Cold Laser / Photobiomodulation for healing and pain relief
There is substantial clinical evidence published in peer reviewed medical journals that Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low Level 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.
We make it simple
- Online treatment library:
Shows you which probe, what settings and where to treat.
- Online tech and treatment support:
If you cant find a treatment protocol you need, we will write it for you.
- Hands on training:
We run 24 training courses in the USA, 24 in the UK and 6 in Australia every year and is approved for Continuing Education Credits in the USA.
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 Photobiomodulation 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 PBM becomes a powerful tool. We hope you use your laser extensively and create great value for patients and your practice.
Prices from US$14,585 to US$23,670 (£11,195–£17,995 + VAT)
"I have had my Thor laser for four months and so far have treated countless TMJ patients, three oral mucositis patients and a few xerostomia patients. All of them feel instant effects and rave about the results. This has been one of the most amazing pieces of technology I have introduced into my practice. I definitely recommend it for every dental office."
Dr. Jennifer Waters, DDS
Clear Creek Dental Clinic
"We love this unit so much we just ordered a second one to keep up with demand! I've waited a while to purchase a unit. I really love this one! Fabulous engineering. Super simple to use. Thanks!!!"
Richard Palmquist, DVM
Centinela Animal Hospital, Inc
Inglewood, CA, USA
"Fantastic treatment system. Every GP should have one. Cost effective for patient and doctor."
Dr. Chris Millar MBBS
Ballarat Mind-Body Medicine
"I have used my Thor laser for about six months. The improvement in patients pain and rapidity of healing is substantial. This laser is on many times each day and is a mainstay for any traumatic treatment that we must do as well as an aid for a patients chronic pain that, many times, patients were told that they must live with. I would no longer feel comfortable practicing without a good low level laser. The Thor unit is definitely the 'big boy' of PBM."
Dr. Richard F. Marz, DDS
Statesboro, GA, USA
"We just purchased our unit and am very pleased with the product. It is in use throughout the day. I always have questions! Your support is great answering my queries quickly and backed by science. Which is largely why we chose your product over your competition. I hope to see Thor presenting at more major veterinary conferences. We need to know the science!"
Kimberly Juhlin, DVM
Vale Park Animal Hospital
Valparaiso, IN, USA
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Important Facts About Photobiomodulation Therapy
There are now over 700 PBM Therapy clinical trials (RCT's) published in peer reviewed journals, 64 of which are for musculoskeletal pain including low back pain, tendinopathies, neck pain and osteoarthritis. These studies find that the median magnitude for pain relief is at least twice that of NSAIDS.
There are 16 RCT's for just neck pain alone, a pathology for which no drug is currently licensed. There is increasing desire from patients to find a pain relief modality that does not involve drugs. The government and healthcare providers are under pressure to save money and practice safer, more effective evidence based medicine. PBM could be the answer everyone is looking for, especially the patient.
PainTHOR is for the medical doctors who want to prescribe less pharmaceutical analgesics whilst providing improved pain relief their patients need. THOR will supply the right product, training and a protocols manual for your staff to be successful. Treatments focused on the key injuries and pain syndromes that walk into your practice every day.