As a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP), Dr. Kirk L. Wehrspan is a trained expert in performing specific, effective adjustments to the bones of the foot. Many people are familiar with chiropractic care as it relates to the spine, however, the idea of having your foot adjusted is a whole new concept to most. With standard chiropractic practices a chiropractor will improve a patient’s back condition by administering adjustments to misaligned vertebra. Similarly, Dr. Wehrspan provides his foot pain patients with adjustments to the misaligned foot bones thus providing the patient with relief by improving the function of the foot and truly getting to the root cause of many foot problems.
No Surgery Required! Effective treatment helps decrease foot pain.
By Kirk L. Wehrspan, DC, CCEP
We are proud to announce that there is now a very effective non-surgical technique to minimize foot and arch pain right here in West Des Moines.
Millions of people suffer unnecessarily every day with debilitating foot pain. In fact it is common for people to accept foot pain as a normal part of life. Foot pain sufferers many times feel as though that’s the way their feet are and they just need to learn to live with the pain.
You might ask yourself, what do I need to do to resolve my foot complaint? Is it surgery? Is it injections? Is it medications? The answer to all of those questions is often no. Surgery, injections and medications may help but will generally not fix the problem. In fact, with surgery especially there are numerous risks that you will need to consider. So then, what is the solution to actually correct the underlying cause of your foot condition and pain?
Most foot pain is related to abnormalities in the alignment of the 26 foot bones and the best solution will be one that directly address and corrects the foot bone misalignments. My expert treatment aims to improve the function of the foot bones is by using specific joint manipulation.
Extended time on your feet, cumulative stress and truama over time, sprained ankles, and improper shoes mixed with hereditary factors can cause one or all of the three major arches in the foot to collapse. Realigning the bones that make up the arches restores more normal functioning of the foot allowing for proper nerve, blood, and energy flow to resume to abnormal arches. Once the fallen arches are unlocked and more normal functioning is restored, the three arches begin working together in unison giving the springy feeling back to the patients step.
Many of my patient's have already experimented with various types of orthotics without much benefit. Often this is because of the poor construction of the orthotic. Almost every time though, it is because the actual mechanics of the foot have not been addressed prior to getting an orthotic. Chiropractic foot manipulations are the FIRST and most crucial step in our treatment. After addressing the mechanics of the feet with adjustments, the healing process is often enhanced further by custom made orthotics done with our in-office 3D ARCH scanner.
We are able to visualize what structures on the bottom of the feet are carrying most of the weight and compare that to a normal foot scan. A digital image of your foot is used to create a trim orthotic insert that ensures a balanced center of gravity and even weight bearing along the entire bottom of both feet supporting all three archs in your feet for maximum COMFORT and CORRECTION.
Plantar Fasciitis - Arthritis - Bunions - Flat Feet - Heel Pain
Heel Spurs - Achilles Tendonitis - Shin Splints - Sprains
Sore Feet - Tired Feet - Metatarsal Pain - Neuromas
Arch Pain - Toe Pain - Ankle Pain - High Arches - Pronation
So many poor “soles” go through life without taking health care matters into their own hands. They wind up having surgery without exploring their options, only to regret it later. The combination of arch and foot adjustments with the use of high quality custom made orthotics has allowed many of my patients to have significant relief of their chronic and acute foot complaints.
Don't live with foot pain... you need Sore Feet Relief!
Dr. Wehrspan works with many disorders of the extremities and has been revising and refining his techniques over the last 20 years. Dr. Wehrspan has completed a certification program offered by the Council on Extremity Adjusting and is a Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner (CCEP). The course of certification included extensive training in Lower Extremity Adjusting; Foot, Gait, and Orthotics; Extremity Rehabilitation; Soft Tissue Methods for the Extremities; and Global Assessment of the Extremities.
- Adjustments to the bones of the feet are crucial in restoring proper arch functioning and minimizing foot pain.
- Foot pain can be caused by uneven weight bearing.
