Orthotics Can Help More Than You Think
By the age of 20, nearly 80% of us has some kind of foot problem, and by age forty almost all of us do.
Pain Relief Could Be Only Two Feet Away
Even if your feet don’t hurt, they may be a major factor contributing to your health problems. Spinal-pelvic misalignment is the culprit. Pain in various parts of your body may be traced directly to your feet! You may not be as fortunate as you think. A foot problem may be the cause of discomfort or pain in your leg/hip, back, arm/shoulder or even your neck!
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From the time you learn to walk, your feet assume three crucial functions: they support your body whenever you stand, walk, or run; they assist you in achieving movement from one place to another; and they help protect your bones and soft tissues from damaging shock stress as you move. Being overweight, having minor structural defects in the feet, or injuries — all of these factors can contribute to additional foot and body stress. So even though one-quarter of all the bones in your body are ina your feet, having to perform these three strenuous tasks day after day can (and often does) lead to some type of foot and/or body problem. It's not too surprising to learn, therefore, that by the age of twenty, nearly 80% of us have some kind of foot problem, and by age forty almost everyone does.
Pronation is considered the most common foot problem. In pronation, some of the bones of the foot drop to a less stable position because the foot arches are too weak to keep them in proper alignment. The arches themselves may be unnaturally stretched ("flat feet"), and stress on the entire foot increases. Another common problem — one that is often found along with pronation — is plantar fascitis, a stress irritation to the sheath of elastic tissues running nearly the entire length of the foot. If not treated, either condition can lead to progressive development of foot malfunction and discomfort. Feet can become "tired and achy" or experience a burning pain, and walking can begin to feel "clumsy" as you try to move your foot in a way that avoids further pain.
Pronated feet often "flare outward" during standing or movement; your Achilles tendons and kneecaps may be rotated inward from the midline of your legs; and shoes may have heel wear on the outside and look "run over".
Wrong. Even if your feet don't hurt, the fact that your foundation has been weakened can have a potentially serious impact to the rest of your body. If you are currently having knee, hip, low back or neck pain, the reason may be because your feet aren't supporting joints, bones, or soft tissues above the ankle properly, and this lack of support has contributed to stress/pain in some other part of your body.
Depending upon your specific condition, La Costa Chiropractic can provide you with a conservative (i.e., non-surgical) treatment program that can help both your feet and your entire posture feel and function better. But before such a program begins, we will want to perform a complete examination, which might include checking for tenderness in the foot, analyzing your posture, taking x-rays, watching how you walk, and looking over your shoes for signs of improper wear. Based upon the findings, the doctor will be able to fit you in an Orthotic custom fit for you.
The Elite™ Collection
The top-of-the-line Elite™ collection contains all of the qualities of the Extreme Stabilizer plus the Dynamic Response System™ (DRS) for maximum stability, comfort, and protection. The DRS enhances the StanceGuard™ portion of the patented Extreme Gait Cycle System® (GCSX). This feature works like a suspension system, dampening and responding to variable loads during:
You get a “4-wheel drive” responsiveness, dampening variable loads so you can go over all terrains with confidence. For all-terrain adaptability, the Elites are the premium choice.
Luxurious Comfort, Ultimate Support, 2-Year Guarantee
The Ultimate in Comfort
The Smart Stabilizer … Cool in Summer, Warm in Winter
Leather Top for Added Durability
The Extreme™ Collection
The Extreme™ Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are the high-performance choice for maximum heel-strike shock absorption and toe-off propulsion. They feature the patented Extreme Gait Cycle System® (GCSX), which expands the three special technologies of the original Gait Cycle System®:
Extreme Stabilizers integrate the comfort, support, and performance features of the Extreme Gait Cycle System with other innovative technologies for a perfect fit for your lifestyle.
