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
"The THOR training course that I attended last week was an unforgettable experience in every aspect. I've learned a lot of new and useful things for my daily practice. James was wonderful and managed to maintain our attention throughout the training. I recommend it to all those fascinated by laser applications in PBM. This training is worth it."
Bogdan Crisan DMD, Phd, Msc
"The 8 hour course with James was excellent. I have an interest in learning more about PBM and how to help my cardiovascular patients. This course explained the basic mechanisms how PBM work via improving energy production from the mitochondria. Case reports and studies were provided. Questions were answered. Great course and highly recommended to all who want to learn more about PBM."
Saint Louis MO, USA
"The training course covered all different aspects of PBM from basics, physics to clinical application and safety which was great! You have covered everything. It was a very well organised course with great presentation, slides and learning materials. Thank you!!!"
Dr. Reza Modarres, MD, FRACGP
"Extremely good presenter, very knowledgeable and personable, very enjoyable. Breaks were nicely spaced out so never too long of trying to concentrate. Left feeling very enthused about the Photobiomodulation topic."
Dr. Bethany Fitzmaurice
"The course was full of information, well organized with good references. It is easily a training that can be given over two days. So much to discuss although it was well condensed, I enjoyed every bit of it. It was an amazing training overall, can't wait to meet James in person. Thank you."
"Simply, the best lecture on PBM in the world I have found. The mechanism of action is clearly described with understandable accuracy. Mr. Carroll is entertaining, informative and precise. I highly recommend his presentation for all clinicians interested in advancing their clinical potential using lasers and LED treatments."
David S Peterson DDS, FAGD
"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
"James Carroll is a fantastic orator. The online training course was interactive and evidence based, the presentation slides where amazing."
Ladan Basiripour MA, DMD, FACD, FICD
Washington DC, USA
"Really the course with James Carroll and THOR Photomedicine, was excepcional. I think that James Carroll is the best ambassador of Photobiomodulation therapy. Thanks for all yours teachings. Totally recommend it for all medical specialities."
María Jesús Pérez Rodríguez
"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
"Excellent and interesting course. James was a great presenter, both very knowledgeable and very witty, which made for a delightful day!"
Gregory H Wolf, MD
Primary Care Doctor, Family Practitioner
Orange CA, 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
"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
"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
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It exceeded my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone."
Dr. Darius Bain
"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
"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
"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
"This is the second time I have attended the PBMT training course as I brought my new Licensed Practical Nurse so she could get the training. I was impressed by all the new and current research material that James Carroll presented. He presented well, with lots of humor and made himself available to answer questions. This time he gave the demonstration on how to use the LX2 unit properly – which was much appreciated.
It is an excellent, well thought-out course and the lunch provided was great with a number of gluten-free choices. Having lunch on-site allowed for more time in discussion with other attendees and staff. Since the training, we have increasingly used the PBMT in the Integrative/Functional Medicine practice. There is no shortage of suffering people who do benefit greatly from the THOR LX2 PBMT technology."
John Cline MD
"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 :-)"
"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