Foot Levelers Blog

World’s leading provider of custom-made functional orthotics.

Month: February 2016

Foot Levelers at the NFL Scouting Combine this Weekend!

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Pictured here, Foot Levelers’ XP3 orthotic, favored by elite athletes and perfect for low profile shoes like football cleats

Check out this coverage on Foot Levelers’ participation in this weekend’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. We’re on-site to present to the Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS), also known as the 32 Chiropractors who officially serve the 32 teams of the NFL.

About the NFL Scouting Combine: Each year in February, over 300 of the very best college football players are invited to Indianapolis to be considered for eligibility in the upcoming NFL Draft.  They’re joined by NFL execs, coaching and training staff, healthcare personnel and more to be evaluated for the opportunity of a lifetime. This intense four-day job interview is a thrilling time for athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL.

We’ll be talking to the PFCS and others about the clinically proven benefits of Foot Levelers custom-made functional orthotics on the field: how they can help treat and prevent sports injuries while improving biomechanics and proprioception.  Already, many of the world’s elite athletes trust Foot Levelers custom orthotics to stay on top of their game. Shouldn’t you?

 

 

 

XP3 vs. XP3+: What Kind of Champion are You?

Looking for a custom-made orthotic to support you through your toughest, most grueling workouts and competitions? Consider Foot Levelers’ XP3® and XP3+™–guaranteed to provide results on the road, the field, the gym… Wherever you want to beat your best time or crush the competition.

xp3_angledFor shorter term intensity: The original XP3 is whisper thin, feather light, yet a powerhouse of support. Revolutionary MPAX™ material throughout absorbs up to 90% of shock, shielding your feet and lower extremities from pain and strain. It slips comfortably into cleats and most low profile athletic shoes.

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For the long-haul: XP3+ doubles up on MPAX, making it ideal for the endurance  athlete. XP3+also features brand new MPAX Pro™ in the forefoot–it amps up propulsion at toe-off for the competitive edge.

MPAX is the most cutting-edge protective material on the market, and only Foot Levelers has it. Lightweight, thin and breathable, MPAX instantly “freezes” at the moment of impact to shield the feet and body from the harmful effects of shock.

MPAX helps you go harder, longer.  With custom-designed orthotic support plus the power of MPAX, you’ll stay safer, too, less prone to injury and fatigue.

(We can’t speak for the competition).

Ready to take your game to the next level? Call 800.553.4860 today to find a Foot Levelers’ affiliated healthcare professional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chiro + Custom Orthotics to Treat, Prevent Common Injuries of the ‘Weekend Warrior’

Check out this great article from Kevin Wong, DC in Circle of Docs on the 5 injuries most common to the ‘weekend warrior’ and specific recommendations on how Chiropractic plus custom orthotics can help!

The timing couldn’t be better as Foot Levelers gears up for April 16th’s Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, known to athletes everywhere as America’s Toughest Road Marathon, covering 7,430 feet of total elevation change through the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. In 2015 alone, the marathon ushered in $556,000 to the region and reached max capacity by hosting 2,000 runners from all over the world, not to mention their families, friends, fans, vendors, spectators and more.

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This year the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon takes place April 16th, 2016, and registration is filling up fast! If you’re a serious runner, you don’t want to miss this event.  And if you’re not quite ready for the full marathon, you can still take part in the fun by running the Half Marathon or 10K.

As always, Foot Levelers has several brave employees running the full course and dozens more will be on-site to volunteer and cheer on the contenders! We’ll be talking more about the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon in coming days… Stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s a review plus some pictures and videos from last year’s event.

 

 

 

 

From Burrrr to Bahhh: Versawool(TM)

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Does the view outside your window look a little something like the mess above?

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If you’re located on the East Coast like we are, you may (yet again) find your city or town smothered beneath a blanket of snow today. The perfect antidote: Foot Levelers’ Versawool orthotic.

Made with 100% natural Merino wool from the Merino sheep, this super smart orthotic actually helps regulate body temperature–so it will help keep you warm and cozy on days that are anything but. Best of all, Versawool is great for spring and summer too. That same smart temperature-regulating technology will help keep you cool when temperatures rise.

Versawool also naturally wicks away moisture and fights odors, so your feet will feel (and smell) dry and fresh no matter the weather outside.

Like all Foot Levelers’ functional orthotics, Versawool orthotics are custom-made based on a scan or cast of your feet, so you get support that’s 100% individually-designed just for you. Just like snowflakes, no two pairs of feet are the same. Shouldn’t something as critical as support for your body’s foundation be just as unique?

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Talk to your Chiropractor about Versawool today!

 

Article: The Difference Proper Foot Support Can Make

Check out this solid article on the importance of proper foot support–not only what it means for your feet, but how it affects your entire body, now and through the years.


Got aches and pains? Poor footwear may be to blame.
Read our post on choosing healthy footwear. And remember, wearing custom orthotics in every pair of shoes goes a long way toward keeping you strong, healthy and pain-free.

Or check out our lines of Shoethotics, Sandalthotics and custom orthotic flip-flops. This stylish, healthy, high-quality orthotic footwear comes fitted with the custom orthotic we build just for you based on a 3D scan or cast.

Foot Levelers carries orthotics and orthotic footwear for every activity, every lifestyle. Talk to your Chiropractor today!

Thanks WDBJ-7 for a Great Story on Foot Levelers!

We were happy to host the fine folks of news station WDBJ-7 and show them around our facility on Friday.  WDBJ’s Nicole Saunders produced a fantastic piece about our Workout for Payout program, where employees work out to earn points toward free health insurance plus other great stuff, like paid time off, Foot Levelers’ products and more. Just one reason (of many) that Foot Levelers is a great place to work! Check out Nicole’s story by clicking here: Foot Levelers’ employees workout for free health insurance

Hip Injuries in Sports: How Orthotics Can Help

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Great piece in Circle of Docs from Dr. Mark Charrette on hip injuries in sports–how to prevent and treat them with custom orthotics.  Check it out here!

From the article: “One study looked at the foot biomechanics of athletes who reported a recent foot or leg injury and compared them to an uninjured control group.2 The researchers determined that those athletes with more foot pronation had a much greater statistical probability of sustaining one of five leg injuries, including iliotibial band syndrome (which is due to excessive tightness of the hip abductor muscles).

This study helps us understand how providing appropriate functional foot orthotic support to patients who are involved in sports or recreational activities lowers their likelihood of developing both traumatic and overuse hip injuries.”

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