Every March the NCAA holds their annual basketball championship and the event is known as MARCH MADNESS©. The top college teams play in an exciting and emotional tournament to crown the national champion.
Every day you play in the greatest game of all, the Game of LIFE. Like the basketball players you rely on your feet to get around and support you. Your feet are the foundation of your posture and function. If your feet are imbalanced or are not functioning correctly your whole body can suffer. That is why we are celebrating ARCH MADNESS promoting foot health and proper posture.
We have heard the saying, “A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.” This is true, but what if that first step is in the wrong direction? You can travel a thousand miles and be a thousand miles off track.
You have also heard you should have good posture, don’t slouch, sit up straight, stand tall and look sharp. Your posture says a lot about you. Your feet have a lot to do with your posture. If your foundation is off your posture may suffer by placing excess stress on your feet, ankles, knees, hips, back and even your shoulders and neck. Other activities or lack of can also affect your posture; to much sitting, being overweight and de-conditioned all can change your posture for the worse.
The course of correction to a better posture involves a three-step process.
1. Adjust 2.Support 3. Rehabilitate
Your chiropractor is an expert at correcting misalignments known as subluxations that are the cause or the effect of poor posture and can improve your body mechanics and remove nerve interference with specific adjustments.
By using custom orthotics in your shoes you block the distortions from your feet giving you a level and balanced foundation.
Exercises, stretches and strength building can hold the body in proper posture reducing the stress and wear and tear on your body.
Your chiropractor can identify and correct subluxations in your body. But how do you know if your feet are broken down and not balanced? Take this easy test.
- Do you stand or walk on hard surfaces for more than four hours daily?
- Do you participate regularly in any physical sport (basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling etc)?
- Are you over 40 years of age? Are you female?
- Have you had a prior injury to your ankles, knees, back or neck?
- Do your shoes wear out unevenly?
- Do you have joint pain while standing, walking, or running?
- Is one of your legs shorter than the other?
- Do you have knock-knees or bow legs?
- Do you have obvious foot problems (bunions, corns, flat feet, etc)?
- Do your feet “toe out” when you walk?
- Are your hips unlevel or do they hurt?
- Are your shoulders unlevel?
- Does your head list to one side?
- Are the Achilles tendons bowed?
- Is the knee cap on one leg more inwardly rotated than the other.
If any of these are true a postural, supportive and condition problem may exist.
At Health Advantage we have been helping people discover the cause of the problems they seek care for. Many times people have been seen by many different types of doctors for a myriad of problems only to experience less than optimal results or no relief at all. Our Health Advantage evaluation process looks at you as a whole person and discovers the interaction between all the parts and functions to identify the cause and then design a comprehensive solution.
One of the most commonly overlooked contributors to common neck and back pain is the posture and foundational imbalances of the feet. This is true even if you are not having any foot pain or problems.
Correcting the imbalance, improving posture and correcting subluxations has been the key to optimal results and resolution of years of suffering that have gone untreated.
At Health Advantage we use a laser 3-dimensional scanner to assess the feet and posture and use this information in the treatment plan to correct the cause of the problem and provide relief for the symptoms. With this approach an optimal environment including the internal environment or body chemistry is achieved providing safe, effective and affordable care to help you regain, retain and optimize one’s health
Call and make an appointment at Health Advantage Physical Medicine and receive a complimentary consultation with the doctors to see if you are a good candidate for care that could eliminate years of suffering. Celebrate ARCH MADNESS at Health Advantage and get back in the Game of LIFE and be successful.
Celebrate ARCH MADNESSS at Health Advantage and get back in the Game of LIFE and be successful.