LOW LEVEL COLD LASER THERAPY
Drug free pain relief and healing with Low Level Laser Therapy
COLD LASER THERAPY HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE IN THE TREATMENT OF:
- Neck and Back pain
- Sciatica and discogenic pain
- Temperomandibular Joint disorders (TMJ/TMD)
- Acute and chronic tendinopathies
- Sports injuries, sprains and strains
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Cracked nipples in breast feeding mothers
ARE YOU IN PAIN?
Laser Heals with a Movement programme.
WHAT IS LASER TREATMENT?
The phenomenon of laser light was first proposed by Einstein in 1917 but it wasn’t until the 1960’s that bio-stimulation from laser light was discovered.
Laser treatment is the application of red and near-infra red light over the injury area (muscles, ligaments, bone, tendon, nerves) for a photochemical effect. This process is similar to photosynthesis whereby living plants absorb light from the sun and convert it into energy to produce a healthy plant.
HOW THOR LASER WORKS
When we have an injury, the cells within the tissue:
- cause local inflammation and swelling
- produce harmful substances that affects cellular energy production
- contribute to pain
- contribute to loss of function
Laser creates a concentrated beam of light that penetrates through the layers of skin to the injured tissue where it is absorbed by the cells.
Laser restores cellular functions which:
- Accelerates tissue healing
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces pain
RESEARCH ON ENDORPHIN RELEASE
Dr Lisa Laakso investigated the effect of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in producing endorphins in a double-blind, placebo-controlled research study to compare the effect of two dosages (1 J/cm2 and 5 J/cm 2) of an infrared (IR) laser (820 nm), a visible red laser (670 nm) and a near-monochromatic light emitting device (660 nm, 30 nm bandwidth) on trigger points in 56 patients with long-term pain. The results indicated that the analgesic (pain relief) response to Laser therapy may be mediated through hormonal/opioid mechanisms, and that responses to LLLT are dose and wavelength dependent. A mechanism is proposed by which peripheral stimulation using LLLT may elicit activity in the central pathways. Plasma Acth and β-Endorphin Levels in Response to low Level Laser Therapy (Lllt) for Myofascial Trigger Points January 2004, Laser Therapy 14(0_Pilot_Issue_2):0_45-0_53, DOI: 10.5978/islsm.14.0_45
Research by THOR indicates significant reduction of inflammation equal to or better than anti-inflammatory medication within 2 hours, analgesic effects that last for 48 hours and healing time of chronic tendinopathies reduced by 70%.
THOR Laser treatment is therefore is an excellent alternative to anti-inflammatory medication.
There are 3000 published clinical studies on the efficacy of Laser including those in the British Medical Journal and British Journal of Sports medicine with over 300 randomised clinical trials and a systematic review published in the Lancet. Please refer to the most up-to-date news and research articles at www.thorlaser.com
LASER PAIN CLINIC TREATMENT
Laser treatment is applied by qualified Health Professionals using the state-of-the-art THOR Laser machine.
The THOR laser is used in 70 countries and by many organisations including the Harvard Medical School, NASA researchers, US Navy, RAF, British Army, Royal Navy, NHS, BUPA, Premier division Football teams and British Lions Rugby.
During your first consultation, your practitioner will discuss with you the frequency of treatment required for your specific condition or type of injury.
In conjunction with laser therapy we may provide patients with complementary treatments such as Dry Needling and self-management strategies such as stress management, tailor-made rehabilitation programmes, Neurotrac TENS therapy, Cefaly TENS for headache, migraine, and relaxation.
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