About DrTodd

I'm Dr. Todd from Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL. I've been serving the health care needs of North Mac (northern Macoupin County) residents since 1996 along with my wife Eugena. Gena is a Licensed Massage Therapist & a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. We are also the official D.C. & L.M.T. for the Springfield Foxes semi-pro football team.

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin are having Much Success with the ChiroThin Weight Loss Program

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin have been offering the #ChiroThin Doctor Supervised Weight Loss Program for about 10 months at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden. Both of them have now experienced personal success on the ChiroThin program as well.

The Doctor Supervised ChiroThin Weight Loss Program was developed by one of Austin’s former classmates at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO, Dr. Jason Strotheide. Both Dr. Todd & Dr. Jason are originally from Granite City, IL. Austin has been practicing at AFC in Virden since 1996. Both are 1993 Logan graduates.

Strotheide developed the program 6 years ago. Dr. Strotheide reports that over 750 U.S. chiropractic clinics now offer the program. “ChiroThin which is based around teaching its participants the way to eat to promote rapid weight loss and long term health and wellness has been responsible for over 85,000 Americans losing over 2,000,000 pounds in the last 6 years.” says Strotheide.

Initially, Dr. Austin was a huge skeptic of the ChiroThin weight loss program and vowed that there was no way he’d ever offer it in his clinic.

Then late in 2015, Dr. Todd’s wife Eugena wanted to try the ChiroThin program herself. Gena successfully lost 26 lbs in 6 weeks. After going off the program for a few weeks she went back on ChiroThin for another 6 weeks and lost 26 lbs more pounds. Since it had worked well for his wife twice and since some other chiropractors who’s opinions he valued had told him that they too were having success with it, both personally and in their clinics, Austin decided to go ahead and offer ChiroThin.

ChiroThin logo on AFC Front Window

ChiroThin logo on Austin Family Chiropractic Front Window

Something strange happened to Dr. Todd though between his initial skepticism about ChiroThin and eventually implementing it into his chiropractic practice in 2016. Dr. Todd had always been thin and had struggled to gain weight. But once he hit the age of 45 his metabolism changed and he now had to worry about the battle of the bulge just like millions of other Americans. In the summer of 2015 Dr. Todd set out to lose weight his own way, by following a weight loss book written by another fellow chiropractor. Austin was successful although it took a while. He lost all 15 lbs he set out to lose, but it took 13 weeks (ie, 3 months) to do so. Between the Fall of 2015 and and the Spring of 2017, after suffering a bad weight training injury which led to his inability to workout and consequently getting out of shape, Dr. Todd had gained all 15 lbs back. After “growing out of” all but 2 of the 16 pair of dress pants hanging in his closet, and with the other 2 barely able to button closed, Eugena suggested it was time the two of them do ChiroThin together.

Dr Todd fits in these pants once again thanks to ChiroThin!

Dr Todd fits in these size 32″ pants once again thanks to ChiroThin!

So the first weekend in May 2017 both Dr. Todd and Eugena went on the 6 week ChiroThin program as a team. She lost 32.2 lbs in 42 days. Dr. Todd lost all 15 lbs in just 17 days. After the ChiroThin “Losing Phase” Dr. Todd went on to the ChiroThin “Maintenance Phase” where he’s now been since May 23rd. “The maintenance part of the ChiroThin program actually teaches people how to eat healthy for the rest of their lives” says Austin “as opposed to many of the fad diets out there.” Dr. Todd has been working out again since going on the Maintenance Phase, 4 days per week for 8 weeks now, has maintained his weight loss and has added 4 lbs of lean muscle mass. “I honestly didn’t believe in my wildest dreams that I could have lost 15 lbs in just 2 and 1/2 weeks!” said Dr. Todd. “This is definitely enough to get and keep me excited about ChiroThin, both as a middle aged guy and as a Chiropractic Physician.”

Our biggest losers so far at our Northern Macoupin County clinic have been Gena on the female side losing 32.2 lbs in 6 weeks and a male patient named Tony who lost an impressive 40 lbs in 6 weeks! The Austins have thoroughly enjoyed helping other central Illinoisans to reach their personal weight loss goals with the ChiroThin program since September of 2016.

Dr. Todd has been a video blogger since 2009 and has produced several recent educational videos about the ChiroThin program and how it works including interviewing other ChiroThin healthcare providers. Those videos can all be seen here:

ChiroThin Healthy Fruit Ideas:

ChiroThin Healthy Vegggie Ideas:

ChiroThin Lean Meat Ideas:

ChiroThin Ideas on how to Drink Enough Water:

What’s the ChiroThin Program consist of?:

Interview #1:

Interview #2:

Interview #3:

For pricing and more information about ChiroThin or to schedule your FREE Consultation with Dr. Todd & Eugena, please call the clinic at 217-965-3100 or email Dr. Todd at draustin@royell.net .

By the way, if you’re a person who only needs to lose in the neighborhood of 8 to 15 lbs we now have less lengthy and even more affordable ChiroThin options available to suit your needs as well. Please contact Todd or Gena for details.

Todd W. Austin, D.C.

North Mac ChiroThin logo

North Mac ChiroThin logo

View this news release on PR Log here.

