Consultation and Scope:
- Assessment of the patient (history, tests and measures) with functional limitation to determine an intervention; tests and measures that includes the following: pain, range of motion, motor function, sensory integrity, endurance, assistive devices, gait and balance, posture, activities of daily living, ability to work (job/school/play), expected degree of integration/reintegration.
- Alleviating impairment and functional limitations by designing, implementing and modifying therapeutic interventions that include, therapeutic exercises, manual therapy (mobilization), electrotherapeutic modalities, physical agents and mechanical modalities;
- preventing injury, impairment and functional limitation and disability including promotion and I maintenance of health, wellness and fitness and quality of life in all age populations.
- Treatment modalities include hot moist/ice pack, paraffin wax oath, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical and faradic stimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, massage, therapeutic exercises (joint mobilization, passive range of motion to resistive exercise, stretching exercise, training exercise (elliptical/cross trainer, ergometer).
- Diagnosis of human conditions and disorders of the human musculoskeletal and nervous systems as they relate to subluxations, misalignments, and joint dysfunctions.
- Evaluation of conditions or symptoms related to subluxations, misalignments and joint dysfunction through any of the following.
- Physical examination.
- Chiropractic adjustment of subluxations, misalignments, and joint dysfunction.
- Treatment of related bones and tissues for the establishment of neural integrity and structural stability.
- Use of physical measures, analytical instruments, nutritional advice, rehabilitative exercise.
Assessment, evaluation and intervention for:
- Activities of daily living
- Education (activities to participate as a learner in a learning environment); - instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) -[multistep activities to care for self and others, such as household management, financial management, and child care]
- Rest and sleep (activities relating to obtaining rest and sleep, including identifying need for rest and sleep, preparing for sleep, and participating in rest and sleep);
- Leisure inobligatory, discretionary, and intrinsically rewarding activities