Practical Research Studies
“Proprioception” describes “the sensory information that contributes to the sense of position of self and movement,” perceived both at the conscious and unconscious levels.”
A wellness practice is focused on both maintaining a preexisting level of musculoskeletal balance and postural health and preventing conditions that might alter this state of health. The challenge is, how can healthy patients help be protected from problems that might arise in the future?
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Joint replacement surgeries are being widely marketed to your patients and they are a big business. The use of Foot Levelers custom orthotics can help alleviate symptoms in patients with joint paint and biomechanical deficiencies, while also reducing the potential for future injury.
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—the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the entire body. They can cause serious issues throughout the kinetic chain.
Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is the most common cause of lateral knee pain in runners and walkers, with an incidence as high as 12% of all running related overuse injuries.1 ITBS results from recurrent friction of the iliotibial band (ITB) sliding over the lateral femoral epicondyle.
Ankle injuries are common complaints, both in emergency rooms and doctors’ offices. Approximately 1 million ankle injuries occur every year in the U.S., and many of them are inversion sprain injuries.1 Many ankle injuries can be treated adequately in YOUR office.
Most chronic low back pain is the result of some form of structural weakness or failure.1 If leg or foot asymmetries or misalignments exist, abnormal forces can interfere with spinal function2 and contribute to health concerns all along the Kinetic Chain—especially the generalized condition of “back pain.”
Excessive stresses on the spine can be the result of abnormal foot biomechanics, poor function of the foot/ ankle complex, excessive shock transmission, or leg length asymmetry. Recognizing and then responding appropriately to these factors separate the Doctors of Chiropractic from the spinal technicians.