Foot Levelers

Leading Provider of Custom Orthotics

Category: Health Technology

Why Foot Levelers Custom Orthotics are the Best

The best custom orthotic

When you’re seeking out the best orthotics, whether you’re a healthcare provider looking for a reliable orthotics supplier, or a patient looking for pain relief, Foot Levelers is your best option. Let’s explore some of those reasons.

Results

Our patented orthotics get results. Noticeable, long-lasting results.

Foot Levelers is a family-owned company that was born in 1952 when Dr. Monte H. Greenawalt invented Stabilizing Orthotics (that’s the technical name of our orthotics, more on that later). read more

Using Social Media to Grow and Sustain Your Practice

Social Media InfluenceMore than half of the entire world population is a Facebook user today, according to HootSuite. Facebook and its sister company Instagram are two of the leading social media platforms that can provide endless potential (and revenue) for business owners including chiropractors. These two networks are now our first stop for news, entertainment, communication, and purchasing. It’s no wonder that being an influencer is now a full-time career that can amass more than six figures a year. But as a chiropractor, you also have a major influence and strategically leveraging that on social media can help maintain and grow your practice. Here are some tips to help you. read more

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. read more

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 Practice Xcelerator: With each single-foot Kiosk comes an invitation to one of Foot Levelers’ FREE Practice Xcelerator events. The Practice Xcelerator is an extensive, half-day training 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

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=&5=&, 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 =&6=&, 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 =&7=&=&8=& 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. 

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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
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    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 shoes 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.

    Foot Levelers’ Seabreeze custom orthotic flip-flop, taking in some rays

    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, VA—March 22, 2017—Foot 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. read more

    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.

    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.

    Kent in DC

    You can view the moving presentation here.

     

     

     

    Viva Las Parker Vegas!

    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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    Another view of the team at set up.

    New Athletic TIPS: Treating Over-Pronation in Football Players

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    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!)

    Want to learn more about pronation? You can dig a little deeper into the topic here.

    ‘Health Geek’ Report: Why the Feet Matter, with Dr. Kevin Wong

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    Listen to Dr. Kevin Wong on a recent episode of The Health Geek Podcast! With host Dr. Will Mosbey, Dr. Wong explains just how important the feet are to your postural alignment and indeed, to your overall health.

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    Dr. Wong is Dr. Wongan expert in everything feet and extremities, and we’re lucky enough to have him on our team as a part-time speaker and educator. In addition to his thriving San Francisco Bay area practice, Dr. Wong travels the world teaching Chiropractors and the public about the importance of the body’s foundation, and how to care for it.  Dr. Wong has 20 years experience in practice, has presented to tens of thousands of doctors throughout the world, and is widely considered one of Chiropractic’s foremost experts in caring for the feet.
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    Why ‘Custom Orthotics’ Matters

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    Considering custom orthotics? Maybe your Chiropractor recommended custom orthotics to help treat a painful condition, like low back pain, knee pain or plantar fasciitis.  Or perhaps you’re an athlete who wants to improve your performance on the field while protecting yourself from injury. Head to toe (and everywhere in between), research shows that the feet play a critical role in whole-body wellness. Custom orthotics can help keep them balanced and healthy.

    But you may be wondering to yourself: why is custom such a big deal when it comes to orthotics?  After all, generic, off-the-shelf inserts are cheaper, and they’re everywhere, lining the shelves of a number of pharmacies, super stores, even some grocery stores. Their bright and flashy packaging promises the world: “Get relief from runner’s knee!” “Soothe arthritis pain!”  “Helps with low back pain!”

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    If all that’s true… Why not go for the cheap and easy fix?

    What is the big deal about custom anyway?

    We’re so glad you asked!

    Let’s start with the basics: Your feet are just as unique as your fingerprints. That means your size 9 feet are not the same as your neighbor’s size 9 feet (in fact, if you’re like most people, there are even significant differences between your right foot and left!).  

    Generic, over-the-counter “orthotics” ignore this crucial fact.

    Because they’re mass-produced, they can only address only general conditions, for “general feet,” as if such a thing exists. They can’t account for differences between your right and left foot, and they certainly can’t include read more

    Chiro is Growing! Have YOU Visited a DC Lately?

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    Check out this news from the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP): a recent Gallup Poll states an estimated 33.6 million U.S. adults (14 percent) saw a Chiropractor within the last 12 months – that’s big jump from the roughly 20.6 million reported in a previous study.

    Why the growth? Experts at the F4CP say the Americans are becoming more confident in the profession. (Hat tip to the foundation folks–they work tirelessly to get the word out about the benefits of Chiropractic. We’re proud that it was founded by our CEO and Chairman, and includes Chiropractic leaders from all over the country.  You can learn more about the foundation here).

    chiropractic symbolThe research also showed that 51 percent of U.S. adults had seen a Chiropractor during their lifetime–but that unfortunately, misconceptions remain.  The majority of people don’t know that Doctors of Chiropractic must complete a minimum of seven years of college education, for example, which includes clinical patient management. Or that aspiring DCs must also pass rigorous national and state boards.

    In reflecting on the study, executive VP for F4CP Dr. Sherry McAllister said: “We are addressing the information gap that may be preventing individuals from seeking Chiropractic care, and reaffirming the message that care provided by a DC is not only safe and affordable, but also covered by most insurance plans. Americans can trust their Chiropractors to successfully address their health concerns without the use of drugs.”

    Have you visited your DC lately? From high blood pressure to sports performance to headaches and back pain, Chiropractic can help. Don’t have a Chiropractor yet? Find one near you here.

    Avoid Dangerous, Costly Surgery for Knee Pain–Go for Conservative Care First

    Got knee pain?

    Some people suffer knee pain so acutely, they’re ready to jump on the surgical table for a total knee replacement.  While this option can work, conservative care may be just as effective at relief–plus less costly, less dangerous, and requiring little to no “down time.”

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    That’s what a recent study covered in Reuters Health

    found: that “while 85 percent of patients who underwent surgery showed clinically-significant improvement after one year, so did 67 percent assigned to a combination of supervised exercise, use of insoles, pain medication, education and dietary advice. read more

    Hey Guys! Your Ship Has Come In

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    The flip-flop that’s got his back, too—Catamaran is HERE and ready to ship out!

    For stability, support and sun-sational comfort, check out our custom orthotic flip-flops for guys:

    • Individualized 3 Arch Advantage™ support make it the world’s healthiest flip-flop—guaranteed
    • Crafted from rich, earthy leather with a cushioning EVA mid-layer for supreme comfort
    • Durable, slip-resistant rubber sole means safety lasts all summer long
    • Choose from two rugged hues: Teak or Mahogany

    Yes! You can get your “laid-back on” without wrecking your feet and back—or your doctor’s adjustment. Visit your health professional to get your feet scanned so we can make a pair just for you.

    How Many Pairs of Shoes Do You Own? (And Are You Sure?)

    Let’s face it. No one wears the same shoes all the time, because there’s more to life than just the office or gym. In fact, the average American owns an average of 19 pairs of shoes at any given time!

    We challenged our employees to get out their shoes, count ’em, and take a picture. (Our “winner” so far on number of pairs owned is Corrie, 125 pairs of shoes!)

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    How many pairs do you THINK you have? And how many do you ACTUALLY have?

    Answer the first question in your head, and then take a moment to do an actual count. You’ll be surprised.

    To optimize the health benefits of custom orthotics, you should be supported with every step, during every activity.  Make sure you have multiple pairs of orthotics for your multiple pairs of shoes. Your feet and body will thank you!

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