Chiropractic care is an evolving field that continues to advance in new and exciting ways every year. Many of these developments are new tools that chiropractors have at their disposal to improve the quality of care they provide. Maybe you’ve seen some of this technology firsthand, or perhaps you haven’t heard of these new developments just yet.
From digital scans to infrared laser therapies, there have been some interesting products released within the last few years. Keep reading while we outline five of the latest and greatest developments in chiropractic care.
The ProAdjuster is a device that uses NASA-engineered technology to “unstick” joints. It’s a small device that uses a precise oscillating force to increase the mobility of spinal segments. The ProAdjuster looks simple, but it is truly an amazing device that can change, reduce, or increase movement in specific areas. It’s simple but effective, so don’t be surprised to see this device appearing at many chiropractic clinics.
INSIGHT Scanning Technology
Properly diagnosing a client is the first step to excellent chiropractic care, and that’s exactly what INSiGHT Scanning Technology helps with. This technology allows the user to scan the client’s entire nervous system in under ten minutes. From the results, the chiropractor can see internal issues and patterns of tension and stress. Understanding what’s wrong with the patient is extremely important, and INSiGHT significantly improves the client’s experience by helping the chiropractor correctly evaluate underlying issues.
Computerized Postural Examinations
Computerized postural examinations help objectively measure postural control. It sounds pretty plain, but it’s actually really cool. It can uncover motor and sensory impairments and measure shifts in the client’s postural sway. It also helps investigate if an individual is using a strategy in response to postural issues. This examination is complementary to the other resources available through a chiropractor.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive and virtually painless way of treating inflammation and pain. You might think that because it is a laser, it uses heat, but it does not. Laser therapy involves applying infrared light to the affected area, thereby stimulating repair through a photochemical reaction. This kind of treatment is also referred to as soft laser therapy, cold laser therapy, and low-power laser treatment.
Foot scanning is just what it sounds like: scans that provide detailed images of the feet. Why would a chiropractor use this? Well, your feet and the way you walk influence postural health. Foot pronation issues (problems with the way you walk) might not be visible to the naked eye, but the foot scanner can pick up on them. However, once treated, even seemingly insignificant imbalances can make a huge difference to your posture and subsequent relief of symptoms.
These are just a few of the advanced tools that a chiropractor can use to enhance the care of their patients. A few honorable mentions include extracorporeal shock wave therapy, computerized spinal thermology, and new forms of spinal decompression.
If you are curious about these new developments and are looking into chiropractic care in Seminole, come on in and check out some of this new technology for yourself. Call us at (727) 581-2774 or visit us online.