Training with THOR Photomedicine
Talking Evidence with THOR Photomedicine
Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) 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 (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).
Our new extended knowledge matrix is a simple model for understanding PBM 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 principles are explained in simple terms with good illustrations and supporting video.
This is a workshop not a lecture and you may be eligible for 8 hours education credits (CME / CEU / CPD) and a certificate of attendance will be provided.
Discounts for groups, repeat attendees and early registration. See below.
We are committed to providing training around the world. We have temporarily moved our training online to support anyone who wants or needs training in PBM.
Choose your time zone to see what time training starts and ends on the dates below.
Comments from course attendees
"Comprehensive and clear lecture. A lot of literature about the wide range of applications. Good location and well organized. Gifted speaker."
Beatrijs Deruyter, LTH, MSc, PhDs
Private Dental Practice
"It was such a pleasure and privilege to learn more about photobiomodulation from James, the 'rock star' of PBMT. The course was the right blend of theory and detail. I highly recommend it."
Linda Edwards, RN, MSN
New Jersey, USA
"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
"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
"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
"Course was fantastic, materials were very well put together for a wide variety of clinicians at different levels of care. As a physician I look forward to seeing how this technology can enhance rehabilitation practice to conditions that have few or no currently viable treatments."
Luke Kane, D.O.
NYU Dept. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
New York, USA
"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
"Thank you for the recent Training Course conducted in Sydney. This was the fourth training course that I have attended and I was not disappointed. James Carroll provided an engaging and interactive exposition of the principles and application of Photobiomodulation Therapy. It was a pleasing opportunity to reflect on the significant expansion in research and treatment protocol development. As one who has adopted this technology and uses THOR equipment, I do not hesitate to recommend the devices as serviceable and effective."
"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 PBM in their practice."
Val Finnell, MD, MPH
Sto-Rox Neighborhood Family Health Council, Inc.
McKees Rocks, PA, 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
"The instruction and detail were so impressive at the last meeting from James, it prompted me to try out PBM for myself in my own general practice. I am looking forward to attending the presentation from James later this month in Melbourne to improve my skills, as I plan to open a new Clinic dedicated to targeting pain with Laser therapy alone in the very near future. I am also very interested to hear of the benefits the whole body pod has to offer, while exploring new applications of PBMT. Keep up the good work in updating the professions on this very valuable and exciting treatment modality."
"The Thor user training seminar provided a great balance of background science, clinical studies, and hands-on practice with plenty of time for stimulating conversation and brainstorming about future directions. I am sure that my therapists and I will have every chance for success in taking this amazing modality to our patients in need, thanks to Mr. Carroll's teaching."
Wally Taylor, MD
Texas Integrative Medicine
Austin, TX, USA
"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 PBM. 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 PBM provided. It reinforces my data base/use of the LED/Laser. More uses for PBM 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 PBM 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
"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
PBM researcher for NASA, USA
"I was very impressed with James' lecture as always. I always come away with many new ideas and uses of PBM."
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
"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
"I liked the research presented and videos from specialists. It worked really well"
David Gibson 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
"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
"I attended the Thor PBM 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
"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 :-)"
"Comprehensive coverage of PBM - inspiring for my practice"
Steven Hecht, DC
Healing Hand Chiropractic
"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
"An excellent introduction to PBM. 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