How Photobiomodulation and Mechanotransduction Impact Tendinopathy

Discussion reviewing pathophysiology of tendinopathy and the mechanisms needed to facilitate recovery.  Specifically, how laser and shockwave technologies impact acute vs chronic tendon dysfunction.  Literature review will be provided to provide current evidence based support of these modalities when treating tendinosis.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the different phases of acute and chronic tendinopathy
  • Explain basic laser and shockwave mechanisms and how they relate to tendinopathy
  • Differentiate between radial pressure wave (RPW) and focused shockwave (FSW) devices
  • Understand basic dosing parameters when applying Radial Pressure Wave and Class 4 Laser on common tendinopathies

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