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

Dear Dr. Todd, My M.D. (G.P.) said I need to be taking a Statin Drug to Lower my Cholesterol. Should I?

That’s a question submitted by Kathy via e-mail. And I can definitely answer the question myself once I have a little bit more info in the way of specifics (ie, Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, etc.)

But since I am aware of the big push by Big Government, Big Medicine & Big Pharma to change the guidelines regarding cholesterol for the worse on 1-1-14, I decided to call on my friend and clinical nutrition mentor Dr. Bryan Reid to give us an up to date scoop on this crisis that is about to get even more out of control.

Dr Todd Show & Dr Reid on cholesterol

Dr Todd Austin & Dr Bryan Reid on statin drugs and cholesterol

Dr. Reid is a heavy hitter when it comes to helping patients solve the problems that they encounter with their blood lipid profiles. This dude is a veritable wealth of information on the topic. So let’s get Dr. Reid’s take on STATINS vs CHOLESTEROL, shall we?

So there you have it, ladies and gents. You may want to reconsider before you just blindly take the advice of a General Practitioner M.D. regarding the “standard narrative” that Big Pharma has been trying to spoon feed us for decades regarding CHOLESTEROL being the enemy and STATIN DRUGS (like Crestor & Lipitor) being knights in shining armor.

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd W. Austin
Clinical Director
Austin Family Chiropractic
Virden, IL

Hey, Dr. Todd … my feet hurt really bad! Can you help PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

Dr Todd Austin & Jackie Rakers on PF

Dr Todd Austin is interviewed by Jackie Rakers on Plantar Fasciitis foot pain.

A lady at a local store recently asked me the following question.

“Hey, Dr. Todd … my feet hurt really bad! My M.D. told me that what I have is called PLANTAR FASCIITIS? I’d never heard of such a condition before. Can you help this at Austin Family Chiropractic?”

Let me start out by saying that I have a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong history of:
a) suffering from (before I was a Doctor),
b) researching (as a senior Chiropractic student) and now
c) successfully treating (as a Chiropractic Physician & Cold Laser Therapist) “P.F.” or PLANTAR FASCIITIS.

It baffles my mind that although I had over 150 YouTube educational videos online, 65 of which I did in 2013, that I had none on this condition known as P.F., which had been so near and dear to both my feet and my heart for decades. So I got together with my friend and patient Jackie Rakers to remedy the situation. Thank you kindly, Jackie. You did an awesome job with the interview!!!

So here you have it, ladies & gents…. my much awaited video on my story as a former P.F. sufferer and the scoop on the latest advances in alternative PLANTAR FASCIITIS treatment, all of which we utilize to help PF sufferers on a regular basis at AFC in Virden.

Enjoy.

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Clinical Director at Austin Family Chiropractic

“On DIABETES” – with one of my Advanced Clinical Nutrition Mentors, Dr. Bryan Reid

Dr Todd Show - Dr Reid Diabetes cover screen

The Doctor Todd Show – Dr Bryan Reid on “Diabetes” cover screen

Dear AskDrTodd readers and “The Dr. Todd Show” viewers,

I was honored recently to have the priveledge of interviewing Dr. Bryan Reid, D.C.
Dr. Reid is truly one of my Clinical Nutrition mentors. He knows his nutrition, his physiology, his lab testing, etc. The analytical guy I am, I like to pick his brain (via either Facebook private message or text) every chance I get. With that being said, Dr. Bryan recently came to Virden, IL to film a few segments as my special guest on “The Dr. Todd Show” for AskDrTodd.com. We filmed the DIABETES show at Austin Family Chiropractic and we did two other episodes at the brand new, official ‘Doctor Todd Show Studio’ which is located in Northern Macoupin County as well.

In this, the DIABETES episode, Dr. Reid discusses blood sugar handling, the different types of DIABETES and a condition known as SLUGGISH LIVER.

I hope this info proves to be helpful for you and your loved ones.

Please comment below. As always, all of your feedback is appreciated.

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd Austin
Clinical Director of Austin Family Chiropractic and Advanced Clinical Nutrition Center

Dear Dr. Todd, I tend to be an EMOTIONAL EATER. What advice can you offer me?

