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Implement Custom Foot Stabilization into your Protocol

Take this simple step for optimal outcomes

Many chiropractors struggle with implementing foot stabilization and custom flexible orthotics into their day-to-day protocol. Let’s get to the bottom of what it will take to help your patients achieve the optimal spinal health they deserve through custom foot alignment and explore the benefits your practice could experience.  

Loving Service is My First Technique

More effective adjustments and optimal care that leads to increased patient service and ultimately collections is a worthy goal for your practice. But in the hubbub of busy day-to-day, important steps can fall through the cracks when they are not fully implemented and systematized. In my 40 years of service to chiropractic care, I can boil down the #1 most difficult task for any practice: implementation. And implementation will not happen without a plan. read more

How off-the-shelf insoles undermine your adjustments and care

Low cost comes at a price.3 ways low-priced support comes with a high price for your practice

Generic insoles and retail orthotic footwear may seem like an affordable addition to your pain management protocol. Be aware – their one-size-fits-all arch support can throw your patients’ bodies right out of alignment … as soon as they walk out the door. Their poor design and cheap construction can wreck your adjustments and make pain worse, impacting patient satisfaction.

Make Foot Levelers top-quality custom orthotics your stabilization solution instead

For over 70 years, successful chiropractors have used Foot Levelers products to help them grow their practices and achieve optimal care. You can count on us to help you deliver the best treatment results for every patient. read more

Help Stop Summer Sports From Leading to Patient Pain

Reducing the stress and strain through chiropractic care

In warmer weather, many patients use the longer, sunnier days to spend more time outdoors playing sports and being more active. This can add up to increased strain on their bodies. As chiropractors, we can partner with our patients to help take the stress out of the summer activities they love. This supports adjustments that hold better and enhances the success of ongoing chiropractic care while helping boost athletic performance and lowering injury risk. read more

The Kinetic Chain and the Foot-Spine Connection

Help your patients understand body connectivity for better health

In my daily practice, I am astonished to observe how little knowledge patients have of their own bodies. They don’t realize how the function of individual parts such as the feet affect their bodies as a whole. Most patients grow up receiving treatment in a traditional medical care model so this is not familiar to them.

As chiropractors who treat the extremities, we can help our patients understand that the body parts are all connected, with the feet as their foundation. When the three arches of the plantar vault are not properly aligned, they can destabilize other parts of the body like the spine, leading to pain and decreased mobility. By identifying and treating the true cause of the pain rather than chasing pain symptoms, we can provide more effective care with greater patient satisfaction. This begins by educating our patients about the kinetic chain and the foot-spine connection and stabilizing all three arches of their feet with custom flexible orthotics for optimal kinetic chain function and better overall health. read more

Standing Posture and Pain – What’s the Link?

May is “National Correct Posture Month” and its purpose is to shed light on the importance of the posture of the human body. Another goal is to increase awareness regarding the strategies people can follow to improve their posture. Bad posture will have a great impact on quality of life. It can also lead to certain painful health conditions such as persistent upper and lower extremity and back pain.

The Dangers of Sitting Posture:

Sitting has been called “the new smoking” when it comes to the wide-ranging health problems it can trigger. In fact, one in four American adults sits for more than eight hours a day, according to federal research from investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 Some figures indicate that the average American sits 7.7 hours per day. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns. They include obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and elevated LDL and reduced HDL cholesterol levels. read more

Help Reduce Pain by Correcting Posture

Revolutionize your care with these three crucial steps

Poor posture can be the catalyst for pain throughout the body. For the most effective adjustments and care, identify and address poor posture where it begins: dysfunctional feet. Stabilizing the body from its foundation with Foot Levelers custom orthotics is the key to optimal posture and balance. This helps adjustments hold better and supports healthy gait patterns, weight distribution and function of the Kinetic Chain, to help reduce pain, increase mobility and improve overall health. Make custom stabilization part of every patient’s treatment plan, starting with the three steps below. read more

Elevate Your Protocol by Addressing Foot Function

Educate Your Patients About The Benefits of Foot Stabilization

National Foot Health Awareness Month is a great opportunity to address foot function as a key element in proactive wellness. It’s estimated that about 20% of Americans experience foot issues like bunions and plantar fasciitis each year. The common cause of many of these conditions is an unstable foundation created by dysfunctional feet. 

