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Healing Sports Injuries with Red Light Therapy

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Posted on March 22, 2020

Elite pro athletes, trainers, and sports medicine professionals are using Red Light therapy to rehab and recover from sports injuries faster, with less pain and inflammation.

Red light therapy is used by pro athletes across the sports world to train, enhance performance, and speed up the muscle recovery process. Red light therapy is also a go-to treatment for rehabbing sports injuries, with a large base of peer-reviewed clinical research behind it, and lots of elite athletes who have gotten back on the field faster.

Keep reading to see how light therapy can help you potentially prevent and treat a wide variety of sports injuries.

Pro Athletes and Sports Medicine Experts Use Red/NIR Light for Injury Rehab

Red light therapy devices can be found across the pro sports world. NFL stars like Patrick Peterson, DeMarcus Lawrence, and Tyrann Mathieu are using Red/NIR Light Therapy to stay healthy. Chargers star WR Keenan Allen missed the 2016 season with a knee injury before working Red Light into his training in the last few years. Since then, Keenan has exploded into one of the best pass catchers in football in 2017 and 2018, and hasn’t looked back.

Detroit Lions linebacker Devon Kennard puts the hurt on opposing QBs, but he had to overcome a lot of injuries early in his career to get where he is today. He used Red Light to get back on the field:

“I use my (Red Light system) every day. It’s had a tremendous impact on my recovery time! I’ve never felt so fresh in my entire career. I take cold baths on a regular basis and love relaxing with my (Red Light) immediately after.”

Dutch gymnast Sanne Wevers is the reigning gold medalist on the balance beam, besting Simone Biles in Rio in 2016. She uses Red Light every day to overcome injuries and strain:

“Nothing has been as effective for back pain as using my (Red light device). When I shine red light on my back for 10-15 minutes a day, I can clearly tell that my post-training recovery is faster and the pain is less noticeable… I’ve seen the same results for knee pain, ankle strains, and sore wrists.”*

3-time Stanley Cup champion Duncan Keith uses Red Light to stay healthy in the hard-hitting NHL in his mid-thirties. Duncan even gave Red Light treatment a shout-out in the New York Times.

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