#DrTodd’s “Way Before”, “Just Before” & “Immediately After” #ChiroThin Pics

June 18, 2017

Here’s my story. From the age of 17 through my 45th birthday I literally spent tens of thousands of dollars of my hard earned money trying to GAIN weight. And, Yes….most women wanted to slap me into next week when I explained my skinny struggles to them. They had little if any sympathy for me. I’d easily spend from $3,000 to $4,000, not to mention forcing myself to eat from 7 to 9 times per day, just to gain 10 or 12 lbs while working out over a 6 to 9 month period. It was brutal! I few times I remember forcing myself to eat so much or drink so much (in the form of protein shakes, not alcohol) that I puked!

Once upon a time, back in 1992, when I was a Logan College of Chiropractic student and a total gym rat, I did look like this though…

DrTodd Bodybuilding Back 1992

Dr Todd 1992 Back Pose Bodybuilder

When I turned 45 1/2 though, everything changed. My fast metabolism slowed down considerably. I could just look at a pie or a cupcake and gain belly fat out of the ordeal. My size 28″ waist (as pictured above) become a 30″ then a 32″.

Fast forward to the Spring of 2016 when I outgrew all 14 pairs of size 32″ slacks that were hanging in my closet. I went out and bought 2 pairs of 34″ dress pants just to hold me over until I lost the weight. The only problem is that I never did. Then in April 2017 I could barely button either pair of size 34″ waist pants either. I had started eating like shit several months before. And I hadn’t exercised since I accidentally tore one of my rotator cuff muscles at the gym in the Spring of 2016 by doing 20 chin-ups per workouts. That was a painful experience! Thankfully between my Chiropractor and my Biomat it did heal up 100% though.

Now in April 2017 it was decision time. Go out and buy some 36″ waist size pants or lose 15 lbs of belly fat and get back into my whole wardrobe full of 32s. My wife Eugena had done the ChiroThin Program successfully twice back in 2016, losing 26 lbs the first time through and another 26 lbs the second time! We talked and decided to go on the #ChiroThin Doctor Supervised Weight Loss Program together starting the 1st weekend of May 2017. Admittedly, 95% of our patients who have done ChiroThin have set out to drop 20 to 40 lbs while doing so.

This was only the 3rd time in my life that I’d attempted to lose weight. It was by far the quickest, most affordable and easiest to stick too. In the meantime, this is how I looked when I was losing the Battle of the Bulge with my 34s and opted to begin ChiroThin…

Dr Todd Austin ChiroThin before pics

Yes, I know. Not a pretty sight. TY for not laughing at my “Before pics”. They are a tad bit embarrassing. As a Chiropractic Physician and a former Bodybuilder I should know better. I guess human nature took over. I’m definitely not a fan of the muffintop, especially when it belongs to me.

Actually it only took me 17 days to reach my goal weight of 150 lbs on ChiroThin! Yep. That’s a weight loss of 15 lbs in 17 days!!!
{The last time I opted to lose weight was nearly 2 years ago when I also needed to drop 15 lbs. This was before Eugena and I knew about ChiroThin. I used a different diet. I lost all 15 lbs successfully and kept it off for 6+ months… but it took my 13 weeks to lose it. I’m sure you’d agree that in this “I want it and I want it now!” society of America in 2017 that 17 days is way, way, way quicker than 13 weeks.}

After my 20th day on ChiroThin I started working out 4 times per week and have been doing so for 3 weeks as of today. Here are my 6 week “After” ChiroThin pics that I took yesterday…

DrTodd After ChiroThin pics

#DrTodd Austin After ChiroThin photos 2017

Although I still have lots of work to put in if I ever want to look like I did as a young buck in the early 1990s, ChiroThin definitely has me pointed in the right direction! The other cool thing is that now I have 16 pair of dress pants that fit me once again! Woot woot!!!

Oh, and my beautiful wife Eugena lost 32.2 lbs in her 6 weeks on ChiroThin this time around. Gena lost a total of 15 1/2 inches too! You go, girl!

For more info on ChiroThin or to schedule your free ChiroThin Doctor Supervised Weight Loss Program consultation with us, just call our clinic in Virden (Northern Macoupin County) at 217-965-3100 or email me at draustin@royell.net .

Dr Todd Austin Before & After ChiroThin

Dr. Todd’s side by side before and after ChiroThin pics

Yours in health,
Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Austin Family Chiropractic
North Macoupin Weight Loss
157 N. Springfield St.
Virden, IL 62690
(217) 965-3100

North Macoupin ChiroThin

North Macoupin County ChiroThin

My 1st post on the #ChiroThin Weight Loss Program

Here at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL (Northern Macoupin County) we (my wife Eugena aka Gluten Free Gena and I) have been offering the #ChiroThin Doctor Assisted Weight Loss Program for approximately 6 months now and we’ve seen some downright amazing results!

Our last 2 patients who just completed the program lost 23.5 & 22.5 lbs in just 6 weeks! And we had 3 new patients start the program on Monday. These are exciting times!

I recently took “The Dr. Todd Show” at AskDrTodd.com on location to Sullivan Chiro in Chatham (20 minutes north of Virden) where Dr. Gene & Sara also run a successful ChiroThin practice. I picked their brains and they shared some amazing info with me and my vlog viewers!

