Dr. Behmer believes that having a solid foundation (your feet) is essential to maintaining proper function in the structures it supports (the spine). Foot dysfunction can lead to a variety of disorders further up the kinetic chain and it is important to have this assessed.
During the assessment, Dr. Behmer will analyze how you walk, measure your arches, and assess the entire lower extremity. Next, a scan will be taken of the feet in both weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing positions. This scan will be used to create an accurate, custom orthotic. Orthotic insoles are devices that are inserted into the shoes to help support and maintain natural foot biomechanics.
Warning signs that you may need orthotics:
- Heel pain
- Foot pain
- Ankle pain
- Knee pain
- Low back pain