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LLLT and Roberta Chow in the news “Laser therapy: making light of hidden pain”

Some mornings before he went to work at UBS, Paul Barton was in such pain he would hobble or even crawl to the bathroom. Once his medication had taken effect, he was functional and could manipulate his painful feet into … Continue reading

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LLLT Low level cold class IV laser therapy. Treat the skin directly, preferably in contact (or very close).

oh dear, I hope that none of this audience (you) are attempting to treat through clothing. Light does not go through clothing very well (if at all). You must treat the skin directly, preferably in contact (or very close). These … Continue reading

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LLLT Systematic reviews with meta-analysis are hard to do

LLLT Systematic reviews with meta-analysis are hard to do for all sorts of reasons: 1) LLLT has had a lot of different names (cold laser, laser biostimulation, photobiomodulation, low intensity laser laser therapy, LEDT,  etc) so the literature search is hard … Continue reading

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Class IV laser treatments take longer than 3B lasers

A paper titled ”The Effectiveness of Therapeutic Class IV (10 W) Laser Treatment for Epicondylitis” [ref] showed that 10 Watt Class IV laser (mixed 8W 970nm, 2W 810) was successful in reducing pain and improving function in an RCT with 15 … Continue reading

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Protected: Class IV laser misinformation

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LLLT Q&A : “how it is possible to have higher power density than the applicator’s total power”

QUESTION FROM KOREA Dear James The THOR 810nm 1W laser cluster (5 × 200mW) has a 1/e2 power density of 5.96W/cm2. Just wondering how it is possible to have higher power density than the applicator’s total power The formula is … Continue reading

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Protected: Class IV laser vs Class 3B laser vs LEDs

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Draft: Suggestions for consent before LLLT

Here are some suggestions to help you develop your patient informed consent form Do you understand that this is a laser and light therapy treatment intended to stimulate healing and relieve pain? The treatment should not be painful and you should feel no significant … Continue reading

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