Please check out our ChiroThin videos.
My complete ChiroThin Doctor Assisted Weight Loss Program Video Playlist is available at YouTube as well.

If you’d rather not have to click over to YouTube, I’ve embedded the full playlist for you right here. Any new videos added after this blog post’s creation will appear here as well, not just the recent Sullivan Chiro interviews:

Dr Todd & Dr Gene - The Dr Todd Show

Dr Todd Austin interviews Dr Gene Sullivan for The Dr Todd Show at AskDrTodd.com

If you’d rather just watch my interviews with Dr. Gene & Sara, then here they are in chronological order.
Video 1 of 2 with Dr. Gene of Sullivan Chiro in Chatham:

DrGene on ChiroThin and Diabetes

DrGene talks about ChiroThin & Diabetes to Dr Todd – AskDrTodd.com


Video 2 of 2 with Dr. Sullivan:

My interview with Chiropractic Assistant / R.N. Sara Adams of Sullivan Chiro in Chatham:

Many thanks to both Dr. Sullivan & Sara for a plethora of excellent info about their successes with ChiroThin. You two rock!

And here is our brochure on ChiroThin:

Inside of #ChiroThin brochure

ChiroThin Dr Assisted Weight Loss Program brochure – page 1 of 2

Outside of #ChiroThin brochure

ChiroThin Dr Assisted Weight Loss brochure – Page 2

At Austin Family Chiropractic, one of our rules is that we don’t try anything out on you that one of us hasn’t tried out first on each ourselves or a family member. With that being said, my wife Eugena B. Austin, L.M.T / Chiropractic Assistant has gone through the ChiroThin program herself twice. On each occasion she has lost 26 pounds! You go, Gena!!!

GlutenFreeGena at P.F.Chang's

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin from GlutenFreeGena.com at P.F.Chang’s.

Please contact us if we can be of further assistance with the ChiroThin weight loss program. Since Spring has sprung, bathing suit season is just around the corner. This is a 6 week (or 42 day) long program.

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Austin Family Chiropractic
157 N. Springfield St.
(West Side Square)
Virden, IL 62690
(217) 965-3100
draustin@royell.net

We’ve been Rocking the Cold LASERs at AFC in Virden since 2005!

At Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL (Northern Macoupin County) we’ve been utilizing
Cold LASER Therapy since July of 2005. Yes, in fact Dr. Todd was the first to bring Cold LASER Therapy technology, Low Level LASER Therapy or LLLT to the Springfield, IL area.

AFC Cold LASER flyer

Dr. Todd from AFC in Virden. These are Cold LASER successes from the past month.

Please check out the Cold LASER testimonial videos page at our clinic website too.
Our complete Testimonial Videos Playlist is available at YouTube as well.

If you’re tired of suffering from aches and pains and have yet to try Cold LASER Therapy, Dr. Todd would love to help. Give either him or Office Manager Eugena a call at (217) 965-3100 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

Utilizing LASER therapy on a foot neuroma

Dr. Todd Cold LASERing a painful foot neuroma

Are you looking for a noninvasive method to ease throbbing aches or painful strains? In my practice as a Chiropractic Physician, I’ve found that the strong healing rays of Cold LASER Therapy, a medical treatment which uses a focused light emitted at specific wavelengths, are an effective treatment for both young and old.

Cold LASER therapy is particularly attractive to today’s patients, who suffer from a variety of aches and pains but want to avoid surgery, long-term use of medications and side effects.

Using Cold LASER therapy either as a stand alone therapy or in conjunction with other protocols, I’ve seen amazing results over the past 11 years including but not limited to:
– a reduction in painful rotator cuff syndrome,
– relief from low back pain,
– relief from plantar fasciitis,
– pain relief and much quicker healing of sports strains/sprain injuries,
– relief from painful shoulder and / or hip bursitis,
– non-surgical relief of carpal tunnel syndrome,
– relief from crippling conditions like spinal stenosis, spinal osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease and degenerative disc disease.

Jen is a good case in point. Jen was plagued with a severe episode of her TMJ (temporomandibular joint or jaw) pain. Just 1 Cold LASER treatment got her feeling much better. In less than 24 hours her jaw pain had subsided, she was able to eat and chew again without any pain and there was much less jaw clicking going on.

George had a severe headache coupled with severe neck pain that had been going on constantly for 3 days. Just 3 Cold laser treatments and he reports he’s 90% improved.

Patti thought she broke her wrist after falling. She was in constant severe pain and couldn’t even use her hand at all. She didn’t have much grip strength at all other. Opening a peanut butter jar or a bottled water was totally out of the question! X-rays were negative though. After 8 Cold LASER treatments it’s now 100% and she’s been released from care.

Clarence recently presented with a lot of low back pain, hip pain and sciatica (radiating pain down both his legs). He also had much difficulty walking without assistance (holding on to the walls or using a cane). He has severe Spinal Stenosis according to his MRI report. After 8 Cold LASER sessions he’s walking much faster (and without any help) and only having occasional episodes of slight pain. He says he’s now at least 85% better.

