WHAT TO EXPECT
The first step in the examination process usually begins in the comfort of your home as you thoroughly complete the new patient forms which are very important in understanding your health history and can be downloaded from our website.
While Dr. Sanders is reviewing your new patient forms, Polly will perform pre-exam diagnostics which (depending on the specifics of your case and determined by Dr. Sanders) may include taking your vitals, using a cognitive assessment tool called C3 Logix (which will evaluate your symptom severity, orientation, concentration, immediate memory, delayed memory, processing speed, simple reaction time, and your choice reaction time), performing an Interactive Metronome assessment (which looks at the planning, rhythm, and timing aspects of your nervous system), checking your subjective visual vertical, measuring your blind spots, and performing a hearing screening.
After Dr. Sanders has reviewed the results of the pre-exam diagnostics, he will meet with you in a private consultation to answer your questions, discuss your health-related concerns and goals and determine the best course of examination for you.
The neurological examination often starts with a Computerized Assessment of Postural Stability (CAPS) test which will check your balance on a computerized balance plate. This information helps Dr. Sanders isolate specific regions of the nervous system to further evaluate. Structures such as the cortex, basal ganglia, cerebellum, brain stem, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and end organs will also be carefully assessed through non-invasive techniques.
Report of Findings
If you are a good candidate for chiropractic neurological care, Dr. Sanders will tell you specifically what areas of your nervous system are not functioning properly, describe his treatment recommendations to get those areas performing better, and review how your progress will be monitored.
Dr. Sanders uses individualized, precision treatments to enhance the performance of your nervous system. Brain based therapies that he uses include: peripheral nerve stimulation, photohemodynamic therapy, laser therapy, slow eye movement exercises, fast eye movement exercises, vestibuloocular stimulation, light stimulation, caloric stimulation, auditory stimulation, olfactory stimulation, myofascial release, extremity adjustments, primitive reflex inhibition, core strengthening, extremity strengthening, balance training, Interactive Metronome training, and gentle chiropractic adjustments.