What to expect
- Accelerates healing
- Improve outcome
- No side effects
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Or Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBM Therapy)
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 take about 10 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week.
LLLT / PBM has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain.
The three main areas that respond well to laser therapy are:
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Joint conditions
- Back and Neck Pain
Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain.
First developed in 1967, it is now commonly referred to as PBM. Photobiomodulation is used to: increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair; resolve inflammation and relieve pain (analgesia).
The red and near infrared light (600nm-1000nm) commonly used in PBM can be produced by laser or high intensity LEDs. The intensity of PBM lasers and LED’s is not high like a surgical laser. There is no heating effect.
The effects of PBM are photochemical (like photosynthesis in plants). When the correct intensity and treatment times are used, red and near infrared light reduces oxidative stress and increases ATP. This improves cell metabolism and reduce inflammation. These effects can be enhanced with pulses however when analgesia is required there is a second mechanism which works best when a strong continuous beam is applied.
PBM devices are typically delivering 10mW – 500mW (0.01 -> 0.01 Watts). The power density typically ranges from 0.005W/Cm² -> 5 W/Cm². PBM is popularly used for soft tissue injuries, joint conditions, neuropathic pain, non-healing leg and pressure ulcers.
- Laser or LED light therapy stimulates the cells in the body to improve tissue repair (skin wounds, muscle, tendon, bone, nerves), reduce inflammation and reduce pain wherever the beam is applied.
- Light can stimulate or inhibit cellular function according to its 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.
For more information and research evidence on our Thor Laser equipment please refer to https://www.thorlaser.com/pain/