The Silicone Dynamic Orthotic is the next generation prescription in arch support—
Hydrodynamic pressure, lifts and holds the arch up in the foot’s own natural alignment position, cushioning shock from your foot to your low back while absorbing the harmful effects of too much arch motion (overpronation).
Think of it this way: A prescription volume of silicone under your arch. It fills the entire inside surface of the arch cushioning it in its properly supported position. It matches the way you walk; it supports the arch naturally.
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What Makes The Silicone Dynamic Orthotic Unique and Different?
It is the mechanical action that separates the Silicone Dynamic Orthotic from any orthotic. It matches the way the foot walks.
Most orthotics, operate in a “fixed" position (a static fulcrum) which does not allow the foot to move naturally. If it’s a traditional "flexible" support, the arch moves up and down, while the foot is moving forward. This does not prevent the front of the foot from becoming unstable.
The Silicone Dynamic Orthotic fills into the arch and forefoot with hydro-dynamic pressure, while the foot is moving forward (a dynamic fulcrum), matching and decelerating (slowing down) exactly the way the pronation movement is moving.
The fluid is propping up and moving with the arch while the front of the foot is stabilizing and preparing to launch itself again. Once the foot has reached its maximal point of being straight up and down, the silicone under the arch and front of the foot is at an equilibrium state. This is what keeps the foot stable and functionally aligned.
Besides comfort, the Silicone Dynamic Orthotic also has the long-term benefit of helping realign your body and slowing down wear and tear throughout.
What causes this wear and tear? The arch moves up and down, hundreds or thousands of footsteps every day and it stretches as far as it can with each step to absorb shock. The arch is the foundation of your body's postural problems. The motion of the arch is called "pronation." It is a very complex motion, and yet in its simplest form, it is nothing more than the arch spreading out as much as it can, being forced to absorb shock. Each time the arch moves, the knees, hips and low back also move. This creates a "postural" problem. The more the musculo-skeletal system moves, the more and quicker it breaks down.
The arch is the "center" of all pronation/postural problems.
I look at people who wear and tear down like cars. I rate people as 100,000 miles on your body for each ten years of your life, and so the majority of people start to come to me at 400,000-600,000 miles (40-60 years of age). Some are in better shape than others.
The SDO addresses the center of ALL pronation/postural problems by simply being a precise fitting cushion that guides rather than controls each footstep and minimizes the arch from overstretching with each step.
This is what makes the SDO so accurate as an orthosis and yet is so easy and comfortable to wear (in most shoes too). It matches the way you walk. And for those in pain from all those miles, the SDO starts to reverse years of every footstep, restoring health to the tissues and alleviating painful problems.
Plantar Fasciitis - Its Cause
The #1 most common foot problem in the world, AKA heel spurs, heel
pain, arch pain, or just sore feet, the underlying condition
is a lifetime of accumulated, repetitive overstretching (overpronation)
of the arch with every single step.
Three Categories of Response to the SDO
Commonly called plain sore feet, 1/3 will have very quick and profound reversal of symptoms within a few days to 8 weeks of wearing the SDO. One adjustment may be necessary to fine tune.
For many in this category, 6-9 months to being pain free.
1/3 will take a little more time (2-3 months) to feel comfortable on the SDO, but a positive healing response is noted. 1-2 adjustments may be necessary.
For many in this category, 1-2 years to being pain free.
Chronic problem: This is the most difficult category to treat, primarily because the healing process can be painfully sloooow. A minimum of 1-2 years of unsuccessful treatment or neglect will have occurred. Sensory loss and muscle strain over the years will take considerable time to restore flexibility to the small intrinsic muscles of the feet. A minimum of several months to one-two years will be required to obtain near to total relief (and even longer). 6-10 years will be needed to reverse your wear and tear to the health of your soft tissues that occurred from 10-30 years ago. 3-4 adjustments may be needed just to get comfortable and properly fit.
For many in this category, 2-5 years to being pain free.
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Do Your Orthotics Fit?
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1. Massage Roller: Deep Tissue Massage
a semi-custom heat molded orthotic for lateral motion
(side to side) sports.
In all cases a program of flexibility
training (stretching exercises) should be performed on a
daily basis for life.