If you have done any handy work around your house, you know that the right tools make a monumental difference both in the final result and the time it takes to get the work done. In the business of optimizing your patient’s musculoskeletal health there has been a need for a new and innovative tool for decades.
The recent survey conducted by GRD BioTech, Inc. identified a couple of interesting points of view.
In the survey among chiropractors:
We haven’t surveyed other specialties like physical therapists, physiatrists, rheumatologists, osteopaths, massage therapists and other professionals who work with posture, but if the confidence in orthotics is equally low to that of chiropractors, the result may be that patients’ feet and postural foundation are frequently overlooked.
We must reiterate. Posture Control Insoles™ are not orthotics. The only commonality is that they fit in shoes.
This tool involves inexpensive products and a process doctors and therapists can apply to their patients to effectively improve and manage posture. The result is more noticeable progress with patients’ treatment, especially patients with poor, forward leaning posture who historically have not responded well to musculoskeletal therapy.
This tool offers the opportunity for the provider to more effectively address a majority of musculoskeletal issues ranging from knee and foot pain to back, shoulder, neck and bite problems. Regular patient management will be improved to the extent posture plays a role in the patient’s natural ability to respond to the treatment.
The following will fully describe the background and use of this tool.
As you proceed to apply this tool, please keep the following in mind:
The Posture Control Insole™ (PCI) is not a primary clinical solution but rather a conjunctive tool to be used with musculoskeletal therapy. Even though the PCI may in some cases significantly resolve patient pain or complaints, none of the products provided by Posture Dynamics, Inc. are designed or intended to be a substitute for any musculoskeletal treatment process. Based on the information herein, it is left to the professional to determine if the use of this product is beneficial to the patient and to what degree to use the technology.
It is important to note that using PCIs with ground force dimensions exceeding 6.0 mm should be a managed process. Determining the optimal PCI may require time for the patient to adapt to the postural changes. Modification of the ground forces (see def. page 20) may be required.
Based on the experience Posture Dynamics, Inc. has with the PCI, there are no conditions or circumstances known to Posture Dynamics, Inc. under which the PCI cannot be used except as recommended in this document. The foundation for this technology strongly suggests that no negative long term effects should be caused by using Posture Dynamics, Inc. products. Posture Dynamics, Inc. has not undertaken an exhaustive study to verify that the PCI may not cause long term harm to users, and recommends discontinued use if the PCI causes prolonged discomfort.