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Plastic Deformation

Pain caused by the feet might not necessarily mean pain in the feet. Instead, a structural imbalance might be caused by stress, time, and plastic deformation—when the foot’s tissues stretch beyond their elastic limits and become permanently deformed.

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction

When dysfunctional, the SI Joint can disrupt proper kinetic function to be a significant source of lower back, buttock, groin and lower extremity pain.

Plastic Deformation

Pain caused by the feet might not necessarily mean pain in the feet. Instead, a structural imbalance might be caused by stress, time, and plastic deformation—when the foot’s tissues stretch beyond their elastic limits and become permanently deformed.

The Foot/Spine Connection

Excessive stresses on the spine can be the result of abnormal foot biomechanics, poor function of the foot/ ankle complex, excessive shock transmission, or leg length asymmetry. Recognizing and then responding appropriately to these factors separate the Doctors of Chiropractic from the spinal technicians.

Initial Exam

The initial exam allows you to establish a need for care and demonstrate your interest in the patient’s daily activities, including work environment, posture, gait, and previous injury.

Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgeries are being widely marketed to your patients and they are a big business. The use of Foot Levelers custom orthotics can help alleviate symptoms in patients with joint paint and biomechanical deficiencies, while also reducing the potential for future injury.

The Over Pronated Foot

When a foot is severely pronated, or flat, it means its arches have fallen. Flat feet are less shock-absorbent, and make for a less stable “base” for everything above—the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the entire body. They can cause serious issues throughout the kinetic chain.

Functional Orthotics as Part of a Wellness Protocol

Most chronic low back pain is the result of some form of structural weakness or failure.1 If leg or foot asymmetries or misalignments exist, abnormal forces can interfere with spinal function2 and contribute to health concerns all along the Kinetic Chain—especially the generalized condition of “back pain.”

Functional Orthotics as Part of a Wellness Protocol

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is the most common cause of lateral knee pain in runners and walkers, with an incidence as high as 12% of all running related overuse injuries.1 ITBS results from recurrent friction of the iliotibial band (ITB) sliding over the lateral femoral epicondyle.

Functional Orthotics as Part of a Wellness Protocol

Ankle injuries are common complaints, both in emergency rooms and doctors’ offices. Approximately 1 million ankle injuries occur every year in the U.S., and many of them are inversion sprain injuries.1 Many ankle injuries can be treated adequately in YOUR office.

The Overpronated Feet

When a foot is severely pronated, or flat, it means its arches have fallen. Flat feet are less shock-absorbent, and make for a less stable “base” for everything above—the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the entire body.

Practical Research Studies

Proprioception: Alignment and Balance

Proprioception: Alignment and Movement

“Proprioception” describes “the sensory information that contributes to the sense of position of self and movement,” perceived both at the conscious and unconscious levels.”

Functional Orthotics as Part of a Wellness Protocol

Functional Orthotics as Part of a Wellness Protocol

A wellness practice is focused on both maintaining a preexisting level of musculoskeletal balance and postural health and preventing conditions that might alter this state of health. The challenge is, how can healthy patients help be protected from problems that might arise in the future?

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Dual Foot Kiosk

Patient self-scanning dual-foot kiosk

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The importance of Custom Orthotics

Your feet are the body’s foundation. Flat feet can cause pain in other parts of the body.

Foot-Spine connection

All parts of your body are linked together. And your feet are the foundation of your body’s structure. That’s why it’s crucial to have proper foot support.

Every Shoe Tells a Story

Shoes are like books, every pair tells a story.

The Importance of Multiple Pairs of Custom Orthotics

You need to maintain proper foundational support throughout the day, and it starts with your feet.

The Most Advanced Custom Orthotics

InMotion+ Custom Orthotic

InMotion+, our most advanced custom orthotic launched. Maximum shock absorption and propulsion plus Far Infrared Ray (FIR) technology that directs energy back into the body.

Orthotics proven to help low back pain. Add power to your step.
 

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Biomechanics of Custom Orthotics

Your feet are the foundation of your body and affect the mechanical aspects of your joints and muscles. Watch this video to learn why your feet are so crucial to whole body health.

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