Technology Assessment
Basler Family Chiropractic

Technology Assessment

At Basler Family Chiropractic we utilize the latest in chiropractic technology to access you nerve system. The Space Foundation certified Insight Millennium Technology establishes a reliable, scientifically valid, quantitative, multidimensional, representation of the person’s condition – something never before possible!  We are able to pinpoint the cause of your health condition and utilize the technology as a measuring tool that will further guide your progess. The Insight™ technology used by the doctors has received the highly regarded, exclusive recognition of a Certified Space Technology™ from The Space Foundation, in cooperation with NASA.

The Science Behind Thermography

The Thermal chiropractic technology assesses autonomic nervous system function by measuring skin temperature differentials and has been in clinical use for over a century.  The first thermal patent for healthcare use was applied for in 1924, by Dossa Evins.  Later that year, B.J. Palmer started utilizing thermal technology to measure patients’ response to care.  Thermography has long been acknowledged in the scientific community as being an accurate and reproducible technology.  In fact, there are over 5000 references to thermography on Medline.  The normative study used by the Insight is based on published scientific research done at Johns Hopkins University in 1988, in which a group of neurosurgeons used thermal scanning technology to determine temperature asymmetry protocols and their relationship to sympathetic dysfunction.  In the abstract from the article, it states “Thermal values can be used as a standard in assessment of sympathetic nerve function, and the degree of asymmetry is a quantifiable indicator of dysfunction.”

The Science Behind Surface Electromyography (sEMG)

The Insight sEMG chiropractic technology is similar to the technology used in EKG/heart rate measurement machines.  One primary difference is that the sensors are 1,000 times more sensitive, since the paraspinal muscles generate less action potential (electrical activity) than the heart muscle.  One of the most exciting technologies in contemporary chiropractic practice, sEMG measures baseline status and changes in the electrical activity of paraspinal muscles in order to quantify the muscular changes associated with vertebral subluxations.  This makes it a powerful tool for tracking outcome assessment results from chiropractic care.