How To Book In

For Your NovoTHOR® Whole Body PBM Therapy Sessions

NovoTHOR PBM Therapy Appointments

Firstly – Does This Apply To You?

Before You Book Your First NovoTHOR PBM Therapy Session Please Read These Statements

  • CANCER – the evidence so far shows
    • There is NO EVIDENCE OF HARM FOR CANCER PATIENTS BEING TREATED WITH PBM THERAPY
    • However, if you are having ACTIVE cancer treatment (Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy) or have cancer but are not in active treatment, the consensus for this medical condition in the PBM Therapy field is that it is best practice for you to get your oncologists permission that they are happy for you to have PBM Therapy*. To make it easier for your consultant to see the evidence for themselves we have created 5 pdf’s for you. Simply download all of the 5 pdf’s below – either print them off or email them to your consultant.
    • PBM therapy is an increasingly accepted treatment for the side effects of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy – Oral Mucositis – which is a severe ulcerating inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth (it can also effect the intestines, bowels and vagina) which occurs as a direct consequence of having Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy treatment for active cancer. PBM Therapy (note: in the pdf below PBM Therapy is referred to by its old name ‘LLLT or Low Level Laser Therapy’ – the two names are interchangeable) has NHS approval for oral mucositis. Click/tap the PDF icon below where you can download the PDF article (NHS web page copy with the web URL) to print or save it and email it to your consultant.

PBM Therapy Research And Cancer

    • Click/tap the PDF Icon below where you can download the PDF article to print or save it and email it to your consultant, it contains many published research articles demonstrating the routine use of PBM Therapy whilst patients are under the care of a specialist oncologists/nurses for Oral Mucositis

PBM Therapy Research And cancer

    • Random Controlled Trial (RCT) evidence of the safety of PBM Therapy in cancer. We are aware of one Level III Random Controlled Trial (RCT) showing that PBM Therapy may well improve survival rate from cancer in the long term. Click/tap the PDF Icon below where you can download the PDF article to print or save it and email it to your consultant.

PBM Therapy Research And cancer

    • A review of the all the literature relating to the safety/efficacy of PBM Therapy and cancer was carried out by Professor Michael Hamblin et al. The conclusion was “PBM Therapy may have benefits in cancer patients and should be further investigated”. Click/tap the PDF Icon below where you can download the PDF article to print or save it and email it to your consultant

PBM Therapy Research And cancer

    • PBM Therapy for Lymphodema after breast surgery is routinely performed by oncology nurses at and around the site of cancer surgery. Click/tap the PDF Icon below where you can download the PDF article to print or save it and email it to your consultant.  It contains many published research articles demonstrating the routine use of PBM Therapy whilst patients are under the care of a specialist oncologists/nurses.

PBM Therapy Research And cancer

*As part of our consultation paperwork we will ask you to sign a disclaimer that you have done so before starting treatment.

  • ORGAN TRANSPLANT – if you are on immune suppressant medications after having organ transplant the risks have not been established so we would advise against having Whole body PBM therapy unless agreed by your consultant. If you have a specific body part problem that is not near your new organ then you can have specific body part PBM using our desk top LX2 PBM Therapy machine
  • PREGNANCY – the risks have not been established so we would advise you against Whole Body PBM therapy whilst you are pregnant. Once you have given birth then it is safe for you to have Whole Body PBM Therapy. If you have a local problem that is not in your lumbar spine or pelvis whilst you are pregnant then you can have able to have specific body part PBM using our desk top LX2 PBM Therapy machine.
  • WEIGHT – the maximum weight limit for the NovoTHOR PBM Therapy bed is 20 stone.

If you are happy none of the above applies you can book in – if you are still unsure just call us !

PBM Therapy using our NovoTHOR® pod is safe to use with

  • New joint replacements e.g. hips, knees, spinal fusion operations or metal implants
  • Surgery in the past
  • Body piercings and tattoos
  • Breast augmentation or other cosmetic procedures
  • Prescriptive medications and creams and over the counter medications from the pharmacist
  • Skin conditions (see skin healing and repair)

Call Us On 01332 224829 To Book In

PBM Therapy Clinic Opening Times

Monday 8.20 am -4.40 pm

Tuesday 8.20 am – 6.40 pm

Wednesday 8.20 am – 4.40 pm

Thursday 8.20 am – 6.40 pm

Friday 8.20 am – 4.20 pm

Saturday – open by arrangement

Sunday – open by arrangement

The Initial Consultation And First NovoTHOR® Treatment 

This includes:

  • Paperwork – including medical history* and consent.  If you would like to save yourself a little time on your initial consultation click/tap the pdf or word icon below to view the PBM Therapy Clinic medical history form.  Fill out the form using a text editor of your choice and then upload it using the contact form lower down on this page.  Alternatively you can print it off, fill it out by hand then take a picture or scan it and upload it to the contact form.  If you do not fill it out and send it to us before hand don’t worry, we will just ask you to arrive earlier for your consultation to do it then.

