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14 Corporate Plaza Drive Suite 120, Newport Beach CA, 92660

Functional Assessment

What makes my office different than your average visit to chiropractic office is that we apply various examination including functional assessment and joint biomechanics assessments to figure out what is the cause of the pain and discomfort. One size fits all or, the classic three times aweek for 6 months is not how I treat my patients. Treatment strategies is based upon individual conditions, needs and how their body respond to care. If appropriate, referral to proper MD is part the plan. Assessing joint movements pattern by assessing the muscle strength and weakness is part of our strategies. Patient self reported history is crucial part of the assessments, so I spend about an hour for the first visit to evaluated the situation properly and throughly.

What is Functional assessment? 

We assess your muscles to determine which muscles are overactive and which ones are underperforming. By addressing the muscles we are able to:

  • Diagnosing and alleviating the true cause of the pain

  • Decreases the frequency of chiropractic visits

  •  Breaking and correcting the harmful movement pattern

 This tool is used to screen and uses joint ranges of motion to identify movement limitations, Isolated muscle strength testing for neurological assessment and limb asymmetries; in addtion integration component testing includes balance, trunk stability endurances,certain task related testing to assess how joints overall respond to loading, and assessing coordination during seven selected movement patterns  that is standard for FMS Screening. As the individula completes each of the movements, the practitioner rates the athlete from zero to three. The sum of these scores is then used to identify the  Faulty functional movement of the athlete.

Reference: 

Biomechanical Considerations of Laterality in Sport,Lucy Parrington, Kevin Ball, in Laterality in Sports, 2016

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3172944/