• Research conducted by Dr. Hart

    2016 - Case study published on Dr. Hart's method of analyzing resting pulse rates

    In this study of one patient, Dr. Hart's method of using resting heart rate for chiropractic diagnosis is shown and explained. The method helps him to decide, from a neurological standpoint whether his patient needs an adjustment.  Here is the citation where the full paper is freely available:


    Hart J, Schwartzbauer M. Analysis of resting pulse rates before and after a single chiropractic adjustment for an individual patient: A descriptive study. The Internet Journal of Chiropractic 2016; 5(1). DOI: 10.5580/IJCH.39503. Journal: https://ispub.com/IJCH/5/1/39503 

    2017 - Article published in running magazine

    In the Fall 2017 issue of Pace Running Magazine, Dr. Hart wrote an article on resting pulse rate as a measure of neurological fitness for runners The article is available from Dr. Hart in hard copy format or online at: https://pacerunningmag.wordpress.com/resting-pulse-rate/

    April 2018 - study published on Dr. Hart's patients


    A study by Dr. Hart on his patients was published this month (April 2018) in a peer-reviewed science journal. 

    The study found that his patients experienced a benefit beyond symptomatic improvement, namely in the form of reduced resting pulse rates (RPR). Many other studies have shown that a lower RPR is associated with better health compared to a higher RPR. For example, these other studies show that people with a lower RPR tend to live longer than their counterparts who have a higher RPR. 

    Here is the citation where the full paper is available for free: 

    Hart J. Resting pulse rates under chiropractic care: A preliminary practice-based study. Internet Journal of Chiropractic 2018; 7(1): 1-5. Journal: http://ispub.com/IJCH/7/1/53087

    April 30, 2018 - Case study published on resting heart rate changes with different exercise routines


    Hart J. Resting pulse rate analysis for an individual undergoing different types of exercise: A case study in methodology. Biology of Exercise 2018; 14 (1): 75-86. Journal: https://www.biologyofexercise.com/index.php/issues-archive/35-volume-14-1-2018/147-biology-of-exercise-14-1-75-86-2018.

    Volunteers Needed for Study on Pulse Rate


    Dr. Hart is doing a new study at his office on a novel method of testing the health of the patient’s nerve system. The method consists of measuring resting pulse rates at your wrist and takes only a few minutes.  Measurements will be taken in the seated and standing positions. 

    Dr. Hart uses pulse rate in his practice because it is: a) a test of nerve system health and b) such a powerful predictor of general health. 

    In appreciation for your participation in the study, you will be entitled to a free spinal exam and chiropractic adjustment (if needed).  For more details, or to schedule a research appointment, call 350-2898.