thérapie au laser

18/11/2012

LASER IS MORE EFFECTIVE AT HEALING THAN ULTRASOUND!

Laser therapy vs ultrasound Laser therapy more effective In this study, animals were treated with either low level laser therapy (LLLT) or Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (US). Each animal received six sessions for damaged muscle tissue. Laser therapy vs ultrasound The researchers concluded that US helped soft tissue injuries less effectively than low level laser therapy (LLLT). This study revealed that both LLLT and US therapies have positive effects on muscle metabolism after an injury, but LLLT produced a better response. (Photomed Laser Surg. 2011 jan 19) Vous pouvez consulter notre page qui traite de la thérapie au laser medical For more information please consult our specialized website about Low level laser therapy References Rennó AC, Toma RL, Feitosa SM, Fernandes K, Bossini PS, de Oliveira P, Parizotto N, Ribeiro DA. Comparative effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound and low-level laser therapy on injured skeletal muscle. Photomed Laser Surg. 2011 Jan;29(1):5-10. PMID: 21166589. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this study was to compare the effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (US) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on injured skeletal muscle after cryolesion by means of histopathological analysis and immunohistochemistry for cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2). BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Thirty-five male Wistar rats were randomly […]
18/11/2012

LASER IMPROVES SPORTS PERFORMANCE!

Laser therapy and sports injuries Laser therapy optimizes muscle performance Low level laser therapy (LLLT) has been documented to optimize human muscle performance with physical exercise. This study tested the effect of Low level laser therapy (LLLT) on physical strength training compared with strength training only. Laser therapy increases strength The study involved 36 healthy, fit men using an 808 nm continuous wavelength laser, much like the Apollo. The LLLT men showed an increase of 55% in strength on isokinetic dynamometry, significantly higher than the increases with exercise alone. Soon we may see LLLT commonly used to improve sports performance. (Lasers Med Sci. 2011 May 26) Vous pouvez consulter notre page qui traite de la thérapie au laser medical For more information please consult our specialized website about Low level laser therapy References Ferraresi C, de Brito Oliveira T, de Oliveira Zafalon L, de Menezes Reiff RB, Baldissera V, de Andrade Perez SE, Matheucci Júnior E, Parizotto NA. Effects of low level laser therapy (808 nm) on physical strength training in humans. Lasers Med Sci. 2011 May;26(3):349-58. PMID: 21086010. Abstract Recent studies have investigated whether low level laser therapy (LLLT) can optimize human muscle performance in physical exercise. This study tested […]
18/11/2012

ARE LASERS AS EFFECTIVE AS SPLINTS FOR TMJ?

Laser therapy and TMJ Laser therapy reduces myofacial pain The present study was designed to compare the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) with occlusal splints in patients with myofascial pain of the jaw and face. Low-level laser therapy LLLT was applied to patients 2 times per week, for a total of 10 sessions. Patients in the control group were instructed to wear splints 24 hours per day for 3 months. Laser therapy as effectice as occlusal splints When the groups were compared with each other, there were no significant differences between the groups! In both groups, muscle pain and jaw range of motion improved significantly. The dentists concluded that LLLT applied twice per week for five weeks was as effective as occlusal splints used 24 hours per day for 3 months! (J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Nov;21(6):1722-8) Vous pouvez consulter notre page qui traite de la thérapie au laser medical For more information please consult our specialized website about Low level laser therapy References Öz S, Gökçen-Röhlig B, Saruhanoglu A, Tuncer EB. Management of myofascial pain: low-level laser therapy versus occlusal splints. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Nov;21(6):1722-8. PMID: 21119408. Abstract The present study was designed to compare the effects of […]
18/11/2012

CAN LASER CURE TUBERCULOSIS?

Laser therapy and tuberculosis Laser therapy better then medication What if medication does not cure TB? Could Low level laser therapy (LLLT) help? In this controlled trial more than one hundred patients were treated two times per week for five weeks with Low level laser therapy LLLT and medication. One interesting aspect of this study is that the follow up was conducted for two years after treatments to insure accuracy. Laser therapy improve medication After 10 treatments 51% of the LLLT group were cured, compared to 16% in the medication group. The researchers concluded that LLLT is an effective adjunctive therapy along with antitubercular drugs in cases of chronic TB. The message for clinicians is that laser can be used to improve the results of almost any type of medication or natural therapy. (Indian J Tuberc. 2010 Apr;57(2):80-6). Vous pouvez consulter notre page qui traite de la thérapie au laser medical For more information please consult our specialized website about Low level laser therapy References Bajpai A, Jain NK, Avashia S, Gupta PK. Randomized, double-blind study on role of low level nitrogen laser therapy in treatment failure tubercular lymphadenopathy, sinuses and cold abscess. Indian J Tuberc. 2010 Apr;57(2):80-6. PMID: 21114174. […]
18/11/2012

SKIN DISEASE: LASER IS AS GOOD AS CORTISONE

Laser therapy for skin disease Laser therapy as effective as topical steroids Thirty patients with oral lichen planus, a serious chronic skin disorder, were randomly allocated into two groups. The experimental group consisted of patients treated with low level laser therapy (LLLT). This study demonstrated that LLLT was as effective as topical steroids, but without any adverse effects! Laser therapy as an alternative treatment They suggested that low level laser therapy (LLLT) should be considered as an alternative treatment for lichen planus in the future. (Photomed Laser Surg 2011 Jun 29) Vous pouvez consulter notre page qui traite de la thérapie au laser medical For more information please consult our specialized website about Low level laser therapy References Jajarm HH, Falaki F, Mahdavi O. A comparative pilot study of low intensity laser versus topical corticosteroids in the treatment of erosive-atrophic oral lichen planus. Photomed Laser Surg. 2011 Jun;29(6):421-5. PMID: 21214369. Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Treatment of oral lichen planus (OLP) remains a great challenge for clinicians. The aim of our study was to compare the effect of low intensity laser therapy (LILT) with topical corticosteroids in the treatment of oral erosive and atrophic lichen planus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients […]