Photizo Sport Injury Rehabilitation Near-Infrared Light Therapy Device
The Photizo Sport Injury Rehabilitation Near-Infrared Light Therapy Device re-defines rehabilitation with impressive red and near-infrared light technology. This device works by exposing the skin to red and near-infrared light, which helps stimulate production of a chemical called adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to accelerate the body's naturally healing processes.
- 1 x Photizo Sport Injury Rehabilitation Infrared Therapy Device
- 1 x Photizo Sport Charger
- 1 x User Guide with step-by-step instructions on how to use the device correctly
How Does Photizo Red Light Therapy Encourage Healing?
When you sustain an injury, damaged cells in your body respond to the trauma by generating more energy to prevent cell death. Usually this energy is created from glucose converted into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), but often damaged cells aren't capable of creating enough energy to heal and as a result they fall into senescence and die. When the correct wavelength of near infrared is applied to the skin, it encourages the mitochondria in the damaged cells to produce enough energy to sustain cell function, allowing the cells to heal.
How Easy are Photizo Handheld Near-Infrared Devices to Use?
You don't need to be a trained medical professional to use a Photizo Handheld Device, simply place the head of the device (the end containing the LED lights) on the area that requires treatment, press the power button and wait until the treatment timer ends. Once ended, you can move it on to the next area that requires treatment and repeat.
How Do Different Photizo Products Achieve Different Effects?
The dosage of near-infrared light changes the effect it has on the body, as longer doses penetrate further into the body and are able to be picked up by the cells in the blood, leading to deeper healing effects. The Photizo Sport has a 6 joule dose that is ideal for alleviating pain and encouraging healing.
What Is the Medical Evidence for the Efficacy of Near-Infrared Therapy?
A study by The National Taiwan University's Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics is part of the increasing evidence that infrared light therapy can carry out photostimulation and photobiomodulation, which has an effect on neural stimulation, wound healing, cancer treatment and nerve regeneration.
What Is the Medical Evidence for Near-Infrared Therapy Alleviating Pain?
In a study designed to assess the degree of pain relief obtained by applying infrared (IR) energy to the lower back of patients with chronic lower back pain it was found that the patients' pain (on a scale from 1 to 10) in the treatment group fell from 6.9 out of 10 to 3 out of 10 at the end. Patients in the placebo group fell from 7.4 out of 10 to 6 out of 10.
What Is the Evidence That Near-Infrared Therapy Promotes Healing?
In a study designed to assess the degree of healing from noninvasive red and near-infrared wavelength induced photobiomodulation, it was found that red, near-infrared light-induced photobiomodulation had positive effects on injuries. To put it simply, the correct wavelengths of infrared and near-infrared light were shown to assist cellular regeneration and speed up the healing process.
What Types of Injuries Can This Photizo Phototherapy Device Treat?
Injuries this phototherapy device is suitable to treat include:
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Muscle tears
- Tennis elbow
- ITB syndrome
- Muscle strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Shin splints
Are the Effects of Near-Infrared Harmful if Overused?
Infrared light at these low wavelengths will not cause burns or other irritation even if overused, however the prescribed dosage time will have the best effect for providing healing, revitalisation and wound treatment. Numerous medical studies show that if you overuse infrared light therapy on a particular area, the worst thing that will happen is it will reduce the efficacy of the treatment.
What Are the Advantages of Red Light Therapy for Rehabilitation?
Being able to use a non-invasive, drug-free, handheld device to help reduce chronic and long term pain is a phenomenal development in modern medicine. Having no surgery recovery time, no drug side effects and phenomenal ease-of-use means that anyone can use it in the comfort of their own home.
What Part of the Spectrum of Light Does Photizo Utilise?
The Photizo Sport Injury Device uses both visible red light and near spectrum infrared to assist with the natural healing process. Near-infrared is the opposite end of the spectrum to harmful wavelengths of light such as ultraviolet.
Are Photizo Red Light Therapy Devices Medically Certified?
All Photizo light therapy devices have been CE certified, showing that they meet the General Safety and Performance Requirements (GSPR) of all relevant European Medical Device Regulations and can legally be classified and sold as a medical device in the European Union.
Photizo Sport Injury Handheld Near-Infrared Device Specifications
The technical specifications of this Photizo Handheld Infrared Device can be found in the table below:
- Peak Power Output: 340mW/cm2
- Average Power Output: 194mW/cm2
- Coverage: 4.7cm2
- Red Wavelength: 633nM
- Infrared Wavelength: 850nM
- Mains Power: 100 - 240 VAC
- Battery Voltage: 7.2 DC
- Charging Time: 3 - 4 Hours
- Weight: 280g
- Dose Details: 6 Joules, 30% includes a range of pulsed frequencies (50/50 cycle), 70% continuous
Where Can I Find Out More Information?
This comprehensive user guide that's included in your purchase should be able to answer any other questions you may have about the Photizo Sport Injury Device.