In our evaluations, we use the following state-of-the-art Diagnostic Tools.
- Computerized Assessment of Postural Stability (CAPS)
- Videonystagmography (VNG)
- Gait Analysis
- Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA)
- Cold or Warm Calorics
- Saccadometer Testing
- Neuro-Sensory Integration Testing
- Multiple System Assessment (MSA)
- Body Composition Analysis
COMPUTERIZED ASSESSMENT OF POSTURAL STABILITY (CAPS)
With this technology, we are able to diagnose posture and balance disorders. CAPS evaluates the various systems – sensory, motor and central nervous – that affect posture and balance.
During this evaluation, you stand on a horizontal platform challenging your ability to maintain balance. The computerized platform tracks all movements, even those not seen with the naked eye, to measure your body’s reactions.
Measurements from these tests are combined with measurements from the VNG testing to help Dr. Ala or Dr. Kelly further pinpoint the affected areas of the brain. This also serves as an objective measure for tracking patient progress or decline.
VisualEyes Spectrum VNG is the proven technology for testing patients with dizziness and balance disorders. VNG tests include nystagmus with and without vision, pursuit tracking, saccade and optokinetic ocularmotor tests. Vestibular function tests with an air or water caloric irrigator can help identify the side of a vestibular weakness. VisualEyes Spectrum has the options to use VORTEQ, VHIT, torsion, and pupillometry and can be used with electrodes or the digital light bar.
Using a trained eye our doctors will assess your gait (walk)and posture to determine neurological function. Your posture and they way you carry your frame has a direct correlation to brain function.
BIO IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS (BIA)
A BIA is a test that measures the overall state of your health. The test itself is comprised of gathering some data such as your age, weight, height, blood pressure, etc that is entered into the computer.
Two small electrode leads are placed on your foot, and another two on your hand. The actual test has a small electrical current that passes through your body– which is harmless and you can’t feel. This test takes about 15 minutes.
The results of your BIA give the doctors the information to monitor your energy levels, toxicity, inflammation and effective response to your individual treatment plan. Several of these ‘markers’ are used to not only determine your health on a cellular level, but are important for measuring and monitoring your progress down the road.
BIA also measures body fat and muscle levels– two of the most important factors in aging. No other test provides all this information so quickly and accurately.
Once your BIA is done, you’ll come back in a few days to meet with Dr. Ala or Dr. Kelly to go over your BIA results, and your personalized plan. Approximately 30 days later, you’ll come back for another BIA to measure your progress.
Traditional Chinese Medicine For Modern Healing
By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints.
The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects.
Other acupoint stimulation techniques include:
- manual massage
- moxibustion or heat therapy
- application of topical herbal medicines and linaments
The ratio between your body’s percentage of muscle and fat is very important. The more body fat you have, the more inflammation you have in your body.
During weight loss, a bathroom scale doesn’t tell you whether you lost muscle, water or fat. And are those ratios healthy? You could easily be losing muscle—not fat—and not know it.
Inflammation means arthritis, stresses on your liver, adrenal glands and immune system. The higher the inflammation in your body, the more significant your risk for other diseases, including heart disease.
FNOR™ Functional Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation
TREATMENT FOR ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS
Functional Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation (FNOR™) is a combination of neuroscience, physical therapy, biotechnology and modern pain management with a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical approach.
When surgery, injury, or wear-and-tear from your athletic status, cause persistent or chronic pain, we use this multi-modal, systematic approach to effectively treat pain and rapidly restore function.
Common orthopedic conditions* we treat, include:
- ARM AND SHOULDER PAIN – rotator cuff injury, tennis elbow, golfers elbow
- SPINE CONDITIONS – lower back pain, neck pain, disc injury
- HIP AND LEG PROBLEMS – hip arthritis, knee pain, runners knee, Achilles tendon pain, plantar fasciitis
*Orthopedics deals with the treatment of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves.)
OUTSIDE LAB TESTING
Occasionally you may require lab testing to determine how many imbalances in health could be contributing to your condition or symptoms. Once ordered, these tests are taken at your local clinic (outside our facility.)
Tests may include:
- Comprehensive blood panel
- Antibody panel that assesses which parts of the brain or body the immune system is attacking, causing symptoms
- Gluten sensitivity panel (people react to many different portions of gluten, the protein in wheat linked to numerous neurological conditions)
- Expanded gluten cross-reactivity and sensitivity panel, which assesses the foods to which your body reacts as if they were gluten or to which your immune system has become sensitized
- Adrenal salivary tests to assess how stress plays a role in your condition
- Hormone panels