Kids Feet

“Help For Kids With Bad Feet”

Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor, Certified Posture Expert, Certified Postural Neurologist and Personal Training Specialist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.

Today we are going to talk about feet.

Kid’s feet especially because I have noticed a lot of kids have bad feet these days.

And what I mean about bad feet are things like weak ankles (frequent sprains), fallen arches (flat feet), feet that tend to point outwards instead of straight ahead and even toes that are crooked.

All of these things clearly indicate a problem in Posture Quadrant 4 (hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet).

Although these types of issues will require an orthotic or some type of corrective shoe or even a minor surgical procedure, there is always an overlying alignment issue with Posture Quadrant 3 which is your lower back and pelvis.

Remember that quadrant 3 stabilizes the entire posture system and quadrant 4 attaches directly to quadrant 3.

So if your pelvis is twisted or tipped, or has too much flexion or extension, or there is a combination of 2 or 3 of these postural distortions, there will be a lot of undue stress on the hips, knees and especially the ankles and feet. And this is where I can help you.

Correcting posture distortions in your lower back and pelvis will have a profound effect on the function and alignment of your hips, knees, ankles and feet.

We have talked about this before but it is always worth mentioning again. Properly fitted footwear is critical for everyone; kids and adults both.

These are bad for your feet; Crocs, shoes that are too big or too small, frequent use of high heels, wearing shoes with the laces undone and wearing running shoes like slippers (the back part of the shoe that supports the heel is flattened down).

And remember parents – as soon as your babies are able to walk, make sure they get a lot of barefoot time as this is critical to proper development of their feet.

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 in our office are always free of charge and these include a detailed postural analysis.

Family appointments are also available where we can check you and your children all at the same time because postural distortions do tend to run in families.

Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link on our home page.

Good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre …. Helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.

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