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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.

Suffering from a Concussion? LILT Offers Help

It as though when winter related sports are occurring, we hear more about the dangers and life altering impacts of concussions.  Truth is, concussions are frequent all year round and the impact of concussions is very serious.

A recent study shows that Low Intensity Laser Therapy is producing amazing results in the treatment of concussions. Dr. W Gifford Jones, recently interviewed Dr. Fred Kahn, an international authority on LILT in Toronto.  Dr. Kahn sees over 500 patients per year of acute and chronic concussion with a greater than 90% success rate. Read through Dr. Jones’ interview as reported in the Toronto Sun.  In this article you will find client testimonials that outline the proven results.

Are you suffering from the effects of a debilitating concussion? Johnston Health and Laser Center  offers the Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT).  Learn more about this service by visiting our website or contact us for a free consultation.

Read through the entire article here:

A New Prescription for Concussions

If my children wanted to play a sport that involved head contact, would I be concerned? You bet I would. And I’d encourage them to think twice about their decision. But concussions can also occur after a car accident and in unusual circumstances. To date, taking time off to smell the roses for months, has been the usual medical treatment. Now, a study shows that Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT), is producing amazing results. To learn more about this procedure I interviewed Dr. Fred Kahn, an international authority on LILT, in Toronto.

Dr. Kahn’s clinic has been using LILT for years to treat arthritis, sport injuries, wounds and dermatological diseases. This year he will also treat 500 cases of acute and chronic concussion with a greater than 90% improvement rate!

Kahn explains that laser therapy utilizes superluminous and laser diodes to irradiate traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are absorbed by mitochondria, the power plants within the human cell. This triggers a cascade of complex physiological reactions which results in a return to normal cell structure and function. It also enhances the immune system.
Studies at Johns Hopkins University report that it does not need a hockey blow to trigger a concussion. For instance, in the U.S., there are annually 1.7 million concussions reported and 75% are mild.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also report a disturbing trend. The number of cases of concussion in older people is increasing as they fall and strike their heads. Today, many seniors are also taking blood thinners that increase the risk of brain hemorrhage when they fall.

Dr. Kahn described several cases of concussion that were treated in his clinic. A 17-year-old girl developed concussion after heading a soccer ball. Later, while skiing downhill, she collided heads on with another skier. This was followed by daily headaches, memory loss, inability to concentrate, sleep disorders, fatigue and blurry vision. Prior to seeing Dr Kahn she was treated by acupuncture, massage, osteopathic manipulation, and chiropractic therapy, none of which provided any benefit.

-After ten treatments with LILT, all of her symptoms had disappeared, and her memory loss had decreased by 80%.

Another patient, a 53-year-old bank marketing executive, developed a concussion in a most unusual way. Someone told her a hilarious joke. In reaction she threw her head backwards in laughter. Her head hit a hard wall. The noise could be heard two offices away, and she had not been able to work for four years. She suffered from short and long term memory loss, chronic fatigue, found it difficult to find the right words, could not concentrate, and had fuzzy vision. And a variety of ante-depressants had caused more depression!

This case is particularly interesting because all of the doctors who initially saw her diagnosed a severe sprain of the neck. None considered the diagnosis might be concussion! Dr Kahn’s treatment consisted of LILT twice a week. After   eight weeks the majority of symptoms had disappeared. With her recovery 85% complete, she can return to work within the year.

In another situation, a medical secretary fell down a flight of stairs causing a fractured skull and brain hemorrhage. She remained unconscious for eight hours. Fortunately, she was sent home from hospital after seven days along with an ample supply of Percocet. But the painkiller did not help her. In addition, she lost her sense of taste and smell, developed vertigo, bouts of nausea and depression. After 10 treatments of Dr. Kahn’s LILT, the patient showed 90% improvement. Three weeks later she returned to work.

LILT now offers a new exciting therapy. But new medical treatments are not easily accepted. As one wise sage once remarked, “All truth passes through several stages. First, it is ridiculed, then violently opposed, and finally it’s accepted as being self-evident.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: The column does not constitute medical advice and is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure disease. Please contact your doctor. The information provided is for informational purposes only and are the views solely of the author. For medical tips see Docgiff.com; for comments info@docgiff.com



Laser Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

Approximately 2-5% of the population will experience “Frozen Shoulder” in their lifetime.1
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a common condition in which the articular shoulder capsule (a sac of ligaments surrounding the joint) swells and stiffens, restricting its mobility. It typically affects only one shoulder, but one in five cases affect both.

You’re more likely to suffer from frozen shoulder if you’re female and over 40 years of age.

  • Age – being over 40 years of age.
  • Gender – 70% of people with frozen shoulder are women.
  • Recent surgery or arm fracture – immobility of recovery may cause the shoulder capsule to stiffen.
  • Diabetes – two to four times more likely to develop frozen shoulder for unknown reasons; symptoms may be more severe.
  • Having suffered a stroke.
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).
  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).
  • Cardiovascular disease (heart disease).
  • Parkinson’s disease 2

Learn more about how Laser Therapy can help with frozen shoulder through this success story!


Johnston Health Center offers laser therapy for the treatment of many chronic pain conditions including frozen shoulder.  For more information, please contact our offices at  705.728.3070 (Barrie) or 705.476.9111 (North Bay)


  1. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/frozen-shoulder-adhesive-capsulitis/abstract/1,2?utdPopup=true
  2. & 3 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/166186.php

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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