As a medical advisory board, you are entrusted with consulting clients on scientific and healthcare-related issues. Due to overwhelmingly positive results from over 600 clinical studies conducted over 30+ years on low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for chronic pain management and relief from inflammation, you should be knowledgeable about LLLT devices, as well as their use and efficacy. We help you understand LLLT, including its benefits, and its application for a number of health conditions in-depth so that you can better advise clients on cold laser therapy in their medical centers.
Bernard E. Filner, MD has practiced pain medicine in Rockville, Maryland since 1987. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and by the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM). He is a member of the AAPM (and has served on its Technology and Education Committees), the American Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Society of Pain Educators , and the International Myopain Society. He is on the Board of Advisors of the National Fibromyalgia Partnership, Inc. and the National Fibromyalgia Association. As a clinician specializing in pain management, Dr. Filner has lectured extensively on the treatment of the myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia as well as techniques of trigger point injections—including presentations with Dr. Janet Travell (the Travell Seminars) early in his career. At the present time, Dr. Filner also conducts training courses in the use of the cold laser for pain treatment.
Dr. Carey A. Girgis, Chiropractic Physician, earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, Missouri. He was the first chiropractic physician in the State of Ohio to become nationally certified in non-surgical spinal decompression through an accredited university, Parker University, Dallas, Texas. He is additionally certified in non-surgical spinal decompression therapy through National University, Lombard, IL and Life University, Marietta, GA.
“Cold laser has become a buzzword. Many people use this term very loosely, but not all lasers are the same. A pointer laser is a laser but has no medical benefit. The wavelength of the laser is what is important because some wavelengths are beneficial and some are not. The wavelength and the power behind it determine the depth of penetration into the body. The cold laser we use has the deepest penetration power into the body, the MicroLight 830.”
“The MicroLight 3B laser, is one of the most advanced and researched lasers that I have come in contact with. From the General Motors research study, from its utilization by the New England Patriots, We recommend the MicroLight laser to all of our Disc Centers of America clients in all 43 States we have clinics in. My son currently has four of them in his practice, and I even utilize one at home. If you’re looking to give patients quick relief, the MicroLight is a game changer.”
—Dr. Eric Kaplan
The MOST followed chiropractor in the world on Twitter.
Co-Pres. & C.E.O. of Concierge Coaches
Owned 6 Multi-Million Dollar Clinics
Co-Chair of The Intl. Medical Advisory Board on Spinal Decompression
Pres. & Creator of DISC CENTERS of America
Former President & C.O.O. – NUTRISYSTEM
ONLY Chiropractor to Ever Hit #1-3X on Bestseller List
Appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FOX, including Dr. Oz
CEO, I.D.E.A. International Disc Education Association
Co-President, INA, International Neuropathy Association.
CEO founder of NeuroMed, NeuroDoc
Recently received the prestigious Pinnacle Award from his Alma Mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Chosen out of over 130,000 Alumni.
Dr. Jason Kaplan
Wellington Disc Centers of America
“The Microlight Laser is an amazing tool. It is a must laser for spinal decompression and any type of joint pain or inflammation. Working with professional athletes from all over the country utilizing the Microlight has enhanced my practice I currently have four of them looking forward to my fifth.”
—Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Jason Kaplan completed his undergraduate studies at Life University in Atlanta, GA where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology, specializing in sports, disc and dynamic structural injuries. While attending Parker, he worked in the school’s public clinic as their decompression expert where he trained clinic doctors and interns while also treating his own patients.
Since graduation he has worked with professional athletes from all over the world who sought treatment from Dr. Kaplan and his clinic. He has worked with professional athletes, from the PGA, LPGA, NBA as well as baseball players from the National & American leagues. Jason has worked with many current Hall of Famers.
Dr. Jason Kaplan is a third generation chiropractor. Chiropractic has been in his family for over 80 years. Dr. Kaplan attended one of the most prestigious chiropractic colleges in America, Parker University to pursue his chiropractic dream. While a student, Dr. Kaplan was soon recognized as one of the premier doctors on disc injuries and spinal decompression. Dr. Jason was the instructor to all interns as well as faculty and was recognized after graduation to now be included as an adjunct professor. He is one of the youngest doctors in America to revive this prestigious appointment.
Dr. Kaplan has been acknowledged as a master technician with many of the most widely used adjusting techniques such as Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Activator, Toggle, Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), Applied Kinesiology (AK), Flexion Distraction, and Extremity adjusting. He also has extensive training in pediatrics and nutrition, along with certifications in cold laser and Graston. His laser experience has also allowed him to work with horses and other animals.
While at Parker University, Dr. Kaplan worked and taught in the school’s public clinic as their decompression expert where he trained clinic doctors and interns while also treating his own patients. Dr. Kaplan has experience in providing specialized care for patients suffering from both cervical and lumbar back problems. Dr. Kaplan has experience beyond his years in providing specialized care for patients suffering from both cervical and lumbar disc herniations, as well as spinal stenosis, neuropathy and degenerative changes to the disc and vertebra, and spinal stenosis.
