Understanding your Foot Scan

             Orthotic Foot Care           
              Center of Hamden
, LLC

                A Professional Center for Pain Relief

   Dr. Bryan W. Barry, M.S., D.C., FIAMA
                   2821 Old Dixwell Avenue Hamden, Ct 06518
P: 203-288-2821                      F: 203-288-2854
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Chiropractic Trigger points:  Read Full Article

Trigger points associated with lower back and leg pain are commonly found the iliotibial band (near the upper thigh), as well as in
muscles near the hip and buttocks, including the psoas, gluteus maximus, and piriformis. Trigger points associated with neck, upper
back, and arm pain are commonly found muscles near the upper back and neck such as the the shawl portion of the trapezius
muscle, the rhomboid muscles, and the levator scapulae.

These chronic, persistent, localized muscle spasms are caused by postural inefficiencies, biomechanical faults, and stress. Any or all
of these factors may be involved. Stress may be ongoing, depending on the person's circumstances, but posture and biomechanics
can definitely be addressed and improved with chiropractic care.

Your chiropractor will analyze and identify biomechanical issues, particularly those involving spinal misalignments. A chiropractor will
design treatment specifically tailored for your individual needs and, if needed, will help educate you regarding good postural habits
and exercises that will be beneficial for many years to come.
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Good Health, Nutrition, and Chiropractic Care:  Read Full Article

For a lucky few, good health just happens. A fortunate combination of genetics and circumstances allows a small number of persons
to enjoy high levels of health without having to expend any effort. But for most of us, good health depends on the things we do to
maintain this precious resource.  Getting enough rest, doing regular vigorous exercise, and eating high-quality, nutritious food are the
cornerstones of good health. Regular chiropractic care is an important part of the mix. Regular chiropractic care helps keep the body's
nerve system healthy. This master system helps keep all the other systems functioning at peak levels, and the result is overall health
and well-being. In this way, regular chiropractic care helps support all the other action steps we're taking to ensure top levels of health.
Your Individual Digital Assessment

Our advanced diagnostic scanning equipment makes it
easier to accurately choose the right pair of Orthotics.
Correcting imbalances in the feet can properly align the
body. The V7+ delivers a quick digital optical scan of the feet
that gets sent to our labortory.  Custom molded orthotics and
them nade specifically for the individual patient addressing
their unique foot print.  This technology designed to show the
severity of pronation and explain why problems in the feet
can lead to problems in the knees, hips, back and shoulders.

Pronation occurs when feet roll inwards, placing weight on
the inside of the foot. People who pronate may experience an
inward rotation of the knee and forward tilting of the pelvis.

Pronation ranges from mild to moderate to severe – the
higher the pronation, the more likely you are to experience
pain in the feet, knees, hips, back, shoulders and neck.
Common injuries with people who pronate include shin
splints, plantar fasciitis, and bunions.
Optimal

Optimal feet have
normal arches.
Stabilizing Orthotics can
be worn for preventative
care to avoid pain or
injuries.   
      
Mild

Mild pronators have some
arch collapse. Stabilizing
Orthotics are
recommended for people
with mild pronation to
avoid further arch collapse,
which can lead to pain
throughout the body.
Moderate
Moderate pronators have a
nearly full arch collapse
that could result in knee,
hip, back or shoulder
problems. It is necessary
for moderate pronators to
wear Stabilizing Orthotics
to prevent even further
damage.
Severe

Severe pronators have
complete arch collapse
and have possibly had
knee, hip, back or
shoulder problems due to
this collapse. It is vital
severe pronators wear
Stabilizing Orthotics.