Low Level Laser Therapy "Cold Laser" Training
Training courses for treatment of musculoskeletal and dental pathologies
The THOR training course is primarily intended for treating musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain and wounds with Photobiomodulation Therapy - Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).
Our new extended knowledge matrix is a simple model for understanding LLLT mechanism of action, clinical effects and treatment methods.
The course content suits all medical fields. We get dentists, veterinarians, radiation oncologists, oral medicine cancer specialists, anaesthesiologists / anaesthetists, other type of MDs, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, podiatrists, nurses, technicians. Each course is adjusted to accommodate the various professions that attend.
The course focuses on back and neck pain, acute soft tissue injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain and other chronic pain syndromes as well as wound healing and other tissue regeneration applications. We will also cover other pathologies as requested by participants.
This training teaches "first principles": from light absorption, the cascade of intracellular and extra cellular effects, physiological changes and clinical outcomes and is substantially based on a paper we co-authored with Harvard Medical School which you can download here. In the training course these principle are explained in simple terms with good illustrations and supporting video.
This is a workshop not a lecture and you earn 8 hours education credits (CME / CEU / CPD) and a certificate of attendance will be provided.
Discounts for groups, repeat attendees and early registration.
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Comments from attendees
"The seminar last Sunday in Austin was excellent. I learned tons and am so excited to use my laser to it's fullest capacity. I will be ordering the 810nm probe soon. I would very much like to attend another seminar so I can get more out of the volume of information presented. Thank you again!"
Marty Henderson, DVM
New Braunfels, TX, USA
"The training course was excellent and delivered the right amount of material. It also served as an excellent foundation for further study on the topic of photobiomodulation. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of using LLLT in their practice."
Val Finnell, MD, MPH
Sto-Rox Neighborhood Family Health Council, Inc.
McKees Rocks, PA, USA
"The training was fantastic and very evidence based. It cleared up a lot of questions regarding photobiomodulation! Thank you!"
Damon Anderson, PT, OCS, ATC, Cert MDT
President/Principal Physical Therapist
Monterey, CA, USA
"Wonderful, amazing course.... Cannot believe all the possibilities with this wonderful tool.... all dental offices will want to make this part of EVERY dental appointment !! James and Mark are very helpful and always willing to answer your questions !!"
Owasso, OK, USA
"Excellent and interesting course. James was a great presenter, both very knowledgeable and very witty, which made for a delightful day in Marina Del Rey!"
Gregory H Wolf, MD
Primary Care Doctor, Family Practitioner
Orange CA, USA
More Course Comments
"I had a WONDERFUL time at the course and learned exactly what I expected to learn... Thanks for letting me and my colleagues be a part of the wonderful day of learning!"
Dawn Gleason, DVM, CCRP
"The Thor presentation was well done and I was pleased with the training. There is nothing like getting training from the top expert in the Low Level Laser field! The event focused on our needs, and was amazed by the broad number of applications of LLLT. The food was greatly appreciated! It was nice to meet others who were focused on optimal treatments."
Dr. Jim Roach M.D.
Integrative Medicine physician
"As usual, another great meeting/course. Latest info on LLLT provided. It reinforces my data base/use of the LED/Laser. More uses for LLLT explored. I am using the Thor device for more problems. Am having great results treating peripheral neuropathy and postherpetic pain. Spine and knees doing well too."
Dr. Eric Bugna, MD
Portola, CA, USA
"The course was above my expectations. I didn't expect this kind of knowledge. The lecturer is keen, meticulous, and definitely knows what he is talking about. He illustrated elegantly the pros and cons of laser therapy from a professional point of view. I studied a few articles and books on laser before I subscribed to the LLLT laser course by THOR, but I learned so much more information that I couldn't find anywhere. I highly recommend this course for anyone serious about learning laser physics and therapeutic applications."
Dr Jarrah Al-Tubaikh
Sabah Hospital, Kuwait
"My last training course was a refresher and was very informative for new information as the uses for my Thor unit keep expanding. I brought two people to the course and they both were very impressed. I will continue to avail myself of this continuing education as it keeps me abreast of new discoveries."
