This course is designed to provide a well-rounded overview of light-based therapy and factors that influence photobiomodulation (PBM). Specific subject matter includes a reference-based review of how light interacts with tissue and impacts different pathologies, as well as dosing concepts for different clinical applications.
Live WebinarFri, Mar 29, 2024 at 12:00 pm EDT
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe photobiomodulation (PBM) and what the conditions that can/cannot be treated with this technology.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify evidence-based dosing parameters for different acute and chronic conditions.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how photobiomodulation (PBM) impacts both acute and chronic pain complaints.
|History and definition of photobiomodulation (PBM)
|Wavelengths and tissue interaction
|Light sources: laser vs light emitting diode (LED)
|Photobiomodulation (PBM) mechanisms
|Laser dosing concepts/Penetration factors
|Literature review/APTA evidence-based guidelines
|Dosing for specific conditions
PT, DPT, OCS
Prior to joining Enovis’ marketing and clinical education team, Dr. Callanen treated orthopedic patients and managed therapists in an outpatient setting for 18 years. He has been board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the APTA since 2003. He graduated with his transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007 from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, after earning his Master of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 1999.
Dr. Callanen acquired his therapeutic laser acumen after joining LiteCure, LLC and the LightForce team in early 2017 while serving as their Director of Clinical Development. LiteCure, LLC was acquired by DJO, LLC in December 2020. DJO’s parent company, Colfax Corporation has rebranded as Enovis, where Dr. Callanen is currently serving as the Director of US Marketing and Clinical Education for the Enovis Recovery Sciences Division. He has made formal presentations to mixed professional audiences both nationally and internationally on the topic of laser therapy and has begun lecturing on the topic of shockwave therapies in 2021. Dr. Callanen is also an Adjunct Professor for Belmont University’s Physical Therapy Program in Nashville, TN.
Financial disclosures: Employed by DJO, LLC, parent company of Chattanooga/ LightForce-branded Therapy Lasers.
Non-financial disclosures: Job title is Director of Clinical Education for Chattanooga (US) manufacturer of both Class 3b and 4 lasers.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Enovis.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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