Australian Medical Laser Association, Inc

Biography of President: Dr. Roberta Chow

Dr Roberta Chow is a general practitioner currently in practice at Quantum Pain Management in Castle Hill, NSW. She has used lasers for pain management and wound healing in her practice since 1988. Her interest in lasers has grown over the last 25+ years culminating in PhD studies of laser therapy, in the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Sydney. The PhD has focussed on 830nm laser in neck pain and possible neurally-based mechanisms of action.

  • Chow RT. Dose Dilemmas in Low level Laser Therapy - The Effects of Different Paradigms and Historical Perspectives. Laser Therapy 13, 102-109. 2001.
  • Chow RT. and Armati PJ. The effects of 830nm Laser on Cultured Rat Dorsal Root Ganglia: Implications for the Analgesic Effects of Laser. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Suppl 6:5. 2004
  • Chow RT., Barnsley LB., Heller GZ PhD, and Siddall PJ. Efficacy of 300mW, 830nm Laser in the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: a Survey in a General Practice Setting. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain 11(3) 13-21. 2003.
  • Chow RT, Barnsley LB, Heller GZ PhD, and Siddall PJ. A Pilot Study of Low-Power Laser Therapy in the Management of Chronic Neck Pain. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain 12(2) 71-81. 2004.
  • Chow, R.T. and Barnsley, L., A Systematic Review of the Literature of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in the Management of Neck Pain. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 37(1) 46-52. 2005