What Is The BioFlex Personal Therapy System?
The BioFlex Therapy System is a Health Canada approved light therapy device designed by Meditech International which is currently utilised by over 2000 Physicians, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and other Healthcare professionals in over 50 countries. The Personal Therapy System has been specifically designed for individuals who do not have access to a professional BioFlex Clinic and are looking for relief from numerous musculoskeletal and joint problems including arthritis, repetitive stress injuries, back pain, tendonitis and a wide range of sport related soft-tissue injuries. CEO of Meditech International and creator of the BioFlex Personal Therapy System, Dr Fred Kahn, MD, is a recognised industry leader in the field of light therapy and its use in eliminating pain, accelerating healing and restoration of quality of life for patients suffering from a wide range of medical conditions.
What does it treat?
The BioFlex Personal Therapy System is approved for the treatment of the following conditions:
Soft Tissue & Sports Injuries
- Ligament & Tendon Tears
- Muscle Strains
Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Degenerative Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Vertebral Radiculopathy
- Chronic Spinal Problems
- Herniated Disc
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Post Herpetic Neuralgia
How does the BioFlex Personal Therapy System work?
The BioFlex Personal Therapy System works by irradiating or bathing injured or diseased tissue with Red and Infrared light in a specific sequence, intensity and duration. The effective application, initiates a series of physiological reactions within the tissue cells that leads to the restoration of normal cell structure and function.
The power of Red and Infrared lighting
There are currently over 4000 scientific theses as well as 400 clinical studies that support the efficacy of light therapy. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducted a vast number of research on light therapy, which acted as a foundation for many other studies.
Most of the research focused on the optimal wavelengths for ensuring maximum penetration and absorption by injured or diseased cells within the tissue. The findings from the research concluded that Red Light at a wavelength of approximately 660nM and Infrared Light at 840nM is the optimum for recovery. The BioFlex Personal Therapy System makes use of LEDs that emits the exact wavelengths.
The Treatment Array
The patented Treatment Array covers a large surface area and has been specifically designed to be hands-free and to emit both Red Infrared LEDs into the array surface. The arrays, which are both durable and easy to maintain, are easily adjustable to a variety of anatomical configurations providing a comfortable tight fit against the skin which is critical for optimal performance.
The Controller Unit
The controller unit is fitted with a user-friendly touch screen. It is pre-programmed with scientifically developed protocols for each of the 12 anatomical regions depicted on the face of the controller. There are three intensity levels for each protocol, which assists in contributing toward optimum clinical outcomes.