Dr Steven L Steakley, DDS
Dentist, Oral Surgeon
"Well done. The speaker was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. As a course attendee you could not have asked for anything more. Again well done."
Dr. Ralph Stefani
Dentist, Oral Surgeon
Vancouver, BC Canada
"I attended the Thor training day. I found it extremely useful and informative. Mr. James Carroll is very eminent in the field of photobiomodulation. I enjoyed the interaction and the discussion with the group. I thoroughly recommend this course for clinicians who have a great interest in photobiomodulation."
Dr Reem Hanna BDS, LDS, RCS (Eng)
Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery/ Specialist oral surgeon
King's College Hospital, London, UK
"Excellent day, good basic science, supported with video material, good job"
John M Whitley MD PhD
"After attending the Orlando CE meeting and all the learning that has followed I have come to the conclusion that Thor beats them all, on several levels.
The Orlando CE meeting was one of the best that I have ever attended. I learned a lot about a complex topic in an easier to understand and clinically relevant way. James Carroll is a fabulous, fun teacher and a humble genius in the area of LLLT. After the meeting, I had a lot more questions.
Dr. Ron Hirschberg and Valerie Gause answered any question I had with science and the literature to back up their information.
The other companies can't hold a candle to your customer service. You have provided and defended the science behind your product. You have been professional in not bashing the competition, simply pointing out the flaws in their claims. You have helped me to navigate the marketing tricks and understand the difference between what happens in the laboratory and clinical setting.
Though I do believe other products have merit and the ways in which we use light therapy will change as we learn more, I feel comfortable that Thor's unit will not become obsolete in the near future because of the built in flexibility of the interchangeable heads and frequencies.
You are the only company (of the three I have been looking at) that has been able to demonstrate to me that should I purchase your unit, we will be set up for success because of the support and education you provide. Lots of companies promise support but none have demonstrated to me that their treatment protocols are more than trial and error. Dr. Hirschberg is getting better clinical results in less time because his protocols are based on the whole animal's physiology and the science behind LLLT.
I can't thank you enough for the time and assistance you have provided me as I have gone through this intense process and learning curve."
Kimberly Juhlin, DVM
Vale Park Animal Hospital
Valparaiso, IN, USA
"The training course that I took last year in Chicago was outstanding. James Carroll does an excellent job of presenting the key elements of photobiomodulation in an entertaining and informative manner. I've been working in this area of research for 15 years and I learned much in this course. I would take it again."
Professor & Graduate Program Director
LLLT researcher for NASA, USA
"I was very impressed with James' lecture as always. I always come away with many new ideas and uses of LLLT."
Dr. John Hendy DDS MS
Aesthetic Laser Dentistry
"The training with Thor Laser was thorough and made the understanding of the mode of action very clear. It taught me how the laser can be used in many situations. It is a real benefit to my patients!"
Arthur B Levy DDM
Chester Dental Associates
New Jersey, USA
"I just attended the THOR training session in the SF Bay Area. It neatly answered my questions as to safety and efficacy of Class 3b lasers, and their appropriateness for my practice goals. I was extrememly impressed with the speakers knowledge of relevant clinical trials."
Dr Carolynn Harvey, DVM
Chabot Veterinary Clinic, USA
"I went to this course to hear James Carroll. He is a passionate speaker with an excellent grasp of his material. Thanks for your dedication to and the teaching you do concerning this modality."
Ron Riegel, DVM
"I liked the research presented and videos from specialists. It worked really well"
David Gibson DO
"All the information I needed to feel confident in the use of laser was included"
Savash Mustafa DO
"I thoroughly enjoyed the THOR training course last month and would highly recommend it to others. Very informative and excellent presentation! When we are in the market for a second laser, THOR is at the top of my list! Thanks!"
