The FAKTR PodcastFebruary 23, 202400:38:39

#74 - Therapeutic Laser for Treating Pain, Part 2

Innovations in Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Pain (Part 2 of 2)

Guest: Mark Callanen, PT, DPT, OCS

When you're faced with a decision to add a new therapeutic device or piece of equipment to your practice, it's easy to get overwhelmed with the variety of options currently on the market. Whatever choice you make must have a positive impact on patient outcomes and provide a great ROI or return on your investment.But much like a hammer or screwdriver in your garage toolbox, any device you implement into practice is only useful if you know how to leverage it to achieve your goals.

In Part 1 of this 2 part training, our guest presenter Dr. Mark Collanen gave an overview of the evidence supporting laser therapy's, impacts on nerve function tissue repair, collagen formation and the perception of pain. In today's episode, we will cover laser therapy dosing protocols and how to target varying tissue depths for specific conditions.

And if you're a healthcare provider with doubts about wearable laser technology, stay tuned. We'll give you the lowdown on red flags to watch out for and how to assess the veracity of the technology you might be considering. Whether you currently use laser therapy in practice or are just intrigued enough to want to learn more, this episode will certainly give you a better understanding of this powerful therapeutic intervention.

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