What Makes The Silicone Dynamic Orthotic Unique and Different?
It is the precision of the volume of fluid (for each foot) and the mechanical action that separates the Silicone Dynamic Orthoticfrom any orthotic. It matches the way the foot walks-precisely.
All orthotics have a stationary support. This actually interfereswith the motion and momentum of the arch. Even a semi-flexible support, the motion is only “up and down”-- and it's not precise.
The Rx Silicone Dynamic Orthotic fills into the arch and forefoot with hydro-dynamic pressure, while the foot is moving forward , matching and decelerating (slowing down) exactlythe way that pronation movement is moving.
Besides comfort, the Silicone Dynamic Orthotic also has the long-term benefit of helping realign your entire lower extremity (L5-S1 and down) minimising and slowing down wear and tear throughout.
What causes this wear and tear? hundreds or thousands of footsteps every day and the arch stretches as far as it can with each step to absorb shock. The arch is the core of your foundation and 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 normal wear and tear creates a "postural" problem. The more the musculo-skeletal system moves, the more and quicker it breaks down.
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, but wear and tear (muscle tension and inflammation)is adding up.
Just like people who wear Rx eyeglasses, the volume of fluid will change 2-3 times over 6-10 years. Wearing daily is a health benefit, just like brushing and flossing your teeth and can reversethe damage of your joint and muscle health the way you felt 10-30 years ago.
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.
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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The Rationale for Midfoot Orthotic Control
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Do Your Orthotics Fit?
Any orthotic that is going to work has to address the underlying repetitive motion of "overpronation" (overpronation is the maximum range of motion the arch makes with each step, which results in, "wear and tear" over time). This biomechanical damage, once it occurs, is due . . . Read More >>>>>
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.