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

Category: Health Technology

Giving Back to Our City Schools

Foot Levelers is more than “just” custom orthotics; we’re a technology company, too. Most of the doctors we work with use our proprietary 3D scanning technology to capture images of patients’ feet; these images are instantaneously sent through the magical interwebs to our lab in Roanoke, Virginia. These are the “blueprints” for building patients’ custom orthotics.

Many of those 3D scanning systems include a laptop pre-loaded with our scanning software to help run the machine. When doctors upgrade or switch their systems, sometimes those laptops are no longer needed, so they are returned to us.

L-R: Dan Sweeney, Brian Boggs, Chris Cummings of Foot Levelers and Mark Thompson and Britt Simmons of Roanoke City Schools.

That means we’ve amassed quite a collection of laptops over the last few years–150 to be exact.  We knew we wanted to donate them, but where? Someone suggested our very own Roanoke City Public School System and a plan was hatched! 

School district reps were delighted to have more tools to serve local students. “Just wow!” said Roanoke City Public School’s Director of Technology Mark Thompson. “That was extremely generous.”

Many kudos to Foot Levelers’ Tech Support Team, especially Brian Boggs and Lamont Clements, for working so hard to prepare the laptops for donation.  We were pleased to have members of the media join us for the hand-off yesterday too–you can check out stories from WSLS Channel 10 here and from WDBJ Channel 7 here

 

Media Alert: Docs: Get Better Outcomes with New Foot Levelers Single-Foot Kiosk

ROANOKE, VA—September 18, 2017Celebrating 65 years of serving Chiropractic, Foot Levelers has introduced its latest advancement, the single-foot Kiosk. This revolutionary scanning device is designed to help healthcare providers save time, ensure all patients are scanned for orthotics, and increase referrals to their practice.

Patients Scan Themselves, Orthotic Usage Increases: Statistics prove that the Foot Levelers Kiosk helps doctors increase the number of patients they fit for custom orthotics, which leads to better patient results. Ideal for placement in a practice’s reception area, the Kiosk allows patients to scan themselves, before the doctor’s exam even begins. This saves staff time, allowing them to spend more time reviewing the comprehensive Report of Findings with each patient.

Shareable Report of Findings, Increase Referrals: The Foot Levelers single-foot Kiosk offers two Reports of Findings. The most comprehensive is the doctor’s version, which should be reviewed with every patient.

But new to the Kiosk software is a Report of Findings that is emailed to each patient, before they even step off the scanner. This new report is shareable on several social media platforms. When the report is shared with friends and family, referrals to the practice increase.

Invitation to Foot Levelers Training Center: With each single-foot Kiosk comes an invitation to one of Foot Levelers’ FREE Training Center events. The Training Center is an extensive, half-day session that focuses on improving outcomes through increased orthotic usage. 

The new, single-foot scanning Kiosk is part of an ongoing story of growth for the 65-year-old company. Started as a small, family business in Dubuque, Iowa in 1952, today Foot Levelers serves thousands of providers and millions of patients in over 85 countries. In 2014, Foot Levelers opened an office in Sydney, Australia, followed by a second in Belgrade, Serbia in 2016. Foot Levelers has long been the leader in orthotics for Chiropractic patients, with an expanding presence in Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Family Medicine, Massage Therapy, and Acupuncture, among other health disciplines.

In September, the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published a watershed study proving that Foot Levelers custom orthotics, 

particularly in conjunction with Chiropractic care, significantly reduce Low Back Pain (LBP)—by 40.4 percent. This study is critically important because the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports 80 percent of adults experience LBP. LBP is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, with many patients taking dangerous opioids for relief. “Foot Levelers and Chiropractic can make a difference in the opioid crisis,” says Kent S. Greenawalt, Foot Levelers CEO.

About Foot Levelers, Inc.: Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s leading provider of custom-made functional orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for over 65 years. Visit FootLevelers.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@FootLevelers).

 

“Foot Scans Reveal a Lot” – Coverage in The Hartford Courant

We were excited to be featured in the Hartford Courant recently in a piece about our groundbreaking Kiosk! Thanks to writer David Holahan and congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Vincent of Simsbury Chiropractic and Wellness who was featured in the article. Click on the image below to read this exciting piece, and call 800.553.4860 so we can put you in touch with a doctor near you.

 

 

Media Alert: Foot Levelers Announces Roanoke-Based 3D Technology Division

ROANOKE, VA—September 8, 2017Foot Levelers is growing again with the expansion of its Technology Division at its Roanoke, Virginia-based Headquarters. This expansion will add jobs in engineering, management, and production.

