References

Low Level Laser Therapy References

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PBM Therapy – also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) – is the application of red/near-infrared light to tissue where there is degeneration or injury, to improve repair and reduce inflammation/pain. Click here for samples of published research

In the last 9 years eight systematic reviews have found in favour of LLLT

  • American College of Physicians Guidelines include a “strong recommendation” for Low-Level Laser Therapy as a non-invasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute & Chronic Low Back Pain. (2017) Click here
  • BMJ LLLT for chronic non-specific low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials found “moderate quality of evidence” and “clinically important benefits” in the short term. (2016) Click here
  • BMJ sports medicine journal, systematic review of surgical and conservative interventions for frozen shoulder found “strong evidence” for LLLT. (2010) Click here
  • The BMJ clinical evidence recommendations for tennis elbow 2011 now include LLLT Click here
  • American Physical Therapy Association guidelines recommend LLLT for Achilles tendonitis. (2010) Click here
  • Lancet systematic review: “LLLT reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain”. (2009) Click here
  • World Health Organisation (Bone and Joint Task Force) for neck pain Low Level Laser Therapy “more effective than no treatment, sham, or alternative interventions” (2008) Click here

Further References:

1. Brosseau, L. et al. (2005). “Low level laser therapy (Classes I, II and III) for treating rheumatoid arthritis”.Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4)

2. Jamtvedt, G.; Dahm, K. T.; Christie, A.; Moe, R. H.; Haavardsholm, E.; Holm, I.; Hagen, K. B. (2007). “Physical Therapy Interventions for Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee: an Overview of Systematic Reviews”. Physical Therapy 88 (1): 123–136

3. Chow, RT.; Johnson, MI.; Lopes-Martins, RA.; Bjordal, JM. “Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo or active-treatment controlled trials.”.The Lancet, Volume 374, Issue 9705, page 1897 to 1908 5 December 2009

4. Tumilty, S.; Munn, J.; McDonough, S.; Hurley, D. A.; Basford, J. R.; Baxter, G. D. (2010). “Low Level Laser Treatment of Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis”. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery 28 (1): 3

5. Karu T. Photobiology of low-power laser effects. Health Phys. 1989;56:691–704. [PubMed]

6.  Huang YY, Chen AC, Carroll JD, et al. Biphasic dose response in low level light therapy. Dose Response.2009;7:358–383. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

7.  Karu T. Primary and secondary mechanisms of action of visible to near-IR radiation on cells. J Photochem Photobiol B. 1999;49:1–17. [PubMed]

8. Javad T. Hashmi, MD, Ying-Ying Huang, MD, […], and Michael R. Hamblin, PhD, Role of Low Level Laser Therapy in Neurorehabilitation. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PM&R. 2010 December; 2(12 Suppl 2): S292–S305.

9. Use of LLLT for Musculoskeletal Pain – Cotler, Hamblin et al

10. The Nuts and Bolts of LLLT – Ann Biomed Eng. 2012 February

11. Mechanisms of Low Level Laser Therapy – Michael Hamblin, Department of Dematology, Havard Medical School

12. Chow et al Lancet 2009.pdf

13. A NASA Discovery has Current Applications in Orthopaedics 14 August 2008

14. Light therapy tackles eye injuries-12July2002-NewScientist.pdf

Further publications may be found on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Low+Level+Laser+Therapy

15. Photobiomodulation or low-level laser therapy – Hamblin

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