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Highlighting the Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy (BioFlex Laser) Available at Johnston Health and Laser Centre

BioFlex Laser Therapy (a form of Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy [LLLT]) treats many conditions by promoting healing at the cellular level.

Retired NBA athlete, Antonio Davis, swears by BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy. When he played for the Toronto Raptors, he strained his triceps. Though some people doubted that he could play so soon after injuring himself, he returned to the basketball court with a stellar performance after using Cold Laser Therapy for just two days.  Several MLB baseball players have been instructed to use Cold Laser Therapy for 10-20 minutes before and after pitching. The therapy results in a reduction of inflammation and pain, and production of collagen, cartilage and muscle cells.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or weekend warrior, consider using BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy to treat your muscle strains and sports injuries!

You can learn more about this therapy HERE
or book a consultation with our office at 705-728-3070

Concussions, BioFlex Laser Therapy and Johnston Health & Laser Center

At the Johnston Health Center, we use the BioFlex Professional Laser Therapy System exclusively. The BioFlex system utilizes three stages of treatment, red, near-infrared and a near-infrared laser probe. It is this combined effect of three different wavelengths of light that contributes to the system’s effectiveness.  Learn more about the recent case studies highlighting the success that this treatment has on the treatment of concussions.

The Aftermath. Concussions and Phototherapy.

It’s Not Just For Boxers – by Robbie Adams August 31 2017, taken from www.bioflexlaser.com



Whether you made $300 million dollars fighting or you just fell off a bike; a blow to the head may affect your brain’s white matter and impact cognition, memory and thinking abilities.


  1. You do not need to lose consciousness in order to experience a concussion.
  2. A concussion rarely has ‘visible’ brain structural injury.
  3. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a period of near full cognitive rest in the first 3 to 5 days after injury.
  4. People who have suffered a concussion in the past are more susceptible to experience severe symptoms following an additional episode such as dizziness, insomnia, Photophobia/hyperacusis, diplopia, chronic encephalopathy, and termed dementia pugilistica.
  5. Repeated concussions increase a person’s risk for dementia, Parkinson’s disease and depression, in later life.

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Phototherapy is the use of light in the treatment of physical or mental illness.


An overall protective response is thought to occur with repeated light treatments. In addition to increasing cerebral blood flow, some researchers believe these light treatments reduce the oxidative damage and chronic inflammation that occurs in the brain after a concussion.


Preliminary scientific research, including animal studies and case reports, along with the case studies suggest that Phototherapy or Cold Laser Therapy may be an effective treatment option for patients with post-concussion syndrome. However, larger controlled studies are warranted to establish this therapy as a viable option for some of the symptoms that patients experience following episodes of trauma to the brain.

While experimental at present, this technology may provide a therapeutic treatment option to a condition that is in dire need of a solution.

For more information regarding BioFlex Laser Therapy, book your free consultation by calling the office.

Proactive Approach to Building Immunity – With Johnston Health and Laser Center


Adjustments can be so beneficial to children, especially with the stress, and colds of going back to school! 
An increase in chronic childhood disease is part of the reason parents today seek alternative health care for kids. Chiropractic care is an effective and affordable program by licensed providers that addresses children’s health conditions associated with the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Gentle, noninvasive and drug free, chiropractic adjustments treat, resolve and prevent a wide range of health problems. Recent research by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) found spinal manipulative therapy safe and successful in treating children of all ages.
Read more about the benefits of chiropractic care HERE 
Source – livestrong.com
The Johnston Health & Laser Center is a facility like no other.  We are a caring and professional Health Center that is committed to improving your health and the health of your family.  Our facility is different than many health centers you have been in.  You will be educated every step of the way in your return to great health.  
For more information, please contact us for a free consultation!
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A Good Night’s Rest with Johnston Health and Laser Center

A study of 13 countries showed more than 30 per cent of Canadians feel they aren’t getting the right amount of sleep.  Canada was only beaten by the U.K. (37 per cent) and Ireland (34 per cent) for the dubious distinction of most exhausted nation. Americans came in as the fourth worst sleepers on the list, while Italy, Indonesia and India were among the most rested.*  Are you part of the 30% of Canadians that are not getting the correct amount of sleep?  Looking for ways to improve your sleep and be more rested?

Talk to the Johnston Health and Laser Center team to learn more about Melatonin and Essential Oils and how these products may benefit your sleeping.  Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the penial gland that signals to the body that it is nighttime.  There are several factors that can disrupt the natural melatonin cycles.  Johnston Health and Laser Centre offers a wide range of products that can help!

The benefits of essential oils date back to the 17th century.  According to Dr. Mercola “There are probably as many uses for essential oils as there are varieties, but research shows particular promise in relieving stress, pain and nausea, stabilizing your mood, and improving sleep, memory and energy levels.As noted by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA):3 “It [Aromatherapy] seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.”**

Here is a great tool put together by Dr. Mercola outlining the benefits of many varieties of Essential Oils.  To learn which essential oils that would benefit your sleep issues contact the office to book a consultation –  705-728-3070

The Sleep Foundation offers six suggestions on how to get a better nights sleep:
  1. Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends. This helps to regulate your body’s clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night.
  2. Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime conducted away from bright lights helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep.
  3. If you have trouble sleeping, avoid naps, especially in the afternoon. Power napping may help you get through the day, but if you find that you can’t fall asleep at bedtime, eliminating even short catnaps may help.
  4. Exercise daily. Vigorous exercise is best, but even light exercise is better than no activity. Exercise at any time of day, but not at the expense of your sleep.
  5. Evaluate your room. Design your sleep environment to establish the conditions you need for sleep. Your bedroom should be cool – between 60 and 67 degrees. Your bedroom should also be free from any noise that can disturb your sleep. Finally, your bedroom should be free from any light. Check your room for noises or other distractions. This includes a bed partner’s sleep disruptions such as snoring. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, “white noise” machines, humidifiers, fans and other devices.
  6. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows. Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. The one you have been using for years may have exceeded its life expectancy – about 9 or 10 years for most good quality mattresses. Have comfortable pillows and make the room attractive and inviting for sleep but also free of allergens that might affect you and objects that might cause you to slip or fall if you have to get up
Source – https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-tools-tips/healthy-sleep-tips


* Source – http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/most-sleep-deprived-nation-study-ranks-canada-third-out-of-13-1.3136333
** Source – http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/01/21/benefits-essential-oils.aspx

Johnston Health & Laser Client Testimonial for Laser Therapy

As many of you are now aware, Johnston Health & Laser Center offers laser therapy from Bio Flex Laser.  Many of our blog posts and social media posts have outlined the benefits of this treatment.

Today, we are sharing a testimonial from one of patients who has benefited greatly from this treatment offer at Johnston Health & Laser Center:


The BioFlex system utilizes three stages of treatment, red, near-infrared and a near-infrared laser probe. With L.I.L.T., laser light penetrates the tissues and restores normal cell function. It enhances the body’s own healing process by decreasing inflammation, increasing the speed of healing and eliminating pain.

Bioflex Laser and LILT are approved by Health Canada for treatment of many conditions including sports injuries, arthritic problems, and back problems. This surgery alternative is available at Johnston Health Center.  It is a NON TOXIC, SAFE & NON INVASIVE method of using low power laser and super luminous diodes to successfully treat a variety of medical conditions. 

To learn more about the benefits of laser therapy, and how it may help you personally please book a consultation – Barrie: 705-728-3070 and NorthBay: 705-476-9111 or email us at info@johnstonhealthcenter.com

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