The Bioﬂex Laser System is a highly sophisticated therapeutic device that combines the potential beneﬁts of low laser with super luminous diodes for the eﬀective treatment of many medical disorders. Developed and engineered by Meditech International Incorporated. The Bioﬂex system represents the decade’s most signiﬁcant technological advancement in Low Intensity Laser Therapy.
Thermal versus Low Intensity Laser Therapy
High power or thermal lasers can produce a substantial amount of heat. This destructive potential makes high power lasers a key player in industrial applications such as cutting and welding. Thermal laser combines power and precision and for these reasons is widely used in surgical practice. Unlike thermal lasers, the low intensity laser beam is ‘soft power” and does not produce heat. Red and infra-red lasers with outputs in the range of 25-250 mW belong in this category and are considered to be athermal. Low Intensity Laser Therapy initiates and stimulates many beneﬁcial physiological processes within the cell. In essence it promotes the healing of damaged cells which makes it applicable in the therapy of many diﬀerent pathologies. Moreover, it is nondestructive with regard to the target tissue.
How does Bioﬂex compare with other conventional treatments?
For many years, rehabilitation therapies, including ultrasound, inferential current, TENS, amongst others have been used extensively throughout the world to treat pain and stimulate the healing process. Unlike the Bioﬂex Laser technology, the healing eﬀects of these treatments have at time been disappointing and studies have shown that symptom modulation occurs through transient increased circulation and release of endorphins. In contrast, the Bioﬂex system is able to inﬂuence the pathology directly at the cellular level, resulting in therapeutic beneﬁts that are more profound and generally curative.
Why is Bioﬂex the most advanced laser system?
Never before has a laser treatment oﬀered such sophisticated levels of accuracy, control and versatility. The ﬂexible, multisource diode arrays exclusive to the Bioﬂex optical heads, can be contoured to any target tissue for maximum coverage and precise dosage delivery. The Bioﬂex control unit provides exceptional monitoring and adaptability, enabling the healthcare professional unlimited ﬂexibility in the adjustment of multiple parameters to safely and accurately treat the speciﬁc needs of each individual patient. P-C-based operating software is a standard feature of Bioﬂex, providing the user with recommended scientiﬁcally developed and clinically tested protocols for each medical application. The Bioﬂex has been approved for use by the FDA and Health Canada. The CE mark of approval has also been obtained and the manufacturing standards of UL and ISO have been fully observed as well.
Why do other devices have a shorter treatment time?
It is reasonable to apply treatment for a period of time required to stimulate the cells initially in order to produce a positive clinical eﬀect. The time factor should not be controlled by economics but rather the optimal beneﬁt to the cells. Generally it is not appropriate to treat patients with Low Intensity Laser Therapy for 10 minutes or less, excluding dermatological lesions. Clinical research indicates that for the majority of conditions, 20-60 minutes of treatment is the optimal duration (depending on the power source of the device).
In the treatment of skeletal pathologies where considerable soft tissue involvement occurs considering the three dimensional perspective, up to an hour or more of time may be required for eﬀective therapy. This is certainly the case with regards to the treatment of low back cases, advanced degenerative osteoarthritis and other diﬃcult and resistant conditions.
Bioﬂex track record
It should be noted that over one million individual applications to date and with appropriate diagnosis; a 90% signiﬁcant improvement/cure rate has been achieved. Several controlled studies have been conducted since 1996 using the Bioﬂex Professional System and a synopsis of these studies is available upon request. Moreover, throughout this process, no adverse eﬀects have been observed to date. In applying the present standard of evidence-based medicine, it is clear that this system is the most advanced and sophisticated therapeutic device currently available on a global basis. The Bioﬂex is in use today across North America, Europe, South America and Asia. This system is being used by an increasing number of chiropractors, physiotherapists and physicians. Additionally, the Toronto Raptors, the Maple Leafs, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Miami Heat and the Canadian Ballet Company along with many others high performance athletic organizations have utilized the technology successfully as their basic platform. Also many athletes from the world of golf, hockey and tennis have also beneﬁted from the eﬀects of this world class therapy.