Dr. Kaplan was one of the youngest doctors in America to be nationally certified in non-surgical spinal decompression. Dr. Kaplan is not only nationally certified in non-surgical spinal decompression, he is considered as one of the most followed doctors as well as one of the instructors for the National Decompression Certification Course at Parker University. This unique certification program has been approved by Parker University & by the International Medical Advisory Board for spinal decompression and is the first decompression program of its kind to be offered in America.
Dr. Kaplan is originally from South Florida. He attended Florida Air Academy and St. Leo’s University before engaging in his chiropractic career. Dr. Kaplan and his wife, Dr. Stephanie Kaplan love practicing and living in Wellington, Florida.
“Patients love the MicroLight, they find that it really helps reduce inflammation and decreases their pain. It goes great with the additional technology I have in the office.”
—Dr. Scott Banks
Dr. Scott Banks and the Banks family and his office team offer an atmosphere of caring and concern for the well being and improvement of every patient’s health. At Huntington Disc Centers our commitment to offering the highest quality of care resulted in the addition of the latest cutting edge technology in the non-surgical treatment of both chronic lower back and neck pain including:
Herniated/Bulging Spinal Discs
Degenerative Disc Disease
Sciatic Leg Pain
Arm and Neck Pain
Posterior Facet Syndrome
Post-Back Surgery Pain
Bruce Berns, DC
Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy
LI Integrated Health
“Microlight Laser technology is amazing! You may not feels anything during your treatment but the results are fantastic. “
—Dr. Bruce Berns
Dr. Bruce R Berns, DC, is a Chiropractic specialist in Ronkonkoma, New York. He attended and graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1992, having over 27 years of diverse experience, especially in Chiropractic. Dr. Bruce R Berns has also taught anatomy and physiology for over 10 years. He has dual university certification in the use of non-surgical spinal decompression on the DRX900. Additionally Dr. Berns is certified in the treatment of neuropathy.
Christina Campbell, DO
Function Medicine Physician with Telehealth
Naturally Free From IBD
Institute For Functional Regenerative Medicine
“This laser has been an incredible addition to my practice. I have had incredible results with athletes with acute injuries as well as chronic pain and inflammation. It is wonderful for releasing trigger points, improving mobility, increasing circulation to problem areas as well as for cosmetics. I have seen resolution of severe painful cystic acne in a matter of days with this laser! There are so many applications for its use that there is not a day that goes by that I don’t use it. Additionally, I love its portability and its safety profile!”
— Dr. Christina Campbell
Dr. Campbell works with IBD and autoimmune disease patients utilizing her 3-step signature Transcend program. This program is a precision blueprint for regenerating a healthy, joyful, vital you! It is her passion project and the culmination of nearly 25 years of medical expertise. Dr. Campbell is focused on helping people out of pain and suffering. She recognizes the power of personalized medicine, intervening at the root cause of symptoms, revitalizing health, and teaching her clients how to maintain this excellent health for the rest of their lives. Using natural and lifestyle interventions, she creates a personalized program which improves the health participant’s innate healing abilities to reverse symptoms, decrease pain, and improve all aspects of their lives.
“I have worked with microlight for over 13 years. Although I have access to 4 other lasers in my facility it is my go-to laser. It’s ease of use really makes treatment simple and it’s highly effective. I especially find it invaluable when training new therapists.”
— Mary “Tonie” Chicchi
Mary “Tonie” Chicchi has been a business owner and clinical therapist for over 25 hears. Chicchi first implemented ml830 lasers in her practice approximately 13 years ago. Chicchi has been published in the British medical journal for her effects on chronic stroke and was asked to present my protocol for secondary rotator cuff surgery at the National Physiatry Conference. Chicchi has patented her practice’s protocol for the treatment of TBI and concussion.
David Cifra, DC
Disc Centers of America—Sarasota
“Microlight Laser Technology is instrumental in the patients healing process. Treatment times are cut down substantially due to the healing effects of the MicroLight Laser Technology.”
— Dr. David Cifra
Dr. David Cifra specializes in treating patients with bulging, herniated, and degenerative disc utilizing medical breakthrough technology, allowing patients to heal with no pain, no drugs, no injections, and no surgery.
Jonathan Donath, DC, MS
Westchester Spinal Decompression Center
White Plains, NY
“I had another cold laser collecting dust in my office because frankly I didn’t have confidence that it was doing much. The feedback from my patients is that it’s nothing short of outstanding.”
— Dr. Jonathan Donath
Dr. Jonathan Donath is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (the only Chiropractic School within 250 miles of New York City). He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was the valedictorian of his class. He also has his Masters Degree in Human Nutrition. Dr. Donath specializes in non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. This amazing FDA-cleared treatment is for the most severe herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and failed back surgery cases. Dr. Donath prides himself on helping patients who thought surgery was their only option.
