Take a Look to See How Laser Therapy Helped these Patients:

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City News Features Laser Therapy for Arthritis Sufferers

City News highlighted the positive results from patients using Laser Therapy:

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The Toronto Raptors and Laser Therapy:

Hear (and see) what the Raptors have to say about Laser Therapy:

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Johnston Health Center Patients and Laser Therapy

Here is what a few patients have said about laser therapy at Johnston Health Center:

1.  Dr. Will and Dr. Erin provide a friendly welcoming atmosphere. I’ve been coming to the clinic for several years for regular chiropractic care, nutritional support, and most recently laser therapy. I started the laser therapy for my  Morton’s Neuroma on my left foot after just a couple treatments the pain is completely gone!  I’ve learned so much about how my body works thanks to their educational approach. Their techniques are the most up to date out
there
and I feel like I’m receiving the best care.
- April, 2014 

2.  I am a busy father of two young kids and a police officer.  I have had low back pain and sciatic pain for years.  The pain was affecting my activities every day.  I can honestly say that my pain level has reduced by 90%.  I have
been
religiously going for laser treatments.  This is the best I have felt in years.  I would recommend the Johnston Health Center to anyone with chronic or acute pain.
- May 14, 2104 

3.  I had pain in my left elbow, which was broken five years ago.  After several treatments of laser the pain disappeared.  Wonderful!
April 17, 2014

4.  I have psoriasis on my back, which would not clear up with medicine and ointment.  After several treatments of laser it is starting to heal and reduce in size.
April 17, 2014

Interested in learning more about BioFlex system and LILT? Fill out the form below for a free demonstration and consultation:

Laser Therapy at Johnston Health Center

At Johnston Health Center, one of the services that we offer is Laser Therapy.  Read further to find out more about this service.  If you are interested in this service, be sure to fill out the form at the end of this blog post for a free consultation
and demonstration.  Take some time to read through our patient testimonies as well, they offer insight on how this therapy has specifically assisted their healing.

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 A Low Intensity Laser Therapy (L.I.L.T.)

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.
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 that include:

GENERAL: INJURIES: INFLAMMATORY: MUSCULOSKELETAL:
  • repetitive stress injury
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • rotator cuff tear
  • epicondylitis
  • fibromyalgia
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction
  • headaches & migraines
  • ligament and tendon tears
  • fractures with associated soft tissue injuries
  • facet joint syndrome
  • bulging and herniated discs
  • contusions
  • tendonitis
  • myositis
  • synovitisc
  • bursitis
  • plantar fasciitis
  • osteoarthritis
  • chondromalacia patella
  • discogenic & vertebrogenic radiculopathy
  • spinal stenosis
  • calcifications (i.e. bone spurs)
OTHER APPLICATIONS:
Wound healing
Gout / arthritis
Lymphedema
Neuropathies (diabetic, etc)
Lymphedema (acute & chronic)
Dermal ulcers:
– venous stasis
– atherosclerotic
– contact
– diabetic
– traumatic
Burns:
– thermal
– chemical
Dermatology:
– herpes zoster (shingles)
– ezcemas
– psoriasis

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. In addition, computer controlled dosimetry, patient management and conditions software monitors and regulates the output of the treatment heads to insure optimum treatment is delivered each time.

With the BioFlex system we now achieve results that we did not think were possible…and many of our patients, who are now living pain free, would agree!

Here is what a few patients have said about laser therapy at Johnston Health Center:

1.  Dr. Will and Dr. Erin provide a friendly welcoming atmosphere. I’ve been coming to the clinic for several years for regular chiropractic care, nutritional support, and most recently laser therapy. I started the laser therapy for my  Morton’s Neuroma on my left foot after just a couple treatments the pain is completely gone!  I’ve learned so much about how my body works thanks to their educational approach. Their techniques are the most up to date out
there
and I feel like I’m receiving the best care.
- April, 2014 

2.  I am a busy father of two young kids and a police officer.  I have had low back pain and sciatic pain for years.  The pain was affecting my activities every day.  I can honestly say that my pain level has reduced by 90%.  I have
been
religiously going for laser treatments.  This is the best I have felt in years.  I would recommend the Johnston Health Center to anyone with chronic or acute pain.
- May 14, 2104 

3.  I had pain in my left elbow, which was broken five years ago.  After several treatments of laser the pain disappeared.  Wonderful!
April 17, 2014

4.  I have psoriasis on my back, which would not clear up with medicine and ointment.  After several treatments of laser it is starting to heal and reduce in size.
April 17, 2014

Interested in learning more about BioFlex system and LILT? Fill out the form below for a free demonstration and consultation:

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Getting Your Whole Family to Eat Healthy!

