What is
THOR Laser?

At Peak Body Mechanics, we always strive to use the most advanced, evidence based therapies to enhance our osteopathic treatments,one of these treatments THOR laser, we chose THOR laser due to their involvement in numerous research studies and world leading knowledge in dosage; THOR lasers represents the Gold Standard in PhotoBioModulation (PBM).

What is Photobiomodulation also known as low level laser (LLLT)?

Our Thor is a laser or LED light therapy device that improves tissue repair (skin wounds, muscle, tendon, bone, nerves), reduces inflammation and reduces pain wherever the beam is applied. Applied by a doctor, therapist or technician, treatments typically take 20-30 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week for 4-6 weeks if the condition is chronic.


How does it works?

Photobiomodulation 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.


Clinical evidence:

  • In the last 4 years six systematic reviews have found in favour of photobiomodulation.
  • BMJ sports medicine journal, systematic review of surgical and conservative interventions for frozen shoulder found “strong evidence” for LLLT. (2010)
  • 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)
  • The BMJ clinical evidence recommendations for tennis elbow 2011 now include LLLT
  • American Physical Therapy Association guidelines recommend LLLT for Achilles tendonitis. (2010)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.