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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 read more

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. read more

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.  read more

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. 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.

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. 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. read more

Let’s Hear from Our Patients

We’ve been hearing a LOT from our patients lately, and we’re loving it! 

Check out some of these recent testimonials…

“I was having knee problems, my Chiropractor suggested Foot Levelers and my pain is gone! Worth every dime and recently bought my daughter a set.” –Melissa Williams

 “I wouldn’t be able to walk without mine! Worth every dime. I have scoliosis and a bulging disc in my neck and plantar fasciitis in my feet! I don’t know what I’d do without my Foot Levelers! Thank you.” –Bobbi Reese Morgan read more

“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. read more

Breaking: Study Validates Foot Levelers Custom Orthotics Significantly Reduce Low Back Pain, Help Reduce Reliance on Opioids

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What could eclipse the eclipse?

In our world–in the world of safe, effective pain management and the fight to save lives as the national opioid emergency rages on–it’s a new, major research study that proves what we’ve know for over 65 years:

Foot Levelers + Chiropractic care significantly reduce Chronic Low Back Pain

by an average of 40.4 percent.

Published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the study hits the print stands September 1. Click here or scroll down to view the full news release. read more

Happy Anniversary, Yo!

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Foot Levelers Veteran, Company Historian.

Problem Solver, Motivation Expert, Ms. Congeniality, Mentor, and not least of all, Leader.

She of the awesome nickname.

Many of our doctors have either met or talked to Yolanda, aka “Yo,” over the years. Last week, she celebrated 25 years working for Foot Levelers–a quarter of a century! Yolanda is known for always going the extra mile and being an expert in all things Foot Levelers. She’s one of our longest serving employees, and also one of the nicest folks you’ll ever meet! read more

Update on Rory’s Story

Remember Rory?

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We’re pleased to report that we’ve finished building his pair of custom orthotics and they’ve already made their way across the pond to Drs. Bloom and Greenfield at Stanmore Chiropractic Clinic outside of London, England. Rory and his family will come back to the clinic soon to pick up his new orthotics and make sure they’re just right (they live several hours away), and we’ll keep you posted when they do!

Here’s Tammy on our team holding Rory’s new custom orthotics before we shipped them out. read more

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. read more

Jackie Ann’s WHYOTY Entry Made Our Day!

Jackie Ann Dean of Missouri’s Where Have Your Orthotics Taken You (“WHYOTY”) submission was so special, we had to share it with the world. Thanks so much for making our day, Jackie!!

Check out this video of Dan on our team reading Jackie’s letter and sharing pictures from Jackie’s WHYOTY adventure to Washington, D.C.

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Want to enter WHYOTY? All you have to do is share a picture or video of yourself with your orthotics to our Facebook page, and tell us a little bit about Where Your Orthotics Have Taken You. (Or you can mail in your entry like Jackie did, too!) Each month, we pick a winner to receive an awesome prize. read more

Thanks, Dr. Charlie!

Check out this testimonial from Dr. Charlie Flood in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Dr. Charlie “walks the walk” of healthy support–meaning he doesn’t just recommend Foot Levelers to his patients, he wears them himself!

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Foot Levelers can help you get back in the game of life and healthy activity, like running. Here’s how we helped Dr. Charlie:

“The latest person to take advantage of our office’s Foot Levelers’ special? ME!

In an ‘I’m not only the doctor, I’m also a patient’ type story, having flat feet (arguably flatter than the floor), I’ve been wearing orthotics for over 15 years now dating back to when I first started chiropractic college in the fall of 2002. read more

Rory’s Story (and The Case of the Missing Orthotic)

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The most rewarding part of working for Foot Levelers? Helping patients–no question.

And Rory’s story is one of our favorites.

Earlier this month, our gal Tammy, who works in our Sales & Service Department, read about the plight of an adorable little guy all the way across the pond in Lancashire, England. Six-year-old Rory was born four months premature, leaving him with sensory, physical, and neurological issues. He’s unable to walk, but with ongoing therapy his parents hope that one day he will. read more

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. read more

Healthy, Happy People = Healthy, Happy Company: Foot Levelers Shares Its Message of Health with Roanoke Valley Leaders

Wow! What a week for Foot Levelers!

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In addition to kicking off our exciting new partnership with Roanoke Fire-EMS, Elizabeth and Mary of Team Foot Levelers took our message of “healthy people = healthy company” on the road, speaking to the fine folks of Leadership Roanoke Valley Class of 2017 (LRV) on Wednesday.

LRV is an interactive 10-month program that unites movers-and-shakers from every sector of the workforce to develop leadership skills and discuss how to make Southwest Virginia a better, smarter, more innovative (and more fun!) place to live, work, and play. read more

Supporting Those ‘Who Risk Their Lives to Keep Us Safe’

Team Foot Levelers was honored to kick off an unprecedented partnership with the brave men and women of Roanoke Fire-EMS this week, our hometown’s first responders. One-hundred and sixty-five of the Star City’s finest will be product-testing a new Foot Levelers orthotic top cover, designed for the toughest jobs and lifestyles!

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The Roanoke Press Corps was also out in force to help share the news with our community. Check out some of their recent stories:

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“Roanoke Fire-EMS is excited to partner with Foot Levelers on this exciting opportunity,” said Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief David Hoback. “We can’t wait to see how these custom products will benefit our firefighters.” read more

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon: The Results are In!

The results are in!

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America’s Toughest Road Marathon just keeps getting bigger, with 2,507 registered runners–an 11% increase over last year; 600 volunteers, a brand new (official) double marathon, 10 non-profit race beneficiaries, plus runners hailing from 43 states and nine countries.

Even though warnings of severe weather forced organizers to cancel the event about five hours in, reviews were glowing (thanks, folks!).

Runner Elizabeth R. Bain of California said this about the race in The Roanoke Times: “What really made this course shine (besides the gorgeous views from the tops of the mountains)? YOU, Roanoke! From the volunteers handing out bibs and shirts at packet pick-up, to the mimosa ‘aid station,’ to the guy driving the bus where I took my DNF [did not finish], everyone was so kind and friendly! Even though I’m a slow, back-of-the-pack runner, every aid station had cheers and cowbells and plenty of aid station supplies for me.” read more

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