Dr Todd lasers a toe injury on a young patient

Dr Todd cold lasers a pediatric toe injury.

Ruth had been suffering with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms for years. After she took a new job it progressively started getting much worse. It woke her up and she couldn’t even get back to sleep the night before she presented to our clinic for the very first time. She had been suffering from constant throbbing hand pain for 14 hours at that point. After 1 treatment the once constant hand pain was gone. After 3 treatments her condition including numbness in her fingers is 75% better.

Bev has suffered from a very unstable and painful knee for a full year. After 4 treatments she reports a lot less pain & much greater stability. She’s even able to do squats for the first time in over 9 months now.

Got Knee Pain? Try Cold LASERs!

Knee Arthritis? Chances are Cold Laser Therapy can help. Ask Dr Todd.

Whether you have chronic pain or recently suffered an acute injury, Cold LASER Therapy treatment can many times provide great relief. The treatment is painless and short (from 10 to 15 minutes). It also promotes recovery without surgery and / or medication.

#LetThereBeLIGHT

Here’s a Nice Glute ( Gluteus, Gluteal or Buttocks ) Stretching Exercise! Helpful Variation for Calves & Hamstrings too.

Hello all,
I’d like to share my latest stretching exercise video with you. This is a top notch exercise for stretching out the Gluteal muscles of the buttock area. It’s also somewhat helpful if you suffer from a piriformis muscle issue such as a “piriformis spasm”. Your Chiropractor may have even told you that you have a painful condition known as “Piriformis Syndrome” which can send radiating symptoms down one of your lower extremities thus mimicking a lumbar disc herniation. This #GluteStretch could be somewhat helpful for #PiriformisSyndrome too.

We can also perform a variation of this #exercise which is excellent for targeting the calf muscles and stretching the hamstrings to some degree as well.

If you have any questions for me about this exercise, please feel free to either comment here, comment below this video directly on Youtube or email me at draustin@royell.net .

Dr. Todd's Gluteus Stretch

Dr. Todd’s daughter performs the Glute Stretch.

Dr. Todd’s Glute Stretch

As always, if you’re not sure if you should be doing this stretch or not, please consult your Doctor of Chiropractic or other healthcare provider first.

Happy Stretching!

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Austin Family Chiropractic

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin host Fall 2015 Midwest Far Infrared Thermotherapy Training Event

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin from Virden in Central, IL hosted their quarterly Fall 2015 Midwest Far Infrared Thermotherapy Training Event on Saturday August 29th at their home. They are the owners of Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, which is located in northern Macoupin County (20 minutes north of Carlinville and 25 minutes south of Springfield).

FIR Therapy group photo of all attendees 8-29-2015

Fall 2015 Midwest FIR Training: Far Infrared Therapy group photo of all attendees 8-29-2015

Dr. Todd graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1993 and relocated to Virden with his wife Eugena, a Licensed Massage Therapist, in 1996. They opened AFC in October that year. In 2004, Dr. Austin was introduced to Cold Laser Therapy which totally fascinated him. In July of 2005 the clinic purchased their first three cold laser therapy devices. Since that time, Dr. Todd has added several other cold lasers to his toolkit, has spent 5 seasons on the sideline as the Official Team Cold Laser Therapist of a semi-pro football team (working closely with an orthopedic surgeon during 3 of those seasons) and performed over 21,000 cold laser therapy treatments on central Illinoisans.

Cold Laser Therapy for foot neuroma

LLLT for a painful foot neuroma performed by Dr. Todd

One of Dr. Todd’s Cold Laser Therapy mentors introduced him to Far Infrared (FIR) Thermotherapy in May of 2013 shortly after he was informed that he had suffered an inguinal hernia. This diagnosis was NOT good news at the time. The surgeon said “You won’t be able to adjust your chiropractic patients for at least 14 days. Thus you’ll need to take 2 whole weeks off from work.” Austin’s mentor said that the recovery time could likely be cut in half using FIR technology. His lasers helped to calm down the pain temporarily but the surgery was inevitable. So Todd purchased his very own FIR device in July 2013, just 10 days before his surgery. It was as good as advertised, as he was back adjusting chiropractic patients on Day #8 after surgery!!!

Dr. Austin displays the Mini Far Infrared therapy device

Todd Austin, D.C. from Virden IL displays the Mini Far Infrared heat therapy device at his chiropractic clinic.

Austin slowly and hesitantly introduced the technology into his Chiropractic Cold Laser Therapy practice after that, not really sure at first how recovering from an inguinal hernia surgical repair in nearly half the time translated into helping out the chronic knee pain, shoulder pain, foot pain and back pain sufferers who he typically found himself treating on a daily basis in his clinic. Then in May 2014 he had a very tough peripheral neuropathy case. The patient was from Springfield and came to see Dr. Todd twice per week for about a month. This was such a tough case that both chiropractic adjustments and cold laser therapy were completely ineffective at providing any pain relief whatsoever, which is highly unusual. After a single 20 minute Far Infrared treatment, the patient noticed a difference as she stated “For the very first time in 14 years it feels like my leg is waking up, coming back to life, attempting to heal up”. After 3 visits she asked if she could purchase one saying “I see you twice per week for a 20 minute treatment. That’s 40 minutes per week. Wouldn’t it make more sense if I had one at home and used it daily?”. Dr. Todd couldn’t dispute her logic. These FIR mats sell for $710. Eugena signed up through the clinic to be a distributor so they could sell one to this nice lady who was experiencing such great benefit. After this, neither Todd nor Eugena were gun shy anymore about introducing FIR technology to others, especially after seeing how it essentially gave that lady her life back.

