ACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH STUDY - 2015
Doctors of Chiropractic routinely diagnose and treat patients based on static measurements. This study evaluates dynamic assessment technology from Active Technologies, known as the Dynamic GaitForce Assessment. This technology captures an active gait cycle in the shoe. The result is a dynamic assessment that shows a map of the active foot pressures and the symmetry ratio of the patient all captured during a full gait cycle.
This study evaluates the technology by dynamically measuring the foot pressures and symmetry ratios of patients before and after chiropractic treatment. This study evaluated 18 patients in the offices of Dr. Todd McDougle, the owner of the IN Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic and the inventor of the McDougle Chiropractic Methods. In some cases, a second treatment during the same visit was applied to the lower extremities based on the doctor’s opinions of the assessment results after the first treatment.
Dr. Todd McDougle, using the McDougle Chiropractic Methods (MCM), performed all treatments in this study.