Massage Therapy Canada

Registration Now Open for Innovations in Laser Therapy

March 12, Toronto, Ont. – Leaders in laser therapy across the globe will come together in Mississauga, Ontario on June 9, 2012 for a one-day educational symposium, titled "Innovations in Laser Therapy", featuring the latest developments in this emerging field. 

March 19, 2012  By Massage Therapy Canada

A growing number of massage therapists are
incorporating laser therapy into their practice because it provides the
practitioner with a safe, effective and hands-free option to alleviate pain,
accelerate healing and reduce inflammation.  This interactive conference
will give massage therapists the opportunity to learn how to use laser therapy
to grow their current practice volume and to learn about new developments in
application to ensure optimal clinical outcomes.

Meditech International Inc., the manufacturer of the BioFlex Laser
Therapy System, is pleased to host this event. 

Featured speakers include:


Benjamin Yuen, DC, MSc, MCC(UK) who will be presenting  Efficacy of Laser Therapy for Neck
and Back Pain.
   Dr. Yuen has been a
practicing chiropractor for the past 32 years and has lectured throughout
Canada, England, China, South Africa and the United States. He has also served
four years as Director, Post Graduate and Continuing Education Division at
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Yuen currently operates a very busy
and successful clinic in Nova Scotia where his laser clinic is the largest in
Eastern Canada. He has effectively integrated laser therapy into his
chiropractic practice especially in the area of musculoskeletal disorders.

Mary Dyson, PhD, C Biol, FAIUM(Hon),
who will be presenting The Biology of Soft Tissue Repair
.  Mary Dyson is Emeritus Reader in Biology
of Tissue Repair
at King’s College (KCL), University of
London, UK and an Honorary Reader in the Department of Physiology, University
College, London. She is the author of over 100 research publications in
peer-reviewed journals, is one of the editors of the 38th edition of Gray’s
Anatomy, and lectures internationally on topics that include diagnostic and
therapeutic ultrasound, laser therapy, wound healing, tissue repair and
regeneration, injury and repair-related aspects of sports medicine. She was
president of the International Laser Therapy Association (ILTA) from 1992-1994,
was a founding 
member of the World Association for Laser
Therapy (WALT) and a member of the North American Association for Laser Therapy

Fernanda Saraga, BSc (Honours), MSc, PhD, who will be presenting Introduction
to Laser Therapy, Physics and Mechanisms of Action. 
Fernanda Saraga holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in physics and
a Master of Science and Doctorate Degree in physiology from the University of
Toronto. She has published six articles in peer-reviewed journals and has
previously lectured at York University and the University of Toronto. Fernanda
is Director of Clinical Research and Education at Meditech International Inc.
and lectures regularly in the Laser Therapy Certification Program, at Advanced
Laser Therapy training sessions and international conferences.

James Donovan, BKin(Honours), DC, Dac, who will be presenting Applications
of Laser Therapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions. 
James Donovan received an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in
kinesiology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed his
chiropractic training Cum Laude at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Donovan is a Certified Kinesiologist, Certified
Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a trained Medical Acupuncturist. Since
joining Meditech International, James has gained a comprehensive knowledge of
laser therapy with a particular focus on the clinical aspects of this
revolutionary treatment method. He has trained hundreds of healthcare
professionals on laser therapy application through the BioFlex Laser Therapy
Certification and Advanced Training Courses and lectures at meetings throughout

Laser therapy is highly effective in the treatment of many
musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis, soft tissue injuries and wound
healing.  The technology uses
super-luminous and laser diodes to irradiate injured tissue with light in the
form of photons.  These particles
of energy are absorbed by a variety of molecules within the cell, facilitating
the conversion of light into biochemical energy.  Consequently, multiple physiological responses are
initiated, resulting in the restoration of normal cell morphology and

An increasing number of healthcare practitioners are utilizing
laser therapy to accelerate healing, reduce inflammation and eliminate pain.
Unlike other treatments that simply modulate symptoms, laser therapy enables
healthcare providers to treat the underlying source of pain without adverse

For full symposia information including
full speaker profiles, CE accreditation and registration go to 






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