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Upgrade Your Performance

Your body is a finely tuned machine, when everything is working properly incredible results are possible.  But in order to achieve the best performance, there are certain requirements that must be met.

Our unique assessment protocol takes 7 objective measurements of spine and nervous system function.  Each one can be used to identify areas of imbalance or distortion and used to carefully monitor progress to ensure that you are achieving optimal function and performance.

1. Posture

Posture can be considered the window to the spine.  Specific abnormal postural displacements are associated with specific spinal positions.

With  abnormal posture your spine, skeletal system, discs, ligaments, blood vessels, muscles and spinal nerves can be under constant asymmetrical stress and will eventually adapt with pathological changes

2. Dynamic Movement Analysis

Movement Screenings are very important to aid in identification of movement patterns considered to be key for normal functioning.  

By identifying these movement patterns, your functional limitations and asymmetrical patterns can be identified and addressed.  

This report will show potential areas of underactivity, overactivity and potential injuries

3. Electromyography

Surface EMG technology allows us to measure the amount of electrical activity occurring within the spinal muscles.  It shows areas of underactivity, overactivity as well as the symmetry.

Healthy nerve flow is critical for optimal performance! Having an objective measure of the amount of nerve activity forms a critical part of our initial assessment

4. Thermograpghy 

Thermographic scanning detects patterns of unbalanced temperature regulation. This is a regional autonomic function mediated by the sympathetic motor nerves.

These nerves control vasoconstriction and vasodilation and so variances in these actions can indicate acute and chronic dysautonomia.

5. Mobility

Your ability, or lack thereof to move though a range of motion is critical for optimal performance.  

If for example, you can twist further to the right than you can to the left, it may indicate there are joint position problems, or potential structural limitations preventing normal function.  

Used in conjunction with other assessments, this helps us narrow down where your core problems are originating from.

6. Specific Nerve Tests - Myotomes

Myotomes are a group of muscles that are innervated from a specific nerve root or spinal level.  Meaning that the ease or efficiency in performing characteristic movements can give vital information about the health of specific spinal nerve pathways.

Our assessment looks at 60 specific movements in the arms and the legs, the best part, it is obvious to you when the tests are being performed if there is a problem.  You will feel it!

7. Special Imaging - X-ray/MRI

An x-ray will give us a clearer view of your spinal health.   Any abnormalities will be spotted and gives valuable information about how long your problems may have been present and how long they may take to resolve.

The spine is an incredibly important part of your body, and an x-ray will allow us to see if there are any complications that we need to be aware of before any treatment is carried out.

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