Title of Abstract

Phototherapy in Ankle Injuries

Submitting Student(s)

Janae Myers

Session Title

The College Experience / Health and Wellness 2

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Janet Wojcik , Ph.D.

College

College of Education

Department

Education Core

Abstract

Phototherapy is often an underrepresented and under researched area of study in the healthcare field. This therapy is a special type of light treatment that is not sunlight to help improve the healing process of the body and skin. People commonly suffer from ankle injuries, podiatry complications, and jaundice of the skin. Light sources such as lasers, LED, and broadband light help reduce inflammation and pain in injuries, these sources have been shown to improve angiogenesis, increases blood supply, increase numbers of cells and their functions. Therapist can benefit from using phototherapy to help reduces in the time of injuries in the inflammatory stage and help reduces discomfort and pain for their clients. Treatments for injuries should include the normal PRICE methods but paired with phototherapy like LED lights, red UV light and green UV light can increase the quality of care and help return patients to performing ADL. The presentation will discuss how specifically ankle injuries are affected by light therapy sources.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

Phototherapy in Ankle Injuries

Phototherapy is often an underrepresented and under researched area of study in the healthcare field. This therapy is a special type of light treatment that is not sunlight to help improve the healing process of the body and skin. People commonly suffer from ankle injuries, podiatry complications, and jaundice of the skin. Light sources such as lasers, LED, and broadband light help reduce inflammation and pain in injuries, these sources have been shown to improve angiogenesis, increases blood supply, increase numbers of cells and their functions. Therapist can benefit from using phototherapy to help reduces in the time of injuries in the inflammatory stage and help reduces discomfort and pain for their clients. Treatments for injuries should include the normal PRICE methods but paired with phototherapy like LED lights, red UV light and green UV light can increase the quality of care and help return patients to performing ADL. The presentation will discuss how specifically ankle injuries are affected by light therapy sources.