LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY LLLT / PHOTOBIOMODULATION PBM THERAPY
• One of London’s leading and most experienced therapeutic laser centres
• Treatment accelerates healing, repair and regeneration
• Evidence-based treatment without pain or side-effects
Low Level Lasers / PBM Therapy
The remarkable effects of low level laser therapy have been well known in Medicine for over 40 years. Also known as ‘cold lasers’, treatment is painless, has no side effects and stimulates healing, repair and regeneration.
Treatment is being renamed ‘Photobiomodulation’, or PBM Therapy, and here we explain why.
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This video link shows James Carroll, CEO of Thor Lasers, speaking to the United States Congress in 2019 talking about ending the Opioid epidemic.
Low low level laser works on a fundamental level, and this presentation gives an excellent insight into the understanding of how treatment has been found to work.
Low Level Laser Therapy offers a glimmer of hope for those who suffer from extreme or fragile conditions. usually provides quick progress and lasting results in the treatment of many conditions.
Treatment energises biochemical processes, including those of healing and repair, and can be used for a wide variety of diseases, including auto-immune disorders.
Many of the developments in laser therapy over recent years have come from sports science, where the benefits of athletes recovering from injury and returning to peak performance rapidly and thoroughly are huge.
Low Level Laser Therapy offers unrivalled advantages where drugs or even surgery are being considered. It can dramatically reduce recovery time, allowing fitness gains to be made more rapidly.
Laser Therapy can be used for a wide variety of problems involving healing and repair.One example is a review by The Lancet that found there is no other treatment in the world more effective for the treatment of neck pain.
We use lasers to treat post-surgical complications, to kick-start a stalled healing process and to treat chronic problems that have got stuck in a rut.
We have been treating joint pain without drugs or side effects for nearly 20 years. Laser Therapy does not work like painkillers, that make you feel better by blocking the signal of pain from your problem to your brain.
Laser Therapy works in a fundamental way; by addressing the actual problem itself. The biochemistry of your body already possesses the ability to heal and restore and in many ways laser therapy simply gives these a boost. Low Level Laser Therapy makes you feel better because you get better.
Leigham Practice has nearly 20 years’ experience using Low Level Laser Therapy for major medical conditions, pain, wound healing, nerve damage and repair, but boosting naturally occurring biochemical processes in the body to heal, restore and rejuvenate comes with other amazing applications.
We have been using Low Level Laser Therapy for over 20 years to treat people suffering from nerve pain with remarkable success. Since laser therapy works by process similar to photosynthesis in plants, light energy is delivered to the source of the peripheral pain where damaged cells are effectively turbo-charged to speed up process of healing, repair and regeneration. Low Level Laser therapy uses tiny amounts of light energy, is painless to receive, is safe during pregnancy, is safe where pacemakers are fitted and has no significant side effects for almost all patients.
We’ve been pioneering laser therapy for over 15 years healing, repairing, recovering and restoring, but in 2014 we reached a critical point with our laser technology. The ability to deliver the treatment got faster, which opened up access to a whole raft of other problems, particularly skin conditions, which were previously often so widespread that it made treatment unaffordable.
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What people say about us
“The low level laser treatment I had to my foot really seemed to work. After two sessions the pain I has experienced had almost entirely gone. Great service, a high degree of knowledge and long opening hours.”
“I highly recommend laser treatment I had with physiotherapist Anna! After having pain in my elbow for several months it is now almost gone. She also recognised my other condition and recommended a treatment. And a huge thank you to Gavin for sorting out my toe pain. I'm very happy with the service I received!”
“It’s rare to meet someone as passionate about your recovery than Gavin. His professionalism is second to none. I have had lots of light therapy for various running injuries and o pk articulately a disc problem in my back and the results were so impressive. Highly highly recommend.”
“Went in with a swollen foot that I couldn't walk on. The laser treatment and soft tissue massage had me back on my feet the next day and fully healed in a week. Would definitely recommend the Leigham Practice.”
“I have had plantar fasciitis for the last 6 months I went to see Gavin on the recommendation of my local GP, the results are amazing – totally better after 2 sessions. The laser treatment is absolutely incredible. I would recommend this anyone with sport or recurring injury where they have chronic pain.”
“Gavin is a really lovely person and he has been fantastic with my recovery from a wound I had on my tummy, which I'm sure started as an abscess and without Gavin help and support I'm not sure what state I would be in right now.”
“Both the laser and ultra sound treatments as well as the elbow massage were most effective. As anticipated, I'm already beginning to notice significant improvements going into week two.”
What is Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy?
Photobiomodulation is the effect of red or infrared light using low level lasers or monochromatic Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to stimulate healing, repair, regeneration, and rejuvenation. ‘Photo’ refers to light, ‘bio’ refers to life and ‘modulation’ meaning to influence, stimulate or regulate. Photobiomodulation is a relatively recent term that has been agreed to be adopted to replace the term Low Level Laser Therapy.
What is Low Level Laser Therapy?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of very low levels of laser light to treat a vast range of health and medical problems. It is not new, and the effects have been well known in medical research and treatment for over 50 years. Treatment is given without pain or side effects and works by stimulating the body’s cells and biochemical pathways to speed up healing, repair and regeneration. LLLT should not be confused with ‘Laser Therapy’, which could mean any treatment where a laser is used, including more powerful/burning lasers. It is for this reason that in the United States, Canada and many other countries Low Level Laser Therapy are referred to as ‘Cold Lasers’ as the effects of are purely photochemical and not caused by heat.
What is the difference between Photobiomodulation and Low Level Laser Therapy?
Since the 1960s Low Level Lasers were the only type of light known to bring about the stimulation of healing and repair, so research papers only used the term Low Level Laser Therapy. However, in recent years, Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have been developed that are ‘monochromatic’, meaning they have one pure colour – a quality of laser light. The LEDs, which are also of a ‘low level’ have been shown to have similar effects to low-level laser therapy, yet they are not strictly speaking ‘lasers’, so cannot correctly be called ‘low level laser therapy’. Since ‘Photobiomodulation’ is the correct term to describe what low-level lasers and LEDs actually do, an academic consensus has been agreed that the term Low Level Laser Therapy should be phased out and replaced with Photobiomodulation, though it is still useful to use the term Low Level Laser Therapy when searching for research papers and treatment.