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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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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