What is Extremity Adjusting?
‘Proper biomechanics of the entire body requires synchrony between the nervous system and the biomechanical control system’
Evaluating extremity joints is a specialty of Dr. Auerbach’s. Many times there is pain, weakness, or dysfunction in a joint, and it goes undiagnosed because it is misaligned (subluxated) rather than broken. Subluxations do not show up on an x-ray or MRI. The imbalance can affect the body’s mechanical as well as neurological system.
Injuries can be caused by trauma from falls, sports activities, car accidents, “horse play,” skateboarding, shoveling, working out, etc. and can effect hips, feet, elbows, shoulders, ribs and knees. Repetitive stress is also a cause for injury and can create wrist problems, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, multiple ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis, and TMJ to name a few. Check-ups are recommended because even if there are no symptoms problems can show up later on.
Dr. Auerbach will analyze a joint and either ‘adjust’ the area or send for further diagnostic tests. The patient will be referred to another practitioner when necessary. If a break has occurred, a chiropractic evaluation is still in order after the bone has mended. She will be able to ascertain what other extremity and spinal joints are being affected by the primary site.
Just about anyone can benefit from chiropractic care and extremity adjustments: Mothers, fathers, children, mechanics, dancers, musicians, people who sit or stand at work for long periods of time or carry heavy equipment, computer workers, bikers, runners, athletes, weekend warriors, gymnasts. Anyone can benefit from effective chiropractic care. It just makes sense!
Weaknesses or imbalances in your feet can result in improper alignment of your spine which can compromise your health. Making sure that the spine, ankles, knees, and hips are properly aligned will build a solid foundation for your body.
Our feet are made of 26 bones that create three arches which make somewhat of a triangle. There is the ‘inside’ arch, or the medial arch that is most familiar to us. There is also an arch on the outside of the foot, the lateral arch, as well as the transverse arch that runs along the ‘balls’ of the feet.
The chiropractor will evaluate your feet and your posture to determine if any one of these arches is reduced or “dropping”. Using the latest technology, Foot Levelers Digital Foot Scanner, we create a digital image of your feet. Our “digital foot scanner” will assess your weight distribution of each foot, indicate any imbalance, and recommend whether an arch support is necessary.
Foot Levelers Custom-made arch supports are named Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers. Pelvic stabilizers are produced with the full body’s alignment in mind, not just the ankle joint.
If orthotics are to be made, the foot scan can be electronically sent to Foot Levelers. This quality company’s lab takes over 18 measurements from the scan to produce flexible, custom-made Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers that fit in your shoes. Foot Levelers Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are the only orthotics made to support all three arches of the foot. Chiropractic orthotics recognizes that all of the body’s parts are interconnected with one part affecting another.
Extremity Adjusting and Orthotics