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LLLT Training, Conferences, Products and Research

  • Literature Watch for November 2013 with 43 new papers
  • LLLT Training courses:
  • USA: Tampa, New York, Washington, Miami, Los Angeles
  • CANADA: Toronto, Calgary
  • UK: Bristol, Birmingham, London
  • Australia: Melbourne, Sydney
  • Conferences: 3 in USA, 1 in France
  • Rant and praise - Neck Pain review errors & light reading from 1946

Literature Watch

43 LLLT papers for you this month including: Three systematic reviews with meta-analysis on LLLT 1) before, during and after exercises, 2) frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis, 3) subacromial impingement syndrome. ALSO a trial showing increased muscle torque in elite athletes, reduced oral mucositis in pediatric cancer patients, LED for TMJ dysfunction, Laser vs LED dentin hypersensitivity, combined autologous PRP and LED for venous ulcers, LED after eccentric exercise (it seems to be a big month for LEDs ) and delightful editorial from Kevin Moore on the early years for LLLT and the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT).

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Which reminds me that the combined conference of the World Association and North American Association for Laser Therapy (WALT & NAALT) is scheduled for Washington DC September this year. If you have never been to an LLLT conference before then this is the one to go to. The scientific committee is being led by Praveen Arany from NIH and I can assure you that his high standards and leadership will deliver the ultimate LLLT program.

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About this photo; This poor doggie suffered substantial burns but as you can see there is rapid improvement in just 5 days following daily treatment with THOR 69 LED cluster. Many people report anecdotally how good LLLT is for burns but I can not think of any clinical trials on humans for this.

before and after

 

THOR Training dates and cities:

We study LLLT relentlessly (had you noticed?). We use our knowledge to develop our training, treatments and products. Come see what we have learned since your last training. Now available with Continuing Medical/Dental Education credits.

  • What is the difference between the anti-inflammatory effects of LLLT, the healing and the analgesic mechanisms?
  • Have you thought about treating lymphatics?
  • Are you de-activating trigger points (and how does that work!)?
  • How much LLLT is enough, how much is too much?
  • Joules or J/cm2 - which is the right way to express dose and how is it calculated?
  • Lasers or LEDs, red or infrared wavelengths, high or low power density, pulsed or continuous?
  • Treatment times and treatment intervals and when to expect a result.
  • Safety, contraindications, adverse effects, regulations and reimbursement

It seems like a lot to learn in one day but we use videos, cartoons and a 50 page illustrated book to help you so very little note-taking is required. A certificate of attendance is provided.

Discounts for groups, repeat attendees and early registration.

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 Tampa FL USA
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 Bristol UK
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 New York NY USA
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 Washington DC USA
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 Miami FL USA
Sun, 11 May 2014 Birmingham UK
Sat, 17 May 2014 Toronto ON Canada
Sun, 18 May 2014 Calgary AB Canada
Sun, 8 Jun 2014 Los Angeles CA USA
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 London UK
Sat, 2 Aug 2014 Melbourne Australia
Sun, 3 Aug 2014 Sydney Australia

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International Conferences

2014 Apr 2-6 ASLMS Annual Conference Phoenix, AZ USA
2014 Jun 14-18 American society for Photobiology San Diego, CA USA
2014 Jul 2-4 World Federation of Laser Dentistry Paris France
2014 Sept 8-12 WALT 2014 Congress Washington USA

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Rant and praise

Neck Pain review errors

Last October a systematic review on LLLT for neck pain was written by Kadhim-Saleh et al and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. They report that the evidence for LLLT in neck pain is inconclusive. The paper criticises the 2009 Lancet review by Roberta Chow & Bjordal et al on LLLT for non-specific neck pain claiming their review was more stringent. Well you have to read the rebuttal Bjordal shot back to the journal editor revealing the weakness, errors and fundamental flaws in the work of Kadhim-Saleh et al.

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Light reading from 1946

If you are familiar with many of the light therapy arguments today this should make you smile; I stumbled across a book published in 1946 called Electrotherapy and Light Therapy and I quite enjoyed the cautious speculation and the parameters that we still discuss today.

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James Carroll - Founder / CEO THOR Photomedicine Ltd James
James Carroll
Founder / CEO
THOR Photomedicine Ltd
 
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