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Ready for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon? THIS Guy Is!

 

 

 

 

Today we’re exactly one month away from the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon and Half Marathon. Are you ready? Josh Barto is!

Josh, a self-described “running nut,” has been with Foot Levelers for over 8 years and has done a little bit of everything here.  Today he works in Foot Levelers’ Modifications Department (we call it “Mods”; it just sounds cooler)—meaning if your custom orthotics arent’s absolutely perfect, Josh is one of the guys who will be working his tail off to make sure they get perfect. Josh is just as tenacious with his running: if you live in our beautiful Southwest Virginia mountain town, chances are you’ve seen him burning up the local trails or competing in one of the area’s numerous athletic events.

And in just over 30 days from today (April 16th), you’ll find Josh crossing the half marathon finish line. Get to know Josh below!

Run 1

Don’t Forget WHYOTY (“Why-Oh-Tee”): Here’s April’s Prize!

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Patient Sweepstakes!

Just submit your photos or videos to our Facebook page for a chance one of two fabulous February prizes:

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

 

Key Findings
· Foot Levelers orthotics significantly reduce Low Back Pain—by 34.5 percent
· Foot Levelers orthotics plus Chiropractic care reduce Low Back Pain by 40.4 percent
· Foot Levelers alone or in conjunction with Chiropractic care improves function—by 18.5 percent and 32.3 percent, respectively

Methodology
Ø Outcomes assessed at 12 weeks, and at three, six, and 12 months.
Ø Improvements in both pain and in function as measured on the Numeric Pain Rating Scale and functional health status (Oswestry) scale.
Ø 225 subjects with LBP were randomly assigned to one of three groups:

Wait-list: no treatment
Foot Levelers Shoe Orthotic Group: treatment plan consisted of Foot Levelers custom orthotics only
Plus Group: treatment plan of Foot Levelers custom orthotics plus chiropractic care.

Manuel Duarte, DC, MSAc, DABCO, and DACBSP, Chair of Clinical Practice at National University, (City, State) and one of the study’s lead researchers, says. “LBP is one of the most common reasons cited for missed work and the NIH study confirms more than one quarter of adults reported LBP during the past three months. Most alarming is the link between LBP and the deadly opioid epidemic, a challenge that is effectively addressed when Foot Levelers custom orthotics and drug-free chiropractic care are the first-line approach for LBP pain management.”

Happy Anniversary Yo!

 

 

Flip-Flop Season is Here (Well, Kinda…)

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.

Custom-made stabilizing orthotics, like Foot Levelers XP3 orthotic shown here, can help your hip pain by stabilizing the body’s foundation–the feet–and restoring alignment to hips.

Symptoms of Hip Pain

Depending on the condition that’s causing your hip pain, you might feel the discomfort in your:

  • Inside of the hip joint
  • Outside of the hip joint
  • Groin
  • Buttocks
  • Thigh

Occasionally pain from other areas of the body, such as the back or groin (from a hernia for example), is felt in the hip.

In most cases, treating your hip pain is more likely to be successful when the focus is on restoring balanced function to the entire body—starting from the ground up—rather than simply reducing the pain and inflammation in the irritated tissues. Chiropractic care plus custom orthotics have been proven to help.

Treatment

Your Chiropractor can help relieve your hip pain with adjustments, rehab, and custom orthotics. Icing or heating the area may also help, as might resting the affected joint.

Your doctor can help you determine what stretching and strengthening exercises might improve your hip’s function and reduce your pain.

Remember: hip replacement surgery, though successful for many, is still a major surgery. Make sure to try conservative care first,  like drug- and surgery-free Chiropractic care plus Foot Levelers custom orthotics. Your hip pain may be helped without the need for the knife, downtime, or potentially addictive drugs.

X-ray of a patient’s hip before orthotics (left) and immediately after placing Foot Levelers custom orthotics in the shoes. Notice the asymmetry between the hips immediately diminishes–and so does the pain.

 

Are Your Feet Warm Weather Ready? Meet The World’s Healthiest Flip-flops

The innovation that started it all: Foot Levelers’ Seabreeze custom orthotic flip-flop.

The wait is over (well, close enough). Spring is just around the corner, which means…

It’s flip-flop time, hooray! 

But don’t settle for just any flip-flop; ask your doctor about the world’s healthiest: Foot Levelers’ custom orthotic flip-flops, made just for your feet and your body based on a 3D scan of your foot. 

What’s the big deal about our custom orthotic flip-flops?

  • They’re so flippin’ comfortable you’ll never want to take them off. Seriously. 
  • Patented 3 Arch Advantage provides healthy support for all three of the foot’s arches 
  • Shock-absorbent mid-layer cradles and protects your feet and body with every step
  • Stunning, handcrafted craftsmanship that’s unrivaled (prepare yourself to turn some heads and rack up the compliments)
  • Designed to help your body, not hurt it (traditional flip-flops can destroy your feet and your spine… Learn more here)
  • In styes available for women and men; in traditional, high-quality leather and exciting waterproof options

Waterproof custom orthotic flip-flops–styles available for women and men.

Perfect for your casual warm weather outings or for simply kicking back in ultimate, pampering support. 

“I absolutely love my Foot Levelers’ custom orthotic flip-flops. The first time I tried them on was the day I was flying to Orlando for a convention. I put them on that morning, walked through the entire airport and still had them on late into the evening. My feet, knees and low back felt great and that never would have happened in any other kind of flip-flops.”

–Susan J., Andover, MA

Ask your doctor about Foot Levelers custom orthotic flip-flops today! 

Dazzling support: Our Vegas custom orthotic flip-flop featuring no less than 220 brilliant rhinestones.

Proud, Patriotic Employer: Maria Huffman and Foot Levelers

Recently Foot Levelers’ own Maria Huffman was recognized by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (EGSR) for being a Patriotic Employer! She was nominated by Jason Cain, our employee who is also a proud Marine.

Jason works for Maria in Foot Levelers’ Shipping Department, and he is also a Combat Engineer with the Marines. Previously, he was a Marine Aviation Mechanic, but now he trains other Marines to look for IEDs, which he still does two weekends a month.

ESGR is part of the Department of Defense. ESGR seeks to “foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military services of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.” The Patriot Award honors individual supervisors for their support when nominated by the employee or his/her family.

Congratulations, Maria, and thank you for your service, Jason!

Foot Levelers proudly employs a number of former and current military folks like Jason. 

Patriotic employer, Foot Levelers

Left to Right: Bob Vaughn of ESGR, Jason Cain, proud marine and Foot Levelers Line Specialist, and Maria Huffman, Foot Levelers Shipping Supervisor.

Happy (Almost) New Year!

The New Year is Almost Here! 

Whatever your goals for 2018, the Foot Levelers family wishes you a healthy, joyous, and prosperous revolution around the sun. 

Please be safe out there tonight! See you next year! 

Cheers!

Your Friends at Foot Levelers

 

CHEERS is Almost Up (the Special Ends as the Ball Drops!!)

Docs… Don’t forget, we’re honoring code CHEERS until December 31st, 2017! 

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