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Your car’s wheels, along with the tires that encircle them, are your car’s connection with the ground.

If they are out of alignment or bent from road impacts (here in Michigan?!?) they can make your driving experience less than smooth. In fact, driving your car with crooked wheels or bad tires or having them not point together in the direction they were originally designed to point can make driving a miserable experience.

Your feet are your wheels.

They are your connection with the ground, and if they are out of alignment or crooked from trauma (ie, jolts, jars, falls, etc.) then they can make your walking or running experience miserable. Standing may also be bad, causing you to endlessly shift from one foot to another in order to take pressure off a damaged foot.

Hi! My name is Dr. Joel Vickers. I have been practicing Chiropractic in Michigan since 1991. Here at the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor, I use Applied Kinesiology as my primary diagnostic tool. If you’d like to learn more about Applied Kinesiology, read my article, “Muscle Weakness From Trauma.”

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries to the foot.

I first sprained both of my ankles playing basketball…the right in 8th grade and the left in 9th grade. After these initial sprains, I re-sprained them, over and over, receiving a variety of therapies and getting them taped before practices and games.

Nothing helped. That is until I was treated by a Chiropractor who knew and understood Applied Kinesiology. After examining me to find out which muscles were turned off, my weak foot muscles were turned back on and balanced…without any exercises, therapies or taping! And, they have stayed that way ever since!

If you know of someone whose “wheels” aren’t working the way they should, send them to me, Dr. Joel Vickers, at the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor. Call today at (734) 302-7575.

Yours in health,
Dr. Joel Vickers