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
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/
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
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.
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.