Eugena Austin with a Pro size FIR mat and pillow

Eugena Austin, LMT with a Pro size FIR mat and pillow at the clinic in Virden, IL

Then in October 2014, Dr. Todd decided he’d like to go about training other doctors as it pertains to implementing this amazing FIR technology into their practices as well. “We also train non-healthcare providers to use them as well, as many people buy the FIR mats to use daily at home.” stated Austin. Todd & Eugena held their 1st training event at their home last November. It went well and thus became a quarterly event which happens in March, May & August as well. The Austins usually cover the technology during the 4 hour event including how the FIR products are used, what conditions respond best to Far Infrared Thermotherapy, how the technology works, how to share the technology with laypersons, how to share the technology with other Doctors of Chiropractic, etc. They typically have from 1 to 3 guest speakers at these events as well.

Dr Todd with purple mini carrying case 8-29-15

Dr Todd with the purple mini carrying case at the Fall Midwest FIR Training on 8-29-15

The most recent event was another successful one with 13 attendees present on 8-29-15 from 3 different states! There were 4 folks in attendance from the Quad Cities (3 from Iowa), 3 from Indiana, 3 from the St. Louis metro east area and the remainder from central IL. The lone guest speaker for the Fall 2015 FIR Training Event was Mrs. Iva J. Jones from Nokomis, IL who spoke on “How To Successfully Introduce the Technology to Holistic Healthcare Providers”. Iva enjoys introducing chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, veterinarians and laypeople to FIR technology.

Iva Jones speaks at the 8-29-15 FIR Training Event.

Iva Jones from Nokomis spoke at the 8-29-15 FIR Training Event.

The next event, the Winter 2015 Midwest Far Infrared Training, will be held at the Virden Area Community Center on Saturday November 7th from 1 to 5 PM. It is a FREE event. For anyone planning to attend, please contact Dr. Todd at 217-965-3100 or draustin@royell.net to RSVP.

3 attendees look on as Dr. Todd gives a FIR Therapy demo.

3 attendees look on as Dr. Todd gives a FIR Heat Therapy demo at the 2015 Fall Midwest Training Event.

There was another exciting announcement at the event as Dr. Todd and Eugena were holding a contest for their distributors and customers. The contest went for 5 weeks and ended just 2 days before the Fall Training. They gave away nearly $1,500 worth of Far Infrared Thermotherapy devices. Winners were Iva Jones, Barb Callahan from Carlinville and Dr. Shane McConnell from the Cleveland, OH area.

The Austins are now training 42 other health and wellness care providers throughout the U.S. on FIR technology including 19 other Chiropractic Clinics.

Dr Austin Biobliss Dr Bemis

Dr Todd Austin lets Dr David Bemis from Alton, IL experience the Far Infrared BioBliss Experience on 8-29-2015 at the 2015 Fall FIR Training Event.

In related news, Austin Family Chiropractic will hold their next Light Night Event at the clinic on the West Side of the Virden Square at 6 PM on Thursday September 17th. It’s a free 75 minute informational event about both cold laser therapy and far infrared therapy. Dr. Todd will demonstrate both treatments on a patient, then everyone in attendance will get to try out a FIR mat. 5 seats remain. Please contact Todd or Eugena to RSVP for the September Light Night Event.

LightNight preview

At Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL our next FREE Light Night happens on September 17th at 6 PM.

Austin Family Chiropractic celebrates 10-yr Anniversary of Utilizing Cold Laser Therapy!

This month, Dr. Todd Austin of Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL celebrates 10 years of bringing the healing power of LIGHT to central Illinoisans via the state-of-the-art healing modality known as COLD LASER THERAPY.

It all started for #DrTodd back in June 2004 when he first saw a demonstration on Cold Laser Therapy while at a Chiropractic seminar. He was thoroughly impressed and his interest was peaked! At that time, getting started with Cold Laser devices suitable for clinical use was an expensive proposition which required spending a minimum of $4,000 and quite often much more. So Dr. Todd saved up the money over the following 13 months while learning all that he could about Cold Laser Therapy (aka Low Level Laser Therapy or simply LLLT) and investigating which laser units would be best for taking care of his patients in his Central IL chiropractic wellness practice.

Here Dr. Todd lasers a gentleman for severe chronic hand pain.

Dr. Austin cold lasering a patient's hand for arthritic pain.

Dr. Todd Austin performing cold laser therapy on a patient’s hand for pain associated with arthritis.


And here’s his testimonial video.

