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February 5, 2016 – (SOLON, Ohio) – EXCERPT: Light as a therapeutic physical agent just celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. The use of photobiomodulation (PBM), or the use of light-based devices to stimulate or inhibit biological processes, was introduced in the United States in 2002, with the first clearances granted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Since that introduction, PBM, or low-level laser/light therapy (LLLT), continues to gain popularity among physicians and therapists, as it has proven to be a superior adjunct or mono therapy in rehabilitation. Extensive research exists to support the use of light-based modalities for a variety of conditions.
Nearly all positive studies have been done with the use of low-powered lasers. Anecdotal evidence, expert opinion reports, and an occasional case study provide some insight into clinical use. However, they are not adequate replacements for quality, controlled randomized trials.
While the efficacy of laser therapy should no longer be in question, the effectiveness of many commercially available devices should be. Clinicians should not confuse the efficacy of a technology with the effectiveness of a product or device. All good products should have a proof of concept (POC) and detail the steps to prove the effectiveness of the product in both laboratory and clinical trials.
Without the proper POC, including biphasic dose validation, thermal profiling, and depth of penetration, direct side-by-side comparisons are not possible. Multi Radiance Medical embarked on the POC process in early 2012 to validate the MR4, a combined multiwavelength and magnetic laser and light device.
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Multi Radiance Medical is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of FDA-cleared lasers for drug-free pain relief. This proprietary technology is considered the safest laser on the market and is utilized to treat over 300 conditions worldwide.