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.
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