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Algometry Testing

This test measures the sensitivity of various locations to pressure. The report provides a comprehensive map of the pattern of pain along your spine.

Surface Electromyogram

A surface EMG exam evaluates the function of the muscles that support your spine. These muscles are controlled by nerves. This test shows patterns of how energy is distributed through these muscles. The exam helps to identify areas and patterns of abnormal tension and stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be appropriately followed.

Thermal Scan

The Thermal Scan is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps to control your organs, glands, blood vessels and autonomic system. The instrument does this by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine. Since proper function of your organs, glands and blood vessels are essential to healing and living well. This test gives us a snapshot of how this portion of your nervous system is working and how it is responding to care.

Standing Electronic Foot Scan

We know how the feet are the foundation of the entire spinal pelvic structure. Therefore, any fallen arch or misalignment in the feet can cause pain (now or later) in the knees, hips, back or neck. This can even lead to premature wear and tear. Many lower back issues are actually the result of feet that are poorly supported. The standing electronic foot scan measures the structural integrity of your foot and gives us an in depth reading on how you’re distributing your weight.

Heart Rate Variability

We offer a Heart Rate Variability test which measures the Sympathetic Nervous System (fight or flight response) and Parasympathetic Nervous System (rest and digest). Studies have shown that heart attacks often occur when the sympathetic nervous system (the system that responds to anxiety, stress and strenuous activity) is over activated. For this reason, heart attacks can still occur when there are no blockages of the arteries. This test evaluates the balancing act between the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. An imbalance in HRV, heart rate variability, is a major risk factor for sudden cardiac death. The simple hand electro-sensor test shows you a report on the balance between your heart and nervous system in minutes.


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