We tend to think only about spines when we think about the Chiropractor. Why then, is this Chiropractor writing about feet??
Although Chiropractic care is all about improving spine and nervous system function, the platform that all this sits on, is your feet! Your feet are your foundations and if they don’t provide a stable, flexible and even base then this seriously affects your ability to have a sound spine and nervous system. It can impact on your balance, co-ordination, fatigue levels, risk of injury and problems can transmit up the spine to the knees, hips, pelvis and even your jaw.
Check out the 7 things which can indicate you might need orthotics;
1. Uneven shoe wear
2. Foot, ankle or arch pain
3. Bowed Achilles tendon. Looking at it from the rear it should be straight.
4. Knocked knees
5. Pelvis unlevelling
6. Turned out feet- Charlie Chaplin style.
7. Flat feet- check out your wet footprint.
Custom orthotics have been proven to reduce standing fatigue, improve golf swing, improve jump heights in sport, improve foot comfort, reduce knee injuries, improve foot alignment and improve balance.
I knew that I needed custom orthotics, and it was looking like my children had paddled in a similar gene pool. So I went to work researching the systems available world wide. I wanted something with a great scientific background, accurate, easy to use and with a high quality, long lasting, purpose designed product.
The good news is that I found a system which met all my requirements and had an amazing customer support and guarantee program.
The best news is that these are functional, 3-arch orthotics which don’t just support the structure of your foot they improve how it moves and works.
We use the Footlevelers custom orthotic scanning system. Footlevelers have been providing custom made orthotics for over 65 years!
Creating your custom orthotics is a simple process of scanning your feet with state of the art technology, assessing the cause of the problem and then selecting the best orthotic for your needs. Orthotics are now comfortable, easy to use and are available for everything from thongs to high heels, work shoes to running spikes.
Throughout November we’re offering FREE FOOT SCANS,usually $65. Have your feet scanned today. Call (02) 9949 3800.
Dr. Andrew Iggo is in private practice in Sydney, Australia. Working from state of the art premises in Fairlight, his focus is on providing not only relief from pain, but correction of function and the provision of wellness care for families and individuals. With a young family of his own comes a natural inclination toward the care of kids and Mums-to-be. A strong sports and dance background also give him a unique perspective on performance enhancement and injury recovery. We are sure you’ll be in great hands.