Diagnostic tools

Health Score: Assessment of risks for chronic disease

At the Hudson Chiropractic Centre, you will have access to specific diagnostic tools to facilitate the evaluation of your risk factors for chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, etc. Poor lifestyle habits contribute greatly to the current healthcare crisis. Health problems are becoming increasingly prevalent as a result of poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles, environmental toxins and psychological stresses.

It is these lifestyle diseases that Healthscore has been designed to prevent.

Our evidence-based numeric health assessment and evaluation are the basis in the development of personalized preventive strategies. It enables you to identify problems that are relevant to your habits, learn about those problems and the preventive strategies that have been proven to be effective, get support in your efforts to improve your lifestyle habits and measure the benefits of these changes on your current health.

Computerized neurological exams

The « subluxation station » is a tool used to quantify neurological imbalances affecting your nervous system. It helps us identify dysfunctional levels of the spine and follow the progression and improvement achieved during your chiropractic care.

Thermography

DSC_8390Thermography evaluates the function of the autonomous nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic). The autonomic nervous system controls the respiratory, digestive, endocrine and circulatory systems. These systems depend on regulation centers located in the spinal cord (protected by the spinal column), the cerebral trunk and the brain. Stress, poor lifestyle habits and sleep deprivation can affect the regulation of these organs and vital tissue. This tool helps quantify the imbalances in order to give the personalized recommendations.

 

 

EMG (Electromyography)

DSC_8394The electromyography evaluates function of your nervous system. The electrodes measure the electrical impulses from paraspinal muscles, located on each side of the spine. Bad posture, falls and accidents can cause muscle imbalances. This exam quantifies the contraction of the stabilizing muscles and shows progress made during your chiropractic care.

 

 

 

 

Heart rate variability at rest

Heart rhythm variability, is a measure of variation of heart rate. More specifically, it measures the heart’s capacity to self-regulate. This 5-minute exam gives us a precise indication of the level of homeostasis or imbalances affecting the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.

Evaluation of body composition

During initial patient evaluation, we measure body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI) as well as muscle mass percentage which are essential indications for risks of diseases related to obesity. These values will be used to promote prevention and educate patients on the importance of maintaining a healthy weight throughout their lives.

Radiology

To facilitate accessibility to diagnostic exams, we offer x-ray facilities on the premises. Chiropractors are trained to take and analyze x-rays.