Winnipeg TRT™ Seminar features Tonal model for assessment, adjustment and special module on neural scanning

Dr. David Fletcher will be presenting on the seminar faculty with Dr. Sony Canteenwala at the upcoming Torque Release Technique® seminar in Winnipeg, Manitoba over 14-15 November, featuring exciting updates on the relationship between Heart Rate Variability and the chiropractic adjustment’s effects on balancing the autonomic nervous system. Dr. Fletcher was asked to share some key perspectives over the development of advanced technology that is providing breakthrough insights about the connections between the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, the Chiropractic adjustment, and global autonomic involvement.

Chiropractic’s message has always been one of vitalism and adaptability. Whether a patient enters care with symptoms or is searching for solutions on their path towards wellness, an assessment of their spine and nervous system is the centrepiece of their first experience. This is the moment where remarkable patients and wellness relationships are created. Much attention over the years has been placed on the direct connection between the spine and the function of the local neurology. Thermographic scanning became the standard adjunct to x-rays as DCs searched for the progression of the subluxation towards the glands and organ systems. Over time, advanced technologies, such as Heart Rate Variability (HRV), emerged as the ideal assessment of global autonomic involvement. Instead of focusing on the regional reaction, chiropractors could now take a global perspective and view the balance between the entire parasympathetic and sympathetic systems. Now, a valid and reliable measurement of a person’s adaptive and restorative response could be used to track the incredible power of the adjustment care plan.

Wonderful news: Heart Rate Variability shows that Chiropractic adjustments rebalance the Autonomic Nervous System

HRV is the ideal technology for a chiropractic office. It is non-invasive and clinically relevant and also a powerful patient education resource. CLA, the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, began developing a unique format of HRV collection and reporting known as Pulse Wave Profiling. This proprietary system tracks anxiety testing at the same time as heart beat collection to ensure the accuracy of the results that are being reported by a chiropractor. Essentially, the test focuses on a person’s lack of ability to self-monitor their stress levels and stress reactions. People are unaware of how stress has become a damaging habit in their lives. Whether lifestyles create the subluxation or whether the subluxation is the creator of a deep neurological reaction, the chiropractor can now administer a simple, unattended, non-invasive test. This evaluation of the beat-to-beat intervals as well as the energy within the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) can be analyzed and plotted on a graph showing the dominance of either the Parasympathetic or Sympathetic firing sequences. This graph becomes highly relatable to the patient and allows them to “see” how stress is keeping them in a fight-flight response or a neurologically exhausted state. The wonderful news is that Chiropractic adjustments alone, have been proven to rebalance the ANS as seen on HRV. Finally, when a doctor tells their patient that, "chiropractic balances and re-energizes the nervous system”, they can show the patient the accuracy and importance of this statement. HRV and Pulse Wave Profiling, as created by CLA, is the future path for linking the innate healing response of chiropractic care to the understanding and desires of today’s health care consumers.

To learn more about HRV, tonal adjusting, and chiropractic reporting and care planning, join Dr. Fletcher and Dr. Sony for a special seminar bringing technique and technology together! This seminar presentation, sponsored by the ICA Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences, will be November 14-15, 2015 at the Alt Hotel in Winnipeg, MB. To learn more and register, visit.; for more information on HRV, Pulse Wave Profiling and adaptive response capacity, visit