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The Efficacy of Monochromatic Infrared Photo-Thermal Energy Therapy in Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study report

Stanley Paul, Yuanlong Liu, Robert McAlister

Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. January-March 2010, Vol. 4, No. 1

Study Summary

The 20 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with diabetes, chronic pain and impaired skin detection to the 10 gram Semmes Weinstein Monofilament (SWM) in the lower extremities. The patients received a mean of 12 treatments of Anodyne therapy (duration of 30 minutes per treatment).

Results 

Patients who received Anodyne treatments in the manner described in this study obtained significant beneficial results, including:

  • 68% pain reduction in the lower extremities compared to pre-treatment values
  • 40% improvement in Tinetti Balance Scale (mean 16.65 pre-treatment to 23.45 after)
  • Observed ability to detect the SWM increased from 1.8 sites to 10.5 sites (nearly a 500% change)
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Improved Sensitivity in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy Effects of Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy

Salvatore L. DeLellis, DPM, Dale H. Carnegie, DPM, Thomas J. Burke, PhD
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 95(2): 143-147, 2005

 

Study Summary

The 1047 patients who qualified for this study suffered from pain/discomforting foot sensations. 75% of patients were diagnosed with diabetes and the remainder were diagnosed with other conditions that may have been associated their symptoms.  The studied patients received treatments that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy interventions.

 

Results 

The patients receiving Anodyne, in the manner described in this study, include:

  • 88% relief from pain/discomforting foot sensations
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