Luxury, Comfort, Exceptional Durability, Guaranteed 2 Years
Techcel™ Top for Extreme Comfort
The Ultra® Collection
The patented Gait Cycle System®, built into our entire family of Ultra Stabilizers, offers complete support from the heels to the toes to help protect the feet comfortably at work or at play.
Ultra Stabilizers are the perfect balance of custom-made support and just the right amount of high-tech shock-absorbing materials, yet they are slim enough to fit into most shoe styles.
Each Ultra Stabilizer contains:
Total Gait Cycle Support, 2-Year Freedom Warranty
Most Popular Stabilizer
Moisture Protection for the Feet, Support for the Body
Leather Top for Added Durability
The Original Stabilizers
Even after half a century, SPS® is still one of our most popular Stabilizers. The SPS is the building block for all of Foot Levelers’ Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers. The custom-made, flexible design supports all three arches of the foot and allows normal foot movement through the gait cycle.
Corrective, flexible, and resilient to avoid disuse atrophy, SPS is indicated for the management of musculoskeletal problems and reduction or elimination of postural deficits brought about by improper foot balance.
Absorbs shock & reduces fatigue
The original spinal pelvic stabilizer
Moisture resistant, shock absorbent
An essential for women’s fashion shoes
The 5th Avenue™ Collection
Did you know that women’s feet are different from men’s? Women’s feet tend to be narrower in relation to length and need different kinds of support for the heels and balls of the foot.
The 5th Avenue™ Collection of Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are designed for a woman’s body, according to her needs, and then custom-made for her feet and the shoes she chooses to wear. The soft midstance area allows 5th Avenue Stabilizers to easily mold to extra contours inside women’s shoes.
5th Avenue Stabilizers come in neutral colors to better blend with a woman’s shoes.
5th Avenue™ Luxury 7/8 Length and 5th Avenue™ Lady Luxury— feature a luxuriously soft Lambson Leather™ top, which is covered by a manufacturer popular 2 Year Freedom Guarantee.
Every woman deserves the comfort, style, and support of walking in a 5th Avenue.
A comfortable TechCel™ top that pampers her feet
Luxury 7/8 Dress Stylish Design & Guaranteed 2-Year Effectiveness
Slim Design, Comfortable Protection & Support
For Her On-The-Go Comfort, Fashion & Support
The Invisible Stabilifzer
The WorkWear™ Collection
Many individuals spend a lot of time at work and it’s often the place they need the most protection for their postural stability. Specifically designed for people — from restaurant staff to nurses to industrial workers — who will benefit from the custom-made support of WorkWear Stabilizers.
Each WorkWear Stabilizer features:
Stabilizers for Industrial Wear
Stabilizers for Healthcare Professionals
Stabilizers for Service Providers
Specialty Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers
Are you an avid golfer — either amateur or professional? Do you have sensitive feet, or have more serious foot health concerns? If you answered “yes” to either question, you might be interested in a ParFlex Plus® for golfers or UltraSofthotics™ for highly sensitive feet Orthotics. Each style offers custom-made quality, exceptional comfort, and three-arch support.
The Performance Edge for golf
Soft stabilizers for the most sensitive feet
The postural support kids need
Healthy feet are one of Nature’s most marvelous structures. But, like most structures, they need time and care to develop properly. Ultra Young Soles were created to help feet between the ages of five to twelve stay healthy and posturally stable. They help keep a child’s body in balance during the intermediate growing years. And when the spine and pelvis are properly supported and balanced, children are more likely to develop a better, healthier posture as they grow into adulthood.
This Orthotic has a special slim design, so it slips comfortably into a snug dress shoe without laces. It’s also ideal for shoes whose manufacturer’s linings cannot be removed without causing damage. Profile Stabilizers provide corrective, comfortable support for on-the-go executives, take charge business people, active educators, mobile motivators — everyone whose professional careers keep them on their feet or one step ahead of the competition. Profiles are truly “the low-profile Stabilizers for high-profile patients.”
Profile Stabilizers feature: