhang XY

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