Phototherapy 101: A Medical Quant USA Exclusive.Douglas Johnson, ATC, EES, CLS,
is a certified athletic trainer with over 12 years of clinical/industrial experience. He has worked extensively in the field of Occupation Medicine as the Assistant Regional Physical Therapy Director of Concentra Medical Centers Michigan Operations and as the therapy director of PrimeCare Medical Centers. Johnson is the co-owner of Sports and Industrial Rehab (www.sportsandindustrialrehab.com) and founder of the Laser Center of Michigan.
Beginning with a brief history of light as a physical agent and the basic concepts of photobiostimulation, low level lasers, super luminous diodes and LEDs are described and contrasted in detail. Phototherapy treatments techniques are discussed as well as the indications and contraindications for use. Readers learn to effectively evaluate and compare the various light therapy technologies.