Understanding Your Feet

Are your feet healthy?

Flat feet, foot pronation, or foot imbalances can lead to foot pain, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and even shoulder pain.

Here’s what we’ve got for you this week. Now at PhysioFit, we are offering a complimentary foot scan to show you how imbalances in your feet can lead to problems in your knees, hips, back and shoulders.

Following a foot scan, a report will provide you a Pronation/Stability Index, a Foot Assessment, and a Body Assessment.

About Your Score (Pronation/Stability Index™)

Your Pronation/Stability Index™ score appears on the clinical Report of Findings that is produced when your feet are scanned by our 3D laser technology.

The Pronation/Stability Index™ is a proprietary algorithm based on 16 different measurements of the foot. Taken from a foam cast or laser scan of the feet, the Index indicates the amount of arch collapse your feet are seeing. The higher the number, the more collapse.

The index reveals the severity of pronation/stability in your feet, ranging from Optimal to Severe.

An index of 102, for example, is Moderate pronation/instability. Untreated imbalances of any level may lead to chronic problems throughout your body.

Your Feet

Your Body

The body assessment image shows how imbalances in the feet can lead to knee rotation, pelvic tilt and shoulder drop.

These imbalances in the body can be caused by pronation and supination of the foot.These instabilities can lead to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and neck pain.

A properly aligned body will have symmetrical feet, level knees, pelvis and shoulders.

Wearing Custom Orthotics may help alleviate imbalances and conditions caused by those imbalances.

As always, PhysioFit supports your ability to stay as active as possible doing the activities you enjoy most.

P.S. CALL (650) 947-8500 TO SCHEDULE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY FOOT SCAN TODAY!

Kim Gladfelter

Kim Gladfelter, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is a physical therapist and owner of PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness in Los Altos, CA. Kim's facility has a complete wellness center, offering classes in Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonic® and TRX suspension training, as well as special clinical programs for women’s health. Kim works with people aged 30-65+ on a daily basis and is an expert Columnist who writes health articles for the Los Altos Town Crier newspaper, professional newsletters and blogs nationwide. She also reaches out to the local community, support groups, schools, libraries and sports centers to advise and educate on body awareness and exercise for back pain.
Kim Gladfelter

You Might Also Like...