Custom Foot Orthotics
Perhaps the most overlooked source of stress to the human structure is your feet! Think about it...a building contractor pouring the foundation on a new home always checks his level. Why? Because if he is off, then so will everything above it; like your walls, your doors, the ceilings and windows and perhaps even the floors you walk on. Finding balance and the effects of gravity are huge stressors to our body. Could it be possible that your foot, knee, hip or back pain condition exists in part or entirely because of your feet? Are you failing to respond to traditional treatments that worked in the past or more frequent episodes of back pain or vulnerability and don't know why? Are your arches too high or too low or a combination of both or do you struggle with a longer second toe (known as Morton's toe)? If you answered yes to any of these queries, then I already know the answer and you should too. Simply put...healing will be significantly slowed (or impossible) until you overcome these types of conditions.
I am pleased to offer the Fastech brand foot support products line. The evaluation and fitting process takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish and depending on the type of orthotic your foot requires, you could immediately walk out the door wearing your custom orthotics. In more specialized conditions, your orthotics are sent to a lab for customization and returned to you in less than 10 days.
Pain in the feet, knees, hips or low back can be caused when an imbalance is present in the feet. Many spinal conditions fail to respond because of abnormal movement of the bones and muscles within the feet. Humans have approximately 30 bones in each leg – 26 of which are in each foot. We all depend on proper function of the musculoskeletal system in the lower extremities to propel us forward when we walk. With each step you take, more than 208 muscles are used. Perhaps even more important, the feet and their associated connective tissues have a significant effect on the knees, hips, lower back and all the bones holding your body upright. It is not surprising that many knee, hip, and back pains are a result of poor functioning feet. Custom orthotics help to support the proper alignment of the body while improving posture and muscle fatigue.
We work with a varied and changing roster of wellness partners, some of whom occupy space in our offices. Our partners are independent practitioners and not directly employed by C4NH. You may contact each of them directly to schedule an appointment with them.