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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$16,000 to US$40,000 (£12,495–£31,995 + VAT)

LX2 table top control unit
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Customer Testimonials

"I have been using lasers in my dental practice for more than 10 years now, and THOR is my latest addition. After completing the excellent remote training with James Carroll, I started using PMB on TMD cases, and the results have been immediate. The patients are very happy with the rapid remission of their symptoms. I am looking forward to using PMB in a variety of clinical situations in my office."

Dr. Elizabeth Munteanu D.D.S. Dr. Elizabeth Munteanu D.D.S.
Toronto ON, Canada

"We are having great results from our THOR equipment. The week before last I had a chap in who's had knee problems for ever and has only been able to ski half days since his last operation 4 years ago. I used THOR Giant Laser Cluster (GLC) on him (as well as some other stuff) before he went off skiing last week and he came in yesterday to tell me he was able to ski for full days all last week for the first time in about 4 years!!!… and asking for "a top up" before he heads back out on Saturday.

He was convinced it was due to the GLC – but I had encouraged him to use NovoTHOR a few times before he went out too so I presume it was a bit of both."

Philip Baines, Owner/Chiropractor Philip Baines
Active Care Chiropractic

"I have been using the THOR Laser for 25 years.. I found the course a very useful update on the clinical use. I have purchased a second machine for my practice."

Alfie Mannion, Medical Doctor Alfie Mannion
Medical Doctor
Donegal, Ireland

"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 Dr. Jennifer Waters, DDS
Clear Creek Dental Clinic
Colorado, USA

"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 Richard Palmquist, DVM
Centinela Animal Hospital, Inc
Inglewood, CA, USA

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THOR Photobiomodulation Newsletter

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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.

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Our customers include: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, British Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Team GB, Manchester United, MIT, Harvard School of Public Health, Cedars Sinai, City of Hope, USUHS
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THOR Photomedicine Ltd is an ISO 13485:2016 certified medical device company.

The THOR LX2.3 Photobiomodulation system has a medical CE mark (EC certificate). It is indicated for oral mucositis, tendinopathies, joint pain, neck pain and back pain for marketing in the UK, EU and Australia.

The THOR LX2.3 Photobiomodulation system is also FDA Cleared for marketing in the United States for: Temporary increase in local blood circulation, temporary relief of minor muscle and joint aches, pains and stiffness and relaxation of muscles; for muscle spasms, and minor pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.

Excluding the THOR LED Helmet, THOR LX2 and NovoTHOR systems are manufactured under conditions fulfilling the quality system requirements of Annex II, excluding (4), of the directive 93/42/EEC as amended and satisfy the applicable international harmonised standards.

Positive systematic reviews published by:

The British Medical Journal (BMJ), The Lancet, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

Appropriate regulatory clearance or approvals include:

Quality certificates