Your feet are the foundation for your spine and play an important role in maintaining healthy posture and balance. But when was the last time you paid specific attention to their health?
Many people overlook the feet, mistakenly believing the source of their pain always resides in the specific area they feel discomfort. But the origin of pain in other parts of the body can often be traced back to a foot dysfunction like over-pronation, supination or plantar fasciitis.
In cases like these, custom orthotics and accompanying chiropractic treatments offer a natural and drug-free way to correct imbalances and to relieve pressure and stress in common problem areas like the back, neck, shoulders, hips, knees and of course the feet themselves.
As we always preach to practice members: you have to treat the root cause of an issue, not just the symptoms.
Every foot is different. Some are flat. Some have high arches. Others are square.
So if you are getting orthotics they really should be customized to your feet their specific needs. The one-size-fits all inserts you find at your local pharmacy or footwear shop rarely match your unique foot structure and won’t provide the proper support you need. Customized orthotics are created especially for you, meaning they’re designed specifially for the way you move, providing support exactly where you need it.
When you come to Align Health Centre for a custom orthotics fitting we conduct a digital gait analysis so you can see where your imbalances are. Then we take an impression of your feet and ship the mould to our lab to create a custom orthotic just for you. Most extended healthcare plans even cover the cost of orthotics too!
Leonardo da Vinci said the human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. It’s time more of us started treating them this way.
December 19 is the last day to qualify for extended health benefits and guarantee delivery of custom orthotics before the end of the calendar year. Make the most of your benefits and use our convenient online booking tool to schedule an orthotics fitting before the deadline: https://alignyourhealth.ca/book-appointment/