We’ve all been there: trying to get our family to eat healthy.  It sounds so easy, yet we all know the struggle that it can be.

This summer we came across this article written by Camille Macres.  We thought it would be a fantastic fit for our Monday Make-Over Series.  Camille outlines some great tips and suggestions on how get team buy-in for healthy eating.  From including your children in the meal planning process to getting all the “junk food” out of the house, there are some great tips to get your family started on the way to a healthier lifestyle.

Check out her article HERE

Sometimes the changing our lifestyle seems like a daunting task.  Just take the first step…1 Degree of change, make this new change part of your new routine.

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For the Love of Basil….

Here is a great article from Julie Daniluk and the health benefits of basil.

Every year in the summer, my husband skips the flowers and brings home a bushel basket of basil from the farmers’ market for only $25. I’m always able to turn that gift into a freezer full of delicious homemade pesto. You see, while basil is native to Asia and Africa, it’s Italy that has instilled this herb into our hearts ever since pesto became one of the world’s most loved sauces. No surprise then that in Italy (and in my home!), basil is a symbol of love.

But I also love basil for a few other reasons: its intense aromatic oil scares pests away and ensures a good harvest, and it also happens to be an incredible guardian of your health, too!

Have a look at these brilliant basil facts:

1. Adding basil to your diet can help to protect you from bacteria, yeast and mold. Basil has strong anti-bacterial properties. This powerful plant contains several essential oils that have been found to exhibit antimicrobial activity against a wide range of bacteria such as listeria, staphylococcus and salmonella. These strains of bacteria are not only widespread, but are becoming resistant to treatment with antibiotic drugs.

2. Basil has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Basil not only provides healing benefits for people with inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, but it also provides relief from the symptoms. The volatile oils in basil contain a compound called eugenol, which mimics the action of over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen.

3. Basil can protect your DNA from radiation and oxidative damage. Basil contains compounds called flavonoids. Two of these compounds, orientin and vicenin, have been studied extensively and results show that they protect the structure of cells as well as chromosomes from damage caused by radiation and oxidation.

4. Basil contains volatile essential oils that can help in the fight against acne. The volatile oils in found in basil have strong antimicrobial action that can help to fight the bacteria responsible for causing acne.

5. Basil oil’s eugenol also has anti-cancer properties. It is well documented that eugenol has a protective effect against melanoma, skin tumours, osteosarcoma and leukemia.

6. Basil can protect your heart and help to reduce blood pressure. The high levels of beta carotene in basil will be converted in the body to vitamin A. This vitamin provides strong antioxidant protection to the lining of the blood vessels and helps to prevent damage from free radicals. The high levels of magnesium in basil have been shown to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow.

Basil and tomato salad

Basil and cherry tomato salad
This recipe highlights the best of local produce. The tomatoes have a more concentrated flavour this year due to the dry weather and pair perfectly with fresh basil. Due to the acidity of the tomatoes, there’s no need for vinegar. Yellow cherry tomatoes are milder and easier on sensitive stomachs. The omega-3 fat in the walnuts and the anti-inflammatory action of the olive oil make this salad wonderfully healing. This recipe can last a few days and is a huge family hit anytime.

Ingredients:
4 cups of cherry tomatoes
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste
1 cup basil leaves, packed
1 cup walnuts
½ cup kalamata olives

Directions:
1. Chop cherry tomatoes in half and add to a mixing bowl.
2. Season with olive oil and salt.
3. Chop basil into thin ribbons and sprinkle over tomatoes.
4. Add walnut pieces and chopped olives and gently toss all ingredients together in the bowl.

Makes 8 servings
Bushels of tomatoes are still available at a great deal of our local farmer’s markets.  Why not pick up some tomatoes and make this delicious and nutritious salad?  Have a super weekend!

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