Pain Free Feet

Whitby Family Footcare Clinic: 905.668.8233
Peterborough Family Foot Care & Orthotics: 705.740.8247

Laser Therapy

The Thor Low Level Laser

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 inflammation 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 inflammation 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 inflammation and restoring ATP production, helping tissues heal more quickly.

Clinical Applications

The 69 diode LED cluster probe total power 1390 mW (34 -660 nm diodes & 35-850 nm diodes) is used for tissue healing and the 810 nm infra-red laser 5 diode cluster probe (@ diode 200 mW with total power of 1000 mW) is for analgesia.

  • Acute or chronic tendinopathies/fasciitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-operative pain
  • Tissue healing and ulcer healing

The 810 nm single infra-red laser probe (total power 450 mW) is used for treatment of myofascial trigger points and the off label treatment of mild fungal nail infections.