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
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 MAKE
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 professionals.
SPEAK TO YOUR
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL,
AND CHECK YOUR
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.
75% OF THE
POPULATION WILL SUFFER
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
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 natural
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
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