Foot Levelers News

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Month: June 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Walk This Way! (to Good Health)

health benefits of walking

We talk a lot to you athletes and weekend warriors out there (hey, you guys are some of our favorite people and biggest supporters!) But not everyone is destined for sports greatness, or frankly even interested in pushing their limits in the gym/field/track/road/etc. That’s OK. There’s more than one way to stay active, and simple, low key activities like walking can have incredible health benefits, too.

In addition to helping maintain a healthy weight, walking…

  • Lowers stress, lifts mood, and helps the heart
  • Improves circulation
  • Slows mental decline
  • Improves sleep
  • Encourages a feeling of connection with nature and with your thoughts

…All that and no special equipment is required–plus, walking is easier on the joints than running and is an exercise that folks of most ages and fitness levels can take on. Learn more about the wonders of walking here! read more

Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia to Honor Foot Levelers’ CEO

This just in: Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia has selected Foot Levelers’ Chairman and CEO Kent S. Greenawalt to induct into its Business Hall of Fame!  The event is marked by a special awards dinner November 1, 2016 in Roanoke, Virginia, Foot Levelers’ hometown. Community business leaders are selected by a committee of their peers to recognize “their significant contributions to the Southwest Virginia region.”

If you’re in the area and want to attend the region’s “biggest night in business,” you can buy tickets here. The dinner takes place at the historic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center downtown. read more

New Athletic TIPS: Treating Over-Pronation in Football Players

Dr kennedy adjusting

Check out this new Athletic TIPS from Dr. Pat Kennedy: “Treating Excessive Pronation in Football Players.” By some estimates, 77% of the population over-pronates–that’s 3 out of 4 adults! –making the entire body more susceptible to injury and disease (not just the feet). In a game as rough as football, it’s essential that athletes who over-pronate get treatment, and Chiropractic care + custom-made orthotics offer research-proven results.

(…But you don’t have to take our word for it. Just ask the NFL!) read more

The Best of Summer

We <3 summer! Foot Levelers’ custom orthotic flip-flops help balance the body’s foundation and give you the support you need through all your summer activities!

orthotic flipflop summer guide

Foot Pain: An Epidemic that Affects Nearly Everyone

75 percent of Americans experience foot problems

Learn more at FootLevelers.com and Foot.com.

New Athletic TIPS™: Prevention and Treatment of Shin Splints in Young Runners

preventative athletic tips

Check out this new TIP on keeping young runners injury-free from our friends at Athletic TIPS! Step 1: Fit the athlete “for custom-made flexible orthotics for support, symmetry of the arches, and shock absorption.” A body balanced at its foundation works better, stronger, and is less likely to get injured. Read more here!

Countdown to the U.S. Open!

It’s almost time for the U.S. Open! Golf + Chiropractic are a natural fit–just ask defending champion Jordan Spieth! FL’s ParFlex custom-made orthotics are research-proven to help on the green, too–learn more here!

golf performance infographic

New Athletic TIPS™: Treating Plantar Fasciitis in Basketball Players

treating plantar fasciitis

DCs and athletes! Check out this short and sweet article on treating plantar fasciitis in basketball players from our friends at Athletic TIPS™ (Toward Injury Prevention in Sports). The mission of Athletic TIPS is to educate healthcare providers, trainers, coaches and other professionals on ways to keep the athletes under their care injury-free.

Among several recommendations, the article states custom-made orthotics play an important role in treating this painful and complex condition.  Learn more here! read more

“Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy Than Opioids”

There is a solution to the opioid epidemic! foundation for chiropractic health logoOur friends at The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) just released a new positioning paper, “Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy Than Opioids,” which talks about the value of a conservative, drug-free approach to chronic pain–especially for back and neck pain, headaches, neuro-musculoskeletal conditions and more.

The paper follows up on recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which urge a shift away from opioid use in treating chronic pain. Nearly 30,000 Americans died from opioid overdose in 2014, a number that has tripled since 2000. The opioid epidemic is a very serious problem. That’s “ten 9/11s every single year.”  For comparison, about 5,000 die annually from cocaine overdose. read more

Chiropractic: The Safe Choice for Pain

Drug companies are making a killing off us–nearly 30,000 Americans have lost their lives due to opioid overdose. Learn more here.

solution to opioid overdose infographic

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