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Thor Low level Light Therapy (LLLT) is used to:-
  • increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
  •  resolve inflammation
  • relieve pain (analgesia)

The red and near infrared light (600nm-1000nm) commonly used in LLLT can be produced by laser or high intensity LEDs. The intensity of LLLT lasers and LEDís is not high like a surgical laser. There is no heating effect, this is why they are called cold lasers.

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 reduce inflammation. These effects can be enhanced with pulses however when analgesia is required there is a second mechanism which works best when a strong continuous beam is applied.

LLLT is popularly used for soft tissue injuries such as:-
  • Tendonitis
  • Joint conditions
  • Neuropathic (nerve) pain
  • Non-healing leg and pressure ulcers
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Lymphatic drainage 
  • Wound healing- including Pre and post surgical
  • Even stopping smoking
At Riverside Chiropractic Group we have two different types of probes: LED and LASER. The combination of both LASERs and LEDs deliver photons to both the superficial and the deep tissue. This means that our therapy is the best available and the most effective for natural healing.

How does it work? 

LLLT works predominately on a protein in mitochondria (cytochrome c oxidase) to increase ATP and reduce oxidative stress. A cascade of mitochondrial and intracellular downstream effects lead to improved tissue repair and reduced inflammation.

Lasers and LED's produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. When the right wavelength at the right intensity is used at the correct anatomical location for the right amount of time you can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation and reduce pain.

Please see the video for the detailed science parts...

How do I Book for laser therapy?

  1. As always you call our friendly reception team - 01224 211517
  2. You can email to book at one of our three clinics -
  3. Or you can book yourself online now by following our booking page link  under the "chiropractic" option you will see a list and laser therapy is one of the options -

How much does it cost?

The laser for tissue healing and repair is most effective when done in a block as the healing will be much faster. A block of 5 costs only £150 altogether.

Individually the laser sessions are £50 but we do not recommend them in individual sessions due to the reduction in clinical outcomes.

What is the research telling us?

There are many studies - here are SIX strong SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS which HAVE FOUND IN FAVOUR OF LLLT

  1. BMJ sports medicine journal, systematic review of surgical and conservative interventions for frozen shoulder found "strong evidence" for LLLT. (2010) Click here
  2. The International Association for the Study of Pain (Global Task force on musculoskeletal pain) found "strong evidence" for Low Level Laser Therapy on myofascial pain syndrome. (2010) Click here
  3. The BMJ clinical evidence recommendations for tennis elbow 2011 now include LLLT click here
  4. American Physical Therapy Association guidelines recommend LLLT for Achilles tendonitis. (2010) Click here
  5. Lancet systematic review: "LLLT reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain". (2009) Click here
  6. World Health Organisation (Bone and Joint Task Force) for neck pain Low Level Laser Therapy "more effective than no treatment, sham, or alternative interventions" (2008) Click here
  7. In August 2010 The Lancet reported that the systematic review of LLLT for neck pain was in their top 20 most downloaded papers for 2010. Click here


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585 Holburn Street
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