With over a decade of experience applying the technology, Dr. Lorenzo Gonzalez is one of Omegawave’s longest-running users, incorporating the data in the scope of a wide ranging practice in which he offers services ranging from acupuncture to physical therapy. Our Customer Experience Manager, Tim Rusbasan, recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Gonzalez about using Omegawave Team in his practice.
Tim Rusbasan: With your diverse qualifications and wide range of expertise, what are the most common issues that clients come to you looking to solve or improve? What is the general athletic level and background of your clientele?
Dr. Lorenzo Gonzalez: Because of my diverse background, the common issues vary. The approach, however, does not—I attempt to understand the underlying cause of their issue. One of the items on my check list is understanding where the client is currently, both from a structural and physiological perspective. From the weekend warrior to the Olympic and pro athletes, they all find the information useful.
The physiological realm is where Omegawave comes into play… understanding each client’s level of conditioning and the state of their autonomic nervous system. This helps guide both their treatment and recommendations for exercise and rest. So many times, what a client perceives and what is actual are very distant. However, over time and conditioning with the Omegawave system, their understanding of what is their reality improves significantly.
TR: When were you first introduced to the Omegawave technology, and what originally convinced you that that the assessments could be an asset in your practice?
LG: It was well over a decade ago. I had a client who came in with their report from an Omegawave assessment. I found the information very useful, and it actually changed how I was going to treat them that day. And, the result was remarkable. I knew then I had to learn more and get an Omegawave myself.
TR: Among the range of services that you offer, are there any that you find Omegawave’s data particularly useful in supporting? Are there different indexes that you find more applicable in specific clinical situations?
LG: [The data] is actually useful in all of the services that I offer. However, acupuncture seems to have the greatest impact from an autonomic perspective—I can see dramatic shifts into a parasympathetic state. This is useful for me, since I work with many professional athletes. I can make game day changes that affect performance.
TR: During the time that you’ve been using Omegawave, have you had any results you found surprising? Conversely, have there been specific occasions in which the data has confirmed a difficult diagnosis?
LG: Numerous times I have found that an athlete appears exhausted, but scores well on the Omegawave. This seemed odd at first, because I was expecting the opposite. However, I have found that [the fatigue] was related to an emotional state rather than a physiological state. This would help the athlete compete, because they could see it wasn’t their body but rather their mind.