MyoVision, is 'sEMG' which stands for Surface Electromyography (sEMG). It was originally developed for use by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to measure the effects of zero gravity and fatigue on their astronauts when they return from outer space to earth. It is a computerized spinal examination, which utilizes a sensing device that measures and evaluates the relative levels of electrical activity your muscles release when they are contracting, more commonly known as "muscle tension". Similar in function to an ECG/EKG (Electrocardiogram) which measures heart muscle activity, the static sEMG test measures the electrical activity of the posture-sustaining spinal muscles. Increased muscle tension is associated with stress andmisaligned vertebrae that affect the nervous system; a condition known as the "Vertebral Subluxation".
Think of our MyoVision system as a stethoscope for the spine.
Because chiropractic focuses on the health and integrity of the nervous system, it makes sense that we have a way of objectively measuring it. Our MyoVision computerized diagnostic equipment allows us to do just that - bringing a "high-tech edge" to your chiropractic care. The multifunctional capabilities of the MyoVision system allows us to demonstrate the effects of the "vertebral subluxation complex (VSC)" (spinal misalignment) in different capacities. Not only can any one, or combination of the different "tools" of this system mark an objective baseline of your condition at the beginning of care, but perhaps more importantly, can serve as a way to accurately and impartially measure your progress by repeating periodic MyoVision assessments and comparing to previous test results. This helps you, the patient, and Dr. Pisarek know if we are "hitting the mark" in getting the improvement we need to further your health goals towards attaining optimum health and peak performance.
The reported levels of muscle tension are recorded in numerical values and by coloured bars, with arrows indicating muscle tone imbalance(s). When correlated with X-Ray and other testing we perform at Advanced Healthcare, the sEMG gives us additional information to help correct the cause of your symptoms.
When patients present themselves with spinal bones (vertebrae) that are misaligned (subluxated), their spinal nerves can become irritated, leading to many negative effects. By interfering with the communication between the brain and the body, a vertebral subluxation leads to improper nerve electrical impulses and muscle response, which can lead to poor health.
At Advanced Healthcare, state-of-the-art computerized sEMG scanning provides Dr. Pisarek with a high-tech tool used to evaluate which specific areas/levels of the nervous system and muscles are being adversely affected by vertebral subluxations.
MyoVision is supported by numerous quality research papers and is currently the only device, which enables the muscle tension around the spine to be evaluated in the standing, static posture.