Excellent Foot Biomechanics are Essential for Excellent Spinal Function
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Our foot function and the way we walk (our gait) is largely dictated by the shape of our bones. The way our foot bones are shaped is inherited from our parents, it changes the way we stand and move.
85% of the population have feet that pronate, which means they fall inwards. 3% of people supinate or fall on the outside of our feet. These differences influence how our knees, hips and spine work. Back, hip, knee and neck pain can all be the result of poor foot function/gait.
95% of basic gait and foot pain issues are resolved by wearing special prescription insoles called orthotics in your shoes.
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Clinical Examination for Foot Dysfunction
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Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of a structural changes in your posture, and walking mechanics. These changes cause stress on muscles and joints and can lead to more serious pain and injuries.
These problems can be identified before the patient is even aware of them. clinical evaluation identifies problems before they cause you problems, much like an eye test or dental check up. Evaluation is done using state of the art technology that detects abnormal foot functioning. along with a clinical evaluation by your doctor. They will examine the function of your feet, and how they are working with your ankles, knees, hips, pelvis and spine.
The evaluation can clearly demonstrate even mild pronation or supination issues, that can also lead to knee, back and hip pain and dysfunction.
Prescription orthoses (insoles) can then be made based on 200+ measurements to ensure accuracy and comfort. Each foot having a completely different prescription to represent the differences in your left and right foot function.
Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes - they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.
By addressing gait imbalances there are widespread benefits including the prevention of more serious injuries and increased performance. They perform functions that make your everyday activities more comfortable and efficient, by altering the angles at which the feet strike the ground when standing, walking, jogging, running and jumping.
You don't have to be have pain or have a current problem to benefit from orthotics. They are an easy and effective way to improve your overall wellbeing.