Dr. Austin is the only practitioner in Boulder County who utilizes the Comprehensive Assessment of Postural Systems (CAPS) Unit to test for postural stability and risk of falling. Most new Functional Wellness patients receive a CAPS test as part of their initial evaluation. Patients stand on a computerized force plate with eyes open and closed, and then repeat testing on a foam pad on top of the plate. This information helps Dr. Austin understand more about core muscle stability, vestibular (inner ear) function, cortical and brain stem function, thus allowing him to approach your treatment more from a brain-based perspective vs. spine-based.
Learn more about CAPS Units from Vestibular Technology.
This testing method is used to evaluate the neurocognitive status of patients and covers a range of mental processes from simple motor performance, attention, memory, to executive functions. Immediately following the assessment, scoring is generated into reports, giving Dr. Austin a robust view of the patient’s neurocognitive status. It gives immediate clinical insight into a patient’s current status and level of impairment.
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Once we complete your initial assessment, you may receive a treatment depending on your unique condition. Then we will schedule you for the Report of Findings to review your exam, lab, and survey findings. Together we will begin to develop your personal Functional Wellness Plan, which may include recommendations for further testing, in-office or at-home therapies and exercises, or nutritional therapies.
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