Class 4 Laser Therapy Science and Physiology

Tuition: $79

Hours: 4


Course Description

This four-hour distant based course will cover topics of interest to Doctors of Chiropractic implementing class 4 laser therapy.
This class consists mainly of videos. There are four parts that are about 52 minutes each.


The content of this course is provided through online videos reading material in which the learner’s participation (time) is actively tracked and logged. A minimum of four hours is required. There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class. The learner must receive a score of 80% of the total possible points and log at least four hours to receive credit for the course. Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.

No textbooks required. Computer and Internet service required for completion of this course. Funding sources and potential conflicts of interest statement: No funds were received, underwritten or subsidized by any vendors of any goods including supplies or services for this course.


Hour One:

Science and Physiology

Hour Two: 

Safety and Risk Management

Hour Three:

Photobiomodulation – A Review of Studies

Hour Four:

Pain Management and Neuropathy


  • Define the term “photobiomodulation”.
  • Apply concepts of laser therapy regarding inflammation and acute
  • Utilize proper laser therapy dosages for various conditions.
  • Understand the rules for establishment of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO).
  • Define and properly use terms relevant to laser
  • Describe proper and improper use of laser safety
  • Discuss adverse treatment
  • List chromophores involved in the mechanism of action
  • Interpret and relate conclusions from laser therapy
  • Apply study conclusions to clinical practice
  • Name the primary cause of peripheral neuropathy in the US
  • Distinguish symptoms of peripheral
  • Describe physiological effects of
  • Interpret and explain chromophore absorption by various laser


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.