2017, Volume 9, Issue 3

Usage of near infrared spectroscopy in physiotherapy

Maciej Chroboczek1, Aleksandra Jabłońska1, Rafał Kubiak1, Sylwester Kujach1, Marcin Łuszczyk1, Radosław Laskowski1

1Department of Physiology, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport

Author for correspondence: Maciej Chroboczek; Department of Physiology, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport; email: maciej.chroboczek@awf.gda.pl

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Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is increasingly used as a local tissue oxygenation equipment and it fulfills the functions of an efficient local microcirculation and a concussion growth monitor. Using it in surgery, physiotherapy or rescue indicates a high interdisciplinary diagnostic potential, which could lead us to improve the quality of patients’ lives. The aim of this study was to review literature related to the physiotherapy aspect of using near infrared spectroscopy and to the consideration given to the development of this method.
A review of literature related to the topic.
Research shows that NIRS is a good tool to assess the changing state of microcirculation in the monitored area.
As mentioned above, NIRS can be used in a number of methods available in  traditional medicine and physiotherapy. This work is only a set of selected methods, but the development of technology can help to minimize the dimensions of such devices, and to maximize the effects and use of this method, which will certainly make the healing process easier.

Key words: NIRS, therapeutic effect, circulation, blood oxygenation/oxygen dynamics