Foot Orthotics and Chiropractors: Other Benefits

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the ways that chiropractors and foot orthotics often work to accomplish similar goals. While they may impact very different areas of the body, these two approaches can actually hit on many of the same concepts, from reducing back pain to balance issues, injury prevention and more.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we help patients around Salt Lake City with various family chiropractic needs, from basic neck adjustments to massage therapy, car accident recovery services and more. We also regularly assist clients with supplementary programs or materials that may benefit them in coordination with our care, including foot orthotics and similar products. Here are some other basic connections between chiropractic care and foot orthotics, plus how the two can be used together for maximum benefit.

Foot Orthotics and Chiropractors

Overall Bodily Stress Reduction

For many people, one of the single most valuable parts of chiropractic care is its ability to stimulate the body and promote natural healing. This includes everything from reducing general stress and tension in various areas of the body to promoting healthier circulation, improving joint motion and much more.

At the same time, foot orthotics can also play a role in reducing overall bodily stress. By providing proper support for the feet, orthotics can help reduce strain on other parts of the body that may be compensating for lack of support. This can result in less tension and stress throughout the entire system, leading to improved overall health and well-being.

Correcting Foot Abnormalities

While we went over the way chiropractic care can correct spinal issues in part one, it’s worth noting that foot orthotics can also play a role in correcting abnormalities in the feet. Some of these include overpronation or underpronation, which are both common issues that can lead to problems like plantar fasciitis, shin splints and more.

In addition, however, there are certain foot-based conditions that can impact the entire body if left untreated. This includes things like flat feet and high arches, both of which can change the way a person walks and potentially lead to issues with posture or even spinal alignment. Foot orthotics can help correct these issues and prevent them from causing larger problems throughout the rest of the body.

Talk to Your Chiropractor

If you believe that foot orthotics may be beneficial for you, the first step is to consult with your chiropractor. They can assess your overall health and any existing conditions that may benefit from orthotics, then make recommendations based on their findings. In many cases, they will work in conjunction with a podiatrist or other specialist who has expertise in foot care to ensure the best possible outcome for your specific needs.

In addition, they may also recommend incorporating chiropractic care into your overall foot orthotic treatment plan. By combining the two approaches, you can experience even greater benefits and improvements in your overall health and well-being. Be sure to communicate any questions or concerns you have with your chiropractor so they can provide you with personalized guidance and support throughout this process.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we are dedicated to helping our patients find the best solutions for their individual needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and begin your journey towards better overall well-being.