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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Patient Compliance Relies on Communication and Education

By: William D. Esteb “Not Invented Here” Personality, tableside manner, a sense of humor and millions of other subtle details affect patient compliance. In the midst of this complex equation is the importance of patient education. Making sure patients appreciate the value of their orthotics is more than a marketing overture. It is an essential 

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Building Patient Satisfaction: Outstanding Entry Procedures

By: Dennis Perman, DC If you want your practice to grow, you have to make sure your patients are satisfied with your services. Unfortunately, many patients come to our offices with little or no exposure to the Chiropractic point of view, so they tend to behave as they would in other professionals’ offices, unless we 

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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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