On July 15th, 2005, Austin Family Chiropractic’s first 3 cold laser units arrived. Within a couple of weeks, Dr. Todd was using them regularly on many new and established patients and getting some amazing results! To date, Dr. Todd has performed over 21,000 cold laser treatments over the past decade. 85% of his LLLT patients experience noticeable pain relief within 3 to 4 hours of even their 1st treatment (with or without chiropractic care). Dr. Todd has since developed a great reputation for using his various lasers to deal with chronic pain and enjoys getting tough cases referred to him specifically for LLLT by other chiropractors in Carlinville, Chatham, Jacksonville & Springfield as well as some Springfield M.D.s.

Here Dr. Austin is performing cold laser therapy on a gentleman with painful foot neuromas that his podiatrist really couldn’t help him with.

Cold Laser Therapy for foot neuroma

LLLT for a painful foot neuroma performed by Dr. Todd


See that Painful Foot Neuroma testimonial video here:

Here is a testimonial video from M.J. Hers was the very 1st tough shoulder case that Dr. Todd solved with his Cold Lasers in July of 2005.

And here Kelly who calls Dr. Todd’s cold lasers his “Magic Wands” talks about how a combination of light force chiropractic care and LLLT saved her from neck surgery.

Then in 2010, Dr. Todd formed a Cold Laser Consulting business where he trains other holistic doctors around the United States and Canada how to successfully implement LLLT into their practices without breaking the bank. He has successfully trained a few dozen clients mainly fellow Doctors of Chiropractic along with some M.D.s, P.T.s and Massage Therapists throughout 15 states and 2 provinces since that time.

Here are a couple of testimonials from other healthcare providers:

Cold Laser Consulting testimonial from 2015-02

Here is one of Dr. Todd’s Cold Laser Consulting testimonials from a Canadian client.

One of Dr. Todd's Cold Laser Consulting testimonials

Here is one of Dr. Todd’s Cold Laser Consulting testimonials from a Georgia D.C.

Since 2005 Dr. Todd has added several cold laser units to his practice as the technology has continued to change. For example in professional hockey the past 6 Stanley Cup Championship teams (Chicago Blackhawks 3 times, L.A. Kings twice & Boston Bruins once) have all benefited from their Team Trainers using LLLT to both treat and prevent injuries of all sorts. Dr. Todd now utilizes the same laser devices those teams all use in addition to several other units as well.

In 2011, Dr. Todd & his wife Eugena B. Austin Licensed Massage Therapist joined the Springfield Foxes semipro football team sideline healthcare staff with Todd serving as Official Team Chiropractic Physician and Cold Laser Therapist. They spent 5 seasons with the team from 2011 through 2015. Some game nights, Dr. Todd cold lasered upwards of 15 to 20 players on the sidelines while caring for a variety of sports injuries (calf sprains, torn hamstrings, turf toe, Achilles sprains, a plethora of knee and shoulder injuries, pain associated with a fractured wrist or hand, elbow contusions, lumbago, sciatica, stingers, etc.).

cold lasering a calf sprain

Dr. Todd Austin cold lasering a calf sprain injury on a semipro athlete.

From the looks of this photo, you might assume that Dr. Todd was cold lasering this young man for a shoulder injury. You would be wrong. See the video below to find out what Travis, a semipro football player, was actually being lasered for.

Cold Lasering an upper extremity issue

Dr. Austin uses Cold Laser Therapy for an upper extremity issue on a football player.


Due to Dr. Todd’s work with the Foxes as Official Team Cold Laser Therapist from 2013 to 2015, he’s had the wonderful opportunity to help players who have had serious knee injuries (torn ACL, MCL, Medial Meniscus and/or patellar tendon) pre and post-surgically along with some of the finest Sports Medicine M.D.s and Orthopedic Surgeons in the area. One player who suffered a torn ACL was actually in the clinic getting his knee cold lasered less than 72 hours after his ACL repair surgery! He returned to play at 100% in just 7 1/2 months, which is outstanding.

72 hour post-surgical LLLT for ACL repair

72 hours after an ACL repair surgery, Dr. Todd is using his cold lasers to speed up the healing process.

Here’s his testimonial video:

In 2013, Dr. Todd & Eugena also added another form of healing LIGHT therapy to their clinical offerings, that being Biomat far infrared (FIR) thermotherapy. FIR is another state-of-the-art therapy which totally compliments LLLT. Dr. Todd originally used a far infrared mat to help him recover from an inguinal hernia surgical repair in nearly half the time his surgeon told him it would take. Then more recently, one of Dr. Todd & Eugena’s daughters utilized the same FIR technology to recover from her emergency appendectomy in just one third of the time her surgeon told them it would take her!

For more informational or to find out if Cold Laser Therapy and / or Biomat therapy could help you, please call Dr. Todd or Eugena at 217-965-3100 or email draustin@royell.net . Please also find and follow them on facebook to find out when their next informational Light Night event will be. At Light Night Dr. Todd & Eugena demonstrate a cold laser treatment on a patient, Gena discusses how Light Therapy assisted her with her 80 lb weight loss, they let all attendees try out a Biomat and they explain the Light therapy technologies. The program then concludes with a Q & A session. It’s a FREE event with is held periodically on Thursday nights at their clinic. Stay tuned for more details on upcoming Light Nights.

LightNight preview

Light Night preview at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL

#DrTodd, what’s the difference between BIOMAT THERAPY & COLD LASER THERAPY (LLLT)?

