Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that improve your body's balance, posture, and alignment. By providing proper support for your feet, orthotics help create a more balanced, symmetrical foundation for your body, help hold your chiropractic adjustments in place to maintain alignment, and reduce postural stresses.
The feet are the foundation of the body. While 99% of all feet are normal at birth, 8% develop troubles by the first year of age, 41% by the fifth year, and 80% by age twenty. By age forty, nearly everyone has a foot condition of some sort.
Starting with the feet, force and movement travel through your ankles, legs, hips, spine, neck and head. If just one of those parts isn't working properly, it will affect how all of the others work.
When your foot hits the ground, the foot and lower leg come to a dead stop at impact. This kind of collision force equals about 1.5 to as much as 3 times your body weight within 50 milliseconds of striking the ground. These impacts add up since you strike the ground almost 1000 times per mile.
A recent study found that 77% of chiropractic patients have moderate to severe pronation and would benefit from orthotics.
Orthotics are not just for the feet. They also help properly support the back, knees, hips, ankles and pelvis by providing a balanced foundation for the body. This helps make adjustments more effective, and can improve your quality of life.
Why consider orthotics? If you have joint pain or back pain, your body may not be properly aligned due to injury, aging, or stressful activities. Chiropractic adjustments and orthotics help bring your body back to its natural state of alignment.
Our in-office digital foot scanner checks to see if your feet are symmetrical and healthy.
Come in to learn about the six arches in your feet and the role they play in spinal stability.
Call now and make an appointment today to discover if you will benefit from custom-made orthotic inserts and orthotic shoes. (847) 259-4493
Dr. Christa S. Andreoli, DC, DACO
Board Certified in Orthopedics
Arlington Chiropractic Clinic
1702 W. Campbell St.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Our orthotics patients visit us from Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect and Rolling Meadows in Cook County, IL.