Many people do not realize how much their feet have to do with their posture. In all reality, the feet can be held responsible for aches and pains in the ankles, knees, hips, lower back, shoulders, and neck. With aches and pains in this area, often times our posture is affected. On top of this, the weight of the human head has an average of 10-12 pounds. If you are having aches and pains coupled with bad posture, the added weight of your head not being in the proper position can really throw the bodies alignment off. Proper weight distribution in the feet is designed to support the body optimally. However, with the shoes that we wear now and the lifestyles we live, our arches are collapsing. With the arches collapsing we are seeing an increased amount of weight in the arches and bad posture to accompany this. Custom orthotics take the pressure of the arches and distribute the weight where it needs to be. For example, we have three arches. The medial arch, the lateral arch, and the anterior transverse arch. These arches are all specific and perform different duties. It is important to treat each one of these arches individually and specifically. Custom foot orthotics take an image of your feet and combine it with a mathematical equation to design an orthotic that will put the body at its optimal distribution. With these, you can ensure that the body will react by minimizing aches and pains and providing you with optimal performance and function. Dr. Jiminez has the ability and the technology to scan each patient’s foot and evaluate them for custom orthotics. Custom orthotics are made with a variety of fabrics and designs to ensure the perfect fit for your lifestyle and activities. According to research studies, custom orthotics enhance overall function. -Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach
The information herein on "Bad Posture? Try Custom Orthotics! | Video" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional.
Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*
Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.
We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.
We are here to help you and your family.