Always keeping a view to progressing my business, with help and advice from Fermanagh Enterprise, here is the latest treatment technique available in the clinic.
Photobiomodulation…LASER pain relief & healing with NO side effects Known as Low Level Laser Therapy or Photobiomodulation
- Acute or chronic tendinopathies
- Sprains and strains
- Neck and back pain
- Post-operative Pain
- Tissue recovery and healing
DOES IT HURT
LLLT is pain free because the light range (red and near infrared light) is at a frequency range between 600nm-1000nm, unlike surgical lasers which have a much higher frequency. there is no heating effect to the tissues.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) improves tissue repair, reduces pain and inflammation whenever the beam is applied. Treatments only take a few minutes and can be repeated two or more times a week.
Significant reduction of inflammation equal to or better than NSAIDs within 2 hours, with analgesic effects that last up to 48 hours, healing time of chronic tendinopathies reduced by 70%.
HOW IT WORKS
When cells are stressed, Nitric Oxide (NO) inhibits oxygen consumption by mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase. This reduces production of ATP and causes oxidative stress leading to increased inflammation and reduced production of ATP. LLLT displaces NO from cytochrome c oxidase thereby reducing inflammation and restoring ATP production, helping tissues to heal more quickly.
With over 3000 units being used in 70 countries worldwide, including Harvard Medical School, NASA researchers, US Navy, RAF, British Army, Royal Navy, NHS, BUPA, Premier division football teams, British Lions, THOR can rightly claim to be leading the world in LLLT technology and training.
LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) or NSAIDS
NSAIDs are slow healing and often have side effects whereas LLLT improves healing, as well as reducing inflammation and pain.
Over 200 LLLT clinical trials and over 1000 laboratory studies have been published. LLLT is proven to be more effective than pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories across a range of musculoskeletal conditions, LLLT also improves healing and reduces muscle fatigue, muscle damage and DOMS.
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“The use of low levels of visible or near infrared light for reducing pain, inflammation and edema, promoting healing of wounds, deeper tissues and nerves and preventing cell death and tissue damage, has been known for over forty years.” Prof Michael Hamblin, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
“I use laser immediately on acute injuries, it is a very useful adjunct to have at major sporting games, treating acute and chronic injuries alongside manual therapy for pain relief and reduction of inflammation.” Sarah Cooper BSc (Hons), physiotherapist to the British Olympic Athletic Team.
Jim Fawcett, Fermanagh Neuromuscular Therapy Clinic, Enniskillen, Tel: 07938997357