Honorary Associate Professor Dr Liisa Laakso is Senior Research Fellow Allied Health at the Mater Research Institute, Brisbane; and Adjunct Professor of Physiotherapy in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. Prof Laakso’s research interests include the role of electrophysical agents (EPAs) and physical activity in symptom control and recovery after cancer, in palliative care, and other chronic conditions. Prof Laakso investigates photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy for pain and lymphoedema management, tissue healing, inflammation and neurodegeneration in a range of non-malignant and malignant laboratory and clinical models and populations. Prof Laakso has a track record of grants procurement and publications in these fields as well as in physiotherapy education. She has spoken at numerous national and international conferences on her PBM research.
Prof Laakso is an executive committee member of the Australian Medical Photobiomodulation Association (AMPA), and past-President of the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT). Prof Laakso is Immediate Past Vice-President of the International Society for Electrophysical Agents in Physical Therapy (an official sub-group of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy) and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Korean Medicine Association for Laser Therapy. She is also on the editorial board of the journal Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, and the Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy.
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