Our Technology

At Optimal Health Centre, we provide you with the most up-to-date chiropractic technology, so that when it comes to evaluating your level of function there is NO guessing.

Insight Subluxation Station

Why is Your COREscore important to your health?

We live our entire lives through our nervous system. Every movement, sensation, emotion and organ function is under the guidance of the nerves. With COREscore, we can now accurately report on the efficiency of your central nervous system. Ignoring the warning signs of chronic tension puts your health at risk.

The COREscore is made up of the three most important spinal-neural tests: Pulse Wave Profiler, Surface EMG, and Thermal Scan, which tells us how stress is impacting your overall well-being. It precisely detects where and how deeply the problem is changing your spine and your health. Chronic stress and body tension damages everyone’s health. Based on your individual COREscore, your chiropractor will help develop a highly personalized care plan with a goal of moving towards a score of 100—near-perfect spinal nerve function!

Here is what your COREscore tells us:

The Pulse Wave Profiler helps the doctor to determine your overall ability to adapt to the environment. It does this by looking at the timing of your pulse, and determining the balance and tension within your nervous system. This exam is known as Heart Rate Variability. Stressful lifestyle habits, including poor dietary choices, limited exercise and constant emotional aggravation, can cause the body to be caught in the “fight-flight” response. This can lead to exhaustion and a draining of a person’s reserves. A score within the green box on the graph is associated with better adaptability and relates to a healthy lifestyle. Low Heart Rate Variability is associated with accelerated aging and poor heart health. Published research has shown that chiropractic adjustments have a beneficial effect on Heart Rate Variability.
The Surface EMG exam evaluates the function of the muscles that support and move your spine. These muscles are controlled by the nerves running within it. This test measures how much energy is needed to maintain your posture and how it is distributed throughout the muscles. If too much energy is used when a spine is out of balance, this test score will be lower than normal. Over time, daily stress can continue to overwork these muscles, causing them to lose their support and mobility. This will also lower the score. Muscle fatigue and poor energy distribution are signs of a person’s entire health being under stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your spine releases tension and you regain more control.
The Thermal Scan is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps control your organs, glands and blood vessels. The autonomic nervous system works alongside the spinal nerves to regulate your immunity, while managing your internal organ functions. The instrument does this by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine. Temperature is an accurate indicator of where stress is building up and how deeply it affects bodily functions. Each organ system relies on clear and balanced nerve signals to work efficiently. Nerve interference that is detected by this sensor is valuable in understanding and planning health and wellness strategies.

Digital Foot Scan

What are foot orthotics?

Foot orthotics are inserts that support or correct the alignment of the foot to reduce strain and stress on your body.

Sore Feet

We will walk around the planet four times in our lifetime, so it is of little wonder why many people suffer from sore feet. Many conditions such as heel pain, pain at the ball of your foot, bunions, numbness in your toes and arch pain can all be attributed to the way your foot works. The way your feet interact with the ground has an impact on how the joints work and how the muscles and tendons in your feet are pulled. Other factors such as lifestyle, activity level, body weight, heredity and footwear are all contributing factors to sore feet. However, supporting your feet in a better position can reduce the strain on the structures of the foot and reduce your discomfort. Orthotics in combination with the right shoes can greatly improve your comfort level by providing more support and cushioning to your feet.

Back Pain

As in architecture, if the foundation is not stable, the structure above can suffer. Your feet are your base of support for the rest of the body. If your feet are out of alignment, it leads to improper balance throughout the spine and pelvis. This can result in excessive strain on the joints and muscles and cause discomfort in the lower back. An imbalance of the bones of the feet can result in abnormal foot function and results in rotation of the legs. This rotation can affect the knees, hips and back. By putting the feet in a better position, it reduces the rotation of the legs and the strain on the joints and muscles. Custom orthotic devices are made to address your specific issues and realign your feet to improve your lower back pain.

Knee pain

The knee is an important joint for moving us through life and when it is sore, we can suffer in many aspects of daily function. Activities like walking, running, climbing and even sitting can cause great discomfort. Knee pain is commonly described as a general discomfort of the inner knee area, aggravated by activity, or by prolonged sitting. The kneecap is normally pulled over the end of the thighbone in a straight line by the thigh muscles. Patients with knee pain frequently have abnormal racking of the kneecap toward the outer side of the thigh. This slightly off kilter pathway allows the undersurface of the kneecap to grate along the bone causing chronic inflammation and pain. Females, people who are knock-knee and people with flat feet are more prone to discomfort. All of these factors lead to abnormal pull of muscles and strain on the surrounding joints. Reducing pain in the knee is related to repositioning the foot into a better supportive position. Orthotic devices in conjunction with proper footwear and chiropractic adjustments are the solution to improving the alignment of the feet and reducing the pain in the knees.

Digital Posture Exam

 

Abnormal posture has been associated with the development and progression of many spinal conditions and injuries including:

  • Increased muscle activity and disc injury,
  • Scoliosis,
  • Work lifting injuries,
  • Sports injuries,
  • Back pain,
  • Neck pain,
  • Headaches,
  • Carpal tunnel symptoms,
  • Shoulder and ankle injuries,
  • Early arthritis
  • As well as many other conditions.

Good posture is simple and eloquent by design in form and function.

The body is designed to have the head, rib cage and pelvis perfectly balanced upon one another in both the front and side views. If the posture is deviated from normal, then the spine is also deviated from the normal healthy position. Unfortunately, abnormal posture has been associated with the development and progression of many spinal conditions and injuries including: increased muscle activity and disc injury, scoliosis, work lifting injuries, sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel symptoms, shoulder and ankle injuries, as well as many other conditions. Additionally, postural abnormalities in adolescent years have been recognized as one of the sources of pain syndromes and early arthritis in adulthood. Therefore, posture should be checked and corrected in children before more serious problems can occur.

PostureScreen Report

The purpose of the PostureScreen report is to objectively demonstrate the measurable changes in your standing neutral posture. Since posture can be considered the window to the spine, specific abnormal postural displacements are associated with specific spinal positions. If your posture is left uncorrected, then your spine skeletal system, discs, ligaments, blood vessels, muscles and spinal nerves will be under constant asymmetrical stress and will eventually adapt with pathological changes.