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Photobiomodulation Therapy 

Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) is the use of Low Level Laser Light for the reduction of pain, inflammation and swelling and the promotion of the regeneration of tissues. 

It works at a cellular level by increasing the production of ATP within the mitochondria of the cell and reducing oxidative stress. Basically it helps the body to heal itself by increasing cellular energy and reducing inflammatory markers. 

Clinical Benefits​

Tissue Repair and Survival

Improved speed and quality of regeneration of skin, muscle, tendon, bone and nerves. Improves tissue survival (resilience) so can be used as a preventative treatment

Anti Inflammatory

Resolution of inflammation at least equal to Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) but without side effects.


Lymph nodes drain more lymph fluid leading to less swelling.

Blood Flow

Increased blood flow promoting better healing. 


Inhibition of certain nerve fibres that directly leads to pain relief without the need for drugs. 

Muscle Performance

More strength, reduced fatigue, faster recovery 


There is extensive research and anecdotal cases that show that PBMT is effective in treatment of a great number of conditions. The following is a number of examples but there are many more.

It can be used in cases where other manual therapies are inappropriate because the patient is in too much pain or frail. 

Achilles Tendinitis

Arthritic Pain


Cervicogenic Headaches


Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)


Frozen Shoulder

Joint Inflammation

Joint Sprains

Mechanical Low Back Pain

Muscle Strains and Tears

Plantar Fasciitis

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Sciatic Pain

Tennis and Golfers Elbow

Wound Healing


The use of PBMT is extremely safe. The therapist and patient must wear specialist glasses to protect the eyes. Unlike medications, there are no adverse side effects.​

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