Foot issues can contribute to lower back and spinal issues because the feet are the foundation of the body and spine and can affect overall alignment. When we walk or stand, the weight of our body is transferred through the feet and up the legs to the spine. Imbalance or misalignment in the feet can cause compensation in other parts of the body, including the lower, mid and upper back. Patients don’t often realize the root cause of their back pain could be their feet. It’s up to us to educate them, beginning by adding foot assessment to every patient’s care plan. read more

Where to Get Custom Orthotics | Where to Get Custom Insoles

Where do I find custom insoles

Where to Get Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are unique inserts specifically tailored to cushion and support your feet. They can reduce the ache and distress caused by various foot issues, including plantar fasciitis, overpronation, and flat feet. Custom insoles must be crafted to precisely fit your feet to achieve optimal comfort and support. Keep reading to find out where you can obtain custom orthotics.

Who prescribes custom orthotics? 

If you’re trying to figure out where to source custom insoles, begin by consulting an expert who can guarantee your orthotics will have a precise fit and deliver optimal support tailored to your feet’s shape. Healthcare professionals, such as doctors of chiropractic and physical therapists, can prescribe custom orthotics. They may also be prescribed by chiropractors and other healthcare specialists with expertise in treating issues affecting the feet, ankles, legs and other parts of the body. read more

Are your patients stabilized around the clock?

For the most effective adjustments and care, ensure that your patients have support for all their activities.

When patients are continuously supported, it helps their bodies sustain proper balance and alignment. Adjustments hold better, chiropractic treatments are more effective, patients experience a higher quality of life and have greater satisfaction with their care.

For optimal health, a patient’s body should be properly stabilized all day, every day. Like a pair of prescription eyeglasses, custom support has to be used all the time to maintain the desired correction (this comparison will resonate with patients too). read more

Standing – It’s Not as Simple as it Seems

Standing is not as simple as it seems
Dictionary.com defines standing as when a person is in an upright position on the feet. Notice that in this definition, the feet are directly referenced as the structures the body is standing on top of. We have come to understand that the 26 bones, 29 muscles (10 foot/ankle, 19 intrinsic) and 3 arches of each foot form the foundation of our body and are integral to its overall proper function.

As Chiropractors, we spend multiple hours of the day standing on our feet. Our patients are no different. Many of them have daily activities requiring short to long standing periods. Cooking and housework are just a couple of the tasks that incorporate standing for varying lengths of time. read more

The Foot Levelers Kiosk’s NEW Option

How to Utilize it for Optimal Practice Success

The Foot Levelers Generation 3 Kiosk was released in October 2020. Although there have been various software updates to bring it to its current operational state, the guiding principle has been the same. This three-dimensional, digital, laser scanning device gives the healthcare provider incredibly accurate clinical data about their unique foot function through the Report of Findings (ROF). It’s also an outstanding educational tool for engaging patients and helping them understand the foot-spine connection. read more

The Prevalence of Back Pain in Our Society

Previewing the breakthrough article “Impact of Back Pain in the Workplace” by Foot Levelers Chairman and CEO Kent S. Greenawalt – how chiropractors can partner with employers to provide more effective and affordable healthcare.

As chiropractors we have the opportunity to treat a myriad of health conditions. On a regular basis we serve patients who are complaining of neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, hip pain, knee pain and the list goes on. What is so interesting about the many ailments that we can help patients with is the relationship that all of the body parts have with each other. You have observed how the feet are the body’s foundation and dysfunction of the foot’s three arches can set the body up for a whole host of pain and problems at the time of patient presentation or down the road. read more

Total Body Health Starts with Stabilization

Total Body Health Starts with Stabilization

Why custom flexible orthotics and orthotic pillows should be part of every healthcare provider’s protocol.

Keeping the body properly supported when it’s weight-bearing and at rest lays the foundation for the very best chiropractic care. Using the proper custom orthotics and pillows in tandem is essential.

Foot Levelers, the global leader in total body stabilization, can help. Our non-invasive solutions are based on over 70 years of proven science and shown to help doctors achieve optimal results when used as part of their care. There are a wide range of orthotics and pillows available online and in stores, some of them very expensive. However, they can be ineffective or even hinder your care because they are not designed for your patient’s specific needs. read more

Are Custom Arch Supports Worth It?

