A Deep-Dive into Thermography

Thermography is hands down the easiest and most impactful ways that you can get into scanning. Not only does it paint an unparalleled picture of how a patient’s nervous system functions through their daily lives, but it allows you to interpret and easily communicate that message to your patient right on the spot. Understanding the effects your nervous system has on your body and health has never been easier, find out how you can get into thermal scanning by watching this presentation – click here!

See below for the highlight reel with the timeline.

00:00 – Introduction

  • Welcome
  • About Dr. David Fletcher and his credentials
  • What to expect from this presentation

02:17 – The Subluxation Conversation

  • How are you objectively measuring the impact of the subluxation?
  • How are you delivering this information to your patients?
  • How are you developing care plans using functional neurological data?
  • What the purpose is of “Looking Deeper” is with the neuroTHERMAL

06:04 – Intra and Inter Examiner Reliability

  • Why reliability and reproducibility is important
  • The important difference between validity and reliability
  • How and why thermography allows doctors to get consistent results

09:17 – Why Use Temperature: How the neuroTHERMAL works

  • How temperature is distributed throughout the body
  • How vertebral subluxation can cause anomalies seen with precision temperature instrumentation
  • How the neuroTHERMAL detects, tracks, and analyzes the thermal information along the spinal region
  • What those results mean, and how they can be used to detect subluxations

13:10 – Scanning Options

  • Scanning options examples, including rolling and segmental
  • Individual uses and benefits for each option
  • Graphed and plotted examples

14:53 – How the Paraspinal Cutaneous Temperature Plays a Role in Chiropractic

  • How the sympathetic nervous system can be used as an indicator of nervous disorders
  • How thermography can be used to localize information from sensitive pain patterns
  • Sympathetic motor nerves and their role in the body
  • How Thermography can give you a completely different picture of the functions of the nervous system than HRV scanning

19:50 – Practical Thermography Considerations

  • Nine questions that you have to ask while conducting thermal scanning
  • Clinical recommendations from Dr. David Fletcher regarding proper thermal scanning protocol
  • How to easily ensure all of your responses are accurate and consistent

23:42 – Acclimation Time

  • What the “Equilibrium Period” is before a patient is ready to get a proper scan
  • What the proper amount of time is to prep a patient for an accurate reading to be acquired 
  • Some tips to give your patients to ensure that your scans are done properly

25:24 – L5 Manipulation: Roy Study

  • What their research into Paraspinal Cutaneous temperature disparity was after spinal manipulation
  • Details about their treatment and control groups
  • What this means for lumbar spine SMT

26:40 – Uematsu Studies: Part I and II

  • What the Uematsu and his group were trying to find with their research into normal value reproductions of thermographic scanning
  • How his study impacted thermography and why you still use it today without even realizing it
  • Details about how they took 144 patients of low back and sciatica and what their thermal results showed
  • What happened when asymmetries exceeded 1 standard deviation from the normative values
  • What this means for evaluating patients with lower back pain

30:08 – Pre and Post Adjustment Analysis

  • Graphical analysis of what the thermals levels of the spine look like before and adjustment and after between graphs created with a thermal scanner
  • A perfect example of why thermography is so useful in such a huge variety of clinical applications
  • How thermography clearly tells an easy-to-understand story of a patient’s nervous system with a simple side-by-side comparison

31:14 – Reporting the neuroTHERMAL’s Results

  • How the neuroTHERMAL works with the myINSiGHT software to provide easy-to-understand results that both the doctor and patient can quickly interpret
  • A quick verbal demonstration of how to scan with a neuroTHERMAL
  • Intepretations of graphs the neroTHERMAL created, and a run through of what they mean and what they show about the nervous system
  • The pros and cons between rolling and segmental scans
  • What some of the standard settings on the neuroTHERMAL are and when you should use them
  • Examples of the various graphs and measurement visualizations that the neuroTHERMAL provides with the software

42:48 – The neuroLINK

  • What the neuroLINK is and how it can make your scanning experience an easy and stress-free experience
  • How it allows any doctor to communicate results to the patient in a revolutionarily simple way
  • Examples of how it uses modern chiropractic research in conjunction with the neuroTHERMAL to go deeper into the patient’s personal story than ever before

45:01 – Syncing the neuroTHERMAL

  • What a “Bias Warning” is and why it matters
  • When to sync your neuroTHERMAL to ensure it works properly
  • What it means to have a good sync value

48:00 – Conclusion: What Really Matters?

  • Why looking deeper is NECESSARY to remain relevant
  • Why thermal scanning gives you a tremendous way to understand what is going on with your patient’s nervous system
  • How relying on symptoms alone can lead you into trouble – and how the idea of looking deeper can lead you to success
  • A run through of some more quick pre/post adjustment checks to confirm short/long term benefits
  • Why the modern medical instrumentation is THE BEST solution available to you, so that you can take your practice to the next level
  • How objective data can revolutionize your practice to ensure you get patients interested and engaged
  • Why thermal scanning is the easiest way to get into scanning, and why it will make the biggest impact

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About The Author

Lisa Marie Vasquez

Dr. David Fletcher

DC, FRCCSS (C) – President & CEO

David is a renowned chiropractor who practiced in Toronto for many years. He and his associates had a thriving, cash-based family practice that served hundreds of patients weekly.

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