I’m excited to bring this state-of-the-art technology to Grand Rapids because I’ve experienced first-hand the reality of living with pain. Pain can affect sleep and getting out of bed. Pain can make it difficult to focus. Pain can even dull an otherwise vibrant and energetic life. My wife, Karin, suffered from pain for two years following her knee replacement…
…her pain was debilitating.
Being an osteopathic physician, I know that recovery from knee surgery is a long road. Recovery involves not just healing, but rehabilitation and physical therapy. Yet, after five months of diligent physical therapy, Karin’s pain did not improve. She was prescribed medicine, but it upset her stomach and she felt like her head was in a fog. She didn’t like to take it, so she didn’t.
Karin has always been an active person. Biking on Mackinac Island during the Lilac Festival has always been one of our favorite activities; however, following her knee surgery, riding bikes beneath the blooming lilacs was not an option. Karin was still in constant pain.
That all changed when a friend recommended that she try therapeutic, Class IV Laser treatment. Our friend suffered from chronic pain due to arthritis and shared that laser therapy significantly improved her symptoms. So, Karin decided to take our friend’s advice.
After just a few treatments, Karin’s pain decreased dramatically. Eight treatments later, her pain was at bay and her swelling was significantly less. After two years of daily pain, it took only three weeks to become pain free. Why had we not tried this laser therapy sooner?
This is why we founded BrightWave Pain Therapy. We provide therapeutic, Class IV Laser treatments to others—offering them powerful relief from chronic and acute pain. It’s scientifically proven and it works.
Now, Karin is able to do all the things she enjoys.
Donald E. Willman, DO, FACEP Founder and President BrightWave Pain Therapy
Most recently, Dr. Willman served as Regional Director for Emergency Consultants, Inc. where he directed ECI operations for client facilities throughout Northern Michigan and was actively involved with West Branch Regional Medical Center in West Branch and OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, Michigan.
Dr. Willman received his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of its College. He has practiced Emergency Medicine since completing his internship in 1974.
Before going to work for ECI in 1979, Dr. Willman was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University.
Cindy is certified by the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications as a Laser Therapist. She has over 40 years of professional experience, of which she spent two decades working for a local Orthodontist where she served in various roles, including: office manager, dental assistant, and x-ray and lab technician. Cindy is an accomplished realtor and Sales Training and Development professional. She has a proven track record of successful sales productivity and strong customer satisfaction results. Cindy’s experience also includes business owner, management, team building, employee development, and succession planning.
BrightWave Pain Therapy will work adjunctively along with your current medical care. It is therapy and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. If you have, or suspect that you have a medical problem, please consult with your physician for diagnosis and/or treatment. Please consult the Informed Consent Form for possible side effects and risks/benefits.
751 Kenmoor Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546