The Benefits of Tamir Kfir Orthotics for Health and Sports Performance

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The Benefits of Tamir Kfir Orthotics | James Fowler Physical Therapy in Union Square, NYC

The Dynamic Balancing Act of The Foot Series – Part 4 Tamir Kfir orthotics are tailored precisely for your foot in order to provide support exactly where you need it. These custom-shaped inserts fit the size and contours of your feet and help improve your quality of life and sports performance.  Let’s look at the overall health benefits for Customized … Read More

How to Benefit from Customized Orthotics for an Active or Athletic Lifestyle

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How to Benefit from Customized Orthotics for an Active or Athletic Lifestyle

Years ago, Fowler noticed how challenging and frustrating it was to try to rehab a patient’s ankle, foot, or knee injury after they had been wearing hard orthotics for years. At a certain point, most cases showed that the body had unfortunately grown accustomed to the orthotics, forgetting that there is, in fact, an insert in the shoe responsible for supporting their foot and ankle! According to Fowler, this is not very advantageous for an active person. Instead, it is crucial for the foot to remain dynamic and work in tandem with the ankle to achieve balance with the ground, then continue that balance further up the chain – past the ankle, knee, hip, pelvis, and spine all the way to head.

Orthotics at James Fowler Physical Therapy

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Orthotics are inserts that go into your shoes to help improve the function of your foot. I’ve tried a number of different orthotics over the years and have had trouble finding one that provides both proper alignment corrections and the right amount of support of the foot. I have been looking for an orthotic that was dynamic, by this I … Read More