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Equipment and Braces

Posture Brace

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Learn more about why I recommend this brace and more here.

Learn more about exercises you can practice to reinforce this brace's stability with your own muscles here (not yet linked).

Arch Supports

Learn more about why I recommend these arch supports and more here.

Learn more about exercises you can practice to reinforce your arch stability your own muscles here.

Exercise Ball

Learn more about why I recommend this piece of equipment and more here.

Learn more about exercises you can practice while using this Exercise ball here (not yet linked)

Why?

This simple piece of equipment can be a powerful tool to help train your core muscles. Think of your core as everything between your diaphragm to your pelvis, and all around your abdomen front, back and sides. Our bodies are designed to use the smallest muscles possible to generate a movement, however, often times, our small muscles are too weak or our brain looses the ability to talk to these muscles, and we end up using larger muscles (compensatory or cheater muscles) in order to make the movement happen. This causes our body to move in an inefficient way. Works for a while, but will eventually cause degeneration and undue stress resulting in either pain, or further compensations. It's an ongoing cycle. By training our tiny postural muscles, we can better generate force how the body is built to. 

How to use:

The possibilities go beyond this site - I know this is not the first time you've seen a ball like this. How I use it most in clinic, and teach patients how to use is for core strength, stability and control. It is applicable to patients with low back pain, posture difficulties, balance difficulties, and poor coordination. 

Click the button below to learn exercises to help reinforce the brace's benefits.

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Who needs arch support?

In my opinion, the majority of the population would benefit from wearing arch supports. Whether you have the perfect arch, a high arch or low arch, additional structural support to your foot can make a substantial difference in foot health, loading through foot, and the transfer of forces up the leg. 

Why these?

What I like about this specific support is the hard plastic component through the bottom of the device. It is minimal in height which will prevent significant changes in how your foot contacts the ground. It's rigidity will decrease the degree at which your foot can collapse inward at the arch (we call this pronation). These two factors can help balance force transmission up the leg to the back, decreasing stress and compensation through the knee, hip, pelvis, and spine.

There are hundreds of arch supports out there - use this as a jumping off point when looking for the best support for your foot - remember - minimal height to instep and firm plastic component. 

Click the button below to learn exercises to help reinforce the brace's benefits.

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