As qualified therapists our mission is to help patients who come to Nature’s Medicine Clinic with our THOR© hand held laser therapy device. If needed, our therapist could also carry out the treatment in the patient’s home.
Soft Laser Therapy (SLT) is a clinically tested application of laser beams and LED light already approved and used by a number of UK hospitals and surgeries. This cost effective method is a great tool for alleviating pain and improving the lives of patients with wounds or suffering from inflammation.
The THOR Soft Laser Therapy – in other words Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photobiomodulation Therapy – 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
How fast does it work?
- Analgesia & trigger points (1 min)
- Inflammation and oedema (1 hour)
- Repair (1 day)
Number of treatments required?
- Acute 1 – 5 (best treated within a few minutes of injury)
- Chronic 5 – 20
- Acute: initially 3 consecutive days, then 2-3 times a week
- Chronic: 2-3 times a weekVascular tissues respond fastest, non-vascular (ligament, cartilage) will take longer
Soft Laser Therapy is not anti-microbial (but it may help the immune system fight infection)
Other applications such as shingles or post operative pain also respond well.
The supplier of the THOR laser device used by our therapists is THOR Photomedicine Ltd.
THOR specialises in the manufacture of hand held laser therapy devices for qualified doctors and therapists specialising in musculoskeletal pain such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists.