The answer is: "Probably most of your patients".
Therapeutic approaches vary, but there is no question that a stable foot foundation and improved posture and body mechanics will make most therapies more effective.
Whether you want to do a full postural inspection and check body mechanics, or just a quick check of your patients' feet, you'll come to the same conclusion.
If your patient has a head forward, forward leaning posture, Morton's or Rothbart's foot structures, Posture Control Insoles« will shift their center of gravity posteriorly resulting in a more upright posture.
Ankle, knee, hip and back pain will often resolve with Posture Control Insoles«.
If you like to advise your patients on preventative care, tell them about foot structures and their impact on musculoskeletal and posture related health and wellness.
In most cases it is as simple as this: If your foot looks like this, Posture Control Insoles« will help prevent and overcome musculoskeletal pain and discomfort.
Morton's Foot Structure is recognized as a major source and perpetuator of
musculoskeletal problems. We emphasize Morton's foot because it is
very quick to recognize and very prevalent, but we are really talking about a foot structure defined by Dr.
Rothbart which is the structural cause of hyperpronation. Everyone who has
Morton's Foot has Rothbart's Foot Structure (RFS).
It is confirmed that RFS (elevated first metatarsal) is the cause of a wide spread in the reported prevalence (8-88%) of forefoot varum. This can easily be understood based on recognizing Rothbart's foot structure.
When you place a Rothbart's foot in its subtalar neutral position where the foot is neither pronated or supinated, you will discover that the first ray elevates. As you release the foot to it's natural stance, the first metatarsal and big toe must travel down to become weight bearing, and as it does, the arch collapses, the ankle rolls in and the leg internally rotates.