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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.</font> </p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial">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.</font> </p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial">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.</font> </p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial">Your feet are your<b> </b>foundation. Footmaxx orthotics correct the movement of the foot, and that relieves the problems in the legs and hips.</font> </p><b> <p align="center"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="center"><font color="midnightblue" size="4" face="Arial">IT TAKES A COMPUTER TO MAKE</font></p> <p align="center"><font color="midnightblue" size="4" face="Arial">ORTHOTICS THIS PERFECT.</font></p></b> <p><font face="Arial">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.</font> </p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial">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.</font> </p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial">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 weight).</font> </p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial">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 professionals.</font> </p><b> <p align="center"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="center"><font color="midnightblue" size="4" face="Arial">SPEAK TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL,</font></p> <p align="center"><font color="midnightblue" size="4" face="Arial">AND CHECK YOUR INSURANCE PLAN.</font></p></b> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial">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. </font> </p><b> <p align="center"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="center"><font color="midnightblue" size="4" face="Arial">AT SOME POINT,</font></p> <p align="center"><font color="midnightblue" size="4" face="Arial">75% OF THE POPULATION WILL SUFFER</font></p> <p align="center"><font color="midnightblue" size="4" face="Arial">FROM FOOT-RELATED PROBLEMS.</font></p></b> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial">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.</font> </p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial">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.</font> </p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial">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. </font> </p><b> <p align="center"><font face="Arial"></font></p> <p align="center"><font color="midnightblue" size="4" face="Arial">ASK ABOUT THE NEW</font></p> <p align="center"><font color="midnightblue" size="4" face="Arial">FOOTMAXX ORTHOTICS.</font></p></b> <p><font face="Arial">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<b> </b>feet strike the ground. They help your feet move more effectively and enhance your natural movement.</font> </p> <p><font face="Arial">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<b> </b>most stylish form-fitting shoes, and still get the proper support and correction from Footmaxx orthotics.</font> </p> <p><font face="Arial">Visit the Footmaxx website for more information at </font><a id="0.2084957177437003" href="http://www.footmaxx.com/"><font face="Arial">www.footmaxx.com</font></a></p><font size="1"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></font> <!-- content cell0.content0 end --> </td></tr> </table> </td> <!-- column 0 end --> </tr> </table> <!-- row 0 end --> <!-- </table> -- > <!-- layout style = 2 end --> </td> </tr> </table> <!-- siteState = --></body> </html>