Why Dr. Jen Schommer DC, CVSMT recommends Arch Advantage - Foot Levelers Functional Orthotics vs. 'Custom' Off-the-Shelf Orthotics in her practice
If your feet don't get proper support from your footwear, activities such as walking, running and jumping will force your body out of alignment, causing stress and fatigue to major joints and muscles, which in turn will cause pain and reduced performance. Devices commonly known as orthotics are highly recommended as they are designed to reinforce your feet, saving you from the pain and discomfort of a misaligned body. However, over-the-counter orthotics support just one arch of the foot; we support all three and that's our 3 Arch Advantage.
The feet are the most abused parts of the human body. From regular activities such as walking and running to more intense actions such as dancing and playing sports, the feet consistently absorb the force generated by body weight and gravity combined. And without proper support, your feet will be overwhelmed by the constant stress. This will lead to arch pain or plantar fasciitis–a very common condition affecting the plantar fascia that can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly. Other conditions you may develop from unsupported arches include: low back pain, neck pain, hip pain and ankle pain.
To ensure that your feet stay in good form, orthotics are often recommended. However, it's important to note that not all orthotics are made the same. Most orthotics, especially over-the-counter varieties, are designed to only assist a single arch on each foot. Such generic products often overcorrect one arch, causing more harm than good and shifting pain and discomfort from one area of the body to another. Furthermore, over-the-counter products may not be very durable and may result in more costs due to frequent replacement.
Here at Achieve Health Chiropractic Clinic, we recognize there are three arches that form the plantar vault and all three need orthotic reinforcement to properly support your body. With our 3 Arch Advantage you get maximum support in all three arches, providing a solid foundation for your body.
This is why we offer individually designed Functional Orthotics based on digital images or impressions of your feet. This ensures that our products are tailored to your specific functional needs for longer-term symptom relief.
Ensure better posture and support chiropractic adjustments by getting orthotics made specially for you.