The Ideal Alignment The Ideal Alignment

The Ideal Alignment

An average person walks between 7,000 and 9,000 steps a day. The impact on your foot and body for each step is approximately twice your body weight. This means that someone who weighs 180lbs will experience 3.2 million pounds of force on their body every day. If our bodies are not in their ideal alignment, this relentless force will cause inflammation and pain to our weakest links.

A custom orthotic helps to align the foot and ankle into an anatomically efficient position to help you to improve your balance, walk more efficiently and reduce body pain. Improving our alignment will help minimize the constant forces stressing our bodies.

Orthotics look like insoles, but are actually biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motions that take place during our gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit in your shoes as comfortably as an insole with the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.

At the Northwest Wellness Centre we use both the computerized Gaitscan system to measure exactly how your foot moves across the ground, and the traditional non-weight bearing three dimensional casting of the foot. The podiatrists and technicians at the Orthotic Group will use both the 3D casting and gaitscan to custom make your orthotic. Read More

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