At Ponoka Family Chiropractic we focus on the relationship between your spine and nervous system.
Your nervous system controls and coordinates everything in your body via the spine. It is the master computer or control system of the electrical wiring for your whole body.
If the relationship between the two isn’t healthy, tension results and disturbs the communication pathways between the brain and the rest of the body.
Practice members come to our practice to have their problems solved. Whether they are focused on their overall health and well-being, or struggling with pain and symptoms, they are seeking the advice and care from a trusted professional. Our INSiGHT scan technology is an objective measure that allows deeper insight into how your body is functioning and coping with stress. Our office strives to educate our practice members that problems are rooted in the dysfunction of their nervous system.
Dr. Kurtis and the staff at PFC utilize innovative Chiropractic technology in addition to the Chiropractic adjustment to assess your current level of health. Abnormal function in your nervous system is picked up on the scans. If normal nerve function is interrupted, it can further health problems in your overall body.
Your nervous system sends signals to communicate with every single one of the trillions of cells that make up your body. Whether those cells tell your heart to beat or your lungs to breathe, those signals must be travelling between the brain and body at its greatest potential possible in order for us to be and function at our healthiest.
Each practice member at our practice undergoes a series of neurological scans so we can track how well their nervous system is coping with the stresses of everyday life. This technology creates accurate, scientifically backed, and objective data that helps give you confidence in the recommendations for your health.
The scanning technology uses a combination of tools such as thermal scanning, sEMG, and a Heart Rate Variability, to provide a detailed representation of your nervous system function.
Thermal Scanning is used to assess temperature variability along the spine. Temperature is used as an indicator for where stress is building up in your body and how it may be affecting the function of your organs, glands, and blood vessels.
sEMG (surface EMG) is used to assess the function of the muscles directly related to the movement of your spine via the nerves that run through them. This test focuses on assessing the amount of energy needed to maintain your posture in an upright sitting position, as well as how that energy is distributed throughout the spine side to side. Over time, daily stress can continue to overwork these muscles, causing them to lose their support and mobility. Increased or decreased muscle tone and ineffective muscle control are visible on these scan results. Muscle fatigue and poor energy distribution are signs of a person’s entire health being under stress.
Heart Rate Variability is used to assess your ability to adapt to the environment around you. For example, is your body caught in “fight or flight” due to emotional, physical, or chemical stress? Or is your body easily able to relax and adapt to stress appropriately? Adaptability to stress directly correlates to overall health outcomes, body ease, and the degree of central neural function.
The nervous system is involved in all disease states and is inherent in promoting a desirable state of wellness and performance. By producing hormones such as adrenaline and glucocorticoids, the sympathetic system stimulates a fight-flight response. Not all stressors carry life or death consequences. A ringing phone, a crying baby, walking outside in the cold, driving in traffic, or even going to sleep are situations that require your body to adapt in an appropriate manner.
All of these situations require a change from your nervous system, and how efficiently and to what degree the changes take place is a reflection of how healthy you are. You have an incredible capacity for self-healing and self-regulation, but repeated, chronic, or acute stress can overwhelm your system.
Together, the three tools formulate your COREscore. The COREscore rates the overall stress on your nervous system with a number of 0-100. We want to inspire our practice members to see and experience different perspective of health; a drug-less, active, and thoughtful approach to organizing their health and vital energy resources in the body. This includes our evidence-based, neuro-functional testing technologies. 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.
They experience EASE not dis-EASE!
4908 50th Street, Ponoka, AB T4J 1J5
Monday: 3 - 6:00
Tuesday: 9 - 12:45 | 3-6:30
Wednesday 9-12:45 | 3-6:30
Thursday: 9-12:45 | 3-6:30
Friday: 9- 12:45
Saturday: 9 - 11:00*
*Please note PFC is open one Saturday a month*
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