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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Radiology Corner – Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia

  By: Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR, and Chad J. Maola, DC Case History This young adult presents with pain in the hip after suffering trauma. Is there a fracture? DIAGNOSIS Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia. Observe the geographic radiolucency just below the lesser trochanter. There is a “ground glass” matrix and a sclerotic border. 

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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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A-S-R: An Effective Program for Long-Term Patient Wellness

Foot Levelers’ A-S-R program is more than just a catch phrase; it is a system of total body care for your patients. You determine the appropriate adjustments for your patients’ conditions, and Foot Levelers provides you with the tools you need to improve their overall health and well-being. A-S-R stands for “Adjust – Support – 

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Orthotics for the Olympics

Orthotics for the Olympics By: John K. Hyland, DC, DACBR, DABCO, CSCS With very few exceptions, the sports competitions held during the Winter Olympics are dependent on the function and stability of the feet. This goes for the various types of skiing (alpine, cross-country, and freestyle), skating (figure, dance, speed, hockey), and snowboarding. Participation in 

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Research Backs Weightbearing Casting Methods

By: Jeffrey D. Olsen, DC Time and 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 best; they have 

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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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Chiropractic Craniopathy and Sacro Occipital Technic

By: Kurt Larsen, DC, FICS Do you have patients with signs and symptoms resistant to your care? Would you like to enhance your abilities to provide exceptional service to your patients? How much of the nervous system do you influence? Utilization and incorporation of Cranial and Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT) methods will expand your effectiveness 

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