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Have your foot function assessed
Millions are born with a slight misalignment of one of two bones in the feet, yet too many of us are still unaware that this is the most likely underlying cause for our poor posture, bunions, recurring injuries, tired achy legs, osteoarthritis, back pain, or the daily grind of living with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Root2Being is here to help you better understand why this common cause of abnormal foot function is not always appreciated by all healthcare practitioners, how abnormal foot function can impact your health and what you can do about it.
Use Root2Being to learn:
a) how your feet should work and why yours might not be doing such a good job,
b) what equipment is available to assess your foot function,
c) what practitioners should be doing before they prescribe a pair of orthoses, and
d) how to tell if you're not receiving the appropriate level of professional understanding and care.
The world of Functional Orthotic Therapy is a rapidly expanding one, as growing numbers of healthcare practitioners are making use of recent advances in gaitscanning technology to better understand your foot function and prescribe more accurate and effective orthoses to help correct it and in turn help to improve your health and wellbeing. Indeed, this is a good time for everyone, including those who may not have such a good understanding about the best way to help you improve your foot function and health in the long term.
Root2Being does not recommend particular brands of equipment, orthoses, practitioners or practices. Instead we set our own priniciples, and if we beleive that existing equipment manufacturers, suppliers and/or healthcare practitioners meet them, then they may be mentioned or listed on Root2Being. Such inclusion does not represent endorsement or recommendation, so you are still responsible for deciding who to visit and how your foot function is assessed. The decision to include, exclude or remove items or healthcare practices on or from the listing rests solely with the author.
Root2Being is not funded by equipment or orthotics manufacturers or suppliers, and therefore retains independence. It utilises the expertise of the author and those healthcare practitioners who are aligned with the principles of Root2Being to develop a "Best Practice" arena for this emerging field.
Together we aim to establish and maintain a body of people, evidence and services which promote best practice and encourage continual education, questioning and learning to help develop this growing area of expertise. All are welcome who share these principles and philosophy, who keep an open mind, and are willing to share, learn and change for the benefit of better education and awareness for all.
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