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Stop icing your chronic injuries

Dr Gabe Mirkin: who coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) in his best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978,  concedes “it now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping”. This has been picked up by media outlets this past week. See “Putting ice on injuries could be

Summary of Dr Parmar’s attendance and presentation at WALT 2018

Summary of Dr Parmar’s attendance and presentation at WALT 2018 – World Association for photobiomoduLation Therapy, October 3-6, 2018 Venue: Nice, France. Dr Shikha Parmar, our director, was selected to present at the 12th International Congress for WALT—the world’s foremost convention for Photobiomodulation (Low Level Light Therapy). Dr Parmar chaired and presented the 90-minute long workshop

USA Congress Recognises PBM/LLLT

Recently leaders in our field were invited to address the US Congress on how PBM therapy assists in chronic pain conditions and can offer a solution to the growing opioid their (and our) country faces. Delighted to share this news: NEW TECHNOLOGIES, TREATMENTS CAN END OPIOID USE “On Oct. 11, Congress held its first ever


The bad news for back pain sufferers is that analgesics (pain-killers) just don’t work. This is the latest finding from an Australian team who looked at the effectiveness of currently prescribed medicines for treating this common problem. Their study, which examined 35 trials involving more than 6000 people, found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such

Further Evidence Against Many Orthopaedic Surgical Interventions

A leading Sydney surgeon has confessed to performing surgery that doesn’t work due to patient pressure and widespread adoption of procedures that have become accepted without enough scrutiny. Orthopaedic surgeon Ian Harris who works at Liverpool, St George and Sutherland Hospitals and the University of NSW, said he had performed “surgery that doesn’t work” but

Researchers Pour Cold Water On Ice-Bath Theory for Recovery

Queensland exercise scientists have debunked the idea that ice baths are an effective way to speed up muscle recovery after strength training. They say athletes who immerse themselves in icy cold water are hindering long-term gains in muscle mass and strength and it would be better for them to “warm down” on an exercise bike.

Knee Surgery for Osteoarthritis – More Harm than Good

At Laser Pain Therapy, we have helped patients with knee OA enjoy resolution of, or significant reduction in pain, and restoration of function following a course of LLLT which is prolonged and lasting. Main Points: Trial after trial and “best evidence” has found knee arthroscopy to be ineffective for osteoarthritis and degenerative meniscal tears, and some

Osteoarthritis: the risk anti-inflammatory medications pose

An Australian study in the prestigious BMJ published on 31/3/2015 provides new evidence that paracetamol is no better than placebo for lower back pain and its effect on osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip or knee is too small to be clinically worthwhile, despite being recommended as the first line drug treatment for both conditions. In their 2017

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South Yarra, Vic 3141
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Train: South Yarra Station, 100m, 1 minute walk
Tram: Route 58, stop  no. 127

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If driving you will find many free 1P and 2P spots on and around Toorak Rd near the clinic.

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We are dedicated to helping our patients with the most technically advanced, proven and affordable medical therapies. Our treatment modalities offer evidence-based, safe, non-invasive and painless solutions to improve health, well-being and quality of life.


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