John S. Thorp, President and founder of the Thorp Institute of Integrated Medicine, Inc. (est. 1997), is one of the foremost authorities on the microcurrent technologies known as the Electro-Acuscope, Myopulse and Equiscope.
Throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s, John was a successful Hollywood stuntman on such shows as Hawaii Five O, The Six Million Dollar Man, Magnum P.I., Jake and the Fatman, and a host of others. In 1986, he shattered his tibia, fibula, and femur and was told by doctors that without a total knee replacement he would be crippled for life. This procedure would have ended his career and the lifestyle he loved and worked so hard to achieve. Fortunately, Hollywood actor Lee Majors recommended that John try a new and highly regarded therapy that had been thrust into the limelight by professional athletes such as Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, and Jack Nicklaus.
John followed through with Lee’s recommendation, and the results were incredible. A year from the date of his injury, John competed in his first triathlon on a leg doctors said would never bend again. He returned to the occupation he loved and began sharing the new technology he had found with his colleagues. Initially working on horses and their riders and trainers, John proved that his dramatic recovery was not created by a placebo effect. Every horse and person he worked on had the same results: a reduction of chronic pain and expedited recovery time.
John’s goal has long been to bring this technology into mainstream use in the fields of human and animal pain management. John attended the Institute of Oriental Medicine to study acupuncture, concurrently becoming licensed in the state of Hawaii as a massage therapist. He was hired by the Castle Medical Center in Hawaii at the Work Well Rehabilitation Center, where he oversaw 40-plus patients a day. It was there that he developed his protocols for the use of the technologies for pain. John has owned and managed medical clinics over the past twenty years.
Today, John lives pain-free and is active in many different sports including surfing, running and biking. Despite the fact his knee remains bone on bone, he has not needed any treatment since that first year of daily therapy in 1986. Click here to see his xrays.