Transcranial LED light therapy, sometimes called photobiomodulation, is one of the safe, alternative therapies the BART Foundation believes may help brain injury survivors. The BART Foundation aims to promote better outcomes for TBI/ABI survivors by answering three questions – which alternative therapies are likely to work, where can they be found, and how can they be afforded? One of the ways we fulfill our mission is by carefully watching global research and clinical trial outcomes and sharing that information in user-friendly language with the TBI/ABI community.

Because of this focus, we wanted to alert you to a no-cost webinar being hosted online by Vielight. While the focus is on PBM for athletic performance and recovery, understanding the technology and its possible uses can be beneficial for those curious about how it might help those with TBI/ABI. Please note that while the BART Foundation endorses PBM as an alternative therapy, we do not endorse any particular equipment manufacturer. Webinars such as this can be ideal “fact-finding” missions to learn more and connect with others.

Transcranial Photobiomodulation (tPBM) Webinar

Transcranial Photobiomodulation (tPBM) for Athletic Performance and Recovery

Event Details

This event will feature panelists Dr. Lew Lim, Dr. Larry Carr, Gilberto Gonzalez, and Calvin Zaryski, followed by a Q&A session.

Date: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024
Start Time: 12:00 PM (EST)
Event Duration: 1.5 hours


Learning Objectives

  • Discover what mechanisms make photobiomodulation a game-changer in sports training and recovery
  • Learn how transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM) technology differs from other light therapies
  • Uncover what the research-backed results of applying tPBM in enhancing athlete performance are
  • Explore how tPBM could be integrated into sports training and recovery routines for maximum impact

So what should athletes and athletic trainers be expected to know about PBM? In this session, we’ll explore the basics of PBM and how it works. We’ll also bring you up to speed on what’s being studied through PBM research related to strength, cognitive processing, concussion, and TBI. We’ll even explore the mental health and wellness benefits PBM can have for athletes.

About the Presenters

Larry Carr, Ph.D. – Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine & Former Brigham Young University Football Hall of Famer.

Calvin Zaryski, MSc. – World-renowned athletic trainer for triathletes and 10X World XTERRA Champion.

Gilberto Gonzalez – Founder of Dynasty Sports Lab & pioneer in cognitive training for professional athletes.

Lew Lim, Ph.D. – One of the world’s leading research authorities and innovators in PBM technology.