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Laser Operations Class

"Clinicians around the world, based on their professional experiences, confirm the therapeutic effect of a combination of Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy and Low-Level Laser Therapy."

Saayman L et al. Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy and Low-Level Laser Therapy in the management of  cervical facet dysfunction: A randomized controlled Study. JMPT 2011; 34:153-163

Why add Laser to your clinic toolkit?
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Saayman L et al. Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy and Low-Level Laser Therapy in the management of  cervical facet dysfunction: A randomized controlled Study. JMPT 2011; 34:153-163

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What is the Active Ingredient of PBM?
The Photon
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Lanterns

2016

Photobiomodulation

1992

Low-Level Laser Therapy

1977

Cold Laser

1965

Laser Biostimulation

Laser Power Eye Safety Rating
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MR4 (130mW)       MR5 (475mW)
“Class 1 Lasers are incapable of (heat) damaging the eyes or skin because of either engineered design or inherently low power output (<1mW).”

AS/NZS IEC Standards 60825  *Graph: lasersafetyfacts.com

What does Laser do?
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  a. REST after Injury                   b. Cryotherapy after injury          c. Laser after injury

How does Laser work?
Inhibitory Effects
RELIEF Dose
Stimulatory Effects
REPAIR Dose
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Cools Hot Nociceptors
"Laser modulates substance P (a peptide) that acts as a neurotransmitter binding to receptors of nociceptive  neurons (type C unmyelinated fibres) entering into the dorsal horn of the spinal cord."
Hsieh YL_Fluence-dependent effects of low-level laser therapy in myofascial trigger spots on modulation of biochemicals associated with pain in a rabbit model. Lasers in Medical Science, January 2015, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 209-216.
Accelerates Myelin Repair
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Slows Nerve Conduction
"Disruption of microtubule arrays and fast axonal flow may underpin neural (nociception) inhibition."
Chow R et al_ Inhibitory Effects of Laser Irradiation on Peripheral Mammalian Nerves and Relevance to Analgesic Effects: A Systematic Review. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 2011, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 365-81.
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Releases Endorphins
"Irradiation of blood enhances peripheral endogenous opioid analgesia."
Hagiwara S et al_Pre-Irradiation of blood by gallium aluminium arsenide (830 nm) low-level laser enhances peripheral endogenous opioid analgesia in rats. Anesth Analg. 2008 Sep;107(3):1058-63.
MR5 Calibration
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Opening Screen
Battery takes 6 hours to fully charge and  lasts 3-7 days of practice.
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Laser Calibration
Push right-hand arrow to test every 6 months. Otherwise push left arrow 'no'.
MR5 Menus
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Activ Pro
1. The main MR5 menu and used primarily for LASERSTIM function.
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Activ
2. MR4 power settings used only by doctors who upgrade from an ACTIV.
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Blue Light
3. Pure Blue light (475nm) program for psoariasis, acne and infections.
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Electrotherapy Only
4. Occasionally used to place a current into the tissue like a TENS application.
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Favourites
6. Up to 10 saved programs can be stored. Neuro Laser Method favs.
5. The complete 13 principles applied by sports medicine doctors.
Priority Principle
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