We all know screenings are a very effective way to gain new patients, and using the MyoVision software makes it that much easier. Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your screenings:
9. Use the QuickScreen procedure at screenings. This performs a test of the cervical and lumbar spine. Simply roll up the patient’s shirt and use a hair clip to clip the shirt in place, leaving enough room to measure the lumbar spine. Use a second hair clip if necessary to clip long hair.
10. Always perform the test standing. Psychologically, people consider it a commitment when they are required to sit and feel trapped, as when a salesperson at a car dealership asks you to be seated when discussing the purchase of a vehicle. People feel much more comfortable when they can walk up, be tested, and walk away.
11. Given a choice, use the sEMG instead of the thermograph for a screening. It's much easier to understand. The layperson quickly locks into the concept of muscle tension and how it relates to their spines. Correlating temperature to a spine is a larger leap and likely will result in more explanation on your part. Additionally, the thermograph is a temperature-reading instrument, the results of which may not be accurate in an uncontrolled environment.
ScanVision sEMG users: there are cost saving alternatives to batteries.
Are you spending hundreds of dollars replacing the batteries in your ScanVision? Well, what if we told you that you don't have to? We have 2 cost saving alternatives for you to consider:
In this blog post, the writer, Andy Lewis, claimed the MyoVision was just another example of the "uneducated making false, unsupported claims." A distinct attempt to slander the Chiropractic profession. He goes on the write, "it would appear that the device appeals to chiropractors as it gives a scientific veneer to an invalidated diagnostic... The MyoVision device would not be the only type of questionable diagnostic procedure undertaken by chiropractors."
Mr. Lewis' opinion on the MyoVision and Chiropractic are outdated and simply untrue. He made made several false assumptions here, but the 2 that stand out: 1. The MyoVision test has no research behind it, and 2. That the examiner he was questioning was a chiropractor. It turns out that Mr. Lewis was wrong on both counts. David Marcarian quickly responded to this blog post, providing over 70 indexed research papers to support the proper use of Static Surface EMG technology, and informed Mr. Lewis that it was in fact an osteopath who performed the test at the clinic in question, not a chiropractor.
When you read the post, don't miss the comments at the bottom - they are more informative and entertaining than the article itself. It is in the comments where you will find Mr. Marcarian's response invalidating the whole blog post with his list of references and logical reasoning.
A friend, who is in criminology, once said that "behind a computer, everyone can feel like they have the credibility of a NY Times reporter, but the reality is, that's simply not true." Mr. Lewis proves this theory by posting a position where he has no support.
The bottom line? Whether done in the name of religion or science, dogma is never an appropriate way to approach any position if you plan on winning the argument. "
Designer of the MyoVision and experienced expert witness.