One of UK’s Most Thorough Chiropractic Assessments

 

 

First Visit: Initial (45min) Consultation:

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Health and Spinal History

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Weight Distribution

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X-rays (if clinically required)

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Nerve Function Scan

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Blood Pressure and Oxygen Levels

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Initial Postural Analysis

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Heart Rate Variability

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Postural Measurements

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EMG Spinal Muscle Scan

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Detailed Muscle and Joint Palpation

Healing Hands performs one of the most thorough measurement-based chiropractic assessments available in the UK today.

What exactly does this initial Chiropractic Assessment involve?

The unique 10-Step Initial Assessment explained

It consists of a (45-minute) first visit during which we thoroughly examine you, using our uniquely designed 10-step chiropractic assessment, to link symptoms with muscular-skeletal and neurological conditions. We achieve this by using advanced chiropractic knowledge and cutting-edge technology, to obtain very precise and objective measurements. The thoroughness and rigour of the process uncover root causes and related issues, crucial for the effective design of a measurement-based personal healing plan. A detailed in-person presentation of the findings is communicated to you during the (45-minute) follow up visit, completing the initial assessment process.

The Breakdown of our thorough
(45-minute) Initial Consultation consists of:

1. Health and Spinal History

Your medical history and, family history, 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 pictures 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 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.

 

 

 

 

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