So, we officially and gratefully say goodbye, sayonara and adios to 2020 - The Year of the Pandemic.
While the future outcome and impact is yet to be fully known, we encourage you to find the blessings in each day, person, and moment. In its own odd way, the pandemic has brought us much closer to the practice of living in the present moment, something that may have been a challenge to do just a year ago, but a place we all aspire to be more often. Thanks for the practice, 2020!
We are grateful to be providing our continued services to you, in every way we are able, whether it is with chiropractic adjustments, massages and/or thermography screening. Your health is most important to us and we appreciate you choosing us to be a partner in your health-related goals.
On the horizon, we will be adding these services to our existing services: acupuncture and animal chiropractic. Watch for updates and progress on these two options by tuning in to our website as well as keeping an eye out for our next newsletter to come forth in April with more details. Spring, in essence, is new beginnings, and we can’t wait to share these with you.
Our Wellness Plans have a new look and are usable across all family members for these services: New patient visits, chiropractic adjustments, massages, acupuncture and animal chiropractic. They offer valuable savings for you and if you are interested please inquire at the front desk to find out more! Also note that FSA and HSA accounts can be utilized for Wellness Plans.
Our Thermography appointments for 2021 are January 12th, April 13th, July 13th and October 12th.
We are planning another Thermography Presentation for the community to occur prior to our April appointment date. It is an informative and empowering event we can’t wait to share with you again. Until then, here are some Thermography Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is Thermography an approved procedure?
A: Yes, thermography has been cleared by the FDA since 1982.
Q: Is Thermography safe?
A: Yes, thermography uses no radiation, compression or contact with the body to achieve its images.
Q: Who takes the images?
A: Images are taken by a Certified Clinical Thermographer who is trained by the American College of Clinical Thermology. The American College of Clinical Thermology is an accredited medical association.
Q: Who reads the images?
A: The images are sent via secured server to Electronic Medical Interpretation which is a professional group of physicians/MD’s who are specifically trained in the protocols of reading digital thermal images. They are all board certified as thermologists by the American College of Clinical Thermology. These doctors have many years’ experience and are able to ask for second opinions whenever necessary.
Q: What is the difference between thermography and mammography?
A: Thermography is a test of function and physiology while a mammogram is a test of structure. One does not replace the other, they are complementary.
Q: Is Thermal Imaging a replacement for Mammograms?
A: No, the two complement each other. Thermal imaging can detect the potential presence of a tumor years before a mammogram can see it.
Q: How often will I need a breast scan?
A: It is recommended to have two breast scans within three months of one another to establish a baseline. Thereafter, once annually is usually sufficient. Young women may begin breast screening with thermography at the age of 25-28 to establish their healthy, stable baseline.
Wishing you a most healthy and happy New Year, one we welcome with open arms ~
Your St. Croix Chiropractic & Wellness Team ~
Dr. Joy Zasadny
With special healing thoughts to you from your pet therapy team:
Poppy, Tulip, Lily, Lollipot and Mr. W.