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Deborah Beebe, a veteran in high tech product innovation and 3D engineering and printing, will lead the new, expanded division as Foot Levelers CTO (Chief Technology Officer). Ms. Beebe was most recently based in Rock Hill, South Carolina; her résumé touts 11 years as Senior Director of Engineering at 3D Systems.  

The transition begins immediately and is expected to be complete by the end of this year. Foot Levelers’ Technology Division invented such breakthrough innovations as the Foot Levelers 3D BodyView scanner and patient Kiosks.

A patient gives the Kiosk a whirl as C.A. Lexi Zoppetti looks on at Bompiani Spine & Sport in Latrobe, PA.

“We’re bringing the world to Roanoke,” says Kent S. Greenawalt, Foot Levelers President and CEO. “With this incredible wealth of talent, knowledge, and cutting-edge technology under one roof, Foot Levelers is poised to bring unprecedented innovation to healthcare. We’re also backed by 65 years of experience and a growing body of peer-reviewed research. We’re making inroads into safe, drug-free pain management. This could not be more important with the opioid crisis in our country today.”  

Today’s announcement is part of an ongoing story of growth for the 65-year-old company. Started as a small, family business in Dubuque, Iowa in 1952, today Foot Levelers serves thousands of providers and millions of patients in over 85 countries. In 2014, Foot Levelers opened an office in Sydney, Australia, followed by a second in Belgrade, Serbia in 2016. Foot Levelers has long been the leader in orthotics for Chiropractic patients, with an expanding presence in Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Family Medicine, Massage Therapy, and Acupuncture, among other health disciplines.  

 

In September, the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published a watershed study proving that Foot Levelers custom orthotics, particularly in conjunction with Chiropractic care, significantly reduce Low Back Pain (LBP)—by 40.4 percent. This study is critically important because the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports 80 percent of adults experience LBP. LBP is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, with many patients taking dangerous opioids for relief. “Foot Levelers and Chiropractic can make a difference in the opioid crisis,” Greenawalt adds. 

About Foot Levelers, Inc. 

Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s leading provider of custom-made functional orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for over 65 years. Visit FootLevelers.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@FootLevelers).  

Let’s Get Nerdy

Science. We like it.

And not just because the design of our custom orthotics is based on it. Not just because research proves again and again that our custom orthotics help Low Back Pain, plus a ton of other pain and performance issues.*

Wellllllll... OK. That’s a big part of it.

But we also like science because our patients like it. Nay, our patients demand it! As well they should–health is “kind of a big deal” and folks want to make sure they’re making the right decisions for their body, well-being, and longevity.

That’s why today (!) we released a BIG, whopping, dare-we-say thrilling update to our Patient Report of Findings… Check out the latest and greatest below!

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This new Report of Findings–available on the cloud-based Kiosk only–reveals detailed info and images about the health of your feet and their three arches, plus how arch collapse may be contributing to problems throughout the body. It helps your doctor determine if you’re a candidate for custom orthotics.

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Our 3D BodyView generates a fantastic Patient Report of Findings too–but this version is more in-depth than ever. You and your doctor are armed with…

  • More data about your feet and posture
  • Enhanced options to review the Report together
  • Nifty new graphics that show how orthotics can improve your posture
  • Sections your doctor can customize with her or his practice information so you’ll always have your doctor’s info handy should you have questions or want to schedule a follow-up

You also get emailed your very own version of the Report.

Patients are loving the Kiosk because scanning yourself is fun–and it’s a real eye-opener when it comes to learning how important foot health is, not just for the feet, but for the entire body.  Docs love the Kiosk because it saves them time–invaluable in any busy practice.

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A patient gives the Kiosk a whirl as C.A. Lexi Zoppetti looks on at Bompiani Spine & Sport in Latrobe, PA.

So go ahead, get nerdy with us! We at Foot Levelers <3 our science and we think you will too. If you’ve got back pain (or hip pain, joint pain, knee pain, neck pain, even headaches!), ask your doctor how research-backed custom orthotics can help. Don’t have a Foot Levelers doc yet? Give us a call at 800.553.4860 or message us on Facebook–we’ll help you find one in your area.

(And whether your doctor scans your feet with the 3D BodyView or the new Kiosk, the end result–should you need it–is a great pair of custom orthotics, built from scratch, made just for you).

*Hint: we’ve got another BIG announcement coming soon in the science arena. Stay tuned!

1 Scan = Unlimited Pairs (for Up to 2 Years!)

Did you know that Foot Levelers keeps your foot scan on file for 24 months? That means a fresh pair of custom orthotics or orthotic footwear may just be a phone call away!

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Call your doctor today to ask about additional pairs–whether it’s the same model you got before or you want to try something completely different, one scan gives us the information we need to build you the support you need.  And if you don’t have a Foot Levelers doctor yet, call or message us today to find one near you! 800.553.4860.

