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The Journey: Star Wars is Here!

In November 2011 I followed my gut and traveled to Toronto, Canada to check out what appeared from a distance to be very promising. There, Dr Fred Kahn a trained Vascular Surgeon has spent the last 15+ years doing research, developing equipment and treating, by now, tens of thousands of patients with Low Intensity Laser therapy.

Dr Kahn, by combining a pretreatment of superluminous diodes with cold laser has substantially increased the absorbtion of photons in cells and therefore the healing potential of the laser. At the intercellular level the light from the diodes and laser is transformed into biochemical energy the body can utilize. Cells use this energy to repair and regenerate themselves, enhancing the body’s natural healing process. This is most helpful in chronic conditions where the affected area has been deprived of the resources it needs to heal by local congestion.

At our training we were impressed by everyone we met at Meditech. Unlike other companies who may aggressively market inferior equipment with insufficient follow up support, Dr Kahn has been more interested in research and developing effective protocols and he has attracted an equally dedicated team. As a result, the use of his equipment has grown organically from the base of operation out. His two Toronto clinics now see 800 patient visits a week and there are 40 some clinics using the Bioflex System in Ontario Province. Word of his work had just recently come to my attention here in the States.

In my years of practice I had not seen the kind of reversals of chronic degenerative musculoskeletal conditions that Dr Kahn’s protocols were acheiving. I was hooked but still nervous until we brought the system home and started treating. We didn’t have to wait long to see for ourselves.

One of the first clients we treated was a woman who has had a diabetic leg ulcer for months without healing. She knew that the last ulcer she had took over a year to completely heal. Within 12 treatments with the BioFlex system she had achieved 75% healing of the wound. She was delighted as well to find that these treatments are non-invasive and comfortable.

Another patient in her 50’s with chronic degenerative arthritis in her knee as well as 7 knee surgeries has reported after 10 treatments her pain level has decreased to almost 0/10 and she has increased ROM. She now has full range of motion and no pain for the first time in many years!

We have continued to add to our list of successes, at times with patients who had given up on the medical system. Sports injuries respond so quickly we are currently in the process of making contact with local school coaches and gyms to spread the word and are offering convenient treatment times for athletes. For more information call 724-387-1014 or click on This will bring you to the Meditech website’s most informative page.

These days I can’t help but jokingly tell my patients that Star Wars is here, seeing the similarities between their futuristic instruments for healing and the Bioflex laser system.What Conditions are Lasers Helpful with?​

Bioflex Cold Laser System

These are just some of the conditions we have seen significant improvement with:

  1. Radicular pain from disc herniations

  2. Rotator Cuff Tear

  3. Neuroma pain in feet

  4. RSD

  5. Hairline fracture in foot

  6. Arthritis in cervicals

  7. Sprained ankle (healed with 2 treatments)

  1. Migraine headaches

  2. Chronic ankle inflexibilty due to old injures

  3. Cervicogenic headaches

  4. DJD knees

  5. Diabetic neuropathy

  6. Torn medial meniscus

  7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What to Expect

Low Intensity Laser Therapy improves and cures multiple pathologies in the shortest possible period of time while achieving the following goals:

  1. Absense of Pain.

  2. Eliminate the need for drugs.

  3. Restoration of mobility. (normal range of motion)

  4. Improve quality of life. (activity levels, sleep, etc.)

  5. Reduce the need for surgical intervention.

Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) is the use of monochromatic light emission from a low intensity laser diode (250 miliwatts or less) or an array of high intensity Super Luminous Diodes (providing optical power in the 1000-2000 miliwatt range) to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions. The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular biomolecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell function and enhancement of the body’s healing processes. There is no discomfort while receiving the Bioflex Therapy. You will be fully clothed with the exception of the part of the body we are treating, seated comfortably or lying down. Many patients find their sessions relaxing enough to nap.

Treatments are usually scheduled 2-3 times a week or more frequently in acute cases, at least initially. Subsequent treatments are scheduled in accordance with the patient’s status. With regard to the number of treatment sessions, a minimum of 10-15 treatments is recommended. It is important to be aware that before treatment is initiated that the exact number of treatments cannot be predicted. In most cases we expect to see some change in symptomology after 3-5 sessions. There are however exceptions to this rule. Acute injuries generally respond more rapidly than chronic problems and each individual’s tissue response varies. Please do not forget that our objective is to minimize the length of treatment and the number of visits. However, on occasion even our best efforts require multiple treatments, patience and time.

Low Intensity Laser Therapy improves and cures multiple pathologies in the shortest possible period of time while achieving the following goals:

  1. Reduction of Pain.

  2. Reducing the need for drugs.

  3. Improved mobility. (normal range of motion)

  4. Improve quality of life. (activity levels, sleep, etc.)

  5. Reduce the need for surgical intervention.

Unfortunately all the major insurance companies have chosen to exclude Low Level Laser as a covered treatment at this time.

They are a number of years behind in reviewing research and earlier research was not designed to administer sufficient dosage for a biological effect. More recent research and clinical surveys (see Meditechs Clinical Analysis) has confirmed that when sufficient dosage parameters are used Laser Therapy promotes cell regeneration and speeds up healing.

We have purposely kept our fees below typical laser therapy fees in order to assist you in affording treatment. We also offer Care Credit plans.