YOUR FOOT BONE IS
TO YOUR LEG
People sometimes wonder
how orthotics can correct knee or hip problems. Have you ever had a blister on
the bottom of your foot? If you have, you know that you try not to put pressure
on it. You change the angle of your foot when you walk and the next thing you
know, your knee or hip hurts because you're walking differently.
Or, you may have a sore
back or hip, and when you alter the way you walk to compensate, your feet begin
to hurt. There are many reasons for aches in the back, legs, and feet;
accidental trauma, poorly fitting shoes, or simply signs of aging.
That's why people whose
feet or legs are not "biomechanically correct" or in perfect alignment, often
experience pain in other parts of their body.
Your feet are your foundation. Footmaxx orthotics correct the movement of
the foot, and that relieves the problems in the legs and hips.
IT TAKES A COMPUTER TO
There's a secret to making orthotics
that give you exactly the right correction -- accurate measurements of the way
you walk. In the past, health care workers relied on plaster or foam casts to
get an impression of the feet. Unfortunately, these casts record only the shape
of the foot at rest. When a plaster cast is made, the foot is not bearing any
weight, nor is it in motion. People develop foot problems while moving and
bearing their body weight, not sitting.
Footmaxx orthotics are
made from measurements that are taken by a computer while your feet are in
motion while bearing the weight of your body.
Here's how it works. You
walk across a mat that's connected to a computer. The mat has 960 electronic
sensor points built into it. As you walk, the mat scans your feet in motion 30
times per second, taking incredibly precise measurements throughout your gait
(the way your feet touch the ground, and how you distribute your body
This information is
analyzed by the computer to produce instant 2D and 3D graphic images of your
feet that you can see on the screen. The same information is then fed via modem
to sophisticated diagnostic software that specifies the orthotics. In less than
72 hours, the orthotics are being professionally manufactured by a team of
SPEAK TO YOUR HEALTH CARE
AND CHECK YOUR INSURANCE
If you think orthotics
might help you, ask your doctor or physical therapist. Check your insurance
plan, because many plans allow for one pair of orthotics per year. You may be
fully covered for the cost.
AT SOME POINT,
75% OF THE POPULATION WILL
Poor gait biomechanics
can result in pain or discomfort in the feet, ankles, knees, hips or back. And
yet just 2% will ask their doctor about it. Many people think they have to live
with it, or hope it will just go away.
Why do people have
problems with their feet? It's simple. The foot is always in motion and under
enormous pressure from the body's weight. As we walk or run, our entire weight
lands on our feet, up to 10,000 times a day.
Health care professionals
and scientists know that with the proper support, most problems with the feet,
and in many cases, legs and lower back, can be remedied.
ASK ABOUT THE NEW
Footmaxx orthotics fit into your shoes. They are similar to insoles, except
that they are custom made just for you. Orthotics will correct and improve the
way your feet
strike the ground. They help your feet move more effectively and enhance your
Until a few years ago, many orthotics were bulky and that meant people
sometimes had to buy special shoes. Not anymore! The new Footmaxx orthotics are
very thin and lightweight. They fit easily and discreetly into your existing
shoes. You can wear your most stylish form-fitting shoes, and still get the
proper support and correction from Footmaxx orthotics.
Visit the Footmaxx website for more
information at www.footmaxx.com