Low Level Laser Therapy
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) also known as Photobiomodulation
LLLT reduces pain and inflammation and promotes the healing and repair of tissue damage. The effects are photochemical – LLLT stimulates the mitochondria in your cells to produce more cellular energy and therefore repair more quickly.
What is LLLT used for?
LLLT is primarily used for pain relief and wound healing. We use it to treat a variety of conditions like osteoarthritis, sprains and strains, neuralgia, wounds and leg ulcers, back pain and neck pain. It can also be used to help smaller, superficial bone fractures heal quicker.
Low-Level Laser Therapy is used by team therapists for Olympic athletes and Premier Division footballers to get them back on top form as quickly as possible.
It’s effective for:
Lower back pain
Acute and chronic neck injuries
Myofascial pain syndrome
LLLT is completely safe to use on dogs to promote healing after an injury. See more about treatment for dogs
The results are:
A significant reduction of inflammation within two hours.
Pain relief that lasts for up to 48 hours.
A reduction in the healing time of tendon pain and injury of up to 70%.
How often will I need it?
Treatments take about half an hour and you should ideally have it two to three times a week.
For the latest research on Low-Level Laser Therapy, visit THOR Laser
Five systematic reviews have found in favour of LLLT:
BMJ sports medicine journal; the systematic review of surgical and conservative interventions for ‘frozen shoulder’ cites “strong evidence” for LLLT. (2010)
The International Association for the Study of Pain found similarly ‘strong evidence’ for LLLT on myofascial pain syndrome. (2010)
American Physical Therapy Association guidelines recommend LLLT for Achilles Tendonitis. (2010)
The Lancet systematic review: ‘LLLT reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and for up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain’. (2009)
World Health Organisation (Bone and Joint Task Force): For neck pain, LLLT ‘more effective than no treatment, sham or alternative interventions’. (2008)
In August 2010, The Lancet reported that the above-mentioned systematic review of LLLT for neck pain was in their Top Twenty Most Downloaded Papers of 2010.