Foot orthotics are custom made foot supports that fit inside your shoes to correct abnormal foot function, which can cause pain not only in your feet, but in your legs, knees, hips, and back as well. The Footmaxx™ System revolutionized the diagnostic accuracy of foot problems and proper creation of custom orthotics by pioneering the use of computer technology in the analysis of foot biomechanics.
With the Footmaxx™ computerized foot function analysis system, you walk across a force platform, and the thousands of sensors measure the pressure and timing of each of the 8 key contact points of the foot, the lateral and medial heel, the 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st metatarsal heads, and the big toe. The computer then compares the timing and pressure to that of a normal foot. With this information, an orthotic is created that makes your feet function within normal parameters.
The Footmaxx™ technology has taken the art (guesswork and error) out of making orthotics and has replaced it with science, by creating measurable details of the biomechanical function of the feet during normal walking. All Footmaxx™ scans are sent by modem to the lab in Toronto where a podiatrist reviews the scanned information and writes a detailed report stating the problems with the function of the feet and whether or not orthotics will correct this problem. If so, the podiatrist prescribes the orthotics and oversees their creation.
I had tried acupuncture and physiotherapy, and I had looked into most other treatments for my pain, before finding out about the DRX 9000. Basically, I haven’t had leg or back pain since the second decompression treatment. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
I ended up with 2 herniated discs, L4 & L5, and hadn’t worked for three months. It was very debilitating. Within two weeks of starting DRX treatments, I was doing really well. I am really tickled with the results.
Before I went to Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic, I had low back pain and severe sciatica pain shooting down my leg, all the way to my calf. I went in to see Dr. Oliphant, and signed up for treatment on the DRX program. Within the first two treatments, my pain was immediately reduced to 3/10. By the time I was done the full 20 treatments, my pain was down between 0.5/10 and 0/10, and has remained. Now I do all the athletic activities I did before, but now I don’t take any of them for granted!