When you come to Family & Sport Chiropractic we pride ourselves in a thorough initial intake to accurately create a treatment plan that will meet your individual needs.
Our Footleveler scanner is a very useful, state of the art piece of equipment at our office that we will use to take some important measurements of your feet. It is important to find out if orthotics are needed. So much of our posture starts at our feet. How do you stand, walk, and run? Understanding the structure of your feet due to genetics, physical conditions, injury, etc. plays a part in how the Dr. Karim designs your specific treatment plan.
Understanding Your Feet
If you are considering individually designed Functional Orthotics, a health care professional can perform a foot scan to show you how imbalances in the feet can lead to problems in the knees, hips, back and shoulders. The foot scan will show how Functional Orthotics may help. Following a foot scan, a report will provide you a Pronation/Stability Index, a Foot Assessment, and a Body Assessment.
The index reveals the severity of pronation/stability in your feet, ranging from Optimal to Severe. An index of 102, for example, is Moderate pronation/instability. Untreated imbalances of any level may lead to chronic problems throughout your body.
|The red areas on the V7+ scan show where your feet are applying pressure. Loss of arch height – which shows more red in the middle of the foot, such as the image shown – can cause flattening and rolling of the feet.
The scan also shows the percentage of imbalance for each foot. The higher number indicates greater instability on that side of the body.
|The body assessment image shows how imbalances in the feet can lead to knee rotation, pelvic tilt and shoulder drop. These imbalances in the body can be caused by pronation and supination of the foot.
A properly aligned body will have symmetrical feet, level knees, pelvis and shoulders. Wearing Functional Orthotics may help alleviate imbalances and conditions caused by those imbalances.
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Who Do You Think Should Be Scanned?
- 77% of people suffer from moderate to severe pronation
- 95% have some degree of leg length inequality
- Low back pain is the #1 cause of work-related disability in the US
- 80% of people will experience back pain of some sort in their lifetime
The 3D BodyView® imaging system provides digital illustrations of your patients’ feet and their skeletal structure based on their scans so you can:
- Diagnose the biomechanical causes of low back, knee and hip pain
- Quickly and easily determine their levels of pronation
- Quickly identify weight distribution issues caused by pronation
This is why we scan your feet at Family & Sport Chiropractic!