Orthotics are custom fitted inserts that you place into your shoes to keep your feet functioning correctly. Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they 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.
The foot is constructed with three arches which, when properly maintained, give exceptional supportive strength. These three arches form a supporting vault that distributes the weight of the entire body. If there is compromise of one arch in the foot, the other arches must compensate and are subject to additional stresses, which usually leads to further compromise.
By stabilizing and balancing your feet, orthotics enhance your body's performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. Since the average person spends almost two-thirds of their day in shoes, it's important to make sure that they provide optimal support. One popular brand of orthotics is Sole Supports. These are custom molded orthotics casted at Nill Family Chiropractic. These are different from most orthotics since they are casted with the patient sitting in a non weight bearing position.
Dr. Nill's primary goal is to not only treat the patient's problem but to find the underlying condition which is causing the symptoms. In the majority of cases, this is caused by having flat feet. When a person has flat feet, the rest of the muscles above must compensate causing a kinetic chain defect all the way up to the head. In order to correct this, custom molded orthotics will correct most dysfunction. There are many types of orthotics out there but Dr. Nill has found a company which provides the patient with a true arch. An arch that is custom to what the patient truly needs. These orthotics are casted with the patient seated and placing the foot into a foam cast. An arch is formed this way and the cast is sent to Sole Supports for the final product to be made. (See link below for website)