In my previous article we discussed the role of the foot in total body movement, and how the foot is a key determinant in how we use the rest of our body, and therefore can be the culprit of various aches and pains.
Who hasn’t enjoyed a glass of wine during these tumultuous times? I know I have! As Alexander Fleming said - "penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy". Wine is much kinder to our spirits than our teeth however.
The foot is the matchmaker in the marriage between our body and the ground. The often overlooked, humble foot is an extremely complex structure, both in its anatomy and in its physical properties, especially in motion.
Oftentimes in later years people lament the loss of balance, unsteadiness in walking or even the occurrence of falls. The concept of balance is often wrapped in many myths and its loss is met by bewilderment, fear and apprehension of movement.
When you open your mouth on the dentist’s chair, you expect them to diagnose common oral health issues like gum disease or cavities. But did you know that dentists can discover other non-dental problems that are unrelated to oral health? Your mouth says a lot about your overall health.