What should you expect during your first visit?
At first you will fill out information about your health. You can find an electronic form on our site, print it and bring it with you when you come in to save time.
You will have a chance to be introduced with a tour of the office and learning about principled Chiropractic care before reviewing your health history with the Doctor.
The Doctor of Chiropractic will then review in detail your health history and then perform:
- Static spinal palpation
- Focused biomechanical assessment of your spine and joints (range of motion, impression of joint mobility; assessing bones and soft tissues “ligaments & cartilages”)
- Focused orthopedic assessment
- Focused neurological assessment (myotomes & dermatomes)
- Surface electromyography “sEMG” using computerized NASA space technology
- X-rays of your spine as needed
- Schedule you for the Doctor’s Report
Our goal is to locate and determine the presence of “Vertebral Subluxation Complexes”, meaning that we will analyze your initial evaluation and determine the presence of neurological interference caused by misaligned vertebrae. Neurological interferences can affect any part of your body and produce different signs & symptoms.
We use the latest computerized technology to locate neurological interference and we will provide you with all the information available for you to understand the results.
What is sEMG?
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Static sEMG Graph (sEMG stands for Surface Electromyography.)
Doctors need to assess muscle function associated with patients’ impairments. Our muscles function both passively and actively to guide and limit our motions. Surface Electromyography (sEMG) helps doctors identify relationships and patterns between muscles that assist in creating effective care plans. sEMG measures the amount of naturally emitted electrical activity your muscles release when contracting. This is a completely non-invasive test and is performed in one of two ways.
If a static test is performed, the patient stands in a neutral posture and metal electrodes are placed to the patients back on either side of the spine at designated levels. This test gives the doctor a bar graph reading that indicates areas of high or low voltage. This image allows the doctor to present the patient with a quantifiable and easily understood image of the patient’s muscle activity. It shows what the doctor can feel through palpation and gives both doctor and patient a way to track and discuss progress.
If a dynamic test is performed, EKG stick-on electrodes are placed on the inflated muscle-group while the patient goes through a series of movements. The doctor observes how those muscles fire when bending, rotating, and flexing. For example, by monitoring the cervical paraspinals and SCM muscles in the neck, the dynamic sEMG shows if cervical impairment is present and what motions exacerbate the pain.