If you experience discomfort in your feet or legs, you might wonder whether custom arch supports are worth it, as they do not come cheap. However, custom insoles made for your specific feet can lead to increased mobility and quality of life if you are experiencing foot pain, deformities, or conditions such as plantar fasciitis. Arch support inserts can also correct functional problems and prevent foot conditions from worsening. After all, you cannot put a price on being pain-free.

How Much Can You Expect to Pay for Custom-Made Arch Supports? read more

The Three Arches of the Foot

Why they’re key to your care – educating patients about the 3-arch difference

Most people know that their feet have arches. However, many of them incorrectly believe that each foot only has just one. It’s crucial to successful care that your patients know each foot has three distinct arches, all with a unique role in balance and stability. Without proper support for all three arches, the patient will not be in optimal balance, which could compromise the success of your care.

In addition, each arch supports the proper function of a specific primary or secondary muscle group: read more

The Redesigned 5th Avenue Collection is Here!

As chiropractors who analyze and treat the feet on a daily basis, we get exposed to tons of people so it is very easy to observe the types and styles of shoes they are wearing.

We know that patients feel their best and get better results from their chiropractic care when their bodies are properly supported through custom stabilization. However, many popular women’s shoe styles don’t comfortably accommodate custom orthotics due to their tight-fitting, low-profile designs. For the purposes of this discussion, I want to hit on a topic that can be a sore spot, especially for female patients. This has to do with wearing “high heels”. read more

Custom Flexible Orthotics Designed for a Modern Woman’s Body and Active Lifestyle

Experience comfort and support in your flats, 1″ or 2″ heels with the New 5th Ave Custom Orthotics.

A woman’s unique physical structure requires special support to help them stay posturally healthy in the shoes they love, while doing the activities they enjoy. Foot Levelers 5th Avenue Collection offers custom flexible orthotics to align women’s feet and balance their bodies, to help keep them feeling great
throughout their busy days. Custom stabilization helps reduce pain and fatigue and contributes to better overall health.

WOMEN AND FOOT PROBLEMS

A woman’s foot is structurally different from a man’s, and their knee alignments and gait styles are not the same. Research shows that these structural differences cause women to be more likely to develop foot problems such as bunions, hammer toes, callus formation, interdigital neuromas, and metatarsalgia.1 As women age, these issues tend to be more severe. read more

Help Your Patients Start the New Year on the Right Foot!

Help Your Patients Start the New Year on the Right Foot

We are getting to that time of year again. Some folks are preparing to make resolutions and goals for 2023. It’s a yearly tradition for many folks to conjure up various New Year’s Resolutions for health and other aspects of their lives. It sounds great initially coming up with inspiring things on a “To-Do List for My Life Beginning Next Year”. But the success rate of following through is not great.

According to a 2016 study, of the 41% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, by the end of the year, only 9% feel they are successful in keeping them. An earlier study in 2007 showed that only 12% of people who set resolutions are successful even though 52% of the participants were confident of success at the beginning1. The reasons cited for failing include the goals needing to be more realistic; forgetting about making the resolutions and having too many resolutions to follow. read more

How To Make Your Chiropractic Adjustments Hold Better

Chiropractic adjustments hold better

As a chiropractor, your primary goal is to help minimize and eliminate the pain and discomfort your patients experience daily. According to one clinical trial, 94% of chiropractic recipients experienced a 30% reduction in pain, compared with only a 54% reduction from medical care recipients.1

This is why many patients are now turning to chiropractors as their first line of defense when treating back, neck, and shoulder pain as opposed to opioids and surgeries. The national opioid dispensing rate has significantly declined in the last ten years. In 2010 the Centers for Disease Control reported 251,088,904 prescriptions were dispensed in the United States. In 2020, it was reported a total of 142,816,781 opioids had been prescribed.2 read more

I Didn’t Know Chiropractic Could Treat That!

The longer we field chiropractors are in practice, the more we observe how patients do not understand the breadth of the areas of the body and health conditions that we can treat. Many folks have never grown up with chiropractic so they did not have the benefit of getting adjusted in their younger lives. Others in various stages of adult life who are struggling with pain wonder if they should finally give chiropractic a try.

Depending on the medical professionals they consult or they people they get advice from, potential patients don’t often understand how chiropractic actually works. This lack of knowledge will not give someone the confidence to schedule that first appointment. Often, it’s one of our patients who has experienced the help we are providing them who reaches out to a friend or relative to encourage them to give chiropractic a try. read more

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