Testing & Treatment

Foot Levelers And Digital Arch

Stabilizing Orthotics support all three arches in the feet, thereby creating a stable foundation upon which to build proper body posture. Each pair is individually designed to stabilize the spine and pelvis by correcting the specific imbalances in the feet. We emphasize individually designed, because that is exactly what they are. You will not find two people with the exact same pair, just as you will not find two people with the exact same lifestyle. Foot Levelers strives to meet the demands of your patients’ different lifestyles. We want to accommodate and provide quality Stabilizing Orthotics that keep up with their day-to-day routine. We are certain that we have the right fit for your patients; whether they’re worn to the gym, the office, or the golf course, Foot Levelers is there every step of the way.

Infra-Red Therapy and Cold Laser Therapy

The basic understanding of the effects of cold laser therapy from pure light sources comes from quantum physics. According to quantum theory, ATP (Energy molecules for the body) is generated as a product of light energy. This is similar to the way plants are able to absorb and use sunlight to produce energy and thrive. Cold Laser Therapy is a form of light energy that our bodies can absorb for healing by increasing oxygen and nutrient circulation to congested or damaged areas.
Also added to the increase in cell energy is an increase in oxygen that together leads to an increase in lymphatic activity for cell detoxification. As a result, new cell/nerve information into and out of the brain is increased and competes for priority against the old cell memories and patterns. Over time, with proper nutrition, support and rehab education most cells remember only the “normal” environment being introduced to them and the person experiences relief from symptoms and healing.

Hair Analysis

With respect to its contained elements, hair is essentially an excretory tissue rather than a functional tissue. Hair element analysis provides important information which, in conjunction with symptoms and other laboratory values, can assist the physician with an early diagnosis of physiological disorders associated with aberrations in essential and toxic element metabolism.
As protein is synthesized in the hair follicle, elements are incorporated permanently into the hair with no further exchange or equilibration with other tissues. Scalp hair is easy to sample, and because it grows an average of one to two cm per month, it contains a “temporal record” of element metabolism and exposure to toxic elements.
Nutrient elements including magnesium, chromium, zinc, copper and selenium are obligatory co-factors for hundreds of important enzymes and also are essential for the normal functions of vitamins. The levels of these elements in hair are correlated with levels in organs and other tissues.
Toxic elements may be 200 to 300 times more highly concentrated in hair than in blood or urine. Therefore, hair is the tissue of choice for detection of recent exposure to elements such as arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, lead, antimony and mercury.
Through recent vast improvements in technology, instrumentation and application of scientific protocols, hair element analysis has become a valuable tool for providing dependable and useful data for physicians and their patients. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated in a recent report that “…if hair samples are properly collected and cleaned, and analyzed by the best analytic methods, using standards and blanks as required, in a clean and reliable laboratory by experienced personnel, the data are reliable.” (U.S.E.P.A. 600/4-79-049)

Hair element analysis is a valuable and inexpensive screen for physiological excess, deficiency or maldistribution of elements. It should not be considered a stand-alone diagnostic test for essential element function, and should be used in conjunction with patient symptoms and other laboratory tests.

