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Digital Seminar

Low Level Laser Therapy: The Nuts & Bolts of Clinical Application

Doug Johnson, LAT, ATC, EES, CLS
1 Hour 44 Minutes
Audio and Video
Aug 04, 2017
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This course is designed to introduce therapists to the scientific and clinical principles involved in the use of light as a physical agent. Application protocols for light-based therapeutic modalities as they relate to specific pathologies will be discussed. You will return to your practice with an increased confidence in choosing the most appropriate light therapy modality for a given pathology.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 1.7 self-study continuing education credits.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 self-study contact hours or .15 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. 

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 1.5 continuing competency hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 1.5 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 1.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 2.0 contact hours.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 1.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Douglas Johnson, LAT, ATC, EES, CLS, is a certified athletic trainer with over 20 years of clinical/industrial experience. He attended Wayne State University and The University of Detroit-Mercy where he earned a Summa Cum Laude Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine in 1994. Mr. Johnson is the Senior Vice President of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Multi Radiance Medical, is involved in numerous research studies involving super pulsed laser, and was published in Lasers in Medical Science, May 2014 and June, 2015. 

Recently he was named as a clinical advisor to Laser Therapy U, invited to speak at the Annual 2014 NATA Symposium, and Euroscience 2015 in London, England about Laser Therapy. He served as a member of the NAALT/WALT Scientific Education Committee for the 2014 Program and is currently serving as a member of the NAALT Board of Directors. Currently, Mr. Johnson is a reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training and an advisor for EuroSciCon Organizational Committee for the 2017 London Conference. 


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Doug Johnson is the Senior Vice President of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Multi Radiance Medical. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Doug Johnson is serving as a member of the NAALT Board of Directors.

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Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers


  1. Describe the basic interactions of laser/light & biological tissue.
  2. Implement & explore various methods & techniques of low level laser treatments for a wide variety of frequently seen clinical conditions.
  3. Discuss relevant, evidence-based literature as it relates to the efficacy of low level laser in clinical settings.


What is Low Level Laser Therapy

Basic Interactions of Laser/Light & Biological Tissue

Techniques for a Wide Variety of Frequently Seen Clinical Conditions

Mechanism of Action for LLLT

Dose Considerations

Evidence-Based Literature as it Relates to the Efficacy of LLLT in Clinical Settings


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