What Are Custom Made Orthotics for your Feet About?

By Dr. Chelsea Berry DC

Your feet are incredible structures, which contain 25 percent of all the bones in your body. During an average day of walking, the amount of force going through you feet can equal the weight of a fully loaded cement truck.

If you fit into the categories of either having low arches or “flat feet” or high arches you may be interested in learning more. Did you know that ankle, knee, hip or low back pain could be due to poor positioning of the joints your feet? Custom made orthotics, are inserts for your shoes that are designed to optimize the stability and mobility in your feet by correcting your unique imbalances.

Custom-made orthotics help you stand, walk and run with greater comfort by:

  • Altering the angles in which your feet strike the ground
  • Correcting biomechanical imbalances in the joints of your feet
  • Changing the patterns of muscle firing in your feet, legs, hips and back
  • Reducing pain, fatigue and tender spots in your feet
  • Available for running shoes, walking shoes and dress shoes

Conditions relieved by custom made foot orthotics: 

Foot arch and heel pain Runner’s knee
Bunions and Hammer toes IT band syndrome
Plantar fasciitis Sacroiliac syndrome
Achilles tendonosis Shin splints
Knee osteoarthritis Ankle sprains

Orthotics are an excellent ground up treatment for many conditions; however, Dr. Berry will also work with your existing health care providers at Qi to correct the top down issues contributing to your discomfort.

Book an initial 45-minute appointment today! Dr Berry will assess your feet and posture and determine whether orthotics are suitable for you.

What is Chiropractic today?

with Dr. Nina Foot,
and Dr. Chelsea Berry

Chiropractic medicine has a rich history and many incarnations. New school chiropractic care involves not only adjustments but also:

  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Nutritional Advice
  • A.R.T – Active Release Therapy
  • Modalities such as Cold Laser Therapy.

Our chiropractors follow up to date research guidelines and current scientific evidence to provide the best possible care.

Have you ever wondered what chiropractic care is all about? Whether you’ve heard information from friends or online, initially, chiropractic can be a bit mystifying.

  • What do Doctors of Chirporactic do?
  • What conditions do they treat?
  • Is it effective?
  • Is it safe?

Our chiropractors at Qi have special training in the sought-after soft tissue therapy known as Active Release Technique (ART ®) and are trained to treat musculoskeletal conditions and injuries throughout the whole body, not just the back. They also incorporate:

  • Personalized exercises
  • Stretches
  • Postural advice to get you back to feeling your best as quickly as possible.

In truth, there are many types of chiropractic care to choose from. Most chiropractors use adjustments to mobilize the joints of the body and restore full movement and function.

There is an overwhelming amount of evidence to show that chiropractic adjustments are safer and more effective than medication or general medical care for managing low back pain.

Dr.Nina Foot is inspired to treat children, pregnancy, and any other client who would benefit from Chiropractic.
Dr.Nina Foot is inspired to treat children, pregnancy, and any other client who would benefit from Chiropractic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, thousands of chiropractic studies have been published on various conditions, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Disc herniation
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder injuries

just to name a few.

If you are suffering from sports injuries or joint pain, or if you are interested in learning about ways to improve your spinal health, book a free 15 minute consultation with Dr. Berry or Dr. Foot today.

We warmly invite you to join our free seminar, How to Heal Naturally, to learn more about how we practice and what we offer: Wednesday March 4th 12:00pm-1:00pm or Thursday March 5th 6:00-7:00. Call and speak to our front desk team to reserve your spot.

Manga, Pran; Angus, Doug; Papadopoulos, Costa; Swan, William. “The Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Management of Low- Back Pain.” Richmond Hill, Ontario: Kenilworth Publishing, 1993

Haldeman, Scott, et al. “The bone and joint decade 2000–2010 task force on neck pain and its associated disorders.” European Spine Journal 17 (2008): 5-7.

Study: Is Barefoot-Style Running Best?

Barefoot-running enthusiasts long have believed that running without shoes or in minimalist footwear makes running easier, speedier and less injurious. But a surprisingly large number of new studies examining just how the body actually responds when we run in our birthday shoes or skimpy footwear suggest that for many people, those expectations are not being met.

 

Read the article here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/05/is-barefoot-style-running-best-new-studies-cast-doubt/?ref=health

Orthotics for relief of foot, knee, hip and back pain.

Did you know that your knee, hip or low back pain could be due to the improper biomechanics of your feet? The average person takes 8,000-10,000 steps per day. Slight changes in the stability and function of the joints within our feet directly effect how our knees, hips and pelvis move. Over time this can cause stress throughout our lower extremities and spine and can cause conditions such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, runner’s knee, sacroiliac syndrome and shin splints.  Custom made orthotics can correct our biomechanics from the ground up.

 Dr. Foot is offering custom orthotic consultations, gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, and orthotic fittings. The orthotics are handmade locally by Prodigy Orthotics. Book a free consultation to see if orthotics might be the answer for you.