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Chiropractic care that is out of this world

01/09/2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 10, 2006) -- Spinal care technology developed for astronauts is now available for better chiropractic care. The Space Foundation announced today that the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA) has been awarded exclusive certification for the Insight Subluxation Station (tm) as a Certified Space Technology (tm). The Insight technology is a neurospinal screening and evaluation system that uses surface electromyography (SEMG) technology originally designed to measure changes in the spinal muscles of astronauts. Chiropractors use the Insight to help identify subluxations, or misalignments of the spine causing nerve interference, by measuring muscle activity. Subluxations disturb the muscles' regular nerve function, causing an abnormal amount of electrical flow to the muscle as well as other health challenges. The Insight Subluxation Station measures the electrical flow and charts it using graphics that show the spine and specify precisely when chiropractors should adjust their patients, allowing for increased accuracy in diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. "The Space Foundation is pleased to certify the Insight Subluxation Station," said Kevin Cook, director of brand management for the Space Foundation. "The Chiropractic Leadership Alliance promotes better health by equipping the professional with the best technology for patient assessment." The Insight uses technology developed for NASA to measure the effects of space on the spines of space shuttle astronauts. CLA continued the development of the system into the commercially available model available for chiropractic care and has been marketing the technology since 1988. The system measures skin temperature differentials and the sensitivity of paraspinal tissues and assesses range-of-motion, heart rate variability, and the amount of tension of paraspinal muscle activity to create the visual images used by chiropractors and their patients. "We are extremely excited to have been awarded the Space Foundation's certification," states CLA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Patrick Gentempo. "Increasing the credibility of chiropractic practice with a technology relevant to today's world will help bring better health to millions of people worldwide." Since the dawn of the space era, the world's best engineers at NASA have been developing advanced technologies that fuel America's efforts in space and also result in a number of earthly applications. The Space Certification Program, managed by the Space Foundation, provides official recognition for qualified products and services incorporating those space technologies. For more information, visit www.SpaceConnection.org. About the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance The Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA) is a highly successful, privately held company with more than 8,000 chiropractic clients on six continents. CLA's mission is to help create worldwide wellness by improving the practice and perception of chiropractic everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.subluxation.com. About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation's signature event, the National Space Symposium, is scheduled for April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Inside Aerospace, April 24-25, 2006, in Washington, D.C.; Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006 in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space, Nov. 13-15 in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. # # # Additional Media Contact: Chiropractic Leadership Alliance Thomas M. Berish Senior Vice President (800) 285-2001 [email protected]

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