- A foot scan can show which structures on the bottom of your feet are carrying the most weight. The information is used to digitally create custom fit orthotics that ensure a balanced center of gravity.
"I never gave up hope that someday I would discover someone that could help me with my foot pain, and finding Dr. Wehrspan finally rewarded me! After only a few treatments not only has my foot pain diminished but the frequency of episodes of my low back pain has diminished as well! Having worked as a licensed massage therapist and instructor, I knew something about the anatomy and physiology of the human body. I also knew there could be immediate and long-term side effects from the Plantar Fasciectomy and Tarsal Tunnel Release surgeries that had been performed on both my feet back in the late ‘90’s. Consequently, when my lower back pain became chronic, I supposed it could have something to do with my feet… but I couldn’t find any practitioners, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, or Physical Therapists, who were specifically trained to adjust the feet - until I met Dr. Wehrspan! My faith finally paid off! Thank you so much for taking this specialized training and for practicing in the Des Moines area." Blessings, K. Warren
"Dr. Kirk Wehrspan is an amazing chiropractor with a gentle bed-side manner and an honest approach towards whole health and fitness. Dr. Kirk starts by listening to the patient to understand their issues (pain, questions, goals, etc.) and he then develops a specific wellness plan tailored to the individual. After being a patient of Dr. Kirk's for just a short time, I am in significantly less pain and continue to improve my overall comfort and health. His adjustments have always been complete and beneficial. My custom orthotics (Foot Levelers) are a blessing to my feet, back, and entire body. I trust Dr. Wehrspan for me and my entire family. Thank you, also, to the staff for being so welcoming on the telephone and in person. You folks are a breath of fresh air in today's hectic world. Please keep up the great work." Blessings, William M.
“Dr. Wehrspan’s treatment of my ongoing foot pain was the single most effective intervention I received in decreasing my complaints. I had seen a podiatrist, a massage therapist, and an acupuncturist without anything but short term relief. It is great to resume many more of my normal daily activities thanks to Dr. Wehrspan!” Susan M.
"I had found myself having the most painful, aching feet at the end of the day. It was affecting my ability to garden and landscape. I have really benefited from Dr. Wehrspan's treatments. I think his unique work with patients' feet is a wonderful contribution to our community. I have a great deal of respect for him, both as a person and as a doctor. He is so devoted to his work and his clients and to doing his best. All of this enables me to implicitly trust him" Nancy W.
"I wanted to let you know that my foot pain was 90% better after I left the office after my first treatment. I was so impressed with the care I received at your office from the moment I walked in the door until I walked out. Your office doesn't have that usual cold feeling I get when I enter a doctor's office. I really liked how you explained everything you were going to do before it happened with the adjustments because that make me feel less anxious. My hip was improved also and I was able to be out shopping for about 3 hours getting things done without having to go home early because of the pain." Kris O.
"We had a very good experience with Dr. Wehrspan. He is a caring and compassionate person. I had problems with fallen arches for many years and had seen several other chiropractors and specialists. He has adjusted my feet and ordered Foot Levelers which have been beneficial. My feet are much better especially if I return periodically for foot and back adjustments. My husband had a shoulder that caused him pain for many years after a motorcycle accident which the Dr. also adjusted until now he has very little pain. We both would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Wehrspan." Dorthy and Jerry V.
"In just a week's time my feet really improved! I have gone to chiropractors for over 30 years, but never before had my feet adjusted. What a difference! My whole body feels better, from my feet to my knees to my back to my neck I am better. Thank you!" Kevin W.
You want value and relief for your money. That's why Foot Levelers orthotics are backed by a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your orthotics for any reason after 45 days, just return them for a full refund.
Contact the clinic to reserve your appointment by calling 515-224-9999 or by filling out the APPOINTMENT REQUEST information below. Wehrspan Chiropractic is located at 924 4th Street, West Des Moines, one intersection west of the intersection of 63rd and Grand.
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