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  • Initial assessment and medical history review by our highly qualified health professional
  • Induction together with explanation of the process and the likely outcome for you
  • Frequency and interval of sessions needed to see an improvement
  • Your first PBM Therapy session using our NovoThor® Whole body Photobiomodulation light bed pod

The cost for this Initial Consultation and NovoThor® treatment is £80 and the total time needed will be up to one and a half  hours.

How long does a standard NovoTHOR treatment session take?

As you are totally enclosed by the NovoTHOR light bed pod and so close to the source of powerful red and near infrared light, treatment times are probably not as long as you would think.  Consensus in the research field is that 15 minutes is the ideal time to achieve the maximum physiological benefit.  Research has shown that this is the optimum treatment time.  This means that less time means you do not get the full benefit.  Equally, perhaps contrary to what you would expect, a longer treatment time isn’t actually better as it causes the benefit to reverse.  The easiest way to think of PBM Therapy dose/irradiance is either:-

  • Getting a health benefit from being in the sun’s UV light and making vitamin D.  Too little sun and you do not make any Vitamin D, too much sun is harmful and you burn with negative health effects.  There is a ‘Goldilocks point’ of being just right which for most patients, is 15 minutes
  • Alternatively think of any medication either from a doctor or pharmacist  – there is always a recommended dose based on science e.g. a tablet twice in 24 hrs or 2 lots of 5 ml of cough syrup per 24 hrs.  This is optimal, less does not help but more is not better and can actually be bad for you.

NovoTHOR® Treatment Fees

Treatment options:

  1. Pay as you go for each session (PAYG) – ideal for healthy individuals who want a general health boost or sports enthusiasts to help optimise their performance/recovery before/after an event
  2. The most popular option is to book a block of treatments (three discount offers) which can save you up to 30% on each treatment session.  At your initial consultation your clinician will be able to advise what the scientific evidence suggests in terms of how long it is likely to take for you to see an improvement.  This will help you decide which package could be most appropriate for you
  3. Bespoke use of the PBM Therapy Clinic (see below)

The First Visit

£80
  • Inc 1 NovoTHOR session
  • Standard Fee
  • No saving
  • =£80 1st session
  • Pay once
  • Pay by card or cash
  • Pre-booked preferred times

Pay As You Go (PAYG)

£80
  • Per NovoTHOR session
  • Standard Fee
  • No saving
  • £80 per session
  • Pay each session
  • Pay by card or cash
  • Book one week ahead only

Pre Booked & Paid

£480432
  • For 6 NovoTHOR sessions*
  • Good Value
  • Save £48
  • £72 per session
  • Pay by BACS
  • Pay by card or cash
  • Pre-booked preferred times

Pre Booked & Paid

£960600
  • For 12 NovoTHOR sessions*
  • BEST VALUE!
  • SAVE £360
  • £50 per session
  • Pay by BACS
  • Pay by card or cash
  • Pre-booked preferred times

Bespoke Use Of The Clinic

£POA
  • E.g. sport team use
  • Out of hours
  • Evenings
  • or weekends
  • Bank holidays
  • Dedicated sole use of the clinic
  • Call 01332 224820 to find out more

* Pre paid in advance for the discounted rate

Terms and conditions- please read

  1. A 50% deposit will be taken at the time of booking of your initial consultation and first NovoTHOR PBM Therapy session.  This will be deducted from your initial consultation fee after your first sessions (i.e. first session £80-£40 deposit = £40 payable at consultation)
  2. Deposits are non refundable if you cancel with less than 24 hrs notice for your initial consultation
  3. All treatment sessions with less than 24 hrs notice of cancellation will incur a 50% cancellation fee.  This will be added to your next treatment for PAYG patients or deducted from your block booking payment.  Sorry no exceptions.  If the cancellation is by email or phone message these are time stamped when they are left.
  4. Late arrivals (depending on availability) it may be possible to re-book you later in the same day.  If there are patients after you who have booked in they will be given priority.  If you are running late then always ring ahead, it may be possible to swap with another patient who is due later than you if they have arrived early.
  5. DNA – did not attend.  This will incur the full fee for patients regardless of whether they are pre-paid or PAYG.
  6. For safety reasons if you wish any of your prepaid treatment credits to be transferred to another person this can only be done if that person has been through their own initial consultation process at our PBM Therapy Clinic.  Just ask our staff.  Everyone needs to have had the initial consultation (£80).
  7. Pre-booked and pre-paid treatment sessions must be used up within 12 months of the first treatment for that block of treatments.  In certain specific circumstances this can be extended.  For example:
  8. In the unlikely event that you want a refund for unused prepaid sessions the amount refunded will be calculated based on the program you purchased together with the number of sessions remaining.
  9. The initial consultation fee which includes your first NovoTHOR Photobiomodulation Therapy session (if appropriate) is non refundable.
  10. By booking in as a new patient you agree to have accepted these terms and conditions

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