Research Confirms Effectiveness of Functional Orthotics

Foot Levelers, Inc. sponsored two research studies on the effectiveness of functional orthotics. These studies verified that orthotics are considered very effective by a large percentage of wearers, and appear to have a positive effect on the lower body-half injury profile of college football players. Custom-Made Orthotics as an Adjunct to Chiropractic Care: The Patient’s Perspective 

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Excessive Pronation and the Q-Angle

By: Mark N. Charrette, DC The Q-angle is a very important indicator of biomechanical function in the lower extremity. This measurement reflects the effect of the quadriceps mechanism on the knee (hence the “Q” angle). When assessed correctly, it supplies very useful information concerning the alignment of the pelvis, leg, and foot. Determination of the 

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Pedal Stress Fractures and Orthotic Support

By: Mark N. Charrette, DC Stress fractures are a common cause of foot pain, especially in the active population.1 Patients will report a dull, aching pain sensation in the foot that is often poorly localized (Fig. 1). The nagging pain increases during weightbearing and gait, and often remains for a while after use. It commonly subsides 

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Digital Scanning

By: Tim Maggs, DC Many Chiropractors would love to become more involved with both industry and sports teams in their area. These same Chiropractors know they could provide tremendous benefits if given the opportunity. The problem arises when they attempt to become involved, as politics and mis-education usually barricades the entry. The Medical Model Chiropractors 

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Shin Splints, Stress Fractures, and Orthotic Support

By: Tim Maggs, DC In athletes, shin splints and stress fractures are typically a result of repetitive motion injury in one or more supportive muscles in the lower leg. Very often these muscles work without ever fully recovering before being asked to perform again. All athletes use similar muscles as they participate in sport specific 

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