Sigma Instrument Adjusting
At SHIN Wellness in Miami Florida, we offer the SIGMA Instrument to our patients. The Sigma Instrument Method is gentle, precise and preferred by most patients. The Sigma Instrument is a revolutionary new technology and will accurately measure the fixation of the spine and treat health disturbances related to the spine and nervous system.
What Is The SIGMA Instrument?
SIGMA Instruments manufactures a full line of computer-based, piezoelectric instruments that utilize an accelerated mass in the head of the instrument to gently percuss the tissue area being tested, giving the practitioner vital information about the motion dynamics and the resonant frequency of the joint or tissue.
The SIGMA instrument measures the stiffness of the tissue or joint by applying a light mechanical force in the form of an instantaneous shock wave and oscillating frequency; a signal is then reflected back to the piezoelectric sensor, which measures these reflective statistics, sending it to the computer for interpretation, all before the muscle can respond. The process occurs so fast that it reduces the normal defense mechanism or guarding response, caused by typical palpation.
How It Works
SIGMA Instruments uses the same sensing technology that the aviation industry and engineers have used in order to test metal fatigue in aircraft and bridge spans. Practitioners can now use this highly sophisticated technology to analyze joints and tissue with increased precision and confidence.
With this technology, musculoskeletal conditions can be managed by increasing range of motion, eliminating fixation and improving functional capacity of patients through specific manipulative techniques assisted by the instrument in a precise and reproducible manner.
The SIGMA Instrument enables the practitioner to analyze using a sophisticated instrument, treat the dysfunctional area and then reanalyzed. This provides pre and posts data which is very beneficial while overseeing the patient’s course of care. It provides a method to track treatment progression that is precise, gentle and preferred.
Is The SIGNMA Instrument Gentle?
The SIGMA Instrument virtually puts all the fears of manual treatment to rest. The SIGMA Instrument utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility of the spinal segments by reducing or eliminating the fixations. It uses soft tips, that are comfortable to the human body to exert a tapping force that “unsticks” the joint.
Precise and Preferred – Sigma
1. Soft Tissue conditions such as trigger points respond well to the percussion forces of SIGMA Instrument. The forces are delivered in a sub-harmonic, metered, precise nature to create oscillation and enhance the range of motion.
2. Neurologically, the SIGMA Instrument takes advantage of the interplay of type 1, 2, and 3 mechanoreceptors with the type 4 nociceptors creating an inhibition of pain, increasing neuroactivity and restoration of normal nervous system tone.
3. The SIGMA Instrument is very comfortable for patients of all ages due to the fact that there is no application of manual rotation or thrusting forces.
4. The patient is treated in a comfortable way without the need to turn or hyperextend parts of the body, head or neck. Thus this greatly reduces any issues associated with osteoporosis, vertebral artery conditions or other concerns that more aggressive techniques might not address.
The Ultralign Advanced Software Solutions
This system helps ensure a functional outcome of a prescribed, written treatment plan. The SIGMA Instrument also lets the doctor know when procedures are not needed on a particular visit. There are objective and specialized reasoning and data points to analyze. It is important for patients to feel confident that there is an end to this therapy and that we can chart the progress using the sine wave analysis.
Sine wave analysis measures joint, muscle and tissue function through four aspects. The amplitude indicates the resistance of fixation. The apex comments on the relative mobility and ligament hysteresis. The length of the wave indicates the resonant of the area in cycles per second or hertz. The smoothness of the wave would represent the smooth articular gliding of the area when testing joints.
Meet Dr. Wendy Gallego
Founder of Shin Wellness and an accomplished Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Wendy Gallego uses her knowledge of neurology and biomechanics, as well as a gentle, soothing touch to help her patients achieve the wellness and improved quality of life they are seeking.
Dr. Gallego’s skills, strengths, patience and empathy as a doctor have been developed and enhanced through a myriad of experiences in her field. Since her position as a staff physician and clinic director at Kentuckiana Children’s Center in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Gallego embraces an interest in and passion for working with special needs patients, particularly children with autism.
She currently has a family practice in which she treats men, women, and children of all ages, however, the impact of her devotion to those exceptional patients remains a large part of her work today.
Dr. Gallego focuses on more than merely the physical issues; she invests the time to learn about other aspects of her patients’ lives. Her treatment of a problem in the body does not end with a simple medical procedure. She subscribes to a basic belief that without a healthy body, there cannot be a healthy mind. Physical and mental wellness, are not and cannot be separate. One without the other will not take you to the place you need to be, explains Dr. Gallego. With this philosophy in mind, Dr. Gallego founded Shin, a multi-disciplinary wellness center, so that she could ensure her patients received the necessary care to achieve the quality of life they deserved.
Dr. Gallego is confident, thorough and methodical in this unique approach to treatment. She brings back an often forgotten ideal of what a doctor should be. Trust is developed between doctor and patient, as Dr. Gallego is not just knowledgeable and experienced, but caring and compassionate.
Dr. Wendy Gallego is currently pursuing Diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, and is now board eligible.
Some Of Our Testimonials
If there were ten stars to grant, Shin Wellness would easily qualify. This small group of professionals
goes out of their way to look after patients as if they were family. I had two car accidents which left
me with various bulging and herniated discs and in constant pain. I have been forced to become
open minded with regards to treatment and have tried everything from weekly acupuncture (at other
offices), Chinese gua sha, botox for migraines and a myriad of specialists to include various
neurologists and pain management practitioners. I have been prescribed way more medications than
I can recall. I have also been to many great chiropractors throughout the years but Dr. Gallego has
BY FAR been the most effective in treating my pain!! Dr. Gallego and her team have made all the
difference with their precise and persistent approach. I am not a big fan of divulging what I consider
to be one of this cities best kept secrets but also understand what it feels like to not find relief while
in constant pain. This place is a gem. I am very grateful to have found them. Kristi G.
I have been going to Shin for over a year now. Prior to that I never had chiropractic services before
but I hope I never have to go to anyone else. The office staff is so kind and friendly. Dr Gallego has
changed my life, truly. I came to her in so much pain I was lying on the floor by midday almost in
tears. She and Chad have helped me get back to great physical health and balance. I am so
grateful they were recommended to me! Jennifer P.
Best chiropractic and Accupuncture in Miami hands down period. I am a regular. Most competent
and compassionate doctors, incredibly zen comfort vibe…just the best! Mariam K.