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
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).
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)