Urinalysis / Heavy Metal Detoxification

Heavy Metals like cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel and more are so pervasive in our society today. There is no longer a question of whether or not we are toxic, but rather what our level of toxicity is.
In the human system, the bivalent metals are engaged in a continuous fight against one another, e.g. copper against zinc, magnesium against calcium, which results in the replacement of the “lighter” element by the “heavier” one in terms of their atomic masses. Replacement reactions, also called fight for the site, occur when heavy metals grab the biological spaces that should be filled by necessary minerals.
Just as carbon monoxide replaces essential oxygen, other elements and compounds cause their toxic effect by replacing chemicals essential to the body functions. Within a group, for example group 2 in the periodic table of elements (2 refers to the number of extra electron) there is zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), and mercury (Hg), in order of increasing atomic weight (65, 112 and 200 respectively). Zinc in its ionic form, Zn2+, is necessary for proper body function, although an excess is toxic. Cadmium, found in paints, cigarettes, tires, and brakes, is toxic. Mercury, found in amalgam fillings, paints, and some industrial processes, has no known use in the body and is even more poisonous.
Since cadmium and mercury, in their more soluble ionized or salt forms, will attempt to participate in the same biochemical reactions as zinc, their presence will prevent the zinc reacting and performing its functions in the body. This is like a 65 pound person (zinc) competing unsuccessfully with 112 pound (cadmium) and 200 pound (mercury) people in a game of musical chairs. As a result, mercury leaching into the body from silver-mercury amalgam fillings will cause symptoms of zinc deficiency such as fatigue, PMS, thyroid problem, loss of smell and taste, macular degeneration, prostate enlargement, rheumatoid arthritis, sterility, immune suppression, etc., even if there is plenty of zinc available.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression, utilizing decompression-reduction-stabilization, is a unique, non-surgical therapy developed for the treatment of chronic lower back pain, neck pain, pain down the arm or pain down the leg, herniated discs and degenerative disc disease.
The decompression-reduction-stabilization therapy is an effective treatment for:
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Sciatica and Low back pain
  • Neck and Arm pain
  • Post-surgical patients
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Headaches
Do you have a herniated disc, multiple herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, or any other type of spinal problem? Is your doctor suggesting surgery, pain management or physical therapy? You should try spinal decompression.
Proponents of this treatment say that over time, this therapy may cause bulging or herniated disks to reposition or realign. That can take pressure off the nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
Doctors have used nonsurgical spinal decompression to treat:
  • Back or neck pain or sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg
  • Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease
  • Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots (called radiculopathy)

Footbath Detox

The Erchonia footbath is a detoxification option for those who want to get rid of muscle aches and pain, soreness and feel better but are short on time. This advanced ion therapy system ionizes the water in the footbath and sends a small, charged current through the body. The resulting positively charged ions help to improve energy and restore balance throughout the body.
The average Erchonia footbath session lasts around 20 minutes, yet it can significantly impact health and wellbeing. In a 2003 random trial, physicians’ muscle strength was evaluated through a computerized range of motion system before and after a 23-minute Erchonia foot bath treatment. After the Erchonia session, the physicians’ shoulder abductor, shoulder flexor and hip flexor strength improved as much as 78%.
So how can soaking one’s feet in ionized water improve muscle strength? When the body generates positively charged ions during an Erchonia footbath therapy session, those positive ions neutralize negatively charged toxins within the body. This allows the body to excrete the toxins through the pores of the feet.

Hormone Testing

These tests provide a focused overview of hormonal balance in both pre- and post-menopausal women, using a single serum sample, a single saliva sample, or a series of saliva samples to evaluate dynamics of sex steroid metabolism that can profoundly affect a woman’s health throughout her lifetime.

Allergy Testing

Food allergies or sensitivities are often underreported because many people don’t recognize the signs and symptoms of a food allergy and are never tested. Common food allergy symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, weight gain, difficulty in maintaining a healthy weight, abdominal bloating, gas, rashes (including eczema), tinnitus, nasal congestion, chronic sinus infections, joint pain, and headaches.
These symptoms are caused by the immune response to the food allergen. This immune response is measured by looking at antibodies made to particular foods, either directly or indirectly. Food antigens may elicit different classes of antibodies, designated as IgM, IgA IgE, and IgG (subtypes). These antibodies may trigger different adverse reactions depending on the person. We offer blood testing to determine sensitivities related to foods, additives, preservatives, colorings and dyes, animals, environmental and outdoor irritants, topicals including personal hygiene and cleaning solvents. We also include substitution suggestions to allow you to transition to a healthier lifestyle.

Neuropathy and Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Our office uses an “intelligent” medical device. It has three parallel processors that read the condition of your nerves 7.83 times per second, and then computes and delivers the corrective signal, specific for you. As you change and improve, the unit changes with you. Everything is automatic and simple, just turn it on, sit back and relax as this unit wakes up sleeping nerves and relaxes and soothes overactive nerves. See more information under the conditions tab on our website.

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