Cold Laser for healing and pain relief
There is substantial clinical evidence published in peer reviewed medical journals that laser therapy (LLLT) can stimulate repair of tissue, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders.
The three main areas with good evidence are:
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Joint conditions
- Back and Neck Pain
Other applications such as shingles, post operative pain, also respond well.
THOR specialise in the manufacture of hand held laser therapy devices for qualified doctors and therapists specialising in musculoskeletal pain such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Physical Therapists.
We run training courses, support research, participate in all the key conferences in the field of cold laser.
What is it?
Laser and LED beams of light can stimulate the cells in the body that repair tissue, reduce inflammation and transmit pain.
How LLLT / cold laser therapy works
Light can stimulate or inhibit cellular function according to it’s intensity and the time applied.
Lasers and LED’s produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. When the right wavelength at the right intensity is used at the correct anatomical location for the right amount of time you can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation and reduce pain.
One of the primary mechanisms is the effect of light on cytochrome c oxidase and the consequently the unbinding of nitric oxide and release of ATP leading to improved cellular function. For anti-inflammatory effects we have found a measurable reduction in PGE2, TNF Alpha and IL-6 in the synovia surrounding damaged tendons and for analgesia high intensity lasers over nerve supply can inhibit fast axonal flow.
In addition, high intensity single point lasers can release trigger points and treat acupuncture points instead of needles.
Once you understand these mechanisms and their subsequent physiological effects LLLT / Cold Laser becomes a powerful tool. We hope you use your laser extensively and create great value for patients and your practice.