Originally Posted by TedJed
Wow! Are these actual quotes? I'm afraid that I haven't had any active involvement with the pods in Vic re FMT for some 2 years now and was not aware of this type of promotion. If I made these sort of claims in SA I'm sure there would be blood in the streets. I agree these are highly inflammatory comments and would be rather devisive.
"Orthotics (shoe inserts) do not correct the CAUSE of problems of the foot & leg, they only support them. At the F&LC we identify the true cause and fix it by X-ray analysis, joint mobilisation and corrective exercises."
I pulled the above quote from your website. Isn't this saying the same thing, kind of?
Also, and I don't want to misquote your business here, but I think you are saying that bodyweight and the forces associated with ambulation are responsible, in the main, for the problems you deal with?
Now that's kind of interesting too
. Because I (and one or two others) happen to believe that the unnatural (for us since we have not evolved for a life on a hard, flat surface) surfaces we walk on, coupled with our "go anywhere - do anything" adaptable feet, are the main reason we see problems.
Phil, I agree with you BTW, that footwear causes problems too.
No problems with manipulations here - I do them myself. But orthoses (little more than an interface between the ground and the patient) are an important part of overall care.