We are not a pain-focused clinic. Pain manifests once the problem has developed over a period of time. Symptoms are simply the tip of the iceburg when it comes to your health. At Access Chiropractic and Wellness we focus on health promotion rather than symptomatic treatment. Make no mistake: we will help get rid of your pain, however health optimization is our goal.
Custom Foot Orthotics
Your feet are the foundation of your entire body. They do an incredible amount of work each day. The smallest imbalance can cause a great deal of discomfort, but properly fitted prescription orthotics help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body and bring relief from fatigue and pain. Many knee and back problems do not simply stem from your knee or your back. Poor foot mechanics can cause and amplify pain in the rest of your body. Orthotics are very comfortable, and help your feet work so naturally that you will want to wear them as much as possible.
When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The American Podiatric Medical Association says that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe. That is a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!
At Access Chiropractic and Wellness, we use state of the art GAITSCAN technology when assessing deficiencies in your foot mechanics. With great accuracy, we can determine where in your feet your problem areas lie by doing both static and dynamic scans of your foot. YOU yourself can see how you distribute your weight and the subsequent impact this can have on the rest of your body. Custom foot orthotics accommodate for these problem areas to ensure you have proper support and help prevent further unnecessary wear and tear.