Dr. Norman Salansky, PhD
Dr. Norman Salansky is a practicing scientist who is the co-founder and president of IMI Healing Technologies. His principle interests are in directing an aggressive and continuing schedule of product development and scientific research initiatives. Dr. Salansky is an internationally renowned physicist and biomedical engineer who has contributed to a large body of research and who has participated significantly in numerous scientific conferences and symposia.
He holds a Ph.D in solid-state physics and high frequency magnetic phenomena. His background is in microelectronics for space and biomedical applications as well. Dr. Salansky is a former adjunct professor at both the University of Toronto, the Institute of Aerospace Studies (IASUT) and the University of Miami, Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Salansky was a professor at Krasnoyarsk State University and Department Head at the Physics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of USSR. He was also Chairman of the All-State thin-film scientific programs and their applications for microchips and memory technologies. He developed, among others, the first high resolution optical memory with vertical writing and micron resolution, high precision gyroscope, based on spin resonance for space travel, the first solid state “liquid” crystal with giant Faraday Effect.
With the aid of former US President Jimmy Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, Dr. Salansky was granted freedom from the Soviet Union and arrived to North America in 1978.
Dr. Salansky’s first activity at the Institute of Aerospace Studies of the University of Toronto was dedicated to the development of an implosion bomb to create super-high pressures and temperatures that were applied to produce diamonds. He also did pioneering work in nanotechnology and built the first Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System in Canada at IASUT. Later on, this technology was utilized to build solid state semiconductor diode lasers and infrared sensors for different biomedical applications. This technology was also used in Space Shuttle experiments to produce high quality nanofilms under extreme vacuum conditions. The results of the above scientific activities were published in Nature, The Journal of Applied Physics, Physics Letters and other prestigious scientific journals.
During the last twenty five years, Dr. Salansky has concentrated on the field of biomedical engineering. In this period he has developed, among others, the first artificial breathing device for injured people, a bone stimulator for fractured non-union bones, sensor to study intracellular neuron activities with submicron resolution to measure the electrical neurons activity and their temperature changes simultaneously, Codetron - a device for pain relief and remote control of brain biochemistry, advanced high resolution FFT EEG technology for brain research with Fast Fourier transform overlapping capabilities, sensitive enough to measure brain phenomenon related to meditation, prayers and other emotional states, and a chemoluminescence system for the assessment of neutrophil “respiratory burst” in whole blood. While at the University of Miami, he participated in the ground-breaking study of wound healing with Low Energy Photonic Therapy.
In the field of biomedical technologies, Dr. Salansky is the inventor of 19 devices for medical and scientific applications and is the holder of over 20 patents. He was elected a fellow of the American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and was an active member of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. As the author (or co-author) of more than 200 studies, articles and books, he is recognized as a global expert in the field of nanotechnology and the medical application of photons. He has gained international acclaim for his work in Low Energy Photonic Therapy which includes the International Award in Physics and Medicine (1997), the Canadian New Pioneers Award in Science and Technology (1998), and was nominated Cambridge University Man of the Year in 1999.
The scientific breakthroughs invented by Dr. Salansky pertaining to Low Energy Photonic Therapy have resonated throughout the scientific community specializing in cold laser, low intensity laser, and low level laser therapy. Of crucial significance in this field are the discoveries and applications of Therapeutic Optical Windows (TOWs) and 3D photon distribution in the tissue. This therapy was instrumental to help hundreds of thousands of people to recover from severe pain, restricted range of motion, providing effective tissue healing for sufferers with recalcitrant skin ulcers.
While maintaining high priority in the aims and activities of IMI Healing Technologies, Dr Salansky has recently been heavily involved in the conceptual development and design of new methods for water desalination and combustion systems to prevent air pollution and utilize the technology for waste management and increased production of oil from oil sands (bitumen).
Dr. Natasha Salansky, PhD, DAc
Chief Scientist and co-founder of IMI Healing Technologies, Director and co-founder of the Millennium Health Institute, (Toronto).
Dr. Natasha Salansky, Ph.D., D.Ac. (maiden name Filonenko) accomplished her PhD degree in laser physics at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences under the guidance of academician Roald Sagdeev, a former Head of Russian Space Program and a scientific advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev.
She holds a degree in Clinical Acupuncture from the Canadian School of Natural Health Sciences and a degree in Naturopathy (Alternative & Complimentary Health Care) from Moscow Health University.
Dr. N. Salansky has been conducting research in the areas of photobiological effects and healing phenomena induced by lasers and monochromatic light in cell cultures, animals, as well as in clinical applications. Her research has been supported by the Canadian Department of National Defence, DCIEM, McMaster University, as well as private funds. The main focus of her research was on increasing efficacy and improving delivery systems of Low Energy Photonic and Laser Therapy (LEPT) for numerous clinical applications including acute and chronic wound and injury healing, chronic pain, and repetitive strain injuries.
Her research (jointly with Dr. Norman Salansky) culminated in the development of Drs. Salansky Clinical Protocols for LEPT and LEP2000 Multi-Modality Therapeutic System for numerous applications in rehabilitation medicine. Ongoing clinical research (including double blind studies) suggests high efficacy of Drs. Salansky Clinical Protocols for acute trauma, chronic skin ulcers, acute and chronic pain, degenerative diseases (like “frozen shoulder”), low back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Salansky is a practicing clinician and assisted to many patients in full recovery from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic skin ulcers being able to prevent amputations in some cases. Dr. Salansky is a consultant to Toronto hospitals on the use of LEPT in rehabilitation medicine. Since 1992, she has been providing training courses on the use of LEPT to physicians, physiotherapists, and other health practitioners.
Dr. N. Salansky is an author of over 60 scientific publications and a book. She holds (jointly with Dr. Norman Salansky) 2 USA patents. She has been invited to speak to international conferences including WALT congresses and NATO Military Medicine Symposium.