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Insight Scanning Technology

What Are We Looking For With Scans?

Thermal scans gently detect hidden patterns of stress and tension in the nervous system

Gently detects hidden patterns of stress and tension in the nervous system


Using instruments in a our chiropractic examination is essential to observe and objectify your  functional neurological status and level of vitality. What sets our office apart is the ability to gather information from a deeper, objective level so that we can advise our practice members of their improvements and ongoing challenges. So,what are we looking for? The simple answer is adaptability.  Simply put,we look at how the body’s intelligence is coping, while under stress. Is it matching the demands of gravity? Can it use motor nerve signals to keep the right muscle tone and balance? Can the blood vessels, organs and glands regulate effortlessly when at rest? Have the combined effects of daily stress accumulated so that there’s not enough emotional and physical reserves to keep you healthy? The story of adaptation lies deeper within the functioning nervous system.

The complexities of the functioning nervous system are immense and remarkable. The sensory system allows the body to interpret itself in its environment while the motor and autonomic systems allow for movement, support and regulation while, all the time, learning how to adapt more efficiently. In our practice, we can measure these variables and compare them to a well adapted, well-adjusted population and then describe the patient as being subluxated, if they exhibit these persistent inefficiencies.  Over time, stress within our nervous system emerges as part of the body’s inability to adapt successfully and we can quantify what areas of the spine and spinal nerves are “stuck” in patterns of stress and to what extent the stress response have affected the internal processing.  It’s because of this degree of complexity and ongoing adaptability that this scanning technology has become the centerpiece of our practice and an invaluable asset for observing where change is happening and how vital you are!

When we observe patients undergoing chiropractic care, an incredible array of changes occur at the neurofunctional level.

  • The overall balance and capacity of their autonomic nervous system improves.
  • They spend much less motor-neural activity to maintain their postures.
  • They move with greater freedom and efficiency.
  • The organs and glands operate with greater control when the regional autonomic nerve centers function more efficiently.
  • They learn, think and socialize at an accelerated pace as they process their environment more completely and with greater ease.

    Monitoring neurofunctional changes is the centerpiece of our practice.

To look through one lens of the nervous system is important but gaining a perspective of the how the adaptive, postural and regulatory nervous system combine to keep a human at their optimal best, is why chiropractic exists! Completing a thorough neurofunctional and structural examination gives such insight into how you will succeed under our care.

So, why is neurofunctional testing important for you? Simple. Data from three INSiGHT scans can instantly create a thorough picture of your level of vitality, health and neural efficiencies.

  1. It begins with an Heart Rate Variability (HRV) analysis to look at the overall balance and capacity of the ANS.
  2. This is followed by a surface EMG scan that identifies the areas of wasted postural energy; and finally
  3. Thermographic scanning looks deeper into the spinal nerve centers that regulate the end organs and glands.

All of these non-invasive tests collect their data and compare the results to the ideal, well-adjusted patient data bases.  Remember, adaptability directly correlates to the degree and ease of central neural function. In only a few minutes, an overview of your neural functional, postural and regulatory status can be measured and graphed. These essential scores confirm, to both the us and you, how stressors are involved in your life so that an objective care plan can be prepared and progress tracked at all stages.

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