Media Alert: Docs, Win the Revolutionary New Foot Levelers Kiosk!

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Every Use of Code SHINDIG through March 31 = 1 Entry to the Kiosk Sweepstakes!

The More Uses of Code SHINDIG, The More Chances to Win!

ROANOKE, VAMarch 22, 2017Foot Levelers turned 65 years old in 2017, and we’re celebrating throughout the year with special contests, savings and more! The latest “guest to the party” is code SHINDIG, with incredible savings for healthcare providers on all our custom-made orthotics through April 30th. Plus, with every use of SHINDIG from March 22 through Friday, March 31st, doctors are entered to win Foot Levelers’ revolutionary new Kiosk!

Every use of SHINDIG is another chance to win! There’s no limit to how many times docs can save and gain a Kiosk sweepstakes entry. Providers are encouraged to call Foot Levelers’ Sales & Service at 800.553.4860 to take advantage!

The Kiosk sweepstakes runs March 22nd through Friday March 31st ONLY. (SHINDIG savings end April 30). 

footlevelerskioskThe Kiosk makes it easier than ever for doctors to scan patients for custom-made orthotics.  Dozens of Kiosks have already been sold, with doctors lining up to be the first to experience this cutting-edge, self-service innovation. After all…

  • Scans every patient, so the doctor doesn’t have to
  • Patient education made easy
  • Scans in less than 30 seconds
  • It’s like a new employee for your office

Dr. Kevin Wong of Orinda Chiropractic & Laser Center was among the first to get on the Kiosk pre-order list. “The minute I heard about the new Foot Levelers Kiosk, I knew I had to have one for my East San Francisco Bay Area practice,” said Dr. Wong.  “Foot Levelers has always been on the cutting-edge of innovation and the Kiosk is sure to take my patient education and orthotic care to the next level. I love the idea that patients have the option of self-scanning and learning the benefits of custom orthotics before my exam even begins…I can’t wait to see how the Kiosk accelerates my practice and improves my patients’ outcomes.”

The Kiosk boasts a touch-screen interface that educates patients on their scan results and helps them select custom-made functional orthotics.  Only Foot Levelers’ custom-made functional orthotics are backed by dozens of research studies, 65 years in business, and the testimonials of millions of happy patients.

 

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Docs test drive the Kiosk at the recent WFC Biennial Congress in Washington, D.C.

 

Step Right Up! Get to Know Our New Kiosk

Docs all over the world have been going wild for our NEW Kiosk, Foot Levelers’ revolutionary cloud-based technology that empowers patients to scan themselves while waiting for their Chiropractic appointment.

The Kiosk makes it even easier for docs to ensure that EVERY patient gets evaluated for custom-made orthotics, plus it offers patients an exciting, immersive educational experience. The benefits of custom-made orthotics are made crystal-clear before the patient’s exam even begins. kiosk-blank-bg

The Foot Levelers Kiosk…

  • Saves time: Patients “do the work” of scanning!
  • Is fast, easy and fun! With a touch of a button, the scanning experience begins
  • Scans 2 feet at once
  • Is cloud-based, so doctors can access their patients’ information from anywhere

It’s like a new digital assistant for the office. Docs, call today to find out how you can be among the first in your region to offer this exciting technology.

Back from D.C.!

Just a few pics of the team at DC2017, the 14th WFC Biennial Congress in the historic Washington Hilton, March 15th-18th. We were excited to meet with Chiropractors from all over the world plus learn about the latest and greatest in the profession. Speaking of latest and greatest (if we DO say so ourselves) — we showed off our new Kiosk!

For the first time, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), and the Association for Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) joined forces to present a world-class Chiropractic program featuring the latest in scientific research, global perspectives on the future of the profession, and inspirational sessions delivered by the profession’s thought leaders and content experts.

On March 14th at the National Press Club, our CEO Kent S. Greenawalt delivered opening remarks at the official launch event for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress‘s  “Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic” campaign. Chiropractic, Kent argues, can lead the charge in reversing America’s ongoing opioid epidemic with its staggering implications on communities, families and the American healthcare system.

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You can view the moving presentation here.

 

 

 

Viva Las Parker Vegas!

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Tammy giving the kiosk a test run. L-R: Brandon, Brad, Rob, part of Tyler’s head, Kent, Chad, Dawn, John, mystery person’s arm, Chris, Heather

8,157 miles as the crow flies from Melbourne, other members of the Team Foot Levelers are getting ready for Parker Vegas, Chiropractic’s biggest annual event featuring hundreds of exhibitors, dozens of presentations, and thousands of attendees from all over the world.

Check out some shots of the team getting ready for opening day. And if you’re in Vegas, be sure to drop by the Paris Hotel to see us in action!

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Archie!

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Another view of the team at set up.

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