“Really enjoyed the training day – extremely informative and James Carroll is an excellent and extremely knowledgeable presenter – I will definitely come on this again and bring all the staff as well !!”
John Rose B.Sc (Hons) Optometry & Visual Sciences
John Rose Eyecare
This is an extraordinary lecture. It is the story of how LLLT / Photobiomodulation was discovered, and because of the context in which it occurred you might also find it very moving, so get some tissues. It is an hour and 10 minutes long so get comfortable, maybe get some popcorn and a drink too. I will paste the email that Andrew Mester wrote into the comments section below.
Here is the email from Andrew Mester :
I had the privilege to give a keynote presentation at the most recent NAALT (North American Association of PhotobiomoduLation Therapy) meeting in February 5, 2017 in Coronado Island, San Diego. The title of paper was: “Invention of Laser Biostimulation”. My lecture is in Youtube now.
Photo-medicine is an exciting new field in both scientific and clinical research all over the world and most recently in the USA. I learned in this interesting meeting that low intensity laser and LED light may stimulate, heal and regenerate neural tissue. Possible treatments are under investigation regarding traumatic events (stroke, traumatic brain injury and global ischemia), degenerative diseases (dementia, Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease) and psychiatric disorders (PTSD, depression and anxiety). Most American studies are sponsored by the NIH (Michael Hamblin, PhD, Mass General Hospital) and by the VA (Margaret Naeser, PhD at Boston Jamaica Plain VA Hospital).
My association to this field is that my Father, Endre Mester, MD published first biostimulatory effect of the low power laser in 1967. My father, myself and my brother, Adam Mester, MD have published all the basic both research and clinical studies in the literature. We described the stimulatory effect primarily in wound healing and also the systemic effect of laser irradiation which is used now in all of the above mentioned research protocols.
My father is called in the literature the “Father of Photobiomodulation”.
The NAALT society established an Award named after my father: “Professor Endre Mester Award who made the seminal observation on the therapeutic benefits of low dose laser treatments”. The award recognizes a clinician or researcher who has made significant contributions to our understanding of light-biological tissue interactions and its therapeutic benefits, specifically in the area of Photobiomodulation Therapy. I was asked to present this award to Michael Hamblin, PhD from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School because of his lifetime achievements in Photobiomodulation.
“I found the training course on the Thor Laser very informative and thorough. James is very dynamic and gave enough information for the time frame of the day. I am seriously contemplating purchasing this breakthrough piece of equipment. I feel that it should be part of any musculoskeletal treatment plan.”
Anna Grazia Pietrolungo
“Thor training was tremendous. I was literally saving lives while in training, by texting my staff as how to use the LX2 that arrived the day of my departure (thanks to Mark Granic–one of the best reps I have ever dealt with.)”
Paul Perrier, DVM
Terry Animal Hospital
Rockville, New York, USA
“I am in my early fifties, and suffer from joint and muscle pain caused from multiple injuries, physical work, as well as nerve damage pain in my leg and foot (sprains, broken bones, surgeries). The pain had caused so much discomfort that I had gone from living an active lifestyle to sitting with heat, ice and medication to deal with the discomfort. As a result from the pain and lack of mobility I had gained 30 pounds, and felt hopeless to feel better.
I met Steve at Complete Health and Wellness, as a friend had recommended Cryotherapy. Steve talked to me about my issues and highly recommended I try the NovoTHOR pod. He laid out a treatment plan of 2-3 session per week for 4-6 weeks. He promised results that I thought were unrealistic.
I began the NovoTHOR sessions as recommended, and before I was halfway through the treatment plan I experienced dramatic results. I felt so much better, with a change in attitude as the discomfort started to dissipate. I began walking more and the desire to sit and eat went away with the pain and discomfort.
After 6 sessions I had lost 1 inch in my thigh, 1/4 inch in my knee, and 1/2 inch in my calve and to top it off I had lost pounds!
Upon completion of my NovoTHOR sessions I lost 10 inches overall, 22 pounds, and I am pain free with no discomfort from neuropathy. I am back in the gym and I have my life back as a result of the “Magic Bed”. Thank you NovoTHOR!!”
“As Jane O’Connor, Osteopath in Leamington Spa, said: If there’s someone who knows everything about laser therapy it’s James! I found the course useful to understand the principles of laser therapy. It also gave me a wide perspective of actual and future applications of laser. Of course there will still be a lot to learn as I start using this technology in my patients. James is a lively speaker.”
Dr Minnie Freudenthal