Hello. Dr Brad here and I am a Burlington chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line and today we are going to talk about feet.
Your feet are part of Posture Quadrant #4 ( the upper leg, lower leg and foot) and the primary function of PQ4 is to perform coordinated, ambulatory movements; walking and running.
Feet are the foundation of our body and are highly active in balance and orientation. Sensation that is perceived by the 7000 nerve endings in the bottom of each foot is translated through the entire posture system. Our feet absorb 3 million tons of pressure per day so proper alignment and posture of your feet is critical.
The most common Posture Distortion Pattern associated with the foot is foot pronation (fallen arches, flat feet).
And this can lead to a whole bunch of other problems such as osteoarthritis of the knee, shin splints, ankle instability, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, hammer toes and bunions.
But when I check your posture I will also check your feet and let you know if you have any issues.
Remember that your feet are important to orient your body and shoes that are too big, and high heels decrease the capacity of your feet to orient your body and increase the chances of ankle injuries.
Developing children by the way, should spend as little time as possible in shoes allowing for full movement of the arches and toes.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me. Remember that consultations are always free of charge and family appointments are always available. We also provide a free posture check as a community service.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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