Our Phototherapy course starts with the basics of laser safety, laser physics and universal precautions. The course will then provide training in the use of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) and Class I, IIIa, IIIb and IV phototherapy lasers for use on humans for soft tissue healing and pain reduction.
What is covered in the course?
The course is designed for two types of students. The first type are persons holding medical licensure such as MD, DO, PA, RN or Chiropractor. The second type are students who have excellent knowledge in human anatomy such as Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Massage Therapist or Acupuncturist. Instruction will go into great depth on how the laser interacts with human tissue and the mechanism of action of laser phototherapy. An entire day will be spent on hands-on training in the practical applications on the basic elements of the human body. Laser Phototherapy is also known as:
Cold Laser Therapy
Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT)
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)
Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBM)
High Dosage Laser Therapy (HDLT)
The benefits of Laser Phototherapy
The laser energy is applied to an injury or to a painful site for a few minutes at a time…several times a week, for several weeks.
Accelerated tissue regeneration
Reduction of inflammation
Not anesthetic…but Analgesic
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION
The Laser Phototherapy course will consist of lectures on laser safety and laser physics. The course covers two days with day one didactic instruction on laser safety, laser physics, tissue interaction and mechanism of action. Day two is the practical application of light therapy on live models in small group settings.
The objective of the Laser Phototherapy course is to fully teach the use of light therapy lasers for pain reduction and soft tissue healing and their applications on the human body.
PHOTOTHERAPY COURSE COST
The cost of the course is $2,000 and includes all class workbooks, handouts and lunch each day. We will be offering classes on Friday and Saturday, at least once a month. See our class schedule for exact dates.