Is it time to put electrophysical agents back in the physical therapy toolbox?
Jan Bjordal, Professor at the University of Bergen’s physical therapy research group, has called on physical therapists to consider recent research about EPAs which indicates that they are effective and evidence based.
Bjordal’s systematic review of the use of low-level laser therapy for neck pain, published in The Lancet in 2009, found that the therapy reduces acute neck pain immediately after treatment and chronic neck pain up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment. He emphasises that EPAs are not a substitute for activity treatment programmes. But they can be a substitute for painkiller drugs.
Read the interview here: http://www.wcpt.org/news/electrophysical-agents-March15