The low-level laser therapy on muscle injury recovery: literature review

Abstract The muscle injury recovery process is slow and often changes the original mechanical properties of the damaged muscle. The goal of rehabilitation is to recover the muscle as fast as possible offering the lowest risk of injury recurrence. Among the available therapeutic resources, the low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has proven to be effective both in reducing the deleterious effects of the acute inflammatory response, as in the stimulation of the events involved in the repair phase of the muscle recovery process. Descriptors: Muscles/injuries; Physical therapy; Laser therapy, low-level; Rehabilitation…

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Τhe most common injuries to teachers (Health and safety tips)

Employers should undertake a risk management process in order to protect workers by preventing or minimising the risk of injuries in their workplace. Below are some health and safety tips to reduce the risk of injury in teaching. Employers should work with their employees to ensure the most effective solutions are put in place.   Τhe most common injuries to teachers (Health and safety tips)

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Looking back at 100 years of physiotherapy education in Australia

It’s not whether we have learned from history—we have— but our awareness of what we have learned. John Woods Physiotherapy education in Australia has evolved, like the education of many other health care professions, from an apprenticeship often involving hospital-based training to the current day where it is a well recognised, highdemand degree program situated in the tertiary education sector (Higgs et al 1999). This remarkable transition has occurred in just 100 years. During this time, professional educational programs, many of which are intimately linked to the wider development of…

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Acute and Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability in the Athlete

Abstract Ankle sprain injuries are the most common injury sustained during sporting activities. Three-quarters of ankle injuries involve the lateral ligamentous complex, comprised of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL), and the posterior talofibular ligament (PTFL). The most common mechanism of injury in lateral ankle sprains occurs with forced plantar flexion and inversion of the ankle as the body’s center of gravity rolls over the ankle. The ATFL followed by the CFL are the most commonly injured ligaments. Eighty percent of acute ankle sprains make a full…

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