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February 2012

Annnoucing the acquistion of a Thor laser system

Feb 13, 2012 7:42 PM
Peter Guy

In January 2012,  I was excited to acquired a Thor laser sytem for use in the Whitby and Peterborough offices . 

The Thor laser system is a cold or low level laser which has many indications for the treatment of foot and lower leg pain and dysfunction. The Thor laser provides low level laser therapy (LLLT). Thor LLLT improves tissue repair, reduces pain and in!ammation wherever the beam is applied. Treatments take only a few minutes and can be applied two or more times a week. Thor LLLT is an excellent alternative to NSAIDs.  LLLT produces a signifcant reduction of in!ammation equal to or better than NSAIDs within 2 hours and analgesic effects that last for 48 hours. The  healing time of chronic tendonitis is reduced by  up to 70%.

LLLT works because when human cells are stressed by injury, nitric oxide (NO) inhibits oxygen consumption by mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase. This reduces production of ATP (cell energy) and causes oxidative stress leading to increased in!ammation and reduced production of ATP.  LLLT displaces NO from cytochrome C oxidase thereby reducing in!ammation and restoring ATP production, helping tissues heal more quickly.

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS:

• Acute or chronic tendinopathies/fasciitis

• Sprains and strains

• Osteoarthritis

• Post-operative pain

•Tissue healing using

810 nm infra-red laser cluster probe 1000 mW & 69 diode LED cluster probe 1390 mW (34-660 nm diodes & 35-850 nm diodes)

• Off label use for the treatment of fungal nails using.

810 nm single infra-red laser probe 450 mW

 

  

                                                                  


  

 

 
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