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ACE Report #4356
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Interferential laser therapy is a safe treatment for shoulder musculoskeletal pain


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Interferential laser therapy in the treatment of shoulder pain and disability from musculoskeletal pathologies: a randomised comparative study

Physiotherapy. 2012 Jun;98(2):143-50. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2011.02.007. Epub 2011 May 28

Contributing Authors: R Montes-Molina A Prieto-Baquero ME Martinez-Rodriguez AB Romojaro-Rodriguez V Gallego-Mendez F Martinez-Ruiz

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Synopsis

200 patients with shoulder musculoskeletal pain were randomly assigned to either experimental Group I (n=100), which received interferential laser, or control Group II (n=100), which received conventional laser therapy. A laser was applied in contact mode through ten sessions, on 5 shoulder points (7 Joules/point) per session. Outcomes from Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score and Shoulder Pain Disab...

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