Careful and Precise
On your first visit to Peak Performance, we will examine you for spinal misalignment. Through reflex testing and Anatometer postural measurements, we can determine if an adjustment is needed and what adjustment is appropriate for you.
However, even before your first exam, we ask you for a complete health history to learn about any past traumas, accidents or injuries, surgeries, and other treatment programs you may have followed. We also need to learn about your current health status in order to determine whether upper-cervical chiropractic care is suitable for you. While we believe that upper-cervical care will improve the life and health of almost anyone, there are certain conditions and diseases for which you should seek medical attention. Remember that at Peak Performance, as chiropractors, we focus on creating health, not “treating” the lack of it. Regardless of your state of health, it is a fact that your body requires proper communication between your brain and body through an open and clear nervous system.
Your body will respond to your spine and nervous system under stress by showing imbalance in several key areas that we can measure. There are three initial measurements that we make at Peak Performance to begin to determine whether and to what degree your spine and nervous system are under stress.
First, while you lie on your back, we will very carefully assess your leg length equality: A body out of balance will usually present with one leg drawn up shorter than the other.
We then use the Anatometer and dual weight scales to measure aspects of your posture, such as center of gravity, hip tilt, and deviation of your head and upper torso to either side.
And finally, we assess the function of postural reflexes to determine whether the signals of the brainstem are disrupted. Before we’re finished, these same tests are performed again to confirm proper communication has been restored and corrective action achieved.