The primary goal of a foot orthotic is to help to reduce unnecessary stresses and strains in the feet, lower limbs and lower back by re-aligning your feet within your footwear, or accommodating specific conditions or deformities. Used in conjunction with Chiropractic spinal adjustments and appropriate footwear, a foot orthotic can be effective in helping to treat a number of foot and lower limb conditions including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonopathy
- Shin splints
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Iliotibial pain syndrome
- Low back pain
Custom foot orthotics can also help with pain and complications related to health conditions such as diabetes or arthritis.
Improper foot alignment can lead to a wide variety of foot, knee, and lower back problems. By improving the alignment the body is able to function more efficiently with less stress on the muscles and ligaments that hold you together.
Subluxations result from excess Physical, Chemical and Emotional stress. A very significant source of Chemical stress on the body arises from a poor diet or being deficient in essential nutrients. As part of a wellness lifestyle the Doctors at Harbourfront Family Chiropractic recommend everyone consume a healthy diet and regularly take high quality supplements. This ensures adequate nutrition required to promote optimal health and wellness.
Some examples of the essential nutrients we recommend for health maintenance are:
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids from small-fish sources
- Vitamin D3
- A joint support supplement containing MSM, Glucosamine, and Curcumin
- Probiotics to support intestinal flora and immune function
Our Doctors have completed extensive research to find the most reputable supplement brands for sale in the office.
The brands we carry include (click product to open new window/tab):
- Thorne Research - Glucosamine/MSM and Curcumin, Meriva, Multivitamins
- Seroyal Genestra - Omega 3 Fish Oils, Multi-B's, Vitamin D
- Mercola - Probiotics
- Heel - Traumeel and Zeel Homeopathic remedies
- Douglas Laboratories and Pure Encapsulations
All of the above companies manufacture complete lines of supplements allowing us to also special order any item we do not regularly keep in stock. Give us a call and we can order any product you require.