In the above video, I highlight an area of the body that can be effectively treated using Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)/Photobiomodulation. In 2018, we worked with a large number of shoulder-related injuries. These shoulder injuries ranged from acute types of sports injuries to chronic “frozen shoulder” injuries.

What types of shoulder injuries can be treated with LLLT/Photobiomodulation?

  • Rotator cuff tears and strains

  • Supraspinatus tears

  • Bicep Tendonitis

  • Adhesive Capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”)

  • Arthritis

  • Calcification

  • Shoulder Impingement

Is LLLT/Photobiomodulation painful?

The treatment is not painful.  While the patient is resting comfortably either seated or lying down, we place a light pad (superluminous diode) over the shoulder for 5 to 15 minutes, then followed by a laser light probe.  A typical treatment is around 20 to 30 minutes and the frequency of treatment is ideally 2 to 3 times a week for the first few weeks.

In our next video, I will go into more detail of how LLLT/Photobiomodulation works.  I will also share with you a case study involving a patient with a severe tear in his rotator cuff.