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Custom Made Orthotics

Understanding Human Biomechanics

Your body is a large kinetic chain; all your parts are interconnected, with one part affecting another. When you walk, your feet go through a particular cycle (the Gait Cycle) which consists of three phases. Phase one is when your heel strikes the ground (heelstrike), phase two is when your whole foot is on the ground (midstance), and phase three is when you push off with the front of your foot to take the next step (toe-off). When you stand or walk, natural forces and postures can place stress and strain on your body.

When your feet are not in proper alignment, they cannot provide your body with the support and stability it needs. Over time, heel-strike shock can break down your body's natural shock absorbers, sending a damaging shock wave up your body. This can result in painful symptoms all the way up through your spine and up to your neck and skull.

A body that is out of balance can be causing you pain anywhere from your feet all the way up to your neck. Custom-made Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are specially made for your feet and for your unique postural condition.

The joints in your body that bear weight (ankles, knees, hips, pelvis, low back, neck) are like links in a chain. If your feet aren't balanced, every joint (and the connecting muscles, tendons, and ligaments) above may become injured over time due to unnatural twists and strains on your body. Pain may occur because of these postural imbalances. In addition, every time your feet hit the ground, a shock wave travels all the way through your body. If your feet are balanced, they can absorb much of that shock. If they're not in balance, over time the shock can cause you additional stress and strain.

As you can see, it's important to make sure your feet are giving you the proper support and protection your whole body needs. If they're not, it's time to ask your healthcare provider whether orthotics could help you.

What we look for when checking someone for orthotics:

References from Footlevelers- our supplier of custom made orthotics- spinal pelvic stabilizers:

Information Footlevers website: http://fliresources.com

This is general information only and is not a substitute for professional care. Only a healthcare professional can diagnose the cause of your condition and rule out any serious health problems.

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