“The Mircolight laser have really helped us with helping patient regain function and eliminate pain. We use use them on almost all of our patients to maximize out healing technologies.”
— Dr. Troy Dreiling
DR. TROY M. DREILING, D.C. Disc Centers of America – Vancouver; Advisory Board Member of International Disc Education Association; Master Class Certificate on Non-surgical Spinal Decompression; Triple Certified in Non-surgical Spinal Decompression, Certified in Cox Flexion Distraction, MRI interpretation qualified
Erica Fletcher CMTPT, LMT
Spinal and Pelvic Pain Specialist
Fletcher Physical Therapy
“Microlight Laser is an asset to my practice. With it’s use, the speed of soft tissue healing is enhanced and pain diminishes monumentally. I use it for orthopedic injuries. In addition I use the Laser in the treatment of women’s health issues.”
— Erica Fletcher
Erica Fletcher is a certified manual physical therapist in private practice outside Philadelphia at Fletcher Physical Therapy in Narberth, Pennsylvania. Erica specializes in the treatment of pelvic, spinal and cranial dysfunction. She is part of an integrated multidisciplinary team with the specialists of the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute. Together they treat patients with pelvic pain, urological, gynecological and intestinal dysfunction. She has been an adjunctive faculty member of the American College of Physicians. In 2005, she was a consultant and educator for Pfizer pharmaceuticals in the area of overactive bladder syndrome. She has been the primary treating therapist for both the Pennsylvania Ballet and Philadelphia Flyers hockey team. Her credentials include a Certificate in Manual Physical Therapy from the Institute of Physical Therapy in St. Augustine Florida in 1993; Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1984. She has been in practice since 1984.
Mark Hanson, DC, L.Ac.
Chiropractic & Acupuncture
East West Acupuncture & Chiropractic Clinic
“I utilized the MicroLight Laser especially with my Dry Needling patients. It supports the effectiveness of the Dry Needling procedure to help restore function and reduce pain.”
— Dr. Mark L. Hanson
Dr. Mark L. Hanson is a Doctor of Chiropractic & a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Texas. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA on October 1, 1982. His acupuncture career started in 1989 which lead him to study with Third Coast Institute in Dallas, TX and American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Houston, TX and graduated with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. In 1994 Dr. Hanson became a L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist) in the State of Texas.
He is one of the few practitioners that is dual licensed as a Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturist. Dr. Hanson currently practices in Dallas, TX. His practices consists of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Dry Needling and other physical modalities.
He teaches the 100 hour Basic Acupuncture program for Parker University as well as a 300 Acupuncture Diplomat program in Columbus, Ohio. Additional acupuncture programs include Clinical Acupuncture Orthopedics, Cupping, Gua Sha, Ethics, Risk Management, Documentation and teaches Dry Needling Courses throughout the United States.
Michele Macomber, MTPT, LMT
Myofasical Trigger Point Therapist
Myofasical Trigger Point Therapy of Maryland
Silver Spring, MD
“The Microlight laser has revolutionized my practice. I can now effectively treat hypersensitive trigger points without painful compression or needles, so I can safely work in complex areas, and on highly sensitive and fragile patients. In addition to deactivating trigger points, the analgesic effect of laser on non-specific pain is a wonderful bonus.”
— Michele Macomber, MTPT
Michele Macomber has been a Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (MTPT) since 1993.
“MTPT treats pain at the source so that it doesn’t come back, and can be performed using a variety of methods to deactivate trigger points, including various injections, dry needling, application of vapocoolant with stretch… I used manual therapy for 23 years. It worked great, and helped a lot of people. I now use exclusively cold laser because it’s at least as effective, painless, and much more safe. I’ll never go back.”
Cameron Roe, DC
Chiropractor and Spine Specialist
Anna Disc Center
“I have found [Microlight Laser] to be incredibly effective. It is part of our program of care with each NSSD patient helping support the healing process of the intervertebral disc. I have also had great success with plantar fascitis patients, elbow, knee and wrist conditions. “
— Dr. Steven Thain
Steven Than has been in practice for over 30 years.
“Over the last 15 years I have focused on helping people avoid dangerous drugs, risky injections and often unnecessary surgery through non-surgical spinal decompression. I am nationally certified in NSSD, have a Masters Certificate from the IMABSD, have been an instructor at 2 universities for the national certification program and was honored with an appointment on the IMABSD.” — Dr. Steven Thain
“It is a great honor to represent this innovative, unique American laser manufacturing company from Hungary, whose work is recognized by the FDA. A lot of medical experience and numerous research studies prove the effectiveness of this cold laser. It is a great pleasure for me to treat people with the Microlight Cold laser, as I have opened new doors in the field of pain relief in my country, thus giving thousands of people the chance and faith to have a better quality of life. It is a special joy that beautiful results are also being achieved in beauty care. I am very enthusiastic because this unique laser is an absolute miracle.”