To understand where spinal misalignments originate and how to remediate them, it’s important to understand a patient’s posture. This is the fundamental approach of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) and the foundation for any mirror adjustments and other corrective approaches subsequently made.
More than just for sequential adjustments, however, CBP can be used to determine ongoing passive treatments that effectively work to remediate poor postural habits. The foremost of these is the development of custom orthotics.
Footing for proper spinal support
Often, the curvature of the spine can be attributed to what’s occurring at the top and bottom, namely in the sacral and cervical spine. These pivotal areas are capable of creating the most imbalance, opening the possibility for subluxations in the thoracic and lumbar regions.
The sacral spine in particular is subject to tremendous undue stress due to complications in the feet, including:
- Metatarsus Varus (pigeon-toed);
- Metatarsus Valgus (duck-footed);
- Genu Varum (bow-leggedness);
- Fallen or rescinded arches;
- and other axial, pronation, and supination deformities.
Because these conditions and others like them cause weight to be unevenly supported, the sacral spine is often affected, putting undue stress on the hips, thighs, and hamstrings. This unsupported foundation causes misalignment to travel up the spine.
Correcting poor stance gets to the bottommost root of foundational spinal issues, to incite positive support up the length of the spine. Just as incremental adjustments can be made to the spine via corrective CBP treatments, the same can be done for the feet via custom orthotics.
In determining the condition of a patient’s stance at the feet, a CBP practitioner has the ability to design supplementary orthotics to counteract any imbalances. Not only does this mean setting in motion corrective habits; it means supporting any future adjustments made to the spine. This dual approach to corrective spinal care is one that’s indicative of the CBP methodology.
The positive results abounding from the use of custom orthotics are plain to see in the way they affect the spine:
- Relief of tension and constant muscle contraction via the appropriate dispersal of weight;
- An increase in joint mobility and an overall improvement of range of motion;
- Resolution of ailments caused by compressed nerves and impeded nerve pathways.[space height=”20″]
Beyond a guess
Though custom orthotics are by no means a new technology, CBP has worked to revolutionize how they’re used to support spinal re-alignments. The CBP approach goes beyond just identifying fallen arches or support issues, to examine how correcting the angles and curvature of the feet complement the positive adjustments made to the spine.
To learn more about how custom orthotics may help to correct chronic alignment issues through proper realignment of stance and posture, schedule an appointment at Ideal Spine Health Center today. We frequently work with patients, using Sole Supports to create custom orthotics designed specifically to induce realignment of their spine. Through a comprehensive CBP evaluation, we’re ready to assist you in achieving ideal posture and proper weight distribution as it relates to your spine.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.