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chiropractic test

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by golden, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. golden

    golden Senior Member

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    Does anyone more familiar with chiropractors know what the purpose of this test is?

    walking one foot in front of the other - toe to heel-

    one with eyes open....then again with eyes closed...?

    he wobbled a lot when his eyes were closed which he said surprised him as he thought it would be easy.

    My friend was 'diagnosed' with flat feet after it. I dont think he has flat feet at all.

    I asked him to do this wet test and his imprints came out normal...

    http://m.runnersworld.com/running-shoes/take-wet-test-learn-your-foot-type?page=single
     
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    I had that done when I saw and Environmental Specialist.

    It has to do with equilibrium and something to do with the brain and spacial relations. I practically fell over when my eyes were closed. There was more but it was awhile ago so I can't remember sorry.

    I can say having flat feet was not part of it and it's a bigger issue than that.
     
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    There are three systems we use for balance - sight, vestibular (ear fluid balance) and proprioception (a neurologically based awareness of where our body is positioned). We need at least 2 of these systems to be functioning properly to maintain balance.

    If both the vestibular and proprioception are working well then we can maintain balance with our eyes shut, therefore this test shows up a problem with one of those systems if you can't maintain balance once you can't see.

    I can't remember offhand the test for determining which of the 2 systems is not functioning properly but I know it is possible to differentiate between them
     
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    golden Senior Member

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    thanks minkey girl :) my friend has confirmed the 'flat foot' diagnoses was not part of this test.

    @thread
    His notes say 'flat feet'. How can he possibly have been diagnosed with flat feet when the wet test shows clearly normal arches though, i wonder ???
     
  5. golden

    golden Senior Member

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    Thanks sea :) thats insightful.

    I will try to find out as he does wobble a lot when doing this test.

    i can do it with a small amount of wobble but can not stand still with eyes closed without swaying about...

    he, however, can stand perfectly still with eyes closed.
     
  6. maryb

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    I recently had to do this - I started to wobble as soon as I closed my eyes.
     
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  7. golden

    golden Senior Member

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    maryb, do you mean the standing still or the walking test...?

    so long as i set off and dont stand still on closing my eyes - then i am nott too bad at this test. compared to my friend (who is fitter than a race horse) who wobbled so much i was in fits of laughter. He tried and tried over and over and it really bothered him lol

    Do you know what your test meant?
     
  8. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    @golden Bottom line is you may have flat feet but that is not the sole reason you are losing your balance. @Sea was right.
     
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    golden Senior Member

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    sorry minkeygirl, lost in translation...

    i dont have flat feet. but my friend was 'diagnosed' by a chiro that i forced him to go to because i was going hee hee, with flat feet.

    so i am trying to gain insight because i think the chiropractor was wrong. i dont think he has flat feet at all. she wrote in his notes 'flat feet' - which needs correcting.

    i looked up the 'wet test' - link above and his foot image shows normal feet not flat feet.

    the walking one foot in front of the other seems to have been incidental as she diagnosed his 'wobble' with 'flat feet'.

    i understand that he has something going on to make him unable to do this which has nothing to do with flat feet :)

    will be intrigued to find out what.
     
  10. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    That's what I meant. Flat feet or not, there is something else going on.
     
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    golden Senior Member

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    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    @golden
    standing still - or trying to, the doc grabbed hold of me.

    I have major problems with balance, have to hold onto something/someone when walking. A lot of head pressure, spinal inflammation and on and on. Not sure what the wobble test means.
     
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    golden Senior Member

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    thanks maryb :)

    its awful.
     

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