As a veteran Cold Laser Therapy practitioner (for a full decade now), as a Cold Laser Consultant, as a Biomat Consultant & as a Biomat Diamond Executive Distributor I get the above question quite often from other holistic healthcare providers, especially my fellow Doctors of Chiropractic.

Sometimes it shows up like:
“I’m thinking of getting into healing LIGHT therapy. Which would be best for me and my practice, Dr. Todd …. Cold Lasers or Far Infrared?”
OR
“Which is better, #DrTodd, Far Infrared or Cold Lasers?”
OR
“Hey Dr. Todd, my new equipment budget only allows for me to spend $X,000 this year. Would you recommend I get into LLLT or FIR Thermotherapy first?”

You probably get the picture.

The God’s honest truth is that I LOVE both of these amazing state-of-the-art healing #LIGHT therapy modalities. And there is no way that I could imagine my life or my practice without either of them in it!

So my friend Cindy A. Brown of Florida recently was kind enough to interview me about this topic: #BIOMATvsLLLT. It was an honor to have Cindy, a blogger at EverydayUnderwear.com, freelance writer, Toastmasters International member and just all around awesome person as a guest host on “The Biomat Show”. Since there was a lot of info to cover, the interview went 19 minutes. So it’s been broken into 3 parts for you, my viewers.


The Biomat Show - Far Infrared vs LLLT Part 1 of 3 screenshot

“The Biomat Show” – Far Infrared vs LLLT Part 1 screenshot featuring Dr Todd Austin & Cindy Brown

Here is Part 1 of “A Comparison of LLLT and Far Infrared Thermal Therapy” which is a PUBLIC Episode of #TBS:


#TBS #BiomatvsLLLT Part 2 screenshot

The Biomat Show – Biomat vs LLLT Part 2 of 3 screenshot featuring #DrTodd & Cindy Brown

Here is the PUBLIC TRAILER for Part 2 which is actually an UNLISTED Episode. Actually, due to increased scrutiny by the government, the Part 2 interview I did with Cindy Brown is now no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.


And lastly, here is Part 3 where we discuss Flintstone Therapies vs. Jetson Therapies, the additional benefits of Far Infrared over LLLT and much more.

The Biomat Show - Biomat vs LLLT Part 3 - screenshot

The Biomat Show – Biomat vs LLLT Part 3 – screenshot of #DrTodd & Cindy Brown


Sorry, folks. Same deal here as with Part 2. Due to increased scrutiny by our federal government, the Part 3 of 3 interview with Cindy Brown is also no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.

Until next time, #HappyColdLasering & #HappyFarInfraredding if you are lucky enough to have access to either of both of these space age technologies.

Of course as always, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician
Cold Laser Therapist
Far Infrared Therapist
Virden, IL
(217) 965-3100

Using Far Infrared Thermal Therapy for Successfully Treating the Symptoms associated with Lyme Disease

One of the conditions that I love using healing LIGHT therapy for is LYME DISEASE. I have a good friend from Toastmasters who used to suffer terribly from this malady. Cindy Brown is a popular humor blogger. Her work can be found at EverydayUnderwear.com. But her nearly 4 year struggle with Lyme & Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has definitely been no laughing matter.

I recently introduced her to healing LIGHT therapy which helped to give her her life back. So I interviewed and videotaped Cindy’s story. This astonishing lady told me about how, in the comforts of her own home, she has totally kicked Lyme disease’s butt over the past few months by utilizing Far Infrared (FIR) Thermotherapy!

Cindy's Far Infrared Thermotherapy for Lyme video shoot

Cindy Brown’s Far Infrared Thermotherapy for Lyme Disease video shoot for AskDrTodd.com

Due to not wanting to tick (absolutely no pun intended) off the FDA or FTC, I’m no longer allowed to post her words of wisdom here though. That sucks, but it is what it is. Cindy has access to the videos as do my preferred LIGHT therapy customers and clients who have PRIVATE access to them. There are 3 videos in all.
#LibertarianTodd despises our #BigGovernment!

Cindy Lyme FIR Testimonial

Cindy Brown’s Far Infrared Thermal Therapy Lyme Disease Testimonial video for AskDrTodd.com

Cindy’s struggle was truly amazing, folks. You’ll just have to take my word for it unless you want to look Cindy up. Then she’ll gladly tell you her story, as she’s truly passionate about helping out her fellow Lymies.

Cindy DrTodd FIR Lyme

Cindy & Dr Todd Austin Biomat video segment photo

#LetThereBeLIGHT,

Dr. Todd Austin
Diamond Executive Biomat Distributor
Clinical Director of Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL

OMG! I haven’t posted about Biomats here for 10 months. So here’s what YOU missed…

In October 2014 we discovered that we were teaching about a dozen other folks about the amazing Biomat technology including 1 fellow D.C. and 2 Reiki Masters. So in November we threw together our 1st ever Quarterly Central IL Biomat training event at our Virden home. It went incredibly well and there was a lot of energy there!

