Laser Therapy – North Sydney

THOR Low Level Laser Therapy system

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS:

  • Acute or chronic tendinopathies
  • Sprains and strains
  • Neck and back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-operative pain
  • Tissue healing

TREATMENT

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) improves tissue repair, reduces pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Treatments take only a few minutes and can be applied two or more times a week.

RESULTS

Significant reduction of inflammation equal to or better than NSAIDs within 2 hours, analgesic effects that last for 48 hours, healing time of chronic tendinopathies reduced by 70%.

HOW IT WORKS

When cells are stressed, nitric oxide (NO) inhibits oxygen consumption by mitochon- drial 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 heal more quickly.

THOR

With over 3,000 customers using THOR lasers in 70 countries including Harvard Medical School, NASA researchers, US Navy, RAF, British Army, Royal Navy, NHS, BUPA, premier division football teams, British Lions Rugby , THOR can rightly claim to be the number one supplier in the world of LLLT technology and training.

 

LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) OR NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDS)

An excellent alternative to NSAIDs. NSAIDs slow healing and often have side effects whereas LLLT actually improves healing, as well as reducing inflammation and pain.

LLLT IS SAFER AND MORE EFFECTIVE

Over 400 LLLT clinical trials ( RCTs) and over 4,000 laboratory studies have been published. It has proven more effective and safer than pharmaceutical anti-inflamma- tories across a range of musculoskeletal conditions. LLLT also improves healing and reduces muscle fatigue, muscle damage and DOMS. Read our blog for the latest news blog.thorlaser.com

“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.

“I use laser where manipulation is contraindicated and where pain relief is required.”

Julian M. Winer Bsc(Ost) DO

Photobiomodulation Therapy [PBMT] Sydney

At Cartwright Physicaltherapy, our practitioners use the Thor PBMT Pro Laser – the most advanced “low level laser therapy” (LLLT) product available in the market today.Laser Therapy is a light therapy whereby laser or LED lights are passed over the affected area. Laser therapy works by restoring the proper functioning of soft tissue at the cellular level. It increases tissue repair, and reduces pain and inflammation. It is non-invasive, only needing skin contact to function. It targets the affected cells as they more readily absorb the rays transmitted by the laser. Once these photons are inside the affected cell it stimulates repair by creating a biological movement directed at the function of the mitochondria (powerhouse of the cell). While it has a long-term effect on the cells at a biological level, it has a short-term pain reducing function. The laser disturbs the pain-receptors in the area giving an analgesic effect. Laser therapy can be used on soft tissue, tendons, joints, and superficial wounds.

How many treatments are required?
– For acute injuries or recently painful areas – 1 to 5 treatments
– Chronic injuries – 5 to 20 treatments
– NOTE: the area being treated dictates the number of treatments because certain tissues respond more quickly than others. A larger area such as your back is likely to take longer than a smaller area, such as your forearm.

When should I seek treatment?
– With acute injuries and painful conditions, same day treatment is ideal otherwise as soon as possible to the date of injury or onset of pain.

How often should I be treated?
– For acute injuries and pain conditions, treatment administered on 3 consecutive days is ideal followed by 2-3 times per week.
– For chronic injuries, depending on severity, 2 to 3 times per week is sufficient.

How does LLLT benefit me?
– Initiates the body’s natural healing response to restore tissue at a faster rate
– No side effects
– Reduces inflammation quickly
– Provides an analgesic effect (pain relief) quickly, whilst concurrently working to reduce pain permanently.

Will I be able to feel anything during treatment?
– Most of the time, patients will not feel anything while undergoing treatment. If the patients experience anything, it will be a very light tingling or heat sensation. Patients have also reported feeling sleepy following treatment.

When can LLLT not be used?
– The use of LLLT is not recommended on areas where known cancer sites exist.
– It is also not recommended for pregnant women over the developing fetus.
– Patients should never look directly into laser, protective eyewear is supplied during treatment.

WARNING!! Laser therapy must be used with caution with patients who:
– Have had an organ transplant
– Have photosensitivity
– Have photosensitive epilepsy
– Possible mild adverse reaction for patients with tattoos or very dark skin

Low Level Laser Therapy [LLLT] Sydney

At Cartwright Physicaltherapy, our practitioners use the Thor PBMT Pro Laser – the most advanced “low level laser therapy” (LLLT) product available in the market today.Laser Therapy is a light therapy whereby laser or LED lights are passed over the affected area. Laser therapy works by restoring the proper functioning of soft tissue at the cellular level. It increases tissue repair, and reduces pain and inflammation. It is non-invasive, only needing skin contact to function. It targets the affected cells as they more readily absorb the rays transmitted by the laser. Once these photons are inside the affected cell it stimulates repair by creating a biological movement directed at the function of the mitochondria (powerhouse of the cell). While it has a long-term effect on the cells at a biological level, it has a short-term pain reducing function. The laser disturbs the pain-receptors in the area giving an analgesic effect. Laser therapy can be used on soft tissue, tendons, joints, and superficial wounds.

