Should I Wear Custom Orthotics For Flat Feet?

Flat Feet Intro Flat feet and the problems that go with them are the most common reason for people to seek a custom orthotics prescription. Having flat feet can be a serious cause of pain and injury for many people, this is old knowledge. Even back in the day when they were screening soldiers for […]

Plantar Fasciitis Under the Microscope – The True Cause of Plantar Fasciitis 

Introduction To Plantar Fasciitis The term plantar fasciitis (pronounced plantar fash-ee-eye-tis) is somewhat scientifically outdated – its literal translation meaning ‘foot inflammation’ specifically in the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is ligamentous sheet made of flexible, fibrous tissue –  and it stretches from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. The plantar fascia forms […]

Shockwave Therapy For Pain Management

This prospective, randomized and single-blinded study to measure the influence of shock wave therapy on patients with low back pain. In todays world there are many ways of treating and managing lower back pain and sciatic pain. The common medical approach for lower back pain therapy is still mainly pharmacological – which definitely has its […]

Are Migraines Really ‘Caused’ By Issues With Blood Flow To The Brain?

The Classic Explanation For Migraine Migraine is defined as ‘recurrent attack of headache that are commonly unilateral and accompanied by gastrointestinal and visual disorders’.  Although I am not sure that’s the exact wording used by most migraine sufferers describe their migraines Your average white coat type would explain migraine as  “a complex neurovascular disorder involving […]

Your Soft Tissues are a Precious Gift 

Your Body’s Fascial System The bodies soft connective tissue (fascia) is an unspeakably precious gift that you received before your birth. Like most of life’s most basic blessings we tend to take our fascia completely for granted while we are in a state of optimum health. In fact we have taken fascia for granted as […]

Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis – The Great Debate 

Intro Millions of people have chosen the prescription of orthotics for plantar fasciitis as part of their attempts to free themselves from pain. Many claim great success using orthotics for plantar fasciitis while others find the results to be more on the ‘meh’ spectrum. Let’s look at the arguments for and against custom orthotics for […]