Dr Todd Austin

Janet C. on the Dr Todd Show with Todd Austin DC

[The title of this post is a question that I received via email (at draustin@royell.net) from Eileen.]

Hi Eileen,

That’s a great question! I’m aware of folks who eat because they are bored, sad, upset, happy, etc. Of course WE only NEED to EAT when we are actually HUNGRY.

To shed more light on the topic of EMOTIONAL EATING, I took my traveling video blog called “THE DOCTOR TODD SHOW” on location to VIVACIOUS WELLNESS in Springfield, IL. Janet C. knows a thing or two about EMOTIONAL EATING. So let’s hear what she has to say, shall we?

Thank you for the awesome question, Eileen! And thank you for the incredible information, Janet!!!

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd W. Austin
Chiropractic Physician
Cold Laser Therapist
Acupuncture Practitioner
Clinical Nutrition Practitioner
Austin Family Chiropractic, Virden, IL, USA

“Hey Dr. Todd, what is a BIOMAT and how does it work?”

Eugena aka BiomatGena

Eugena Austin, L.M.T. is also known as Diamond Executive Biomat Distributor #BiomatGena of #TeamGena

Dr. Todd's youngest daughter fills a Biomat burrito!

Dr. Todd’s youngest daughter fills a Biomat burrito!

Dr. Todd purchased his very first Biomat in 7/2013 acting on the advice of one of his healing LIGHT therapy mentors. He loves it, as do his wife Eugena (aka #GlutenFreeGena or #BiomatGena ) and their 3 kids. Dr. Todd invited fellow BIOMAT expert Clint W. to join him at Austin Family Chiropractic to shoot a series of 4 episodes of “The Doctor Todd Show” (aka The Toastmaster Todd Show” and what has since morphed into The Biomat Show ) about questions regarding far infrared (FIR) technology.

Here is episode 1 with Dr. Todd Austin interviewing Clint about how far infrared thermotherapy technology works:

Clint 1 of 3 on Ask Dr Todd

Clint W 1 of 3 on AskDrTodd with Dr Todd Austin of Central IL


Actually, due to increased scrutiny by our U.S. government, Episode 1 of 3 is now no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.

Here is episode 2 with Clint demonstrating a far infrared thermotherapy elbow pain treatment to Dr. Todd Austin:

Episode 3 is all about far infrared thermotherapy technology to improve #Athletic #Recovery. #DrTodd Austin, team #Chiropractic Physician, team #ColdLaser Therapist & team #Trainer for the #Springfield Foxes since 2011 interviews Clint about his experiences working with FIR alongside Olympic team doctor, Dr. Williams.

Clint 3 of 3 - AskDrTodd

Clint W 3 of 3 on AskDrTodd with Dr Todd Austin of Central IL


Episode 3 of 3 has suffered a similar fate as Episode 1 and is now only available as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS. If you don’t like it, please complain to your legislators. I remember when this used to be a FREE COUNTRY which included FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Not so much in 2015 and beyond though. Now anything which could be perceived as cutting into either Big Pharma or Big Medicine’s big fat profit margins will be censored!!!

And finally, at 131 degrees Fahrenheit Dr. Todd gives new meaning to the term ‘sitting in the hot seat’ as Clint turns the table and interviews Dr. Austin in Episode 4:

Dr. Todd enjoys a relaxing FIR treatment.

Dr. Todd enjoys a relaxing far infrared thermal treatment.

Dr. Todd’s wife #GlutenFreeGena uses our far infrared thermal mat for the purposes of reducing stress and fatigue on her gluten-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free, soda-free wellness journey. Through 8-24-14, Eugena is crushing it and has lost 71 lbs over the past 12 months by being #GlutenFreeGena. I give her three 30-minute therapeutic massages per week combined with FIR (What can I say other than she deserves every single one of them). And Gena even sleeps on the far infrared mat 4 nights per week as well. Click here to go to our Austin Family Chiropractic Biomat Informational Page.

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Clinical Director, Chiropractic Physician & Cold Laser Therapist
Austin Family Chiropractic
Business Manager for #TheBiomatCompany Diamond Executive Distributor Eugena B. Austin, L.M.T.
Virden, IL