Auto Accidents, Work Injuries, Difficult Cases and the Use of Dynamic ROM (Range of Motion)

Being injured can be a frustrating experience that can turn your life upside down in an instant. Everyday activities become difficult and painful; there are aches and pains that were not there before. You went to the hospital and they did not find anything broken and probably told you that you had a muscular strain. After a few weeks things still aren’t getting any better.

This is the point that the insurer, employer, co-worker, or those around you may question the extent of your injuries. Soft tissue injuries like this can be very difficult to document and monitor. A tug of war develops between you and the insurer or employer. They feel that you should have recovered by now, however you on the other hand realize that you are still experiencing pain, dysfunction, and loss of quality of life. These cases have been extremely hard to substantiate until now.

That’s where dynamic range of motion (ROM) comes in. Dynamic ROM uses sEMG (Surface Electromyography) coupled with dynamic movements measuring range of motion (ROM). MyoVision’s DynaROM simultaneously measures muscle activity and range of motion – so we can finally see graphically not only the quality of motion but if muscle guarding, a critical measure of patient’s level of pain, occurs. This patented device allows us to now objectively document a patient’s response to soft tissue injury.

DynaROM is a functional test that measures muscle guarding and range of motion at the same time as the patient moves. By moving the patient, we effectively elicit measurable pain responses and guarding when soft tissue injury is present.

Over the past 12 years, we’ve noticed that a large percentage of patients display abnormal muscle guarding via DynaROM sEMG, despite having a relatively normal range of motion. ​

DynaROM is the latest in FDA cleared, class II diagnostic equipment. It effectively and objectively measures the impact of soft tissue injury by documenting pain in motion.

DynaROM has revolutionized the entire process of quantifying soft tissue injury by keeping adjusters, doctors and juries focused on the quality of data. Insurers have seen the impact on juries, increasing the probability they settle cases in a manner best for the patient. DynaROM also:

  • Combats negative IME (Independent Medical Exam) reports
  • Has a proven track record in courts
  • Helps establish the quality of the case from the start
  • Demonstrates soft tissue injury where all other methods fail
  • Focuses the adjuster & juries on quality of data vs. credibility of expert
  • Admissibility has been established

Vital Chiropractic, PLLC is one of the few offices in the Pacific Northwest utilizing this technology in injury cases and providing you with this level of examination. We can work with your insurance and attorney to provide measurable data to aid you in your recovery and reimbursement from injury.