RAHT, CCRP (Veterinary Profession)
Crestwood Veterinary Centre, Canada
"Last year's THOR conference was one of the most inspiring continuing ed courses I have ever taken. I loved taking the course with other disciplines - my friend the veterinarian was with me and my fellow hand therapist. Other attendees were dentists, MDs and a horse trainer. An interest in healing was the common thread for all of us. I am planning to attend again next year: looking forward to it"
Marianne Hedl OT
New Jersey, USA
"The training was informative, applicable to my profession, and very well presented."
Fred Ridge DDS,PA
North Carolina, USA
"The presentation has become slicker and more polished compared to two years ago. The pace and content are well matched to the audience. The inclusion of the latest research evidence makes the presentation both fresh and relevant. Mark is really good as a facilitator. I am looking forward to attending the next one."
Wokingham Chiropractic Centre
"The course was very enlightening and I bought the LX2 on the strength of the evidence presented and look forward using it in my clinic."
Osteopath & Acupuncturist
"Excellent course! Information backed by peer review research. James is an amazing speaker and his assistant Mark is extremely well organized and accommodating. Most of my questions were answered well and the ones that weren't due to time constrictions I have sent to Mark who assures me he will answer. Trial of product at the site was fabulous. Well worth the time and money."
Massage Therapist BTSM CDT MLD
Wyndham, New Zealand
"The presenter and the material was great. Easy to understand, questions well answered."
Jorgen Rasmussen DC
Henley Chiropractic Clinic
"Informative, well presented, easy to learn."
Joe McGrath DC
"I attended the Thor LLLT course in Sydney on 9 September 2013 with 3 of my fellow educators and about 12 Students studying Laser and IPL at the Australasian College. We were both inspired and excited about what we learned that day and 'have seen the light'. James is a brilliant presenter complemented superbly by Mark making the perfect team to spread the word. Well done guys."
The Laser Clinic, NSW, Australia
"Excellent presentation, excellent content, good idea to start the day by checking what course participants want to know & ask about, in order to make sure everything is covered"
St Marks Hospital, Maidenhead, UK
"Repeat attendee to Thor courses. I must say I was hoping to get more clinically relevant information this time and was not disappointed. Came away with much more refined dosage information - better than any other source I have accessed. Also was able to immediately apply this updated scientifically authenticated information readily into clinical practise with excellent results. Love the newsletters and the journal reviews - great! Well done guys :-)"
"I liked the thorough nature of the course"
Rafael Ramsay Osteopath
"Comprehensive coverage of LLLT - inspiring for my practice"
Steven Hecht, DC
Healing Hand Chiropractic
"I liked the way that laser safety was explained. Also the overall presentation of the course was excellent."
"Fabulously interesting course bringing advances in holistic approach of pain relief and swelling management. This was a very interactive course which I feel is the best way to learn. Very informative and well presented day. An absolute delight to meet so many professionals from such a diverse spectrum of life all working towards the same goal."
Mrs Eileen (Dee) Stringer
Registered nurse & Lymphoedema therapist
"Excellent day... very clear... at last I understand... good course notes"
"An excellent introduction to LLLT. Well structured theory and good clear explanation. I had a great day...Looking forward to introducing drug free pain relief and healing in my practice."
Lymphoedema Therapist/ Health & fitness PT
Acupuncture & Osteopathic Center
"Practical explanation of use i.e. Frequencies/times etc."
Mr. David Holman
"Presentation and course notes, excellent lecture"
Mr. W.B. Robertson D.O.
Wimbledon, London, UK
"Range of topics covered good literature"
The Osteopathic Practice, UK
"Liked the explanation on the physiology of cellular changes... there were multi disciplinary people on the course so we were able to learn from each other..."
Senior II Podiatrist
New South Wales, Australia
"General overview of physio/technical details suggestion repositioning"
North Downs Hospital, UK
"The training was awesome. Best ever I have attended. Highly impressed all round."
Nigel Di Prose
Allied Health Centre, Australia
"Clear and Informative... clarification of previously muddled guidelines for laser therapy..."