EFFECTS OF LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) ON SPASTICITY CAUSED BY CEREBRAL VASCULAR ACCIDENTS (CVAS)

@article{Ushigome2008EFFECTSOL,
  title={EFFECTS OF LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) ON SPASTICITY CAUSED BY CEREBRAL VASCULAR ACCIDENTS (CVAS)},
  author={Nobuyuki Ushigome and T. Harada and I. Okuni and T. Ohshiro and Yoshiro Musya and K. Mizutani and Y. Maruyama and T. Suguro and K. Tsuchiya},
  journal={Laser therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={95-99}
}
Spasticity following cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs) is a common occurrence, but remains a problematic entity to treat and interferes with mobility and self-care activities which are critical for successful rehabilitative outcomes. Low reactive-level laser therapy (LLLT) has attracted attention in a number of areas including spasticity associated with cerebral palsy. In the case of post CVA therapy, LLLT has been reported for pain treatment, but not spasticity. The present study examined the… Expand
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