Q-Angle and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Before you read… Watch Our Video on the Q-Angle by Tim Maggs, DC. ___ This paper targets one specific knee condition (patellofemoral pain syndrome), offers a possible indicator for predicting patients at risk (Q-angle measurement) and suggests adjunctive treatment options (rehab exercises and flexible custom orthotics). Knee pain, in its most generalized definition, is experienced 

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Pronation Protocols: 7 Steps to Adjust the Pronated Foot

By: Mark Charrette, DC 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. Learn about the different parts of the foot and 

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Orthotics Are Fit for the Olympics

By: John K. Hyland, DC, DACBR, DABCO, CSCS With very few exceptions, the sports competitions held during the Winter Olympics are dependent on the function and stability of the feet. This goes for the various types of skiing (alpine, cross-country, and freestyle), skating (figure, dance, speed, hockey), and snowboarding. Participation in these events requires consistent 

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Orthotics for the Olympics

Orthotics for the Olympics By: John K. Hyland, DC, DACBR, DABCO, CSCS With very few exceptions, the sports competitions held during the Winter Olympics are dependent on the function and stability of the feet. This goes for the various types of skiing (alpine, cross-country, and freestyle), skating (figure, dance, speed, hockey), and snowboarding. Participation in 

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Research Backs Weightbearing Casting Methods

By: Jeffrey D. Olsen, DC Time and 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 best; they have 

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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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The Plantar Vault: the Body’s Personal Vault

Download PDF Now Arches and Orthotic Support Our feet are the foundation for our bodies, including the pelvis and spine: they provide balance, propel us, safely absorb heel-strike shock and adapt to walking stresses. The feet provide the necessary stability to perform daily activities and are reliant upon an arched structure comprised of 3 bony 

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