McLaughlin Care

900 North Shore Drive, #170 

Lake Bluff, IL 60044

847-234-2346

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ORTHOTICS

 

Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.

 

The foot is constructed with three arches which, when properly maintained, give exceptional supportive strength. These three arches form a supporting vault that distributes the weight of the entire body.

If there is compromise of one arch in the foot, the other arches must compensate and are subject to additional stresses, which usually leads to further compromise.

 

It’s a chain reaction.

 

Dr. McLaughlin knows alleviating pain in one part of your body often requires treating a different part. The pain you feel in your back could be caused by a misalignment in your spine that is caused by unbalanced positioning in your feet. See? It’s a chain reaction.

 

By stabilizing and balancing your feet, Foot Levelers orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. Orthotics complement your doctor’s treatment when you stand, walk, and live your active life.

 

What are Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers?

 

Our Stabilizers are shoe inserts that support all three arches in your feet thereby creating a stable foundation upon which to build proper body posture. Each is custom-made to stabilize your spine and pelvis by correcting the specific imbalances in your feet.

 

It's Not Just About Foot Pain?

 

You don’t have to experience foot pain to be prescribed Stabilizers. In fact, imbalances may occur even if your feet feel fine. Before you know it, you’re suffering from pain and fatigue in other areas of the body, often due to postural misalignment that results from imbalances in your feet.

 

The Process:

 

Dr. McLaughlin will custom design the orthotic through an imaging process that scans your feet while you are standing.

  1. After your doctor gets an exact impression of your feet, using a digital foot scanner.

  2. She will then determine which Stabilizers are right for you, based on the results of the scan. A variety of styles are available for all activity levels and shoe styles.

  3. The digital scan is sent to the Foot Levelers laboratory.

  4. Skilled technicians build your custom-made Stabilizers using 16 precise measurements based on their analysis of your feet. Your lifestyle, age, weight and activity level are all considered when we create your custom-made Stabilizers.

  5. The Stabilizers are sent back to your healthcare provider, who will show you how to wear and care for them.