Immediately following the completion and review of your intake paperwork we’ll begin our 5-Part exam.
Part 1 is an interview where we ask questions about which movements and activities are difficult to perform. This helps us understand which joints or regions are involved.
During Part 2 we observe things like gait (how you walk), your posture, movement, muscle and skin tone, texture and appearance.
Part 3 we assess active, passive and resisted range of motion and occasionally orthopedic and neurological tests.
During Part 4 we use thermography to measure heat along your spine. Heat suggests local tissue inflammation. We confirm by palpating or touching the areas looking for edema and tenderness. Learn more about thermography here…
Finally during part 5 we measure structural alignment through weight-bearing digital X-rays and computer software. watch a video here