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Customer Quarterly Newsletter | December 2013

Therapist Focus

Valerie Marshall

Valerie has been a massage therapist for  17 years and her business Inspiring Wellness is a holistic practice aimed at helping people of all ages achieve inspiring wellness physically, mentally and energetically using a broad range of body work styles, energetic healing and counselling.

How long have you been using the LTU-904:
I have been using the LTU-904 Low Level Laser for 2.5 years. There isnt a week that I don't use it.  I even take it on holidays and have used it many times.

Most inspiring or intriguing laser story:
I tell clients my Laser is the closest thing I have to a magic wand.

There are a few cases that were surprising.  Client with 9 months of plantar faciitis resolved in one treatment.

Female client 40 years old with shoulder impingement 2 months, pain completely resolved in one treatment

95 Year old male with history of Accoustic Neuroma brain tumour operation of 35 years earlier. Adhesion of fascia at the suboccipital area, shortened musculature and nerve damage. This gentleman experienced tight pulling into the posterior-lateral neck with headaches and shortening of the fascia and musculature.  One treatment with the Laser to the scarring and adhesion, freed up the restriction reducing headaches and improving range of motion and head posture.

Female 55 years old with Melanoma on the right calf requiring wide and deep surgical clearance. Popliteal and Inguinal lymph nodes were also removed. The surgical scar was very tight and adhesion to subcutaneous tissues reduced range of motion. Significant swelling in the ankle occurred also. Client was very self conscious of the appearance of the deep scar and mostly wore slacks. Previously treated with myofascial release, scar release and lymphatic drainage with moderate results. Acupuncture helped a little too. By using the Laser the scar tissue softened and released to glide over other tissues and combined with lymphatic drainage the swelling in the ankle reduced. Pulling sensations at the lymph node sites also resolved.

What do you use the laser for:
Trigger points, tears & inflammation in muscles
Bruising, pain, adhesion & swelling related to general & plastic surgery.
Scars to release, soften & flatten - even very old scars respond.
Skin infections
Plantar Fasciitis
Headaches & Migraines with a muscular origin
Around fractures
Combined with Lymphatic Drainage to rejuvenate facial skin.
After tooth extractions.

Seasons Greetings from RianCorp

We'd like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

Coming in 2014: we will announce the results of an exciting clinical research trial with the LTU-904; our online workshops will be available for everyone to join; and the development of a new advancement on the unit will commence. Keep an eye out for our upcoming newsletters or watch our facebook page for news.

New Research


Marcos RL, Arnold G, Magnenet V, Rahouadj R, Magdalou J, Lopes-Martins RA


For three decades, low level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used for treatment of tendinitis as well as other musculoskeletal diseases. Nevertheless, the biological mechanisms involved remain not completely understood. In this work, the effects of LLLT and of the widely used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, diclofenac, have been compared in the case of collagenase-induced Achilles tendinitis. Wistar rats were treated with diclofenac or laser therapy. The tensile behavior of tendons was characterized through successive loading-unloading sequences. The method considered 11 characteristic parameters to describe the mechanical behavior. It was shown that during the acute inflammatory process of the tendon, the mechanical properties were significantly correlated to the high levels of MMP-3, MMP-9 and MMP-13 expression presented in a previous paper (Marcos, R.L., et al., 2012). The treatment by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac sodium produces a low protective effect and can affect the short-term biochemical and biomechanical properties. On the contrary, it is shown that LLLT exhibits the best results in terms of MMPs reduction and mechanical properties recovery. Thus, LLLT looks to be a promising and consistent treatment for tendinopathies

(J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2014 Jan;29:272-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.08.028. Epub 2013 Sep 9)

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Morimoto Y, Saito A, Tokuhashi Y


Background and aims: Our hospital has used LLLT in the treatment of athletes since 1990. We had a good result about LLLT for sports injuries. However, few articles have attempted to evaluate the efficacy of LLLT for sports injuries. The aims of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of LLLT for sports injuries.

Materials (Subjects) and Methods: Forty one patients underwent LLLT in our hospital. These patients included 22 men and 19 women with an average age of 38.9 years old. Patients were irradiated by diode laser at points of pain and/or acupuncture points. Patients underwent LLLT a maximum treatment of 10 times (mean 4.1 times). We evaluated the efficacy of LLLT using a Pain relief score (PRS). A score of 2 to 5 after treatment was regarded as very good, 6 to 8 as good, and 9 to 10 as poor. A PRS score of less than 5 was regarded as effective.

Results: The rate of effectiveness (PRS of 5 or less) after LLLT was 65.9% (27/41 patients).

Discussion: In this study, the resulting rate of effectiveness was 65.9% for all sports injuries. However, we have a high rate of effectiveness for Jumper's knee, tennis elbow and Achilles tendinitis and cases that were irradiated laser by a physician.

Conclusions: LLLT is an effective treatment for sports injuries, particularly jumper's knee, tennis elbow and Achilles tendinitis.

(Laser Ther. 2013;22(1):17-20.)

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