Posted on 08-22-2011
Maybe you didn't know that many symptoms that occur in your body may be a result of problems with your feet.
As much time as our feet are bearing the brunt of our weight...being our ever moving foundations, it makes sense that we can occasionally expect problems. Those problems can emerge in places we least expect them to, like in the knees, hips, or back.
What is an Orthotic?
An ORTHOTIC is a foot-supporting device also known as a custom insole. Foot Orthotics support, correct and accommodate the 26 bones, 2 sesamoid bones, tendons, ligaments, and plantar fascia band in each foot.
Foot Orthotics allow the muscles, tendons and bones of the feet through open and closed chain joint migration, up through the legs, hip and lower back, to function at their optimal potential for our body weight, structure, walking pattern and life styles.
When appropriately prescribed and more importantly, appropriately manufactured, Foot Orthotics can decrease pain and discomfort in the foot, ankles, knees, hips and back. Foot Orthotics increase our stability, prevent further progression of bony deformities, soft tissue pain, burning and numbness and help to improve our overall quality of life in our activities of daily living (ADLs).
Remember, foot pain is not normal and should not be ignored. The pain in our feet often is associated with other pains in our lower limbs all due to the poor inherent biomechanics of our foot.
With a foot orthotic supporting the three main arches of the foot the muscles and tendons are able to work within their intended range of motions (ROMs) and we do not run the risk of causing injury or furthering one.
WellnessOne of Redding proudly offers you the FootMaxx Metascan System!
This state-of-the-art Gait Analysis system scans the stance phase of your gait at 150 images per second assessing your foot function and analyzing the way you walk. With that information we are able to order you a completely custom orthotic insert that will balance and correct your gait to eliminate the symptoms you are suffering.
Call and make an appointment for your Gait Analysis today!
It's your future...be there healthy with WellnessOne!
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