Course Testimonial: Elaine Cooper

Elaine Cooper“FANTASTIC day. James is a great presenter, and this kit is just amazing. Non invasive, no drugs needed, it can help with so many things, it is just brilliant. We have also just enrolled our first trial patient here at Southampton into the LITEFORM trial, so we will be starting treatment very shortly, exciting times.

Thank you again for a great day. I learned so much about what these machines are capable of, I hope you sells millions!! We just need the NHS to wake up now, and realise this could save them thousands!!
Best wishes and Happy new year.”

Elaine Cooper
Radiotherapy Clinical Trials Assistant
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Tremona Road, Southampton

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NovoTHOR testimonial: Chris Cooksey

To whom it may concern:

Chris CookseyI am a 42 year old former professional Motocross racer, I have suffered a laundry list of injuries throughout my career (over 20 surgeries, a toe amputation and a knee due for knee replacement). I would list all my injuries, but I don’t want to write a 3000 word document. I have struggled with opiates in the past as they allow temporary relief but have side effects and a potential for addiction. Opiates as a long term solution seems like death sentence. Unfortunately most doctors don’t consider alternative treatments rather than pills and surgery. I have searched for relief from my chronic arthritis without using pain pills and their horrendous side effects. Some treatments offer minor benefits, but most just offer a placebo effect at a high price.

Chris Cooksey - former professional Motocross racerAfter hearing Tony Robbins mention the pain relief and healing aspects of the Novothor Light bed I researched a location in Henderson, NV. This led me to Complete Health and Wellness, from my first visit Steve and his crew have given me thorough explanations and realistic expectations. My expectations have greatly exceeded what I could have imagined. My body feels like I am 25 again, in addition I have lost body fat and seem to be in a better mood. I am so grateful that Complete Health and Wellness offers this treatment and I will share my experience with my fellow Motorcycle racers. Opiate addiction among Motorcycle Racers is at epidemic level and this alternative could save lives. It might seem excessive to say this will save lives, but anything that gives chronic pain sufferers relief without drugs will save lives.


Chris Cooksey

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LumiThera Named Most Innovative And Promising Medtech & E-Health Company At Biovision 2017

The LT-300 LED ophthalmologic instrument station provides a multi-wavelength approach to treating ocular disease.LumiThera® Inc., a clinical stage medical device company focused on delivering non-invasive photobiomodulation (PBM) therapies for ocular disorders and disease, today announced it has been awarded the prestigious “MOST INNOVATIVE AND PROMISING MEDTECH & E-HEALTH COMPANY” during Biovision 2017 in Lyon, France.

This is great news for patients suffering from dry AMD who have no other treatment alternatives!

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LumiThera Named Most Innovative And Promising Medtech & E-Health Company At Biovision 2017

Disclosure: I am an investor in Lumithera a) because it successfully treats an unmet medical need, (dry AMD) b) I think it will be the first billion dollar photobiomodulation company.

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NovoTHOR testimonial: Meagan.W – Dallas, TX, USA

National Level WeightlifterMeagan is a National Level Weightlifter who competes frequently. See her story and experience below after sessions on the NovoTHOR whole-body light pod. PR stands for Personal Record.

Wednesday 3/16:
Muscle Snatch Triple off a riser: PR working weight at 42 kg… Up 5 kilos from last week where I could only hit 37kg for working weight.

Thursday 3/17:
My 3/6 front squat/back squat combo I added 3 kilos from the previous Thursday- which is the most working I’ve ever done for this exercise at 91kg.

THEN I went on to do several reps of cleans and hit a 95kg Clean PR (9 kilos more than I did last week- heaviest clean I hit last week was 86kg.) This was halfway through my workout after doing a total of 117 reps. In Weightlifting a lot of volume can make your body feel tired & wrecked, so there was no explanation for why I was able to hit a PR on this exercise when my legs were fried.

Saturday 3/19: I hit a 3 kilo PR on my Power Clean & Jerk at 83kg

Sunday 3/20:
I added 2 kilos to my snatch triples from the blocks (59kg) from last week where I could only do 57kg.

I also did the most working weight I’ve ever done for Clean & Jerk Doubles at 83kg.

Monday 3/21:
Sumo Deadlift triple: 127kg PR (up 5 kilos from last Monday 3/14 I only could hit 122kg for 3)

Snatch Deadlift 5 rep: PR working weight for 5 at 91kg (2 kilos more than last Monday.)

