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DR. HARDY DISCUSSES FOOT MANIPULATION

 

 

AS A RETIRED CHIROPRACTOR WHO PRACTICED FOR OVER 30 YEARS, I KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER BIOMECHANICS OF THE FOOT AND THE WHOLE SKELETAL FRAME.  AS THE FOOT IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE HUMAN FRAME AND IS EXPOSED TO SUCH A HIGH LEVEL OF STRESS, MISALIGNMENTS OF THE BONES OF THE FEET CAN HAVE FAR-REACHING AND PROFOUND EFFECTS ON THE REST OF THE BODY.  THE TALUS BONE WHICH IS CRUCIAL IN FOOT BIOMECHANICS IS ONE OF THE FEW BONES OF THE BODY WHICH HAS NO MUSCULAR ATTACHMENTS AND IF THIS BONE BECOMES SUBLUXATED DURING AN INVERSION SPRAIN OF THE ANKLE, MANIPULATION IS USUALLY THE ONLY WAY TO RESTORE THE TALUS BACK TO THE NORMAL POSITION AND MECHANICS WITHIN THE FOOT.

IT IS SOMETIMES AMAZING TO THINK THAT I TREATED OVER 500 PATIENTS PER WEEK FOR OVER 30 YEARS WITHOUT EVER PRESCRIBING ANY TYPE OF MEDICATION OR USING A SURGICAL PROCEDURE.  THAT IS NOT TO SAY THAT SOMETIMES I DID REFER A PATIENT FOR MEDICATIONS OR TO AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON, BUT THAT WAS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.  MOST TIMES WHEN GIVEN A CHANCE AND SOME ASSISTANCE THE HUMAN BODY WILL HEAL ITSELF.  THERE IS A SAYING IN MEDICINE THAT 80% OF YOUR PATIENTS WILL HEAL DESPITE OF YOUR TREATMENT, 10% OF YOUR PATIENTS WILL BECAUSE OF YOUR TREATMENT AND 10% WILL REMAIN THE SAME OR GET WORSE WITH OR WITHOUT TREATMENT.

SEVERAL OF MY EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN FOOT MOBILIZATION AND ALSO WITH THE USE OF THE "ACTIVATOR', WHICH IS A MECHANICAL ADJUSTING DEVICE AND WORKS EXTREMELY WELL IN THE FOOT.  THE MORE WEAPONS THAT ONE HAS IN THE ARSINAL FOR TREATING A PATIENT THE MORE CHANCE OF SUCCESS THERE WILL BE FOR A POSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOME.

 

 

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