1. Postural Assessment : Your Structural Foundation affects everything else above.
In order to determine the cause of your problem, we will evaluate your structure from the ground up. A loss of arch integrity of even one of your 6 arches can lead to increased stress on your structure and leading to foot pain, knee pain, hip pain, lower back pain or many other ailments such as shin splints.
The picture on the left illustrates the effects of the moderate and severe foot scans shown above. Part of your Structural Fingerprint Exam will include a posture screen to evaluate the effect your arches have on your knees, hips and back.
2. Advanced Evaluation of your Arch Structure
First, we perform an optical 2D scan of your foot that includes a laser 3D scan. This determines the integrity of all three arches of your foot.
3. Biomechanical X-Rays
By identifying the arch deficiencies and any difference in leg length from side to side, your hips and pelvis can be balanced, putting much less stress on your joints.
The top picture is a patient simply standing as balanced as they can, facing forward. As you can see, the hips and pelvis are not balanced.
The bottom picture was taken a minute later. The only difference is that now the patient is wearing a pair of supportive orthotics custom designed based on their foot scan results. Our custom orthotic orders usually take about a week
to come in.
4. Leg Length X-Ray
Next, a custom leg length x-ray is performed. Rocky Mountain
Chiropractic and Sports Injury Centers is one of only two clinics in Northern Colorado with the technology to perform a precise evaluation of the difference in length of the long bones
that make up your legs and thighs.
Our Treatment Process:
You care is customized to fit your needs. Biomechanical correction is critically important for the health of your spine and extremities. Passive therapies such as electrical stimulation, intersegmental traction, decompression and low level laser therapy will assist in the healing process. Home exercises and custom orthotics are what will help stabilize your structure between visits. Finally, ask us about our nutrition interventions and mental strength and conditioning programs for decreased stress, peak athletic performance and peak performance in the work place.
We are here to help you live YOUR BEST LIFE!
When it comes to custom arch support you have many options.
Dr. Hextell can help you find the best choices to fit your individual needs.
The Intense Comfort provides the same support as the other members of the "Intense" line, but it also has an additional
layer to cushion your step. This is commonly used in the casual or dress shoe. This is a great option for those with conditions that result in an increased sensitivity.
For those with conditions that result in an increased sensitivity, the Intense Comfort provides the same support as the other members of the "Intense" line, but it also has an additional layer to cushion your step.
Structural imbalances will effect your sports performance. The Golf Specialty Orthotic is designed to fit your golf shoe and balance out your foundation as you swing your club. Ball strikers of all ages and abilities can benefit from this orthotic selection.
Full size orthotics just don't fit into every shoe. For that reason, a special 3/4 fit is available for your dress shoes that don't have much room. They even work with sandals. Addtional specialty orthotics are available for running shoes and bike cleats. If you have a special need, Dr. Hextell will be happy to discuss your options.
Additionally, specialty orthotics are available for running shoes and bike cleats. If you have a special need, Dr. Hextell will be happy to discuss your options.
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