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Do you need orthotics? This simple test will assist you in determining if they are right for you.
Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
The foot is constructed with three arches which, when properly maintained, give exceptional supportive strength. These three arches form a supporting vault that distributes the weight of the entire body.
If there is compromise of one arch in the foot, the other arches must compensate and are subject to additional stresses, which usually leads to further compromise.
It's a chain reaction.
Healthcare professionals know alleviating pain in one part of your body often requires treating a different part. The pain you feel in your neck could be caused by a misalignment in your spine that is caused by unbalanced positioning in your feet. See? It's a chain reaction.
By stabilizing and balancing your feet, the orthotics offered by Back in Line enhance your body's performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. Our orthotics complement your healthcare professional's treatment when you stand, walk, and live your active life.
What do they do?
Your feet are the foundation of your body, and they serve you in three important ways: They support your body whenever you stand, walk, or run; they assist you in moving from one place to another; and they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissue from damaging shock stress as you move. Any weakness or unstable positioning in your feet can, over time, contribute to postural problems in the rest of your body. Stabilizers help to keep your feet in a stable position by helping to maintain your structural and functional balance.
How are Stabilizers Made?
You will be asked to step onto an electronic scanning device which will capture an exact impression of your feet in their position of function (standing). Dr. Barbara or Dr. Peter Marciante will determine which style(s) of Stabilizers are appropriate for you and your data will then be sent to a laboratory where the Stabilizers will be created to correct any imbalance found in your examination. After the Stabilizers arrive at the office, you will be shown how to wear them properly and how to care for them.
|Do you stand or walk on hard surfaces for more than 4 hours daily?|
|Do you participate regularly in any physical sport (basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, etc.)?|
|Are you age 40 or over?|
|Have you had a prior injury to you knee, back or neck?|
|Do your shoes wear unevenly?|
|Do you have joint pain while standing, walking, or running?|
|Is one of your legs shorter than the other?|
|Do you have knock-knees or bow legs?|
|Do you have obvious foot problems (bunions, corns, flat feet, etc.)?|
|Do your feet "toe out" when you are walking?|
|If you answered 'yes' to any of the above, speak to Dr. Peter or Dr. Barbara on your next visit and ask how custom-made orthotics may help you.|
Please feel free to browse Our website for more information about Back In Line Chiropractic Center in Plantation, Florida. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment we can be reached by calling 954-584-BACK (2225) or use our contact form.