Ensure Your Patients Are Wearing Healthy Summer Footwear

Discover More About Custom Flip-Flops By: Dr. Mark Charrette Warm weather has arrived, and more patients and more patients are coming into offices wearing sandals and flip-flops. This time of year presents both a challenge and opportunity for Chiropractors: patients’ shoes can either contribute to their health and whole body wellness, or to greater pain 

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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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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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