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The Importance of Multiple Pairs

By Dr. Tim Maggs

The feet are the foundation of the body. Just like a house, when the foundation is not level everything that sits atop is not supported and is crooked. This means that normal foot mechanics can adversely influence the normal functions of the ankle, knee, hip, back, and neck. If left untreated, many foot conditions eventually contribute to health concerns up the kinetic chain.

This foot-spine-body connection is one of the most important and most common ones we see in our patients that walk into our office every day. After 40 years of practice and 17 years of digitally scanning every patient’s feet, my simple conclusion is that every human has some degree of arch collapse in their feet. No one is immune to plastic deformation, and the arches of the feet continue to collapse with age. read more

Foot Levelers Launches Elite Comfort Orthotic

ROANOKE, VA, July  3, 2018 – Foot Levelers, the world’s leading provider of custom orthotics, is excited to announce the launch of its newest custom orthotic, the Elite Comfort.

According to the Daily Mail, half of the world’s employees spend 75 percent of their working day on their feet.  Nurses, pharmacist, construction and assembly line workers can spend up to 12 hours day standing which can take a toll on their health. Especially without the proper support.

The Elite Comfort is specifically designed for patients who spend a lot of time on their feet and whose bodies need the extra comfort and support. The Elite Comfort is made of advanced materials including a durable top cover, a soft, but supportive mid layer, and extra shock absorption to cushion the heel strike. The Elite Comfort comes with Foot Levelers exclusive three arch advantage that provides full body support and is backed by Foot Levelers industry leading 1 year / 100% guarantee. read more

FOOT LEVELERS LAUNCHES NEW CUSTOM ORTHOTIC FOR WOMEN

ROANOKE, VA, June 25, 2018 – Foot Levelers, the world’s leading provider of custom orthotics, is excited to announce the launch of its 5th Avenue collection, a line of custom orthotics designed by women for women.

Heels and flats are some of the trendiest shoes for women however, they are also some of the worst for the feet and body because they provide minimal comfort and no arch support. Women are left to decide between shoes that look good with their outfit or shoes that feel good. Women’s feet should be comfortable, and their body fully supported no matter what shoes they are wearing. read more

Stay Cool, Look Good and Stay Supported this Summer

By Jennifer Illes, DC 

Summer and warmer weather mean more patients are wearing sandals and flip-flops! They are gaining popularity for use for a variety of occasions for their casual and comfortable style. A survey on 1,000 females showed that approximately 43% of them preferred wearing flip-flops over sports shoes during shopping. (1) And although it’s always fun to kick your typical non-summer footwear aside, sandals are typically known to be the most non-foot-friendly shoes.

The typical sandal or flip-flop is very thin and offers little support or cushioning to the foot. When wearing flip-flops, people tend to alter their gait by taking shorter steps, which often results in hip and lower back pain. 2 And while the sole may seem soft and comfortable, this can cause pain in the heels, arches, ball of the foot, and toes. The foot also ends up over-pronating (rolling inward) in flip-flops, especially with no added support for the arch of the foot. (2) read more

FOOT LEVELERS RELEASES NEW DATES AND CITIES FOR THE PRACTICE XCELERATOR

Half-day training helps chiropractors improve patient care and take their custom orthotics business to the next level

Roanoke, VA – Foot Levelers is excited to announce new cities and dates for the Foot Levelers Practice Xcelerator®.

This free, half-day coaching session is a unique opportunity for doctors and their staffs to learn simple, executable, and proven models of care for both acute and non-acute patients. During this half-day session, chiropractors learn a step-by-step diagnostic process designed to address the clinical and financial aspects and challenges of the doctor-patient relationship. It is an intuitive, simple, and researched-backed approach to musculoskeletal care that improves patient outcomes, patient compliance, and the overall success of a practice. read more

Custom Molded, Flexible, Three Arch Custom Orthotics are an Effective Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Foot Levelers Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Heel Pain

by Kevin Wong, DC

Our feet are perhaps the most overused and under-appreciated parts of the human body. We use them relentlessly, depending on them daily to bear our body weight, transport us places and allow us to stand, walk and run. Only in cases where they are painful do we bother to have them looked at. Even then, proper and complete knowledge of the feet, their movement patterns and their effects on the rest of the body are rarely adequately taught.

In the world of foot pain, heel pain and plantar fasciitis are among the most common ailments people consult a medical provider for. Up to ten percent of the population will present with heel pain over the course of their lives, and it can affect everyone who engages in weight-bearing physical activity. (1) It is important for the healthcare consumer to understand the various treatment options available. read more

Athletes and Hip Injury Prevention

hip painby John Danchik, DC, CCSP, FICC

The competitive and the recreational athlete can each be affected by injuries to the muscles and ligaments around the hip.  These injuries can significantly interfere with sports enjoyment and performance levels, and they occasionally will end participation completely.  Poor shock absorption and excessive pronation have been found to be underlying causes or contributing factors for many leg/hip injuries. (1)  Orthotics, which have been custom made to improve the biomechanics of the feet and reduce the extent of pronation, can help to prevent many sport-related leg injuries. read more

Foot Levelers Announces New Speakers

5 New Chiropractic Speakers

NEWS RELEASE
April 25, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

Five new speakers and new topics added

ROANOKE, VA, April 18, 2018 – Foot Levelers is pleased to announce the addition of five new speakers.

Consistent with our proud legacy of supporting the chiropractic profession, Foot Levelers offers your state association access to leading experts for your seminars and webinars and to provide articles and content for newsletters, social media, and other educational initiatives.

“Foot Levelers is excited to add not one but five new speakers to our team this year!  These new speakers bring fresh topics and content to share with your state association and its members. They are respected experts in their fields and we are ecstatic to have them as a part of our growing team,“ said Dawn Galbraith, Senior Vice President of Foot Levelers. read more

34.5% Reduction in Low Back Pain with Foot Levelers Orthotics

Something missing?

It’s your Low Back Pain.

This has been a project several years in the making, and we’re finally ready to tell the world. Please see below. This is significant because said study…

1) is iron-clad (randomized controlled trial)
2) features FOOT LEVELERS orthotics (so no other company can use this research in their marketing)
3) shows amazing results (see below) – 34.5% reduction in LBP with Foot Levelers alone; 40.4% reduction with FL + Chiro
4) is large scale – 225 patients with chronic LBP read more

Give Hip Pain the Boot

Got hip pain?

Foot Levelers custom-made stabilizing orthotics may be able to help.

The hip joint is the body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, allowing for fluid movement during running, walking, and more. As the hip bone moves around in its socket, a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction.

But with age and use, this cartilage can wear down or sustain damage. So can the muscles, tendons, and bones in and surrounding the hip.  Hip pain is usually a symptom of an underlying condition, including Arthritis, Avascular necrosis (or osteonecrosis), certain cancers, Bursitis, fracture, labral tear, muscle or tendon strain, and tendinitis. It’s important to work with your healthcare provider to determine the source of your pain. read more

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