Push Press+Push Jerk + Split Jerk Complex: 75kg (up 2kg from last Monday’s workout)

This part of my training cycle has been very strength intensive, so for me to even be coming close to hitting PRs is a huge deal. My body should be more fatigued and worn down from the strength work, but I actually feel recovered and fresh.

This is all thanks to the NovoTHOR light pod.

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Pubmed to adopt “Photobiomodulation Therapy” as a MeSH term

The US National Library of Medicine (NLM) plans to adopt “Photobiomodulation Therapy” (PBMT) as an official MeSH term in November 2015.

Why this is important?

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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 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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NovoTHOR testimonial: Susan Brooks RN,BSN,MS,MS,APRN

Susan Brooks RN,BSN,MS,MS,APRNI was asked to write about my experience with the Thor Light Bed as a recent user. When I was first treated with the system, I must admit I was somewhat skeptical. I was walking with a cane and the damage to the right knee was so bad that my very conservative orthopedic surgeon agreed to place an artificial knee whenever I completed the pre-surgery testing. As is often the case, it would take a few months to complete the tests and schedule the surgery. Over the last couple of years, cortisone and other injections had been tried and although some improvement was noted, it was short-lived and not totally effective.

Through a chance encounter I met Steve at Complete Health and Wellness and agreed to try the Thor light bed. Initially I did notice that I was more comfortable and the time under the light was very restful and refreshing.

After 1 treatment, the knee started to improve I was able to get around without the cane. Interestingly, I did lose some weight in the process, I noticed my skin was clearer and in general I felt better as did the knee.
Because the Thor Light Bed has become a regular part of my weekly activities I totally endorse its use for anyone who has joint pain.

I have extensive experience in the medical field and believe that PBM therapy could be a great help to those with similar symptoms as myself.

Susan Brooks RN,BSN,MS,MS,APRN
Nevada, USA

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WatchdogMary Interviewing Dr. Ron Hirschberg on PhotoBioModulation

WatchdogMary live with Dr. Ronald Hirschberg (Brockton Animal Hospital) demonstrating and talking about Photobiomodulation (laser therapy) for dogs.

Please note Ron is working with a LED probe for the demonstration, hence no need for laser safety glasses.

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Course Testimonial: Josh Nissan

Josh Nissan, Laser Tech/Physical Therapist with James Carroll, THOR“I believe that you follow those who breathe and eat passion. James Carroll is that leader. The knowledge exceeded my expectation. Mr. Carroll is a brilliant, magnificent human being and I was so blessed to have the time that I did observing greatness.

The gathering had a room of trained and brilliant LLLT specialists. Mark Granic is blessed with so many talents. My favorite was his ‘Communication’! He owns it!! Thank you Thor for all that you have done!!!!”

Josh Nissan
Laser Tech/Physical Therapist
Santa Barbara CA, USA

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Course Testimonial: Andrew Paul Ryan

Andrew Paul Ryan, Medical GP“Great course, enthusiastic presenter and a great product. Why have I not heard of, or tried LASER therapy in before. THANK YOU”

Andrew Paul Ryan
Medical GP
McLaren Flat, Australia

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NovoTHOR testimonial: Galen Rupp

Galen Rupp - Olympic medalist, Nike Oregon Project“I used the NovoTHOR and the CryoUSA cryotherapy unit religiously in my buildup to the Chicago Marathon. Recovery from hard workouts and high mileage is critical, and the these modalities kept me feeling great during my training for the Chicago Marathon.”

Galen Rupp
Two-time Olympic medalist
Chicago marathon winner
Nike Oregon Project

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NovoTHOR testimonial: Alberto Salazar

Alberto Salazar - Head Coach for the Nike Oregon Project“In the two months leading up to the Chicago Marathon, both Jordan Hasay and Galen Rupp were able to put in the highest volume and intense training of their careers and were very healthy. No injuries or major sicknesses.

We rely on CryoUSA for state-of-the-art recovery treatments, including NovoTHOR and cryotherapy, and I believe these treatments are a major factor in keeping both Jordan and Galen healthy.”

Alberto Salazar
Head Coach
Once a world-class distance runner himself, Alberto Salazar now coaches athletes for the Nike Oregon Project.

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