Integrative Orthopedic and Neurologic Physical Exam

Integrative orthopedic and neurologic physical exam blends traditional eastern examination techniques of "sinew" or myofascial meridian inspection and palpation, with contemporary orthopedic, osteopathic, and neurologic physical examination, including:

  • Joint range-of-motion, tracking and stability
  • Muscle strength, length and bulk
  • Sensory function
  • Posture, gait, and movement abnormalities
  • Functional capacity deficits
  • Special orthopedic and neurological tests

Goals of Integrative Physical Exam:

  • Diagnose and develop treatment plans for common and significant injuries and pain conditions of the spine and extremities, in standard medical (ICD-10) and AOM pattern identification terms
  • Identify urgent/serious medical conditions that warrant immediate referral to physician care or emergency medicine
  • Evaluate and document functional baselines and progress for Work Comp, HMO, VA and Auto insurance
  • Develop one’s treatment skills from monitoring objectively-verifiable responses and changes in tissue function and structure