How Photobiomodulation and Mechanotransduction Impact Tendinopathy

Objectives:

1. Define the different phases of acute and chronic tendinopathy
2. Explain basic laser and shockwave mechanisms and how they relate to tendinopathy.
3. Differentiate between radial pressure wave RPW and focused shockwave FSW devices.
4. List several current references in defense of using ESWT and/ or PBM devices to treat tendinopathy.

Description: 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.