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ACE Report #6554
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

APTA: Low-Level Laser Therapy for Musculoskeletal Impairments of the Shoulder

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy on Musculoskeletal Impairments of the Shoulder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Contributing Authors: DE Evans A Elazzazi

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


Data from 9 Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) was pooled and reviewed to investigate the efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in the management of symptoms of musculoskeletal pathologies of the shoulder. The evidence presented in this conference report indicated that LLLT was associated with effective pain relief and range of motion recovery- particularly overhead elevation. The benefits o...

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