One of the UK’s Most Thorough Chiropractic Assessments
First Visit: Initial (45-minute) Consultation:
Health and Spinal History
X-rays (if clinically required)
Nerve Function Scan
Blood Pressure and Oxygen Levels
Initial Postural Analysis
Heart Rate Variability
EMG Spinal Muscle Scan
Detailed Muscle and Joint Palpation
The Breakdown of our thorough
(45-minute) Initial Consultation :
1. Health and Spinal History
Your medical history and that of your family, past and present. Aches, pains, disfunction, known mobility issues, traumas, accidents, and symptoms are recorded on a timeline. Key health factors are also discussed and noted to cover all major systems of the body.
2. Initial Postural Analysis
Initial palpation of the spine is done, fully clothed, whilst conducting the above posture analysis and weight distribution measurements to correlate the shape and overall direction of the joints, spine, and structure.
3. Weight Distribution
A posture analysis and weight distribution measurement help to identify postural imbalances, compensations and biomechanical issues creating extra pressure on joints and ligaments, and issues such as compression of nerves and internal organs.
4. Postural Measurements
A set of high-resolution pictures are taken of your posture from the front and from the side using a dedicated tablet. Special software analyses the images and creates a detailed and objective report showing degrees of deviation from the expected standard.
5. X-rays (if clinically required)
X-rays are taken next (if clinically required) to gain a deeper understanding of the condition of the vertebrae and shape of the spine to ensure chiropractic care is safe and that the corrective steps of the healing plan are tailored to the specific needs of the client.
6. Heart Rate Variability
Heart rate variability is measured using a special scanner to establish an objective baseline reading of your stress levels as expressed through the nervous system. This allows for clear before and after readings as chiropractic care progresses.
7. Nerve Function Scan
Another scanner designed initially for astronauts, allows us to take a thermal neurological scan to measure nerve function and see if your central nervous system is over-working or under-performing in certain areas, graphically outputting the results.
8. EMG Spinal Muscle Scan
An electromyography (EMG) scan is performed to measure the activity of the skeletal muscles. This objectively tracks if muscles are overexerting, or under-performing based on the electrical currents emitted by the muscles.
9. Blood Pressure and Oxygen Levels
Blood pressure is measured to determine if you have hypertension. Oxygen levels are measured to understand how well your heart is working and if you have a high enough oxygen level in the blood. Oxygenated blood, flowing at the right pressure, is vital for overall health and in particular the brain as it controls the central nervous system.
10. Detailed Muscle and Joint Palpation
A complete top-to-bottom detailed palpation check for muscle tone, mobility of the joints and locations where nerve impingement is occurring. Muscles and nerves are examined together to reveal tensions, trigger points, and other types of muscular-skeletal and neurological disfunction.