The skeleton is a dynamic, multi-planar system of structured human engineering, complex in its structure yet balanced upon two tri-planar feet. Each foot has a natural shock absorption system of 26 bones, 37 joints, 19 muscles and over 107 ligaments. To demonstrate the importance of the feet, the Achilles tendon is the largest and the strongest tendon in the whole body and there are at least six sets of muscles that control each toe.
One of the key problems with adults is that poor stability and shock absorption of the skeletal structure, during walking, can ultimately cause wear and tear throughout the body. Indeed, the vertical energy transferred through the ankle joint at the ‘heel strike’ of the foot can be many times greater than the body weight. Hence, if the foot and ankle joint are dysfunctional within an unstable environment (ie footwear) the damage can ricochet back up the body as a negative ground reaction force into the upper back, lower back, knees and hips, causing joint inflammation and overall muscle trauma.
THE FEET - CiONE Custom Stability Plates
CiONE’s CAD/CAM software was developed to engineer and manufacture the perfect Custom Stability Plate (Custom Insole). Our Custom Stability Plates are tailor made for the feet and are worn and fitted to every shoe, thus ensuring that the feet and the knees track in a straight line at all times.
The Custom Stability Plates also create a de-rotational Ground Reaction Force which is sent back up the leg to the pelvis. This de-rotational force is the key to unlocking the Pelvis.
The straight tracking of the foot and knee ensures that a positive ground reaction force is sent back up the lower limb. Every step commences the unlocking of the dysfunction caused by the anterior tilt of the pelvis and encourages, through the femur heads, the pelvic girdle to shift back.
THE PELVIS - CiONE BiOCORE Programmes
A North Western University, Chicago study sponsored in 2004 by ATA (a company supplying physical therapy across the Midwest States) confirmed evidence suggesting that a high percentage of children have an anterior pelvic tilt before they finish growing. This ‘common dysfunction’ creates a constrained dynamic posture/gait causing problems later in life and affects the lower limb and feet significantly.
CiONE has created fifteen BiOCORE exercises (a patient only requires 3 exercises to achieve their Perfect Postural Stability Point, PPSP), to ensure that each individual’s BiOCORE can be developed no matter how weak or traumatised by past surgical intervention. The CiONE Custom Stability Plates progressively create the desired de-rotation of the lower limb. The patient’s proprioception adapts to the correction and control whilst the CiONE BiOCORE programme is followed once per day (each exercise takes five minutes).
The daily repetition of these exercises ensures that the patient’s excessive anterior pelvic-tilt, returns back to the realms of normality in under 12 weeks.
The CiONE BiOCORE Programmes are a deeper pelvic floor programme than the popular Pilates and Yoga principles on offer at local fitness studios; this is due to the BiOCORE’s process of isolation; restricting certain dominant muscle groups from function during the dynamic exercise regime.
BiOCORE stability is now being utilised in Pre and Post Natal pelvic floor issues, Parkinson’s management, acute male and female Chronic Prostatitis, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Sexual Dysfunction, Urinary Dysfunction and sport related Pelvic Floor Irritations.
The programme developed by Tim King realigns the pelvis and prevents the common degeneration of Plantar-flexed postural issues suffered by the human body on a daily basis. It has positively affected numerous other debilitating conditions in a dynamic manner during the body’s journey back to its individual PPSP and Efficient Gait.
THE MIND - CiONE Proprioception Retraining and Recalibration Programmes
Proprioception is the brain’s natural radar system enabling us to know at all times where the physical body is during rest, stance and dynamic gait. Our natural proprioception is a security blanket during gait. It re-calibrates itself to ensure that the brain feels stable and able to move dynamically no matter what the physical disability or ailment being suffered by the body.
If the physical body migrates downwards the skeletal structure becomes more excessively plantar-flexed. The brain re-calibrates the proprioception to ensure that the body feels secure enough to move by ‘conning’ itself that the skeleton is straight and stable. The outcome of this recalibration is that the physical skeletal structure changes its gait pattern. To accommodate the shifting forward of the body’s central line of gravity the brain makes the body take smaller and smaller steps, increasing the negative weight load through the body’s joints. This ‘conning’ of the brain generates intense wear and tear of all the body’s joints, bringing on early knee and hip replacements, overworked muscle groups and acute postural pain.
Once postural rejuvenation and the PPSP have been achieved, the process of realignment and proprioception recalibration has been known to alleviate symptoms such as chronic cluster headaches and nagging toothache. The proprioception recalibration has also positively affected debilitative conditions such as Parkinson’s, Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia.
Through its realignment of the skeletal structure, repositioning and decreasing the anterior tilt of the pelvis, The CiONE Postural Rejuvenation programmes allow the proprioception to recalibrate to within the realms of normality. This process of ‘rebalancing the brain’s awareness of the skeletal structures position in space while moving dynamically is the third and final part of the re-education of the posture.
Once this Human Engineering realignment process has been achieved the body and brain find your PPSP and the physical body relaxes, acute pains disperses and the physical body’s wellness returns, allowing the structure to become more active and more dynamic in its movement.
The past on-going recurring pain can be eradicated for the long term as the cause is corrected and skeletal balance returns to the physical body, putting the body back into its natural and correct physical skeletal state. Thus the PPSP for efficient dynamic movement has been found.