Dr Roberta Chow

Honorary Associate
Medicine, Central Clinical School


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Selected grants

2008

  • Investigation of neural mechanisms of 670 & 830nm laser acupuncture in pain relief, using animal and human peripheral nervous tissue models; Armati P, Chow R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Chow, R., Yan, W., Armati, P. (2012). Electrophysiological Effects of Single Point Transcutaneous 650 and 808 nm Laser Irradiation of Rat Sciatic Nerve: A Study of Relevance for Low-Level Laser Therapy and Laser Acupuncture. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 30(9), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Chow, R., Armati, P., Laakso, E., Bjordal, J., Baxter, G. (2011). Inhibitory Effects of Laser Irradiation on Peripheral Mammalian Nerves and Relevance to Analgesic Effects: A Systematic Review. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 29(6), 365-381. [More Information]
  • Yan, W., Chow, R., Armati, P. (2011). Inhibitory effects of visible 650-nm and infrared 808-nm laser irradiation on somatosensory and compound muscle action potentials in rat sciatic nerve: implications for laser-induced analgesia. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 16(2), 130-135. [More Information]
  • Chow, R. (2011). Phototherapy and the peripheral nervous system. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 29(9), 591-592. [More Information]
  • Bjordal, J., Johnson, M., Lopes-Martins, R., Bogen, B., Chow, R., Ljunggren, A. (2011). Short-term efficacy of physical interventions in osteoarthritic knee pain. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 8(51). [More Information]
  • Chow, R., Johnson, M., Lopes-Martins, R., Bjordal, J. (2009). Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo or active-treatment controlled trials. The Lancet, 374(9705), 1897-1908. [More Information]
  • Chow, R., David, M., Armati, P. (2007). 830 nm laser irradiation induces varicosity formation, reduces mitochondrial membrane potential and blocks fast axonal flow in small and medium diameter rat dorsal root ganglion neurons: implications for the analgesic effects of 830 nm laser. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 12(1), 28-39. [More Information]
  • Chow, R., Barnsley, L., Heller, G., Siddall, P. (2004). A Pilot Study Of Low-Power Laser Therapy In The Management Of Chronic Neck Pain. Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, 12(2), 71-81.
  • Chow, R., Barnsley, L., Heller, G., Siddall, P. (2003). Efficacy of 300 mW, 830 nm laser in the treatment of chronic neck pain: A survey in a general practice setting. Journal Of Musculoskeletal Pain, 11(3), 13-21.

2012

  • Chow, R., Yan, W., Armati, P. (2012). Electrophysiological Effects of Single Point Transcutaneous 650 and 808 nm Laser Irradiation of Rat Sciatic Nerve: A Study of Relevance for Low-Level Laser Therapy and Laser Acupuncture. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 30(9), 1-6. [More Information]

2011

  • Chow, R., Armati, P., Laakso, E., Bjordal, J., Baxter, G. (2011). Inhibitory Effects of Laser Irradiation on Peripheral Mammalian Nerves and Relevance to Analgesic Effects: A Systematic Review. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 29(6), 365-381. [More Information]
  • Yan, W., Chow, R., Armati, P. (2011). Inhibitory effects of visible 650-nm and infrared 808-nm laser irradiation on somatosensory and compound muscle action potentials in rat sciatic nerve: implications for laser-induced analgesia. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 16(2), 130-135. [More Information]
  • Chow, R. (2011). Phototherapy and the peripheral nervous system. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 29(9), 591-592. [More Information]
  • Bjordal, J., Johnson, M., Lopes-Martins, R., Bogen, B., Chow, R., Ljunggren, A. (2011). Short-term efficacy of physical interventions in osteoarthritic knee pain. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 8(51). [More Information]

2009

  • Chow, R., Johnson, M., Lopes-Martins, R., Bjordal, J. (2009). Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo or active-treatment controlled trials. The Lancet, 374(9705), 1897-1908. [More Information]

2007

  • Chow, R., David, M., Armati, P. (2007). 830 nm laser irradiation induces varicosity formation, reduces mitochondrial membrane potential and blocks fast axonal flow in small and medium diameter rat dorsal root ganglion neurons: implications for the analgesic effects of 830 nm laser. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 12(1), 28-39. [More Information]

2004

  • Chow, R., Barnsley, L., Heller, G., Siddall, P. (2004). A Pilot Study Of Low-Power Laser Therapy In The Management Of Chronic Neck Pain. Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, 12(2), 71-81.

2003

  • Chow, R., Barnsley, L., Heller, G., Siddall, P. (2003). Efficacy of 300 mW, 830 nm laser in the treatment of chronic neck pain: A survey in a general practice setting. Journal Of Musculoskeletal Pain, 11(3), 13-21.

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