Meet the LLLT Doctor

Dr SS Parmar 2018According to Australian Beach data 2009-2010, presentations to the GP for musculoskeletal problems were second only to respiratory complaints. This data doesn’t necessarily reflect the burden of musculoskeletal problems in the wider community with sufferers often presenting directly to other allied health practitioners such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myotherapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists to seek relief for these complaints.

Dr Parmar has received internationally accredited training in Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)/Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) based on research undertaken by Harvard Medical School. She was an attendee at the biannual World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) conferences held in Queensland in 2012, and  Washington DC in 2014 and a presenter at the 2018 conference held in Nice, France where she was a Speaker and Chair. Dr Parmar presented a workshop to other clinicians on PBMT (Photobiomodulation Therapy) in the Clinical Setting. Dr Parmar was also a Presenter at the North American Association for photobiomoduLation Therapy (NAALT) in August 2018. She is a member of WALT and also The Australian Medical Laser Association, AMLA

As a family doctor I would be faced several times a day with patients with musculoskeletal pain which may not be the main reason for their visit to me. My standard answer would be to prescribe pain-killers to provide temporary relief, knowing these may carry side-effects and would not address the underlying cause of the problem. Patients had often failed to gain relief from other modes of physical therapy and I would feel helpless at not being able to offer definitive management of their pain stemming from injury or inflammation.

So learning about the healing benefits of infra-red light through Low Level Laser Therapy was extremely exciting and welcome. After completing internationally recognised training in this innovative, but established and not so new field of medicine, I began treating patients with this therapy. Initially I was surprised and delighted with the results, not nearly as much as my patients, but quickly began to expect speedy resolution of their symptoms. I feel this is the way forward in managing musculoskeletal pain. It is only a matter of time before this form of non-invasive therapy becomes main-stream in Australia and is as widely accepted as it is in the UK, Europe, and North and South America.

Apart from family medicine, Dr Parmar (LLLT Doctor) has been involved in teaching at Melbourne University for the medical degree, education of General Practice Registrars, a medical examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a medical assessor with Health Workforce Assessment Victoria, for overseas trained doctors applying to work in Victoria.

Dr Parmar balances work with a busy family life raising 2 sons and her beloved dogs Monty and Lucky.

My first-hand use of Low Level Laser Therapy to treat my cycling and cricket enthusiast husband’s various injuries, those of my sporting sons, my father’s back pain, and my mother-in-law’s osteoarthritic knees has provided a great experience and direct proof of its effective and long-lasting benefits.

Dr Shikha Parmar
MBChB (Auck.), DipPaed, DipObd, FRACGP


Britt H, Miller GC, Charles J, Henderson J, Bayram C, Pan Y, Valenti L, Harrison C, O’Halloran J, Fahridin S 2010. General practice activity in Australia 2009-10. General practice series no. 27. Cat. no. GEP 27. Canberra: AIHW.

WALT Cert 2018 Chair                                                                  WALT Cert 2018 Speaker

Toorak, Victoria, Melbourne

Laser Pain Therapy Australia
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We are dedicated to helping those in pain find relief that is safe, effective and affordable
We provide Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), or Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT), which is proven to offer a safe, non-invasive and painless solution to both acute injuries and chronic pain.

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