Why Should I see a Chiropractor for Orthotics?
Chiropractors are trained in fitting custom orthotics and can determine if you actually require orthotics. Dr. Bello treats the whole body and can determine how the use of orthotics can complement treatment for a back, hip, knee or ankle problem associated with pain.
Dr. Bello also uses specific mobilization and manipulation techniques to the feet to ensure that areas of restricted movement are released, which will have an effect on how your feet are functioning and will help your problem resolve better. It doesn't make sense to just put an orthotic in a shoe without both using manipulation to clear the restrictions in your foot and give specific exercises to strengthen the supportive musculature.
For example, if you came to us complaining of back pain, we would not just give you a back support belt and leave you to it. We would combine manipulation and exercise in order to try to restore you back to full and normal function and give you an exercise program to strengthen the supportive core musculature.
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are shaped insoles placed inside shoes with the purpose of restoring natural foot movement. This is necessary when the natural balance of our lower body has been disrupted by, for instance, over-pronation. They are designed to correct foot posture and abnormal or irregular walking patterns.
Foot orthotics are not just "arch supports," although this term is often used to describe them. They perform functions that make your everyday activities more comfortable and efficient, by altering the angles at which the feet strike the ground when standing, walking, jogging, running and jumping.
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