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Medical thermography, or digital infrared thermal imaging is completely non-invasive, without radiation, and is a painless clinical imaging procedure. It is used in detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing thermal (heat) abnormalities present in the body. It is also used as a complimentary aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring progress for conditions and injuries. It is quick, can be done anywhere on the body, and gives instant results. After your examination, a full digital report is sent to you for your personal records. Or on request, can be forwarded to other healthcare professionals to be used alongside other diagnostic processes and treatment.
Thermal Imaging can also be used as a before and after tool, so you can quickly view the changes our other therapy tools may deliver, such as Cold Laser, PEMF, Massage, Acupuncture, and Recovery Boots.
Each consultation starts with a medical history being taken by our registered Nurse who then assists you to partially disrobe in a darkened private room for screening to take place. The initial consultation and a 3 month follow up provide a baseline for your thermal fingerprint.
Medical thermal imaging detects physiological abnormalities by measuring temperature changes and assessing dermal blood flow. It is performed by a skilled thermologist and uses a powerful infrared camera which measures minute temperature changes. The visual image graphically maps the body temperature in the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Thermal imaging’s high sensitivity to pathology in vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems make it an invaluable tool.
- Facial pain related to tooth or jaw problems
- Poor circulation
- Joint and musculoskeletal problems
- Soft tissue problems
- Asymmetrical use of the body
- Address issues which may lead to chronic problems
- Observing how injury responds to treatment modality
- Muscle tears, strains, & bruises
- Underlying issues: secondary, tertiary, & compensatory problems