What is Ortho Movement?
Ortho Movement means linear movement and that is our world ambition. We want to make people linear again, because if you are linear you will have less issues with back pain, pain in joints and muscles. It all begins with the feet. Please take our feet fact class and become an expert yourself.
What is pronation?
Pronation is a natural movement of the foot that occurs during foot landing while running or walking. About 60% of the population pronates more than they need to in order to function properly.
What is neutral pronation?
Some pronation, also called eversion, is natural in the body’s regular movement. Neutral pronation occurs when the foot experiences a healthy amount of pronation. In a healthy movement all toes are part of the foot leaving the ground movement and the weights is distributed fairly.
What is overpronation?
Overpronation occurs when the foot impacts the ground and there is not enough of an outward movement in the foots motion. This results in a miss balance of the weight on the toes so the big toe and second toe take the entire push. Additionally, this results in an unnatural angle forms between the foot and the ankle resulting in pain in joints, knees and back.
What is Supination?
Supination is the opposite to Overpronation and occurs when the foot impacts the ground and there is not enough of an inward movement in the foots motion. This results in a miss balance of the weight on the toes resulting in pain in joints, knees and back.
Which arch are you?
All people either have a low, normal or high arch. Low and normal arch are the most common types of arch among people. You can test which type you are at home by getting your feet wet and stand on a flat surface where you can see your imprint such as on a paper or a newspaper.
You have a low arch if almost your entire bottom of your feet make a print. It is common that if you have low arch that you over pronate.
You have a normal arch if you see the inside curve of your feet is missing on the imprint. Even when you have normal arch it is common that you over pronate.
You have a high arch if you can’t see anything but your top of your feet and your heals. High arches are usually stiff. They rarely have a pronation and often a stiffer stance or a supination. The pain that you experience is most likely due to improper weight distribution that leads to arch pain.