Basic Blood Chemistry Tests
To assess a wide range of conditions and the function of organs. Often, blood tests check electrolytes, the minerals that help keep the body's fluid levels in balance, and are necessary to help the muscles, heart, and other organs work properly. Advanced Blood Chemistry evaluation helps us specifically identify imbalance and / or dysfunction, which is the key for creating successful patient treatment plans.
Salivary Hormone Testing
• Salivary hormone testing is the best way to measure hormone imbalance for conditions such as hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, erectile dysfuntion, pre-menstural symptoms, anxiety, chronic fatigue, depression, bowl or gut dysfunction and menopause symptoms, just to mention a few.
• The value of saliva as an evaluating and monitoring medium resides in the fact that it is accurate, cost effective, easy to collect, store and ship, non-invasive and can be done at home.
Although this test is usually ordered when a doctor suspects that an individual has a urinary tract infection, it can also measure other metabolites that spill over into the urine which are indicators for other possible disease processes such as kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes.
• The number and variety of both red and white blood cells.
• The presence of bacteria or other organisms.
• The presence of substances, such as glucose, that the kidneys should have filtered out.
• The pH, which shows the acidity or alkalinity of the urine. An excellent indicator for overall health status.
• Trace mineral analysis is a test which measures the mineral content of your hair.
• Mineral content of the hair reflects the mineral content of the body's tissues. If a mineral deficiency or excess exists in the hair, it usually indicates a mineral deficiency or excess within the body, or bio-unavailability.
Excellent tool for your next weight loss program. If you have ever wondered how many calories you should consume each day, this test is for you. It measures you caloric burn rate at rest.
• Metabolic rate or metabolism is the rate at which the body expends energy. This is also referred to as the "caloric burn rate". Knowing your metabolic rate is vital for weight loss, as well as, knowing the proper caloric requirements needed to treat various health conditions and disease states.
• The metabolic test requires a simple "breathing test", lasting about 10 minutes. The technology can be used for any patient where measurement of metabolic rate or oxygen uptake (VO2) will be useful, including weight management and nutritional assessment services
Learn your biological age, get an overall health snapshot, determine your fitness level, plus get your health assessment started with an exercise recovery test to see just how fit you are at the beginning of your exercise program. Get your stress under control with the stress monitor and stress sweeper! Learn your target heart rate. Computerized exercise testing determines what type of exercise is right for you, based on your exercise goals. An example would be exercises to stimulating fat burning hormones would be completely different, compared to exercises to increase pulmonary function (lungs) or an exercise to reduce stress. All would be unique to the individual and their goals. Computerized exercise testing measures you recovery time, which can be used to monitor your progress over time.
Body Fat Analysis
TANITA Bioimpedence Analyzer
• Impendence of the human body, and estimates of mass distribution and body water compartments.
• Bioimpedence testing provides a non-invasive tool for objectively monitoring body composition-a key indicator of health and vitality.
Pulse Wave Profiler
The Pulse Wave Profiler is a great indicator of your overall health status.
• PWP Scanning modality measures Heart Rate Variability (HRV), (Heart rate variability is the beat-to-beat variation in heart rate).
• Physiologic Phenomena, including breathing and autonomic nervous system activity.
• Healthcare professionals utilize HRV for a wide variety of clinical applications.
• HRV provides a window into how the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) modulates heart rate in the baseline or resting state.
Rolling/Segmental Thermal Scanner
Many physicians recognize inflammation as a precursor to many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, etc.
This test is non invasive, not painful and very quick--less than 5 minutes.
• The Thermal Scanner (thermography) assesses autonomic function by measuring skin temperature differentials which is an overall indicator of wellness.
• This test generates thermographic images indicating areas of inflammation, decreased blood vascular flow, as well as areas of dysfunction or imbalance.
It detects inflammation before it becomes a major problem.
The algometer is an excellent objective measure of pain and is used in pre and post treatment programs.
• A hand-held device that accurately measures the sensitivity of paraspinal tissues. Tender areas discovered by palpation may now be quantified and progress can be graphically displayed throughout a course of care.
• Pressure Pain Threshold (PPT) has been used by many authors to quantify pain findings for myofascial trigger points and pain over bone using an Algometer.
• A well established clinical procedure.
• The inclinometer is used to perform accurate spinal range of motion (ROM) measurements. ROM measures are widely employed in clinical assessment impairment rating. The inclinometer uses dual point measurement technique.
• Readings and reports use the three trial protocols and reference norms defined in the AMA Guides. This enables doctors performing impairment evaluations to obtain fast, accurate, compliant reports and document patient response to care.
Static and Dynamic Surface EMG
• Surface EMG (Electromyography) is a device for measuring extremely small amounts of electricity generated by muscles below the surface of the skin.
• Surface EMG is a reliable way to accurately measure and record muscle tension due to stress or trauma. Recordings before and after treatment can be used to show progress and treatment effectiveness.