The foundation of our body is our feet. Improper foot biomechanics alters proper spinal alignment and body structure. We are able to take a mold of your feet and make specific orthotics that are capable of correcting structural abnormalities in your feet. This helps everything from plantar-fasciitis, painful heels/arches, back pain and hip pains; as well as helping you hold your adjustments better.
Custom braces help realign the joints; taking pressure off of damaged areas to relieve pain and restore function. Bracing is one of a number of noninvasive ways to treat knee or elbow and/or delay the need for joint replacement surgery.
The unloader brace pushes the knee or elbow back into normal alignment and puts more of the force to the outside compartment and less on the damaged inside compartment so the knee feels better.
Types of braces include prophylactic braces, which are for injury prevention; functional braces, which support an injured knee; rehabilitative braces, which help the joint to heal after surgery or injury; and patelloformal braces, which prevent the kneecap from dislocating.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, elastic knee or elbow braces provide a number of benefits. These include reduction of impact to the knee, particularly for athletes; reduced rotation during exercise; and reduction of injuries, particularly to the medial collateral ligament (MCL), when worn during activity.
Compression stockings are a specialized hosiery, designed to help prevent the occurrence of, and guard against further progression of venous disorders such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. Compression stockings are elastic garments worn around the leg, compressing the limb, exerting pressure against the legs, reducing the diameter of distended veins, and causing an increase in venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness. Compression therapy helps decrease venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and impairments of venous walls, and relieves heavy and aching legs.
Unlike traditional dress or athletic stockings and socks, compression stockings use stronger elastics to create significant pressure on the legs, ankles and feet. Compression stockings are tightest at the ankles and gradually become less constrictive towards the knees and thighs. By compressing the surface veins, arteries and muscles, the circulating blood is forced through narrower circulatory channels. As a result, the arterial pressure is increased, which causes more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet.