Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Laser therapy enhances strength training

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) has been documented to optimize human muscle performance with physical exercise. This study tested the effect of LLLT on physical strength training compared with strength training only.

The study involved 36 healthy, fit men using an 808 nm continuous wavelength laser, much like what we use in our office. The LLLT men showed an increase of 55% in strength on isokinetic dynamometry, significantly higher than the increases with exercise alone. Soon we may see LLLT commonly used to improve sports performance.

(Lasers Med Sci. 2010 Nov 18)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!

All of here at Ki Chiropractic and Massage wish you the very best health in 2011! Staying healthy is a practice, and I often think of my body as a very strict Zen master. It gives me immediate feedback about how I'm doing. Right now I have the sniffles, and I'm reminded to put myself to bed earlier on a consistent basis! There's nothing like restful sleep to restore vitality, so I'll add restful sleep to my wish for you all.