How many treatments are required?
– For acute injuries or recently painful areas – 1 to 5 treatments
– Chronic injuries – 5 to 20 treatments
– NOTE: the area being treated dictates the number of treatments because certain tissues respond more quickly than others. A larger area such as your back is likely to take longer than a smaller area, such as your forearm.

When should I seek treatment?
– With acute injuries and painful conditions, same day treatment is ideal otherwise as soon as possible to the date of injury or onset of pain.

How often should I be treated?
– For acute injuries and pain conditions, treatment administered on 3 consecutive days is ideal followed by 2-3 times per week.
– For chronic injuries, depending on severity, 2 to 3 times per week is sufficient.

How does LLLT benefit me?
– Initiates the body’s natural healing response to restore tissue at a faster rate
– No side effects
– Reduces inflammation quickly
– Provides an analgesic effect (pain relief) quickly, whilst concurrently working to reduce pain permanently.

Will I be able to feel anything during treatment?
– Most of the time, patients will not feel anything while undergoing treatment. If the patients experience anything, it will be a very light tingling or heat sensation. Patients have also reported feeling sleepy following treatment.

When can LLLT not be used?
– The use of LLLT is not recommended on areas where known cancer sites exist.
– It is also not recommended for pregnant women over the developing fetus.
– Patients should never look directly into laser, protective eyewear is supplied during treatment.

WARNING!! Laser therapy must be used with caution with patients who:
– Have had an organ transplant
– Have photosensitivity
– Have photosensitive epilepsy
– Possible mild adverse reaction for patients with tattoos or very dark skin

Cold Laser Therapy Sydney

At Cartwright Physicaltherapy, our practitioners use the Thor PBMT Pro Laser – the most advanced “low level laser therapy” (LLLT) product available in the market today.Laser Therapy is a light therapy whereby laser or LED lights are passed over the affected area. Laser therapy works by restoring the proper functioning of soft tissue at the cellular level. It increases tissue repair, and reduces pain and inflammation. It is non-invasive, only needing skin contact to function. It targets the affected cells as they more readily absorb the rays transmitted by the laser. Once these photons are inside the affected cell it stimulates repair by creating a biological movement directed at the function of the mitochondria (powerhouse of the cell). While it has a long-term effect on the cells at a biological level, it has a short-term pain reducing function. The laser disturbs the pain-receptors in the area giving an analgesic effect. Laser therapy can be used on soft tissue, tendons, joints, and superficial wounds.

How many treatments are required?
– For acute injuries or recently painful areas – 1 to 5 treatments
– Chronic injuries – 5 to 20 treatments
– NOTE: the area being treated dictates the number of treatments because certain tissues respond more quickly than others. A larger area such as your back is likely to take longer than a smaller area, such as your forearm.

When should I seek treatment?
– With acute injuries and painful conditions, same day treatment is ideal otherwise as soon as possible to the date of injury or onset of pain.

How often should I be treated?
– For acute injuries and pain conditions, treatment administered on 3 consecutive days is ideal followed by 2-3 times per week.
– For chronic injuries, depending on severity, 2 to 3 times per week is sufficient.

How does LLLT benefit me?
– Initiates the body’s natural healing response to restore tissue at a faster rate
– No side effects
– Reduces inflammation quickly
– Provides an analgesic effect (pain relief) quickly, whilst concurrently working to reduce pain permanently.

Will I be able to feel anything during treatment?
– Most of the time, patients will not feel anything while undergoing treatment. If the patients experience anything, it will be a very light tingling or heat sensation. Patients have also reported feeling sleepy following treatment.

When can LLLT not be used?
– The use of LLLT is not recommended on areas where known cancer sites exist.
– It is also not recommended for pregnant women over the developing fetus.
– Patients should never look directly into laser, protective eyewear is supplied during treatment.

WARNING!! Laser therapy must be used with caution with patients who:
– Have had an organ transplant
– Have photosensitivity
– Have photosensitive epilepsy
– Possible mild adverse reaction for patients with tattoos or very dark skin