Diagnostic Testing

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Diagnostic tests are used in our state-of-the-art office to determine the cause of a patient’s complaints. Once the diagnosis is given, the chiropractor can decide upon the individualized plan that will be most helpful.

In an attempt to expedite the plan of care, the client has the ability to receive testing all under one roof at our facility.

Computerized Range of Motion is the primary and fundamental assessment of patients suffering from musculoskeletal injuries. It is the measurement of the achievable distance or angle between the flexed and the extended positions of a particular joint or muscle group.

Muscle Strength Testing may be used to determine bilateral differences in strength or other differences in patient resistance. Computerized muscle testing has been used in clinical research to quantify muscle strength and enables the production of comparison reports that quantify patient response to rehabilitation and therapy.

NCV/EMG – This procedure records the electrical response of skeletal muscles while at rest and during voluntary action. Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) is a test to see how fast electrical signals move through a nerve.

An ABI or Ankle-Arm Index or Ankle-Brachial Index Tests how well the large vessels that head down towards the foot are functioning. The patient’s blood pressure is taken at each arm and at each ankle, and the ratios are compared. The Doppler test uses a special probe that is pointed over an artery to test its blood flow.

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Gait Analysis is used to discover abnormal movements. These abnormal movements can produce high stresses in joints and muscles, which can result in injury. Orthotics are able to minimize these stresses. Using the latest Foot Scan pressure measuring technology, an accurate picture of the pressure distribution in the feet can be made, this shows the practitioner areas of the feet absorbing too much pressure. Foot Scan scans your feet and measures pressure distribution in the most accurate way currently possible, enabling an accurate orthotic to be created specifically for that patient’s foot.

In addition to being used as a tool for making a diagnosis, these tests may also be to measure how much a treatment is helping a patient recover.