Laser Therapy and Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
Science, Evidence and Clinical Applications
Scientific research attests to its clinical benefits for treating pain, inflammation, tissue injury, and more. Our online course takes an in-depth look at the physiology of healing with light, evidence for its success for a wide range of clinical conditions, effective ways to employ treatment, and safety issues involved with lasers.
Photomedicine is being incorporated on a daily basis in both human and veterinary medical centers. Two aspects of photomedicine, laser therapy and LEDs, help to “kickstart” cellular repair processes by activating mitochondrial ATP production after photons enter the tissue through the beam of light. This elevated level of ATP availability supports healthy cell signaling and gives cells the metabolic energy they need to regrow tissue. Laser therapy activates fibroblasts and keratinocytes and increases DNA replication, angiogenesis, and analgesia.
AM I ELIGIBLE? HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration is open to human and veterinary healthcare providers. Proof of licensure, certification, or in case of a veterinary/vet tech student, a letter of good standing from the dean’s office will be required. The course is not a substitute for proper training, education, or licensure in medicine, but is intended solely as a source of scientific, evidence-based knowledge.
Registration is open and ongoing.