Fred Kahn, MD, FRCS(C)
BioFlex Laser, a division of Meditech International Inc, is a company dedicated to using the healing power of light to alleviate the pain and negative impacts of many common diseases. We are committed to being a clinically proven, non-invasive, non-toxic and safe alternative and adjunct to other therapies, with excellent patient outcomes being our priority focus. We are clinician’s first, partnering with world class engineers, to create products that are incubated in our Meditech clinics, bringing you the best in class low level laser therapy solutions.
Over the past 20 years, the company has developed the BioFlex Series of Laser Therapy Systems, the most advanced and effective devices available on a global basis. Incorporating basic research, scientific knowledge and clinical expertise, the company has developed protocols for a vast array of medical conditions.
Protocols are refined on an ongoing basis at the Toronto Meditech Rehabilitation Clinics where 500 treatments are administered on a weekly basis. Clinics using BioFlex Laser Therapy Systems are established worldwide and over 2 million treatments have been administered without any significant complication or adverse effects. Find a clinic here.
Fred Kahn, a physician, sustained a severe rotator cuff injury in a skiing accident. Aware of the shortcomings of surgical repair for this condition, he utilized a primitive European Laser Therapy device in order to resolve this problem. Almost instantly, he obtained relief from the pain and with continuing treatment was able to restore a normal range of motion of the shoulder. This stimulated Dr. Kahn to explore the possibility of developing more sophisticated devices to treat a more extensive range of clinical conditions.
Meditech International was founded by Dr. Kahn and incorporation was completed in 1992. A series of concept devices were developed under Dr. Kahn’s leadership at CATE, Centre of Technology and Education at Ryerson University in Toronto. Systems were simultaneously developed for utilization by healthcare professionals and for patient use at home.
A Research and Development laboratory was established at Ryerson University; this included engineers, basic researchers and clinicians.
Within the laboratory at Ryerson, the first Meditech Clinic was opened to treat a variety of medical conditions and establish appropriate therapeutic protocols. Many patients, including Ryerson staff, presented for treatment of conditions that had not been resolved by conventional therapies.
Meditech corporate headquarters, including the Laser Rehabilitation Centre, relocate to a freestanding facility at 411 Horner Avenue in Etobicoke, Ontario. Over the past fifteen years, this establishment has become the most comprehensive Laser Therapy Clinic in North America and is currently administering over 1500 patient treatments weekly.
A second Meditech Laser Rehabilitation Clinic opens in Central Downtown Toronto. This was carried out in order to enable business executives and their extensive staff to have access to Laser Therapy close to their place of work.
The Educational Centre was opened adjacent to the Etobicoke Clinic in order to establish a regular educational program. This was a significant step forward, enabling health care professionals to travel from around the world and attend an extensive program, incorporating all aspects of Laser Therapy including history, mechanisms of action, enhanced application, etc. The courses are held regularly at a minimum of once per month, however sometimes are conducted every two weeks. The company also occasionally hosts this type of event at offsite venues in San Diego, Calgary and a number of other major cities.
The 6000 square foot research, engineering and manufacturing department with state of the art instrumentation was added. Previously these functions had been carried out at a number of separate locations and bringing them together enabled a more coherent, focused approach. Specialists in photoelectronics, software, hardware and other specialized disciplines were now able to communicate directly and this collaboration has inspired innovations on a continuing basis. Laser Therapy is not a static technology and a cutting edge philosophy indoctrinates this energetic group.
Visit us at one of our Meditech clinics where our expertise is the administration of low level light therapy. Our commitment in clinical practice is to provide a high standard of care based on clinical outcomes. Plus, there are hundreds of other clinics around the world providing BioFlex Laser treatments.