Just like a snowflake or our personalities, each foot is different and unique. With this being said, no two people have the same arch. We are finding now that over the counter orthotics do not provide the body with the optimal support needed to cause proper alignment. The reason that this is so important is that the arches in the foot need direct pressure in order to create proper balance throughout the body. If the weight distribution in the foot and arch is incorrect, we start to see an over-pronation of the ankle. Pronation of the ankle simply means that the ankle is turned in more than it needs to be. This will then go up and cause a direct effect on the knee. The knee will then be turned in slightly and cause an incorrect Q-Angle. With these two being off, we now start to see a dip in the iliac crest ( or hip ). This all occurs on the same side but the one area of the body that will be affected by this on the opposite side is the shoulder. The opposite shoulder will drop in an attempt to realign the body. However, with all of this happening, we instead see the pain in the ankles, knees, hips, low back, shoulders, and upper neck stiffness. Dr. Jimenez has the ability to scan his patients and assess them for these custom orthotics. Not only will these orthotics help to align the body, but they will also provide maximum support and performance as well. Custom orthotics are the way to go. The shoes we have these days just do not provide the feet with the essential pressure the arches need. These custom orthotics are perfect for any shoe because they are available in many different materials. We have the perfect fit for your foot and your style! -Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach
[00:00:00] Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain throughout their body caused by imbalances and instabilities in their feet. But today, individually designed stabilizing orthotics are helping people live active pain free lives. Stabilizing orthotics are designed for your body based on a scan of your feet. Unlike the one size fits all orthotics that don’t address your specific needs, your stabilizing orthotics can provide more stability and support.
[00:00:26] The difference in these orthotics compared to over-the counter is supporting the three arch structure called the plantar vault. This structure provides momentum for movement. Your arches from its springy flexibility to accommodate changes in terrain. If one arch in your foot is compromised or you have flat feet flexibility will diminish and can lead to considerable pain in your ankles, knees, hips and back.
[00:00:54] Stabilizing orthotics give you the stable foundation you need to help reduce unnecessary stress and strain on your joints.
[00:00:57] Your plantar vault also provides strength to support the weight of your entire body.
[00:01:08] Once your feet are properly supported, a leveling effect will occur to your ankles, knees and hips. Foot levelers, the only orthotic company that complements chiropractic care with individually designed, stabilizing orthotics and put your life in balance.
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