The BART Foundation offers a webinar: Light Therapy for TBI and other neurological conditions. The second in our Alternative Therapies for Brain Injury Survivors series presents Anita Saltmarche, a thought leader in the emerging field of photobiomodulation.

Anita headshot outdoors thumbshotThis upcoming offering explores photobiomodulation (laser and light therapy)  and is scheduled for Thursday, August 24, 2023, at 7 pm EST. Our presenter for the evening is Anita Saltmarche. Anita was a Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Toronto for many years and the principal investigator, researcher, and consultant to the Ontario Ministry of Health on a large, multi-site interventional clinical trial. Anita will speak about the effects of photobiomodulation and how it can effectively treat chronic TBI and other neurological conditions.

By attending the webinar, participants will develop a basic understanding of:

  • How light therapy affects cells and tissue, and the potential benefits for those living with TBI and other neurological conditions
  • Consideration if you are thinking about purchasing or trying light therapy
  • Integrate light therapy devices into an integrative treatment approach for TBI and other neurological conditions
  • Register for this Zoom session today!

About our presenter: Anita Saltmarche, BScN MHSc

In various roles, Anita has been involved in photobiomodulation (laser and light therapy) over the past 22 years as the VP of Clinical & Scientific Affairs for a photobiomodulation (PBM) device manufacturer, consultant, educator, researcher, and clinician. Over the past decade, Anita’s focus has been treating neurological conditions with PBM, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), aphasia post-stroke, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, autism spectrum disorder, and Parkinson’s. Saltmarche Health & Associates offers virtual clinical services internationally to adults and children via telehealth. Anita has published research on the effects of light therapy on acute and chronic wound healing, knee pain, traumatic brain injury, and Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Last year, The Bart Foundation launched a free webinar series, Alternative Therapies for Brain Injury Survivors. This series is designed to explore safe alternative therapies for brain injuries with leading practitioners. Topics include hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), craniosacral therapy, photobiomodulation (LED light therapy), neurofeedback, the PoNS device, and nutraceutical supplementation. The BART Foundation hopes these lively, interactive webinars encourage attendees to raise questions, express concerns and learn about cutting-edge approaches to treating TBI/ABI.