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Volume:9 Issue:12 Number:36 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12657
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Adding Laser Therapy to Rehab Does Not Improve Function or Return to Sport for Hamstring Injuries


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OrthoEvidence. Adding Laser Therapy to Rehab Does Not Improve Function or Return to Sport for Hamstring Injuries. ACE Report. 2020;9(12):36. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12657

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Effects of low-level laser therapy on hamstring strain injury rehabilitation: A randomized controlled trial.

Phys Ther Sport . 2020 Mar;42:124-130.

Contributing Authors: BM Baroni DM Medeiros M Aimi MA Vaz BM Baroni

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Synopsis

Twenty-four male amateur athletes with a hamstring strain injury (HSI) were randomized to receive exercise-based rehabilitation program combined with low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or exercise-based rehabilitation program alone with sham laser therapy. The primary outcome of interest was time-to-return to sport. Secondary outcomes of interest included the number of rehabilitation sessions, hamstri...

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