Anodyne Research

Anodyne Therapy: A Photo-Energy Treatment Modality


Anodyne is the only infrared light therapy device with 15 studies involving over 5000 patients published in peer-reviewed journals documenting efficacy, including design, wavelength, photo-energy output and patented photo energy flexible array application process

The following data and/or pictures show the evidence of increased circulation or reduced pain in various situations and are not meant to represent efficacy on any particular condition.

Pain Reduction Studies

Published in Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications (March 2006)
Largest participant study. Retrospective review of 2239 patients. Average pain level before treatment was 7.2 out of 10 (distressing pain). After average of 38 days of rehab which, in most cases, included other physical therapy interventions in addition to Anodyne therapy, the pain was reduced to 2.4 out of 10--a 67% reduction in pain on average. The p value in this study was < 0.0001 which means there is less than a 1 in 10,000 chance the data is random. Protocol used: 30-45 minutes, three times per week, average of 5 weeks.

[might include link to pdf document of the 5 pain study summary results]

Published in J Neurol Orthop Med Surg (1996)
This study was on 784 patients with chronic myofascial pain. 92% of the patients had already tried some type of previous therapeutic intervention to reduce the pain. After Anodyne therapy, nearly 89% of the patients had excellent to total relief. About 10% did not respond to therapy (0.9%--fair to poor relief, 1.3%--no relief). As with almost any therapy, Anodyne is not 100% effective for every patient.

Anodyne protocol used: 45 minutes, three times per week, 12 sessions.

Patient Unable to Tolerate Therapy Due to Pain
This was a particularly difficult contracture case at LifeCare Centers of America. The patient had a non-fixed contracture of the left upper extremity with severe pain, and required total assistance with all activities of daily living (ADLs). The patient could not tolerate any manual therapy, or any other intervention on his hand due to extreme pain.

After one month of Anodyne treatment for pain, combined with manual therapy, the patient was pain free, had significantly improved range of motion, was able to be splinted and returned to his prior level of function including feeding himself with limited assistance.

Treatment protocol: 28 Anodyne treatments within one month, OT therapy (PROM, TherX, splinting).

Note: Anodyne is not cleared for improving range of motion. This report is only meant to show the reduction of pain produced by Anodyne therapy and not meant to infer that Anodyne therapy alone improves function.]