Course Testimonial: Aisling Scrosopp

Aisling Scrosopp, Fitness/ Wellness“Training in San Francisco met and exceeded my expectations. James covered so much and made it clearly understandable. He made it fun and engaging. I left feeling excited to share what I learned!

Can’t wait to buy your equipment! Mark and Sarah were full of knowledge too, funny and engaging!”

Aisling Scrosopp
Fitness/ Wellness
California, USA

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NovoTHOR testimonial: Jen Houck

Jen Houck has been a Physical therapist and personal trainer for the past 20 years. Since using the NovoTHOR pod she has less pain, is more refreshed, relaxed and has amazing sleeps so likes to use it as often as she can at Infinity Healing.

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Course Testimonial: Christa Iams

Christa Iams, Exercise Physiologist“I wanted to respond and reach out about how amazing the class was in San Francisco. It was an all day class, but I honestly never wanted it to end. It was fun, interactive, and I learned a lot. All of the science and concepts behind this Laser/Light was very easy to comprehend. I feel like you summed up 4 years of my B.S. Degree in one day, which is AWESOME! It’s nice how you adapt the class to make sure everyone understands.

The handheld unit itself is also amazing. We are constantly treating people and the amount of a positive response that 100% of the people have is outstanding. Definitely interested in attending another class, just to keep up with what’s new with the technology. Well done!”

Christa Iams
Exercise Physiologist
Pittsburgh, USA

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NovoTHOR testimonial: Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins uses the NovoTHOR light bed and LX2 handheld to relieve muscle tightness quickly. Tony sat down with Mark Murdock, from CryoUSA, to discuss why it’s become such an integral strategy for recovery to help him stay in peak physical condition. He said the bed is fantastic which is why he has a couple in his homes and THOR LX2 Handheld ones for when travelling.

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Ending Opioids by Photobiomodulation

James Carroll, CEO and founder of THOR Photomedicine – Speech to Congress.

We are all aware there is an opioid crisis.

  • A hundred million adults in the United States are affected by chronic pain and $600 billion a year is spent on in direct health care costs and lost productivity because of pain.
  • 49,000 people died from opioids in 2017.
  • 19,000 of which were from prescribed opioids for pain relief.

We believe that Photobiomodulation therapy can help reduce the prescribing of opioid medication for pain relief and we wish to draw attention to the Congress and health care policymakers, NIH and CMS, about this potentially valuable tool.

Read the full Speech to Congress on citizenoversight.blogspot.com

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James Carroll, CEO and founder of THOR Photomedicine

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Congressional Briefing Highlight Video

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING. Ending Opioid Use – Washington DC

James Carroll presented evidence to Congress on the effectiveness of PBM for treating pain and where it can be used in place of opioids. Prof. Praveen Arany explained how and why it works, and Annette Quinn RN gave her first hand experience in treating over 854 patients with Oral Mucositis.

Learn more at CongressPBM.com

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PBM Therapy Literature Watch February 2018

36 Photobiomodulation therapy papers published in February 2018. Highlights include:

  • DNA repair mechanisms, modulation of telomere maintenance
  • Improved motor response in patients with spinal cord injury
  • Prevention of < grade 2 radiodermatitis in breast cancer patients (RCT)
  • No adverse effects on SCC primary cancer, recurrence or survival
  • Improved physiological and performance parameters in runners
  • Improved depth of anaesthesia during endodontic treatment

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THOR LLLT presentation at United Nations – Global Health Impact Forum

This 15 minute video starts with an overview of Photobiomodulation and low level light therapy. Later in the presentation James introduces the Lumithera treatment for Dry Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

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More Class IV laser therapy misinformation

More Class IV laser therapy misinformationThe paper “High-intensity versus low-level laser therapy in the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial” Kheshie et al 2014 pitches the 3B BTL laser against the HIRO class IV “High intensity” laser. The results appear to show that the HIRO class IV “High intensity laser” was more effective than the “Low Level Laser”. HOWEVER, the HIRO class IV “High intensity” laser was delivered over a large area (not adequately defined but approx 100cm2 by my estimation) so the intensity was actually very low (about 13mW/cm2 which is less than most LED systems), and the 3B BTL “Low Level Laser” was actually very high (4 x 200mW small, high intensity beams) and were held stationary on the patella for over half an hour, YES, HALF AN HOUR IN ONE SPOT! This is insane.

