Weightbearing Casting Produces the Best Results

By: William M. Austin, DC, CCSP, CCRD Over and over again, the weightbearing casting method has been shown to be the most reliable, accurate, and effective process for creating custom-made foot orthotics. The question as to which type of orthotic is the best for your patients has been settled, too: Foot Levelers’ functional orthotics work 

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Adjusting Protocol for Patients with Orthotics

By: Dale Heil, DC Doctors of Chiropractic have always strived for a delineated adjusting protocol that makes sense to both the patient and themselves. When using functional orthotics in combination with an appropriate adjusting technique, the doctor can intelligently demonstrate the need for continuing corrective care and establish an effective maintenance program. Patients and doctors 

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Chiropractic and Orthotics Change Lives

When Joseph Bunch, currently in his later 40s, came to the Life University Chiropractic Clinic, he was doubtful that Chiropractic could help him. Though at one time he had played basketball and run track, he had since undergone five leg surgeries (even a total left hip replacement). To make matters worse, he was also diagnosed 

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Chiropractic Craniopathy and Sacro Occipital Technic

By: Kurt Larsen, DC, FICS Do you have patients with signs and symptoms resistant to your care? Would you like to enhance your abilities to provide exceptional service to your patients? How much of the nervous system do you influence? Utilization and incorporation of Cranial and Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT) methods will expand your effectiveness 

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Using the Thompson Technique on Athletes

Using the Thompson Technique on Athletes  By: Kevin Wapelhorst, DC and Wayne Henry Zemelka, DC Today’s athletes come in all shapes, sizes, and age groups. The one commonality is that their bodies are designed basically the same and are able to adapt to everyday stresses—until they’re pushed too far. Although athletes’ bodies are all designed the same, they 

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Adjusting the Pronated Foot

Adjusting Protocols – Download Now By: Mark Charrette, DC One can think of Chiropractic in terms of science, art, and philosophy. The art or application of Chiropractic technique is open to personal interpretation, innovation and uniqueness. What I am sharing in this article is the way that I am currently adjusting the excessively pronated foot. 

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Radiology Corner – Ewing’s Sarcoma

By: Terry R. Yochum, D.C., D.A.C.B.R., Fellow, A.C.C.R., and Chad J. Maola, D.C. Case History: This 21 year old male complains of lateral ankle pain of one month duration. Diagnosis: Observer the lytic moth-eaten (permeative) destruction of the distal diametaphysis of the fibula. The initial differential diagnosis was osteomyelitis versus primary malignant tumor. Biopsy confirmed 

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Plantar Fasciitis, the King of Foot Pain

Download PDF Plantar Fasciitis and His Nasty Apprentice, the Heel Spur Also known as “heel pain syndrome,” plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, resulting from a gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia or sudden trauma to the area. Patients may describe the sensation as a sharp stab or deep ache in 

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Beware the Bunions… And Morton’s Neuroma!

Download PDF Now By: Dr. Tim Kelly Bunions: Conservative Therapy for a Common Problem Bunions, characterized by a bony bump by the base of the big toe or first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ), or fifth metatarsophalangeal joint, are an extremely common foot deformity, especially among women.1 As many as 50% of women have bunions, compared to 

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Rehabilitation Technique: ASR

Download PDF Now The ASR Program: Improving Foot and Ankle Alignment Pronation and supination are normal foot movements that occur during walking and running, but when they exceed normal ranges, the stability of the entire musculoskeletal complex is at risk. Excessive pronation hampers the body’s ability to stand, walk and run. Excessive supination makes the 

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Hip Pain and Orthotic Support

Download PDF Now Most hip problems seen by Chiropractors have developed gradually, over a period of weeks, months or even years. There is usually an underlying biomechanical imbalance, or possibly some type of overuse syndrome. Common examples include trochanteric bursitis, recurrent muscle strains (hamstrings, adductors), piriformis syndrome and snapping hip. By far the most frequently 

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Knee Pain and Orthotic Support

Download PDF Now The knee forms a crucial link in the lower extremity chain, transferring ground-reaction forces to the hips and trunk. Research has shown that normal walking with hard leather shoe heels produces a .5 G impact at the skull.1 Forces that can be measured as far up as the skull obviously transmit significant 

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Supination and Orthotic Support

Download PDF Now Low Back Pain and Orthotic Support When patients turn to Chiropractors for relief from back pain, few, if any, expect their feet to be involved. Yet in 7 out of 10 patients, postural fatigue and spinal strain are the cause of their discomfort.1 This stress can often be traced directly to altered 

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Pronation and Orthotic Support

Download PDF Now When a foot is severely pronated, or flat, it means its arches have fallen. Flat feet are less shock-absorbent and make for a less stable “base” for everything above: bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. Feet are the body’s foundation. Flat feet can cause serious problems all the way up 

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The Kinetic Chain: Foundation of the Body

Download PDF Now We have all heard that the foot bone is connected to the knee bone, the knee bone is connected to the hip bone, etc. This, in essence, is the lower extremity Kinetic Chain. The term “Kinetic Chain” originated in 1875 by Franz Reuleaux, a mechanical engineer and president of Berlin Royal Technical 

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