Use of Class IV Laser Technology in Physical Therapy Practice
This article details how three clinic owners made the decision to integrate a new technology into their practice. They discuss the factors behind the decision, the process of integration, and the financial and clinical outcomes, as well as thoughts on the overall experience.
Q: You added a Class IV laser to your practice long before this device became popular. This was a large financial investment. What was the motivating factor behind you considering, and ultimately purchasing, this device?
A: Whenever adding a new modality or technique to our interventions, we as professionals have a responsibility to ensure that these new approaches are efficient, safe, and justified in achieving the highest quality of care for our patients. We examine the literature for the best evidence to support our decisions. We seek out seminars as well as other professionals who are presently utilizing these interventions. This process was undertaken when deciding to purchase a Class IV laser approximately 3 years ago. We made our decision and felt confident that we were upgrading the quality of our practice. As patients consistently report feeling significantly better after a laser treatment, our exhaustive investigation was worth every hour.
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