At Life Health Medical Center, we are committed to restoring your body to its proper healthy condition. Our comprehensive functional examination is set up to determine the overall function of the body and find a baseline of your health. This exam will then help us to evaluate the best treatment methods to aid in restoring your body to its best possible state. We will discuss different complaints and symptoms you may be experiencing and use X-rays and other methods needed to determine the extent of injury or impairment. Our comprehensive functional examination will include some or all of the following:
- Posture evaluation
- Trigger point evaluation
- Orthopedic exam
- Neurologic exam
- Range of Motion exam
- Joint and muscle evaluation to determine overall musculoskeletal function
Treatments may range in a variety of procedures based on findings from exams. Trigger point therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and massage therapy are some of the common treatments used to aid in improving your condition. Durable medical equipment may be necessary in some cases to assist with homecare rehabilitation. Braces, TENS units, and cervical traction units are the most common durable medical equipment used for treatment programs.
Other Uses For A Comprehensive Functional Exam
A comprehensive functional exam can also be beneficial during the event of an accident. If you were involved in an accident and are attempting to make a claim to an insurance company, often times proof is needed that you were injured and what your injuries were. These exams are performed by medical professionals and these exams can be used as evidence and proof of injury. Even if you have not experienced an injury and are not experiencing symptoms, regular comprehensive health exams are beneficial. Yearly screening tests for all patients is recommended to ensure you are healthy and not in need of any further procedures or tests. Screening tests that may be included in a Comprehensive Functional Exam are:
- Pap Smear
- Pelvic Exam
- Prostate Cancer Screening
- Testicular Exam
- Colon Caner Screening
- Lung Cancer Screening
- STI Screening
Following the tests you receive during your comprehensive functional exam, your doctor may or may not follow up with you about your results and may need you to do additional tests depending on what they find.
Preparation for Your Exam
There are some things you can do to make your appointment easier and quicker. Depending on if you are having a test done, sometimes you may not be able to eat prior to the appointment. Other things you can ready is information on the medications you are currently on, allergies, symptoms of health issues and a timeline related to them if you have it. Also bring any lab results of tests you’ve had done recently, names of doctors you have already seen for your injury, information about any medical devices you may be using, and your medical history in addition to your families’ history of medical conditions.
Sharing any other information relating to your current diet and lifestyle, daily activities, sleeping habits, and alcohol and substance abuse is also beneficial to have for your appointment. All of this information can help your doctor determine the root cause of your injury of health problem and decide on a treatment plan. At Life Health Medical Center in Salt Lake City, we don’t just want to rid of your symptoms temporarily. Instead, we want to ensure you receive the treatment you need to be healthy and remain healthy. We offer a variety of treatment plans and will cater it to your unique situation. We understand that everyone is different, and we honor that with our personalized healthcare.
Schedule a comprehensive functional examination with us today!