The Ankle Bone’s Connected to the Leg Bone – The Kinetic Chain
Do you remember that song you sing/sang with your kids “the ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone, the leg bone’s connected to the knee bone and so on all the way to the head?” Well, it’s not just a made up song only the bone names are fiction.
The reality is our body is intricately connected in many ways: nerves, ligaments, bones, organs, and the lists goes on. Chiropractic is founded on the basis of the kinetic chain; that a properly aligned spinal column will allow for the optimum performance of the body.
At CHAMP Chiropractic I focus on all elements within the kinetic chain. Some chiropractors choose to focus solely on the spine and hips; however, I treat beyond the spine. In fact I have some patients whose treatment plan doesn’t include traditional adjustments.
When looking at the kinetic chain as it applies to the feet and plantar fasciitis, it is important to look at the tension of the achilles tendon, the activity of the calf muscles, and the stability of the mortise-talise joint in the ankle. What people often fail to realize is that injury or pain in the plantar fascia is due to an imbalance of one of the other associated areas and solely focusing on treating the fascia will only give temporary relief.
When assessing the kinetic chain as it applies to the knees it is important to look above and below the point with pain. When looking at the knees it is necessary to consider the calves, ankle stability, glutes, tensor fascia Latae, IT band, si joint mobility, and the quadricep muscles.
A large majority of my patients are active adults and student athletes. I constantly asses gate and use orthopedic tests to determine the root cause of pain or injury. This is helpful in prevention as well as rehabilitation.
Have you been ignoring pain or pushing through? Let’s set up a time to discuss your symptoms and a potential treatment plan. I want you to feel your best and avoid injury. At CHAMP Chiropractic I offer FREE CONSULTATIONS. There is no hidden cost or obligation.
I want you to feel comfortable and confident that chiropractic care with me as your doctor is the best choice. I accept most major insurance plans, and I offer competitive pricing for patients without chiropractic insurance or those choosing up front
not to use their insurance. We can also accept HSAs.
What do you have to lose? Call me today 317-219-4980.
Dr. Ian Stone
CHAMP Chiropractic and Fitness