August was hot, fun and educational indeed!
“Wave”, not your typical kind of ocean wave, but the knowledge wave that is. Last month, one of the esteemed chiropractic school, Life Chiropractic College West, hosted one of the year’s biggest Chiropractic summit in Oakland, CA. They do this every year to gather the brightest chiropractic minds and technologies to one place for us to learn and grow. It is a treat to attend these seminars because I always learned a lot and walked away with multiple pearls to enhance patients healing in the office.
This year we had multiple chiropractic giants speakers such as Dr. Dan Murphy DC, chiropractic neurologist Dr. Ted Carrick DC, Emmy award producer Del Bigtree and world-renowned endurance athletes Colin O’Brady to name a few. For the complete lineup, please click the link https://www.lifewestwave.com/speakers/.
They were all inspiring and passionate, just a wonderful place to get recharge and refuel the purpose of why we do what we do.
While all of them were tremendous speakers, one speaker really got my undivided attention. Dr. Heidi Haavik, a PhD in human neurophysiology and Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, is definitely something else. Perhaps due to my molecular cellular molecular biology background, I am particularly keen on the science she presented. Dr. Haavik’s focus is on how chiropractic adjustment affects the brain, specifically the pre-frontal cortex a.k.a the brain’s conductor. The pre-frontal cortex, which coordinates body’s immune system, endocrine system, digestive system, decision-making ability, emotional regulation and much more, is a part of the brain that should always be working at the most optimized level. By using the Somatosensory Excited Potentials (SEPs) technology, it clearly showed the profound effect of the chiropractic adjustment to the prefrontal cortex.
Dr. Havvik’s has published multiple studies in medical journals with contents such as chiropractic and fall prevention in the elderly population, in stroke patients, enhance the performance ability in athletes, and bite forces in health individual just to name a few.
I took as many notes as I could and put together a presentation for our practice members. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, 11/6/2019 7:00 pm at our Campbell office.
Come join us and learn more about how you can optimize your brain and health naturally through chiropractic care!
New tool introduced in ICON!
As part of the ICON Chiropractic Center core principle, we constantly evolve and strive for better technology to enhance the healing process for our practice members. True to our words, ICON Chiropractic recently purchased a brand new diagnostic tool, Myovision, as part of the assessment for quantifying patient care outcome. Myovision, a FDA class 2 diagnostic tool, is a handheld scanner that is designed to measure electric activities in skeletal muscle. The science behind Myovision is based on dysfunctional joints in the spine would lead to inappropriate muscle firing, which in turn cause asymmetrical muscle pattern. In addition to the muscle balance, it also calculated the Electrophysiological (EP) score to determine the total muscle activity. Elevated EP Stress Score readings on a first exam are associated with the acute state of subluxation and/or spinal health.
And that’s not it! With the additional upgrade of the Myovision to Dynarom, ICON Chiro center has the capacity to track the range of motion (R.O.M.) in all joints. With this technology, we can quantify the numerical measurement of joints R.O.M. DIGITALLY. In ICON Chiro, we always emphasize function more than pain (because pain is very subjective and function is not) and this is exactly how we going to objectively measure it.
Along with digital X-ray and nervoscope, we now have one more tool to assess the outcome of the care. We are very excited of this new addition and cannot wait to see how this will enhance your healing journey in our office.