FOOT SCANNING & FOOT LEVELER ORTHOTICS
At Bull Creek Centre we are able to create a digital foot scan which is used to analyse your feet while you are standing. From this image, we are able to explain your unique condition with a particular focus on the arches of the feet. Even if you don’t experience foot pain, a scan can be very beneficial. Imbalances in your feet can contribute to postural misalignments as well as pain and fatigue in other areas of your body. The altered function of your feet is often the result of long term changes in the alignment of the pelvis and lower back. If left unchecked, this dysfunction in your feet can then impact on the stability of your pelvis and lower back.
Foot Leveler orthotics are custom-made orthotics that support and stabilise the spine and pelvis through correcting imbalances in the feet. Foot Leveler orthotics are flexible orthotics, designed to move along with your normal foot movement that support all three arches in your feet. If you would like to order orthotics, we will assist you in determining what style would suit you best as well as providing you with information on how to wear them.
Are you busy, overwhelmed or wound up? Do you experience a number of seemingly unrelated symptoms that seem to have no link. Read on to learn more about Sympathetic Dominance.
What Is Sympathetic Dominance?
The autonomic nervous system is the part of the nervous system that controls the automatic responses in the body, the bits you don’t have to consciously think about. There are two components of the autonomic nervous system – the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic.
These two parts exist should exist in a see-saw balance. However, when the Sympathetic side is more dominant, you are in “fight or flight ” mode. Your body is preparing and responding as if you were running away from a tiger or a bear. Some of these responses include:
- increased blood flow to skeletal muscles
- increased blood sugar levels
- increased blood pressure
- the shoulders round forward
- the head moves forward
- increased heart rate
- decreased blood flow to intestinal organs
- calf and buttock muscles tighten
The same responses occur every time and all the time we enter into this fight or flight ready state. Our modern lifestyle includes many things that cause this – financial, relationship and health stressors included. The tiger or the bear aren’t so common in our society but the response is similar.
In this sympathetic dominant state, our digestive, hormonal and reproductive systems are all suppressed – they just aren’t important when you are running away from the tiger. The flow on effects of this sustained sympathetic activation can be varied, vast and sometimes overwhelming.
The Other Side of The See-Saw
The parasympathetic system controls four major areas:
Unfortunately, these areas just get shifted down the priority list when we are in Sympathetic mode. These two components should exist in balance (homeostasis). When the Sympathetic system is operating in override, there are many potential health repercussions. Some of these symptoms may include:
- shoulder and neck tightness
- sensitivity to light and noise
- headaches and migraines
- light sleep. vivid dreams
- anxiety or depression
- digestive upsets
- high blood pressure
- inflammatory disorders
Some people will experience many of these symptoms, others only a few. All of these symptoms can point back to a system that is stuck in survival mode and becoming overwhelmed.
Previously we thought that the autonomic nervous system was completely automatic, we couldn’t do anything to control or change its’ behaviour. Fortunately there are a few simple but powerful tools that can have a significant effect on how our nervous system functions.
Dr Law-Davis is a certified SD Protocol practitioner, he is able to assist you as you navigate your way out of the sympathetic dominant state and into a balanced state and improved health.
For more information, take a look at www.sdprotocol.com.au or make an appointment to see Dr Law-Davis.
Dr Law-Davis will provide you with some exercises to assist you with your specific condition. These exercises help to stretch and strengthen the body to provide relief and help support the maintenance of good function. Please do your exercises as they are an important aspect of your care.
Many people find it beneficial if they are instructed on certain activities that they should do differently or avoid. In addition, we provide advice on many topics including using heat/ice, creams, nutritional supplements and pillows/mattresses. If you have any specific questions, please ask our practitioners.
PH: (08) 9310 1788
Tuesday 7.00am-11.30am Wednesday 2.30pm-7.00pm Thursday 7.00am-11.30am Friday 8.00am-11.30am
Ask Our Chiropractor
Subscribe to receive our free montly newsletter.