The use of Bioptron light (polarized, polychromatic, non-coherent) therapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains

Stasinopoulos, Dimitris and Papadopoulos, Konstantinos and Lamnisos, Dimitrios and Stasinopoulos, Ioannis (2017) The use of Bioptron light (polarized, polychromatic, non-coherent) therapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains. Disability & Rehabilitation, 39 (5). pp. 450-457. ISSN 0963-8288

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Bioptron light therapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains.

Method: A parallel group, single-blind, controlled study was carried out in patients with grade II acute ankle sprains. Patients were randomly allocated into two treatment groups (n¼25 for each). Both groups received cryotherapy, and the test group also received Bioptron light therapy. All treatments were performed daily for 5 d. Evaluations included self-reported pain via a visual analogue scale, degree of ankle edema, and ankle range of motion via goniometry carried out before the treatment and at the end of the treatment.

Results: The test group showed the largest magnitude of improvement for all evaluations at treatment five, and the between-group differences observed were statistically significant (p50.0005 for each).

Conclusions: These data provide preliminary evidence of the efficacy of Bioptron light therapy supplemented with cryotherapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains; however, larger studies are required to confirm these results.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute
A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Rehabilitation Exercise Science at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 22647
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Depositing User: Kostas Papadopoulos
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 14:12
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:22
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22647

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