COLD LASER (THOR) – PHOTOBIOMODULATION THERAPY (PBMT) or Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free treatment used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures and neurological conditions.
Below a short list of some ailments we treat:
- acute or chronic tendinopathies
- sprains and strains
- neck, back and body pain
- neurological disorders
- post chemotherapy and radiotherapy mucositis
- dentine and toothache
- post-operative pain
- tissue healing
Cold Laser Therapy can be used any time a patient requests or needs a drug-less procedure for the control of pain, when conventional therapies have been ineffective, or when the acceleration of healing from injuries is desired. Cold laser therapy directs bio stimulative light energy to the body’s cells. Cells convert light energy into chemical energy to promote natural healing and pain relief.
What is Photobiomodulation?
Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) is the best technical term for Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). It is a light therapy using lasers or LEDs to improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Usually applied by a doctor, therapist or technician, treatments should be applied two or more times a week. Photobiomodulation Therapy has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. Over 700 randomised clinical trials have been published on Photobiomodulation, half of which are on pain.
What is Cold or Low Level Laser Therapy?
Cold Laser Therapy is a colloquial term for Photobiomodulation or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). And as above, it is a light therapy using lasers or LEDs to improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied and Cold Laser has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain with over 700 randomised clinical trials being published on Cold Laser, half of which are on pain.
Absorption of red light stimulates the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, which then produces ATP – the signalling molecule that leads to tissue repair and healing – this is the body’s fuel source and is most important to the body’s wellbeing. When cells become stressed whether due to disease, injury, or ageing, the mitochondria produces nitric oxide. This competitively displaces oxygen causing an over production of oxidative stress. In turn oxidative stress leads to inflammation and cell death via the gene transcription factor NF-Kb.
Improves tissue repair, reduces pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Treatments take only a few minutes and can be applied two or more times a week. Once normal mitochondrial function is restored cell metabolism improves and the patient gets better quickly.
Results and Benefits
Significant reduction of inflammation equal to or better than NSAIDs within 2 hours, analgesic effects that last for 48 hours, healing time of chronic tendinopathies reduced by 70%.
Introducing Vie Light. Photobiomodulation therapy for extraordinary brain function.
As part of our commitment to make available the latest in photobiomodulation wellness, we are proud to introduce the VieLight, Neuro Alpha and Neuro Gamma technology.
In the world of brain photobiomodulation technology and research, Vielight leads the way.
Vie Light therapy delivers photons to light sensitive enzymes found within the mitochondria, this triggers a cascade of beneficial and energising cellular events. Mitochondria are membrane bound cells that generate most of the chemical energy needed to power the cell’s biochemical reactions and is associated with improved recovery and resting brain state. It is ideal for meditation, mindfulness, focus, stress reduction and optimising general wellness.
The Vie light works on both neuro ALPHA photobiomodulation delivering near infrared light energy and neuro GAMMA photobiomodulation delivering near infrared light clusters which is associated with increased cognitive and memory processing and consolidation.
The Science and Trials Behind Photobiomodulation
Over 400 LLLT clinical trials ( RCTs) and over 4,000 laboratory studies have been published. It has proven more eﬀective and safer than pharmaceutical anti-inﬂammatories across a range of musculoskeletal conditions. PBMT also improves healing and reduces muscle fatigue, muscle damage and DOMS.
“The use of low levels of visible or near infrared light for reducing pain, inﬂammation and edema, promoting healing of wounds, deeper tissues and nerves, and preventing cell death and tissue damage has been known for over forty years” Prof. Michael Hamblin, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
“I use laser immediately on acute injuries, it is a very useful adjunct to have at major sporting games, treating acute and chronic injuries alongside manual therapy for pain relief and reduction of inﬂammation.” Sarah Cooper BSc (Hons), physiotherapist to the British Olympic Athletic Team.
“I use laser where manipulation is contraindicated and where pain relief is required.” Julian M. Winer Bsc(Ost) DO
THOR laser – drug free pain relief and healing
Testimonials from www.thorlaser.com
“I have been using Thor Laser in my clinic with amazing results! Many people called me after a news segment aired wanting to know more about the Laser and how it can help with their chronic pain. Big thanks to THOR Laser Photomedicine for creating this piece of medical equipment which has bought a lot of relief to many of my patients that have been using it. Everyone wants a speedy recovery, to get better fast, but not every intervention can work this fast! I am glad to help them improve their Quality of life.”
“Fantastic treatment system. Every GP should have one. Cost effective for patient and doctor.”
Dr. Chris Millar MBBS
Ballarat Mind-Body Medicine
“I purchased a Thor Laser in January, it is a miracle device – I am getting great results.”
Dr. Albert Skocik, DC
Skocik Chiropractic PC
Harrisburg, PA, USA
I have been practicing dentistry since 1971 and using low level lasers since 1993 so to lose my lasers today, it would be so dramatic that I wouldn’t be able to practise without them.”
Dr. Gerry Ross, DDS
Dentist focuses on treating facial pain
“I have just treated a fractured clavicle for a concert violinist. After 2 treatments a week for just over 3 weeks, we had complete resolution, no pain and full range of shoulder movement in under 4 weeks. Also treated a fractured rib in a 60 year old, and after 4 treatments in 10 days, the patient was symptom free. I have been using a THOR Laser for over 15 years and it STILL never ceases to amaze me.”
The Osteopathic Practice, UK
“Nurses who treat wounds should have access to LLLT equipment. It would be a cost effective method of improving the quality of life of many patients.”
Prof. Mary Dyson, PhD FCSP(Hon) FAIUM(Hon) LHD(Hon)
Former Editor, Grays Anatomy
Head of Tissue Repair research Guys Hospital, UK