Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. — Siddharta
Hearing the suggestion of orthotics is usually met with curiosity or skepticism from most patients. At Positive Motion, we suggest orthotics after a full gait evaluation and FootLevelers scan of the foot (Check out some of the information gathered in a scan). Orthotics are suggested only if there are clear indications that the patient would greatly benefit from them.
If a foam roller hasn’t become a regular part of your pre or post-workout routine, or possibly part of your after work stretching from sitting all day it should be!
One of the most frustrating moments for me in my practice is when a long-time patient starts talking about a health problem they have been struggling with for months or years and I have never heard them talk about it. It is frustrating for me because I regularly have great success in treating conditions that many patients would never consider telling me about. One such example is TMJ or jaw pain. It is a joint and it is controlled by muscles, both primary elements of my job as a chiropractor. But somehow patients don't put 2 and 2 together. So I thought I would briefly discuss common problems patients have with their TMJ and how I help them correct their pain and dysfunction.
As I drove to work today, I was listening to the news and one of the topics was side-effects of anti-inflammatory medications. That news story made me want to express the holistic approach to healing versus the western medicine approach to treating conditions. Inflammation is a great way to explain this concept so central to dynamic health.