This paper leads people to think that the class IV Hiro laser was more effective because it was higher intensity when in fact the beam distribution meant the average intensity distribution was low (13mW/cm2). The 3B laser was not so effective because it was held stationary such that it would cause an overdose. If the 3B laser treatment had been delivered in using same scanning technique as the class IV then they would likely have achieved the same result. (I am not a fan of scanning because you can never be sure how much energy you have delivered to an area, better to use a low intensity device and hold it still in my view).

This paper misdirects the reader towards favouring class IV lasers rather than 3b or LED by misinforming the reader.

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Class IV laser dose concern. An update from Prof. Jan Bjordal. World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT)

The title of last months PMLS editorial was Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) Dosage Recommendations. Written by the Scientific Secretary Prof. Jan Bjordal. He describes how far we have come and the importance of the WALT dosage recommendations. No abstract is available for editorials so I have prepared one for you below. Continue reading

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Class IV laser treatments take longer than 3B lasers

A paper titled ”The Effectiveness of Therapeutic Class IV (10 W) Laser Treatment for Epicondylitis” [ref] showed that 10 Watt Class IV laser (mixed 8W 970nm, 2W 810) was successful in reducing pain and improving function in an RCT with 15 patients, and that there was good statistical significance at 6 months following a course of 6 treatments.

The claim by class IV laser manufacturers is that class IV lasers are better (faster, deeper and more effective) than Class 3b and LED systems. Conversely the 3B laser and LED manufacturers argue that less power density is more effective because delivering energy too quickly can overdose tissues and class IV lasers might burn the skin.

Throughout this paper there are marketing messages claiming the advantages  of shorter treatment times than low power LLLT systems and of course the title shouts “10 Watt Class IV laser” just in case the reader is in any doubt that more power is what you need.

Regular readers of this column know my obsession with irradiation parameters, particularly dose rate effects (W/cm2) and will not be surprised to learn that I deconstruced the irradiation parameters used in this trial . Surprise, surprise they were the same low irradiance levels typically used by 3B lasers and LED systems, if not less and the treatment time was longer too.

Yes, it was a 10 Watt laser and yes, 3,000 joules was delivered, however it had a  large beam area and treatment was delivered over (45cm2) in a “painting fashion”. The fluence (dose) was 6.6 Joules/cm2 and the power density was a tiny 22mW/cm2, consequently  treatment time was a hefty 5 mins.

The average irradiance was not disclosed in the paper and the reader is directed to think that more power is quicker.

P.S.  research trials with 3B lasers are typically 30 seconds to 3 mins and our recommended treatment is 1 min with a large LED cluster to the lateral epicondyle and 30 seconds for any related trigger points.

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The THOR LLLT Treatment Library

Available only to THOR Customers and/or people who have attended a THOR training course in the last 3 years. All treatments are based on our four step method which includes treatment of the injury, trigger points, lymphatics and nerve roots.

Take a look to see how it works and let us know what you think.

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Course Testimonial: Kyle Hawk

Kyle Hawk, Physics Major“This course was great! Very informative and had great examples to reference. The information was clear and to the point without someone trying to sell you something. There’s a lot of case studies provided which I really like and the science to back it up. I’m a physics major so I could always use more information in that aspect, however it’s the perfect amount of physics for the average person.

Overall outstanding training that I’ve already put to use with my Thor laser in my office! Thanks for providing a course located close to my home and I’m looking forward to new things!”

Kyle Hawk
Physics Major
San Francisco, USA

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NovoTHOR testimonial: Victoria Robinson

Victoria Robinson talks about the effects of NovoTHOR on her life. After the third session, I just felt totally different. The pain had subsided. NovoTHOR has been incredible. Life changing.

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Building NovoTHOR: Cool LEDs and product lifetime

NovoTHOR is manufactured from the ground up to be used used all day, every day and stay within its treatment parameters. It has no warm up time, no required down time and short treatment times – so it can keep up with your busiest hours, whenever they are.

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