Walking. Running. Jumping. Your body is in motion for a significant portion of every day. Your feet are supporting your every movement during a wide array of activities from work, to evening workouts in the local gym, or just shopping at the grocery store. This overall process, which involves the interplay of the body’s many muscles, bones, and nerves – from those in the toes to those of the neck and head – is called biomechanics. Problems with body biomechanics are directly responsible for much of the discomfort you may be experiencing.
Improper Balance and Function can lead to:
Excessive rotation of the lower leg bones can lead to stress of the knee and tilting the pelvis.
Tilting of the pelvis, which places tension on muscles and connective tissues, eventually resulting in chronic back problems.
Without a stable foundation (the feet), the body’s natural “shock absorbers” can break down. The shock wave then transmits up the body, resulting in painful symptoms, slowed recovery of leg and spine injuries, and aggravation of other conditions.
Build a Stable Foundation
Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. They also help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
Healthcare professionals know alleviating pain in one part of your body often requires treating a different part. The pain you feel in your neck could be caused by a misalignment in your spine which is caused by unbalanced positioning in your feet. It’s a chain reaction.
By stabilizing and balancing your feet, orthotics can enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness.