At our big conference that takes place every October, as well as at other big events that take place during the year, we offer various exams for our skeletal health – and not only!
Peltogram is a pioneering method of examining the lower limbs without radiation, with which the doctor can study the anatomy of the sole and the support/gait of the examinee. It is addressed to every person who presents anatomical deviations in the lower extremities, such as: big toe, flatfoot, calluses, fall of metatarsals, hamstring, abdomen, equinus, etc. The examination lasts a few minutes, is done by specialized technicians who can record the gait loads correctly and concerns men and women. At the end of the examination, the doctor evaluates the results and gives advice to each examinee, depending on his problem.
Spirometry is a simple but basic test in control of the respiratory function. It is valuable both in diagnosis and in monitoring of various lung diseases, such as bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The test is performed with the spirometer in which the examinee inhales and exhales with force. Based on the evaluation of the measurement we are able to know if the examinee has normal respiratory function or if there is an obstruction or restriction. The measurement takes 5 minutes.
Body fat measurement
Body fat measurement is the process by which we measure the percentage of fat on the body at a specific time. Body fat measurement is an indicator of how well a program is followed, whether it fits the specific diet, and is necessary for people who want to lose weight, for people who want to increase their weight and for athletes who follow nutrition programs. The measurement lasts 5 minutes, the examinees should be fasting at least 3 hours before the examination and the girls should not be in the menstrual cycle.
The skin analysis test allows the detection of skin lesions that are not visible to the naked eye but also the detection of hydration levels of our skin. The test lasts about 10 minutes and is completely painless.
Stress and confidence test
These are simple, quick tests that allow you to determine the rate of conversion of stress into physical problems such as headaches, stomach upsets, dizziness while the confidence test will help us see the image that we believe others have of us. They last 5′ and allow the examinee to gain a deeper understanding of himself.
These are tests that measure mild mental disorder, a condition characterized by problems with memory, which are serious enough to be noticed from the sufferer or his relatives, but not serious enough to interfere with their daily life. The test lasts half an hour and the information obtained from the results is extremely valuable for the final opinion.
This is an X-ray evaluation of the last six months of the spine to determine if there is an osteoporotic fracture or not. The examinees ask their questions to the specialized staff about their condition and the course of their treatment.
This is a fracture risk assessment for the next ten years. Stakeholders complete a questionnaire whose evaluation leads to the risk of a possible fracture over the next ten years. The whole procedure takes 10 minutes and the evaluation is done by a doctor.
Control of venous insufficiency (varicose veins)
This is a test performed by a vascular surgeon using an ultrasound machine on men and women of any age. This test demonstrates the degree of venous insufficiency that we all have and the examinees receive information from the doctor about the degree of danger of the veins that have a problem (e.g. one patient may have only an aesthetic problem and another may have a problem that needs surgery).
Peripheral arterial disease control (artery control)
This is a test performed by a vascular surgeon using an ultrasound machine and concerns people over the age of 40-45, smokers who may also have blood sugar. This test will be done on the same day as the second phase venous insufficiency test in people with more severe pathology. The examination is performed with the patient lying down and with his/her legs bare. The examination time of each patient is 10-12′.
Visceral fat examination
This test is performed by a dietitian – nutritionist through a special machine, which demonstrates both the percentage of fat that is locally present in the abdomen (subcutaneous), and the fat that is deeper around the organs (visceral). Accumulation of abdominal fat and visceral fat is associated with increased morbidity and increased risk of hyperlipidemia, type II diabetes and coronary heart disease. Men and women are at increased risk after menopause, but it is good to be screened at a younger age so that there is room for prevention through diet and lifestyle. The examination is performed with the patient lying down and having the abdomen exposed.
Test for the embodiment of anxiety
Self-esteem – confidence test
Life Satisfaction Test & Quality of Life Test
Body image test
Memory test (25′ per examinee – over 65 years)
The tests are prepared by specialized scientists and last about 5-7′ and then there is personal counseling and discussion between the participants and the psychologists. The memory test is for people over 65 years and lasts 25′ /per examinee.
Therapeutic massage and evaluation of muscle strengthening
The team of specialized physiotherapists of our Society conducts sessions of therapeutic massage and highlighting musculoskeletal problems of the neck and back and at the same time evaluates the muscle strengthening of the participants. Therapeutic massage offers relief, rejuvenation, relaxation and well-being and the specialized physiotherapists give individualized advice for the musculoskeletal condition of each examinee.
Orthopedic arthritis assessment
During this examination the doctor will evaluate possible problems of osteoarthritis. The shoulder, the knee or the hip are mainly examined. Patients can come with a recent x-ray (within time) from one of the following places:
- Knee (front- profile)
- Hips (pelvis)
- Hand limbs
- Foot limbs
30-40 people/day can be examined and the examination for each lasts about 10 minutes. (If a patient has a more severe history, it may take longer).