Gena on BioBliss 11-8-2014

BiomatGena / Eugena Austin getting on her Biomat BioBliss at the November 2014 Biomat Training Event in Central IL

Back in July 2014 Eugena and I had started a closed Biomat Tips facebook group for our Biomat distributors, our Biomat customers or those with interest in possibly purchasing a Biomat from us someday. Around November 2014 lots of energy started happening there as well. As I type this there are now 70 people in this group including many key contributors. There is a plethora of quality info to be found in our closed group on:
– using Biomats in the home,
– using Biomat therapy in the clinical setting &
– sharing / selling Biomats.

DrTodd & Gena's closed group

Dr. Todd & Eugena’s Closed Biomat Tips group Distributors and Customers including Holistic Healthcare Providers on Facebook.

Then in February we held our first major chiropractic seminar Biomat Therapy booth event at the 2015 annual Professional Football Chiropractic Society conference in Indy.

Dr Austin & Dr Brady at the PFCS '15 Biomat booth.

Dr Todd Austin from Biomat Therapy w/ Dr Frank Brady of the Philadelphia Eagles at the PFCS 2015 booth.

DrMiller from the #NEPats & BiomatGena at PFCS '15

Dr Mike Miller from the New England Pats & Eugena at the Biomat Therapy booth at PFCS ’15 in Indy.

Later in February, I met with fellow Biomat Therapy practitioner, fellow Cold Laser Therapist, fellow Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinical Nutrition guru Dr. Bryan Reid at Your Health Solutions in Maryville, IL to film a couple of episodes of “The Biomat Show” in the 618.

Here’s Dr. Bryan interviewing me about incorporating far infrared thermotherapy with cold lasers, nutrition and chiropractic extremity adjusting for Tough Knee Pain:

Then I interviewed Dr. Reid about his amazing results using far infrared along with nutritional support, cold laser therapy and low force chiropractic for all sorts of Peripheral Neuropathy in the St. Louis Metro East area:

Solving Peripheral Neuropathy with Dr Bryan Reid.

Solving Tough Peripheral Neuropathy with Dr Reid & Dr. Austin.


Actually, due to increased scrutiny by our U.S. government, The “Solving Peripheral Neuropathy” interview I did with Dr. Reid is now no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.

February also brought us the brand new and improved Purple carrying cases for both Pro Mats and Mini-Mats:

Aren’t they beautiful?!?

Also in 2/2015 The Quantum Energy Pad became a Core Biomat product:

We held our 2nd quarterly Biomat training, once again at our central IL home, in March 2015. It was awesome too! This was the first time having guest presenters. TY to Dr. Bryan Reid of Maryville and Jamie Jones from near Mattoon for both doing an excellent job in that capacity!

Dr Bryan Reid speaks at 3-7-2015 Biomat Training

Dr Bryan Reid from Nobbe Family Chiropractic of Maryville, IL speaks at the March ’15 Biomat Training in Virden.

Dr Todd demonstrates the BioBliss on an attendee at the 3-7-2015 Biomat Training

Dr Todd Austin demonstrates the BioBliss on an attendee at the 3-7-2015 Biomat Training in Virden, IL.

Then we held our 3rd Quarterly Central Illinois Biomat Training Event in May 2015. It was an incredible event also! Lots of positive energy!!! And a great big thank you to both Iva Jones of Nokomis and Nancy Tripp from the Quad Cities for being our guest presenters. It was great having folks from 3 different states in attendance!!!

Dr. Todd demonstrates a Leg Burrito on Nicole - 5-2-15

Dr. Todd Austin from Biomat Therapy demonstrates a Leg Burrito on Nicole Nichols from St. Louis Biomat at the May 2015 Central IL Training Event.

Eugena Austin, LMT speaks on Incorporating Biomat into Massage Practice on 5-2-15

Eugena B. Austin, LMT spoke on “Successfully Incorporating Biomat into a Massage Therapy Practice” at the May ’15 Central IL Biomat Training Event.

We’ve been staying busy with both the cold lasers and the biomats at the clinic. We’ve been filming a lot of short healing LIGHT therapy & Cold Laser Therapy testimonial videos lately too.

Healing LIGHT therapy for Acute Knee Pain from a Football Injury:

Healing LIGHT Therapy for Chronic Severe Buttock Pain (referred to us by another area Doctor of Chiropractic):

Healing LIGHT Therapy for Chronic Post-Radiation Peripheral Neuropathy:

Far Infrared Thermotherapy solves Chronic Low Back Pain which was unable to helped by the Orthopedic Surgeon, Physical Therapy or Chiropractic care:

At the Effective & Affordable Cold Laser Clinic at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, we are truly doing what no one in Central IL has ever even attempted to do before as it pertains to our mission of:
“Bringing effective and affordable access to superior healing LIGHT therapy modalities to the masses, both in the clinical setting and in the comforts of one’s home”.

As we look up here in mid-June 2015, we are now training 47 Biomat distributors including a total of 21 other holistic healthcare providers. This is truly #amazing! We now have large clumps of Biomat owners not only in Virden, Springfield, Hillsboro and Nokomis here in central IL, but in the St. Louis metro area, the Quad Cities of Illinois & Iowa, the Memphis, TN area and throughout the state of New Hampshire!

#LetThereBeLIGHT
#RockTheLIGHT

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

#DrTodd Austin
Diamond Executive Club Member, The Biomat Company