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Talking Evidence with THOR Photomedicine

THOR Photomedicine work with leading universities and hospitals around the world, providing up to date research data and cutting edge knowledge on training courses. This 2 minute video gives you a small taste/overview of what you can expect attending our one day Photobiomodulation workshop course.

Register today for our comprehensive training and equip yourself with the tools to heal and relieve pain.

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Training with THOR Photomedicine

THOR Photomedicine provide the best Photobiomodulation (PBM) / low level laser therapy (LLLT) training in the world. This 2 minute video gives you a small taste/overview of what you can expect attending our one day Photobiomodulation workshop course.

View current photobiomodulation therapy training dates in your location.

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Shepherd University has introduced Photobiomodulation to their advanced practice nurses and faculty members

Dr. Robert Bowen, left, describes PBM therapy while James Carroll, founder and CEO of THOR Photomedicine demonstrates how the therapy works on Barbara Sherman’s neck during an interactive training course Wednesday, at Shepherd University.

Shepherd University in partnership with the Photobiomodulation Therapy Foundation, announced its new health education initiative Wednesday during a day-long workshop, which introduced PBM, or photobiomodulation, to Shepherd’s advanced practice nurses and faculty members. It is considered the first step in bringing the application of light-based treatments into the nursing curriculum.

“PBM is important to West Virginians,” said Dr. Sharon Mailey, acting dean for and chair of the Department of Nursing Education, in a press release. “Our state leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths. PBM’s effectiveness in treating pain can create a viable alternative treatment that will help reduce dependence on addictive and dangerous medications.”

Read the full article on shepherd.edu

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THOR in the news at Shepherd University

Shepherd University announces new strategic health education initiative.

Shepherd University and the PBM Foundation will tackle healing in a different way, by bringing the science and application of light-based treatments into their curriculum.

Read the full article and watch the video on localdvm.com

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Draft: Suggestions for consent before LLLT

Here are some suggestions to help you develop your patient informed consent form

INTRODUCTION
Photobiomodulation is low intensity laser treatment that has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve healing and reduce pain from back and neck pain, from sports injuries, after surgery and after radiotherapy treatments.

This low intensity laser light is applied to injuries for one minute per treatment site. Multiple sites may need treatment so treatment time can take several minutes.

You will hear a beep when the machine is switched on and occasionally some people feel a warm or tingling sensation

SAFETY
The laser machine is approved use by the United States, Heath Canada, UK, European Union and Australia.

We do not treat over tumours, or the eyes or or directly over the womb of a pregnant mother.

You will be asked to wear specially safety glasses. This is an extra precaution to keep your eyes safe and make sure you cannot see if you are getting the active or sham laser therapy. You must wear them for the entire time the laser therapy machine … Continue reading

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My Top Five LLLT wound healing papers

First an introduction to Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) for wound healing.

Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) improves tissue repair, reduces pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Treatments take a few minutes and should be applied two or more times a week.

LLLT has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, back and neck pain, and non-healing wounds such as venous ulcers diabetic foot ulcers and pressure sores as well as post chemotherapy and radiation ulcers (mucositis).

How LLLT works:

Mitochondria in stressed or ischemic tissues synthesise nitric oxide (NOmt) that binds to cytochrome c oxidase competitively displacing oxygen leading to oxidative stress and reduced ATP production.

Light of the correct wavelength when applied to wounds is absorbed by cytochrome c oxidase displacing NOmt thereby reducing oxidative stress and increasing ATP production.

A cascade of downstream metabolic effects have been shown to include increased Ca2+, secretion of growth factors, activation of enzymes & other secondary messengers.

Subsequent increases in cellular activity and mitosis has been shown in vitro … Continue reading

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THOR laser conference training and research news

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