Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2018

Department

Physical Therapy

Faculty Advisor

Michael Brown, PT DPT OCS Cert MDT COMT FAAOMPT

Abstract

Laser therapy, specifically Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a modality that utilizes focused light, and tunes this light into specific wavelengths that may be utilized to treat numerous ailments. LLLT is capable of affecting the photochemical processes of the affected tissue in order to enhance the healing process. Tissues that LLLT may be applied to therapeutically include, but are not limited to, superficial wounds, scars and ulcers. This project is a review of the literature, with special emphases on the efficacy of Laser therapy and its therapeutic effects on tissue healing. Utilizing research and studies from literature, the goal of the research is to provide the therapeutic parameters of LLLT, if deemed efficacious in tissue healing.

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