In this paper the authors studied the changes in the current intensity within the tissues treated with a Mid laser application in three (3) groups of ten subjects. The first group of ten normal subjects considered did not show any statistically significant difference between the data recorded before and after the laser application. The second group of subjects suffered from epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and the collected data showed a statistically significant difference before and after the laser application. In accordance with literature, the proposed interpretation of the observed phenomenon is based on the changed local vasal permeability to fluids and ions, induced by Mid laser. In order to check the proposed mechanism, an experimental model was performed through a specific isokinetic exercise in a group of normal subjects. The collected data showed a statistically significant difference between the measurements taken before and after the isokinetic exercise. Conversely, no statistically significant difference was recorded between the starting and final measurements after the Mid laser application. The good correspondence between the data and the theoretical model thus supports the hypothesis of a prevailing action of the Mid laser on microcirculation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Study of the effects of soft/mid laser application in the field of physiotherapy|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
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