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How BAFL Works With Chiropractic Care



Getting a solid physical baseline of your patient is the first step to helping them achieve their best physical health!

Body Alignment For Life (BAFL) is a cloud-based self-applied and or guided full body range of motion (ROM) assessment!
Having visual images of the patient’s muscle imbalances and 3D graphs to show their progress over time allows the patient to speak your language and have trust in the process

What the BAFL software offers:
  • BAFL software collects all data and generates reports that tell the user where they are tight, weak, imbalanced and where the body may be compensating either from old injuries or repetitive motion patterns.
  • BAFL can also tell the user what future injuries may occur in an everyday movement, on the job or even in a particular sport.
  • It then generates an individualized corrective program in a series of instructional videos for the user to apply to themselves, or a trained stretch coach can implement the corrective program to the individual with the guidance of the chiropractor remotely by using the online BAFL assisted (ROM) software program.


BAFL can be used in many different ways:

• Aids in the education of the practitioner, doctor and or PT on the current physical health of their client or patient
• Knowing what movements are a high-risk for the individual is vital to prevent future injury
• Predicting and preventing repetitive motion injuries
• Aids in recovery and injury prevention
• Aids in workman’s comp and or injury claims
• Assess an individual’s physical capabilities or capabilities within a movement
• Corrects muscle imbalances to prevent joint pain and injury
• Much more…


How BAFL can be sold in a chiropractic setting:

  • BAFL is offered under different licensing and royalty models. This includes a White Label program that presents the platform under “your brand.”  Licensing can be structured as an annual flat fee or monthly subscription with patient volume tiers.
  • BAFL becomes a revenue enhancement program used in diagnostics, treatment continuity, and physical therapy. Patients are thus charged as part of the treatment plan or charged extra for the continued assessment and diagnostics. The platform provides strong documented treatment and assessment history in support of claims and continued treatment.
  • BAFL provides additional benefits and commercialization opportunities, including the use of home use or practitioner lead video sequences prescribed by BAFL as part of the customized treatment plan. Chiropractic practitioners can charge extra for the use of the videos and other self/home use tools. Along with the maintenance monthly cost for patients that continue use of the software past the treatment phase.
  • In addition to this standard use model, we offer BAFL led in training and diagnostic sessions held at your office and customized to your practice needs.  Our case studies show practitioners requesting these personalized sessions on a quarterly to bi-annual basis in support of a growing patient base and staff refresher training.

-The BAFL software is a great add-on to any existing programs-

Contact us for more information on how you can add BAFL to your practice today, and gain more consistent and loyal clients tomorrow!



Author: Loretta McGrath




Desk imbalances


Desk imbalances red zone

Driving Imbalances


The following professions involve similar muscle imbalances that over time can cause many different injuries, but using our Injury prediction and prevention web-based software will prevent injuries from forming or advancing to surgery!

Check out how the software works here- https://vimeo.com/203725002

A bus driver, truck driver, and computer programmer are all sedentary positions with at least 8 hours of sitting a day. But, don’t let the lack of motion fool you, these are some of the top sedentary high-risk injury jobs out there. The consistent lack of movement associated with sedentary work can cause severe muscle imbalances, just like jobs with physical repetitive motions can.

These are the muscle imbalance patterns caused by excessive sitting:

  • Lower back (weak)
  • Rhomboids (weak)
  • Core (weak)
  • Flexors (weak)
  • Extensors (tight)
  • Chest (tight)
  • Shoulders Anterior (tight)
  • Hip flexors (tight)
  • Hamstrings (tight)

Commonly injured areas because of these imbalances:

  • Lower and upper back
  • Cervical and rotator cuff

Physical Laborers

  • All physical jobs like sanitation, construction and road workers, loggers, stockers, UPS/FedEx drivers, mine and field workers are a MUST when finding muscle imbalances before injuries occur. Workers in physical jobs are at the highest risk of injury, not just because of the physical nature of the job but because of the physical strain the body goes through day in and day out.
  • The key to saving millions, if not billions, of dollars in worker’s compensation claims is ensuring that the physical baseline of the employee is in the healthy zone. Being proactive and implementing a corrective program as soon as possible prevents injury and loss of production. It is key to saving huge and creating healthy and productive employees in the workplace.

Stages of muscle imbalance in the workplace:

Stage 1.

Beginning stage: Aching, stiffness, feeling exhausted, tired or pain in or around the affected area or limb, this occurs during the work shift but disappear at night and during days off work. No reduction of work performed in this phase.

(This is the stage that this needs to be addressed so there is no reduction of work and no injury can occur.)

Stage 2.

Intermediate stage: Aching, tiredness, irritability, feeling exhausted physically and mentally. This occurs early in the work shift and persists into pain and stiffness at night. Reduced capacity for repetitive work. Injury can occur at this stage.

Stage 3.

Advanced stage: Aching, fatigue, and weakness persist at rest. Inability to sleep and to perform light duties. Feeling irritable, in pain and mentally and/or physically overwhelmed. Injury can occur at this stage.

Stage 4.

Immobile: In this stage the joints have created scar tissue and, in some cases, calcium build up. This occurs when there is so much stress in an area that it is trying to protect itself. The area will tighten and the tissue will harden in order to create a splint to protect that movement. Injury can occur at this stage

Not everyone will go through these stages in the same way. Be aware of the first aches and pains as it is a sign that the muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons are becoming weak, overworked, tightened and in need of a balancing program either by stretching or strengthening. Otherwise, an injury can become longstanding, and sometimes, irreversible. The earlier the individual recognize the symptoms, the more quickly and efficiently the balancing programs can work.

All Symptoms Mean Something

Pain: Shooting pain, electric twinge or numbness – usually nerve, throbbing, dull- usually swelling or inflammation

Sounds: popping, snapping, grinding are all normal (without pain)

All sounds with pain need to be addressed by a doctor

Reasons for most symptoms, injury or pain:

  • Muscle imbalance
  • Degenerate bone, cartilage
  • Inflammation

The Top Areas of Complaints and Injuries:

  • Back- bulging disk, pinch nerve, strain
  • Shoulders –restriction, pain in shoulder joint
  • Hands/wrists/elbows – pain with grip, carpal tunnel, numbness
  • Feet- numb or pain while standing
  • Neck- pain, nerve, stiff, numbness

Knowing what imbalances are present ahead of time allows the individual to understand what is needed. Corrections include stretch, isolated resistance, rest, pre or post-rehab, or last resort –surgery. It is smart for the employer to be proactive when getting employees on a balancing program, they will have a longer work life and be able to do a more efficient job because the employee is 100% focused on the job, not the pain.

Being proactive promotes longevity, not only in an employee’s physical work life but also in the quality of life for that individual.


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