Course Testimonial: Bogdan Crisan DMD, Phd, Msc

Bogdan Crisan DMD, Phd, Msc, Oral Surgeon“The PBMT course by THOR, which I attended last year, was an important experience for me and for my professional activity. I have learned many new things about the effects of photobiomodulation in various pathologies in the oral and maxillofacial field. I recommend this training course presented by James Carroll to all those who are passionate about the role of laser on living tissues.”

Bogdan Crisan DMD, Phd, Msc
Oral Surgeon
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Course Testimonial: Amy Duffield

THOR Online Training Courses“Very engaging presenter, clearly very enthusiastic which I liked and found him very funny at times too. Very interesting and useful area of innovation.”

Amy Duffield
Lymphoedema Nurse Practitioner

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Course Testimonial: Dawn M Lydick RN-BSN

Dawn M Lydick RN-BSN“The THOR training course was interactive. I loved the evidence based research that was presented. I really enjoyed the seminar!”

Dawn M Lydick RN-BSN
RN Care Manager
Gainesville FL, USA

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EyewireTV News Coverage of LumiThera Trial Results

Positive New Data for LumiThera’s Valeda Light Delivery System for Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

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Positive New Data for LumiThera's Valeda Light Delivery System for Dry AMD

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Shepherd University Expands Wellness Center With Laser Pain Treatment

Cecelia Mason / Shepherd University - Photo of NovoTHOR

Shepherd University officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday for the expansion of a pain clinic at the school.

The clinic uses a process called photobiomodulation, or PBM. It uses laser light therapy to reduce pain from degenerative diseases.

A PBM bed is included in the university’s Wellness Center expansion and will be used to help those in and around the school’s community. The school received $500,000 through the state’s federal COVID relief funds for the clinic’s expansion.

“The application could be for young and old, healthy and sick,” said James Carroll, CEO of THOR Photomedicine. His company manufactures PBM beds.

“We know with athletes that it’s very good; if you pretreat before training, you have less fatigue, you have less muscle soreness due to less inflammation,” Carroll said. “But then if you’re older, and you have degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis – that’s an inflammatory joint disease – it would reduce the inflammation and therefore they’ll have less pain.”

Praveen Arany is the interim director for Shepherd’s PBM Center for Excellence. He says the process is similar to exercising or taking supplements, helping build resistance against long-term health issues.

“It’s a non-drug, non-interventional, non-invasive procedure; it’s just like treatment,” said Arany. “The advantage of that is there are no known side effects. And more importantly, it works on the wellness or the resilience of the people (being treated).”

Cecelia Mason / Shepherd University officials cutting a ribbon to celebrate the expansion of the school's PBM facility

Shepherd University officials cutting a ribbon to celebrate the expansion of the school’s PBM facility
The university plans to use the technology to research PBM’s effect on long COVID fatigue and opioid addiction.

Wellness Center director Jennifer Flora says she sees this as a starting point for even more expansion.

“When this building was developed, we labeled it a Wellness Center with hopes to offer additional wellness services – and we do on a very small scale,” Flora said. “It’s really rewarding to actually have an additional wellness service to really live up to our name.”

The Shepherd University Wellness Center is offering three free sessions to the general public starting Wednesday.

Source: wvpublic.org

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Course Testimonial: Jennifer Vermilyea

Jennifer Vermilyea, Wellness Consultant“I always learn new information on how to treat my clients at any THOR course I sit in on. I find their staff very open to working with you on difficult cases and situations. Thank you for your remarkable staff.”

Jennifer Vermilyea
Wellness Consultant
Tucson AZ, USA

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Course Testimonial: Irving McCracken

Irving McCracken“I thought the training session was excellent, well organized and I look forward to attending future training sessions. I would like to express my success in treating my wife’s chronic lower back pain. She had to constantly wear my golf ‘athletic belt’ in dealing with the pain, however has not needed it since beginning the THOR Laser treatment. In four weeks we have eliminated ice packs, Tylenol extra strength, doctor visits and chronic pain thanks to THOR.”

Irving McCracken
Personal user
Leander TX, USA

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