We don’t mean to brag (well, maybe just a little) but here’s our own Brandon Matheny (center) hanging out with the fine folks of the Professional Football Chiropractic Society, also known as the 32 Chiropractors who serve the 32 teams of the NFL. Brandon met up with them at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month to talk about the role of Foot Levelers custom orthotics in both preventing injury and helping athletes achieve peak performance. He’s holding our two newest orthotics, designed specifically for elite athletes: the XP3 and XP3+.
Great piece in Circle of Docs from Dr. Mark Charrette on hip injuries in sports–how to prevent and treat them with custom orthotics. Check it out here!
From the article: “One study looked at the foot biomechanics of athletes who reported a recent foot or leg injury and compared them to an uninjured control group.2 The researchers determined that those athletes with more foot pronation had a much greater statistical probability of sustaining one of five leg injuries, including iliotibial band syndrome (which is due to excessive tightness of the hip abductor muscles).
Let’s get real about ankle sprains. They’re no joke.
Today, just like every day, approximately 25,000 people in the U.S. will sprain their ankles.
More than 1 million people visit emergency rooms each year because of ankle injuries.
Ankle sprains are the #1 injury in sports.
If you’ve ever experienced an ankle sprain—and chances are you have—you know how incredibly painful and debilitating they can be. The worst ones may have you down for the count for weeks, if not months.