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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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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Q-Angle of the Knee

By: Tim Maggs, DC This video 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): Watch the Video Here Knee pain, in its most generalized definition, is experienced by millions of people of 

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Inspiration: Dr. Anna Mosely, World Class Athlete

Imagine hanging 20,000 feet in the air overlooking Argentina terrain, on the side of one of the seven summits. Dr. Anna Moseley did. In fact, that’s when this Chiropractor from Vienna, VA first started using Foot Levelers orthotics. “I didn’t want to be suspended 20,000 feet with my feet hurting,” says Moseley who climbed the 

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Leg Length Discrepancy: Treating the Conditions

Detect, Correct, and Prevent Conditions Caused by Leg Length Discrepancies By: John Palo, BS, DC, CCSP, DABCO “Doctors, teachers, and those who nurse the sick should be aware what sort of thing is man, what is life, what is health, and in what manner a parity and concordance of the elements maintains it; while a discordance of these 

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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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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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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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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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