In-Office Health Assessments
In addition to orthopedic and neurological assessments, we offer many in office tests as part of our comprehensive physical exam. These services provide excellent means of screening your current health status. Some of the tests we offer are explained below.
BIA Body Composition Analysis
BIA, or bioelectric impedance analysis, is a fast, accurate and safe way to measure six key body composition elements. Through the study of the electrical properties of the body and their changes over time, we can easily measure patients’ overall health and quickly chart their progress. BIA analysis is quick, painless and completely non-invasive, using four electrodes placed on the body: no needles or bloodwork required.
The system we use calculates your Body Fat, Total Body Water, Extra-cellular and Intra-cellular Water, Skeletal Muscle Mass, Lean Soft Tissue, Bone Mineral Content and more. These values not only allow us to create a focused, individualized health plan, but also make it simple to monitor progress and results.
Dynamic Gaitscan and Orthotics
A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are bio-mechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.
The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
Max Pulse: Cardiovascular Health Assessment
The Max Pulse utilizes pulse wave analysis technology. The blood’s pulse wave is followed from the time it leaves the heart and travels through the blood vessels down to the finger. This pulse wave is a snapshot into the cardiovascular system and evaluates arterial elasticity (stiffness), which is related to atherosclerosis. Arterial stiffness is a major cardiovascular risk factor
The tests also measure heart rate variability (HRV), which is degree of fluctuation in the length of intervals between heart beats. For healthy people, HRV shows a fluctuation in heart rates while unhealthy people have a simple and consistent heart rate. Additionally, HRV measures the adaptability of the cardiovascular system and autonomic nervous system, which is composed of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). Your SNS plays the role of the accelerator, also known as fight or flight. Your PNS functions as the brake, also known as rest and repair. A healthy person has a balanced autonomic nervous system