A common myth in society is that orthotics are only for the feet. Yes the devices are placed under the feet but, they can do a whole lot more then simply occupy space in your shoe.
An orthotic has similar properties to a building foundation in that it provides necessary stability and position for structure(s) higher up. In the case of the human body, an orthotic does much the same. It can assist in better aligning joint structures and tissues to reduce various symptoms far above the foot.
The knee is a perfect example. Females, due to a wider set pelvic position and Q-angle for example, are predisposed to a collapsed or knocked knee alignment. This in-turn causes bodily forces to drift more towards the inside aspect of the knee, causing pain.
The use of an orthotic can help reduce symptoms by repositioning forces acting at the knee by providing a necessary structural foundation to joints higher up the chain. This can be accomplished by angling the bottom of the device just slightly to shift foot pressures slightly more to the outside of the foot; offloading the inside aspect of the knee. By offloading the medial (inside) knee compartment, inflamed or over-stressed intra-articular tissues are finally given the break they need.
A simple and effective strategy to combat knee pain.
Post description: Environmentalism
Sadly, its rare to find bridges between healthcare and enviromentalism in todays buisness strucutre; yet so many crucial relationships exist. Healthcare or more simply “health” is ultimately dependent on our surrounding enviroment. Tread Orthopaedics holds a strong view on this matter and values a mutually beneficial partnership with healthcare and enviromental preservation. This partnership is carried out everday through small and simple changes to larger finanical commitments.
It all starts with our flagship device; the Eco. The Eco is a unique product crafted of one-hundred percent scrap materials that would overwise be thrown into local landfills. The new, never before utilized, scrap material are re-purposed in the creation of a mutually beneficial device for both the client and environment.
To clarify, the use of one-hundred percent recycled materials is not permissible in a healthcare setting, therefore Tread Orthopaedics sought out other avenues to satisfy our commitment to environmental preservation. Scrap material are by definition materials that are new, but of abnormal size, colour, density etc. All scrap materials utilized are free of manufacturing defects and are equally as effective in the fabrication of orthoses.
We took our commitment to environmental protection a step further in establishing our corporate partnership with Protect our Winters; a non-forprofit environmental advocacy group.
Built of a network of one-hundred and thirty thousand supporters world-wide, Protect our Winters is fostering a social movement on climate change through engaging communities at large through educational initiatives, political advocacy and and community based activism. Tread Orthopaedics recognizes the importance of advocacy groups such as Protects our Winter’s and the positive impact they can bring to local communites. It is for this reason that Tread Orthopaedics directs 25% of all profit from Eco devices directly to our partners at Protect our Winters. Tread Ortopaedics Incorporated is commited to Protecting our Winters; as Winter is one enviromental element of many in need of our protection.
For more information about our partner in enviromental protection; visit their website at protectourwinters.org