Feet are the foundation of the entire body and it is imperative that you take proper care of them. Deviations in normal structure and function can result in foot pain as well as pain in the hips, knees, and back. Westbrook Family Chiropractic provides orthotics for families in Calgary who need help correcting issues with their feet.
Some of the benefits of orthotics include:
Special adjustments can be made to help diabetic and arthritic patients, as well as those suffering from heel spurs, leg length inequities, and bunions.
Orthotics is divided into two categories – functional and accommodative. Functional orthotics are meant to allow the foot to sit in as neutral a position as possible, where the ligaments and tendons in the ankle are in their most advantageous position. This type is meant to block abnormal motion of the foot to decrease pain and deformity.
Accommodative orthotics are meant to accommodate the foot as is rather than forcing it into a neutral position. These are used for patients who would not benefit from repositioning; generally those who need pressure alleviation, such as diabetic patients.
For more information on orthotics and to find out if they are right for you, contact our office today.