Show simple item record

dc.contributor.convenorHeidi Abrahamseen_AU
dc.contributor.authorLaakso, Liisaen_US
dc.contributor.editorHeidi Abrahamseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:26:59Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:26:59Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-08-10T06:27:14Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.walt.nu/images/stories/WALT%202008%20Programme%20and%20Abstracts%20Final%20Nov%202008.pdfen_AU
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.medimond.com/proceedings/detail.asp?id=20081019en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23394
dc.description.abstractArguably, the two most important aspects regarding laser phototherapy for pain management are those of effect mechanism (to determine the most appropriate application) and of dosing parameters. Herein is summarised the outcomes of more than 15 years of the author's research to date, to clarify some of these factors. Initial investigations demonstrated that the central descending inhibitory (endogenous opioid) system was involved in the effect mechanism of phototherapy and that doses below 5J/cm2 in the wavelengths tested, had the best effects in a chronic pain clinical model. Subsequent research using a non-invasive clinical model in lateral epicondylalgia has established that the descending inhibitory system is not the sole likely origin of the treatment response; or, if it is, it plays this role selectively for only some combinations of wavelength, dose and power output. Repeated low doses of laser (at some wavelengths) are sufficient to stimulate physiological responses and reduce pain in subjects with lateral epicondylalgia. It is clear further information is required for dosing and dose threshold factors of laser phototherapy for clinical pain management.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent35689 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMedimonden_US
dc.publisher.placeItalyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.walt.nu/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameWALT South Africa 2008en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the International Conference of the World Association of Laser Therapyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2008-10-19en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2008-10-22en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationSun City (South Africa)en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComplementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110499en_US
dc.titleDose thresholds and effect mechanisms for pain management with LASER phototherapyen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Allied Health Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 MEDIMOND. The attached file is posted here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher, for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextFull Text


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Conference outputs
    Contains papers delivered by Griffith authors at national and international conferences.

Show simple item record