Laser Therapy

with Sophie Combarel

Laser Therapy

The word “laser” is an acronym for “Light Amplification by the Simulated Emission of Radiation". The theory was first described by Albert Einstein who paved the way for the development of the therapeutic laser. The first low-level therapeutic laser was developed in 1962. By the end of the 1960's, Endre Mester in Hungary was reporting an improved healing of wounds through low-level laser radiation. Since then, scientists and doctors around the world have been using laser light to treat conditions that can affect all age groups.

Low Level Laser Therapy aims to stimulate the cells. It can ignite the production of enzymes and collagen so the cells function well. Laser can penetrate the body’s tissue to the bone, this doesn’t cause any damage.

Since there is a higher production of cells this will help in speeding up the healing process while it eases the pain felt by the body.

Often called 'soft' or 'cold' laser the low intensity laser beam does not cut or burn and has no side effects other than the feeling of relaxation. Laser goggles are worn as precautionary eye protection.

Treatment is quick, pain-free, easy to apply and effective. Appropriate probes are placed on the skin at particular points on or relating to the damaged area and light, which is controlled for wavelength, power, pulsing rate and duration, passes into the tissue. Depending upon the condition to be treated, each clinic appointment will take between 15 and 30 minutes, once or twice per week. The patient will feel nothing at the point of application, but many report a wonderful relaxed feeling. 

Patients can benefit from resolution of chronic wounds and pain syndromes without the discomfort and side effects of many other forms of treatment. 

Laser therapy achieves improved outcomes in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, post nail avulsion, neuropathic and phantom pain, diabetic ulceration, rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis, joints, chronic oedema, warts and verrucae.

Some musculoskeletal conditions which have previously been managed with orthotics are regularly brought to resolution when laser therapy is introduced.

 The THOR Laser Therapy System can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, and an example of these can be found below.



  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

  • Periostitis / shin splints

  • RSI

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • TMJ syndrome

  • Capsulitis, bursitis



  • Acute Achilles tendon strain

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Acute lateral collateral ligament (lcl) of the ankle strain 

  • Acute medical collateral ligament (mcl) of the knee strain

  • Acute trochanteric bursitis

  • Acute groin strain

  • Acute wrist sprain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Acute rotator cuff



  • Small bone

  • Non union


  • Skin grafts

  • Post Op oedema and oedema

  • Tendon repairs

  • Burns

  • Oral mucositis

  • Diabetic neuropathy



  • Varicose ulcers

  • Diabetic Ulcers

  • Pressure Sores

  • Neuropathic sores

  • Ischaemic ulcers

  • Arterial ulcers



  • Osteoarthritis of the knee

  • Osteoarthritis of the hip

  • Osteoarthritis of the thumb


Laser Therapy in Hayle, Cornwall

Laser Therapy Treatment Cornwall

Laser Therapy in Hayle, Cornwall