THOR - Low Level Light Therapy
What is Low Level Light Therapy (THOR)
LLLT is a laser or LED light therapy that improves tissue repair (skin, wounds, muscle, tendon, bone, nerves), reduces inflammation and reduces pain. It can be used in chronic and acute conditions with treatment times between 1-20 minutes. Best results are obtained through daily treatments followed by reducing sessions.
How does it work?
The effects of LLLT are photochemical (like photosynthesis in plants). When the correct intensity and treatment times are used, red and near infrared light reduces oxidative stress and increases ATP. This improves cell metabolism and reduces inflammation.
Full training is recommended, to ensure recommended protocols are used and the mechanism of LLLT is understood by the clinician prior to use.
Benefits in Lymphoedema
Softens scar tissue
Improved healing rates
Improved wound care