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Dr. Kris, Signing Off for Now (Farewell, Australia!)

A “farewell (for now) Australia!” message from Dr. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, expert on women’s wellness and Chiropractic care–not to mention a Foot Levelers’ Speaker Extraordinaire! Dr. Kris has been traveling through Oz with our Country Manager for Australia, Angelica Gaunt, speaking to Chiropractors on women’s health, treating the female athlete, and caring for the pediatric foot, among other exciting Chiropractic topics. Did you know? Foot Levelers has a Team Australia, based just outside of Sydney. “Oz” is just one of the more than 70 countries  we serve! 

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Brisbane! We made it! This is our last stop on our Australian tour and we will be spending the next couple of days at the Australian Research Dynamic Growth Conference. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and one of the oldest cities in Australia.

The booth was very busy at the conference we had a lot of visits from docs, C.A.s and students that were interested in many of the awesome Foot Levelers products.

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Angelica and I at the Foot Levelers’ booth at the Dynamic Growth conference

At the conference I met many new friends and colleagues as well as some old! There were two Chiropractic colleges that were present and I was able to meet and spend time talking with some of their faculty and administrators about the curriculum and contributions to the profession. I was also surprised to find that many students attend this conference as well as new graduates.

As Saturday began, Angelica and I were busy at the booth following the opening plenary session. I then headed to my presentation location to find that an old friend and colleague would be my moderator. At this conference my topic was Demystifying the Pediatric Foot, which was a bit of a shift from the women’s health topics earlier in the week.

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A tribute to Dr. Monte, Foot Levelers’ late founder.

At the beginning of the presentation I took some time to talk about Foot Levelers’ founder, Dr. Monte Greenawalt, and his perspective on pediatric care. In addition, I was able to discuss some of the history of the profession related to Chiropractic education at Lincoln Chiropractic College and how the founding principles may have guided Dr. Greenawalt since he was an alum of Lincoln Chiropractic College.

After my presentation I had some very nice conversations with many students (as there were a lot present) and some of the local practitioners.

This was the last stop on our tour…. And incredibly bitter sweet. I had the best work companion that anyone could have asked for…thank you Angelica!

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Dr. Irum Tahir and I, a fellow speaker at the DG conference, and both NYCC Alums! Dr. Tahir’s practice is based in Syracuse, New York

Throughout this trip I learned so much from all of the practitioners about practice in Australia and some of the struggles the profession is currently experiencing here as well as some of the opportunities that are developing…such as a new Chiropractic School in Adelaide.

I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and cannot thank Foot Levelers enough for a once in a lifetime professional journey.

To my new friends and wonderful hosts: so long for now! And with a final thought… Where Have Your Orthotics Taken You? For me, to Australia and back!

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Angelica and I

Wish You Were Here in Adelaide! Dr. Kris Arrives in South Australia

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More from Foot Levelers’ speaker Dr. Kris who’s traveling Down Under on our behalf speaking on women’s wellness and Chiropractic…

Adelaide is known for its many churches, small pubs, fine wines and the arts. There are churches on many corners of the streets. In the location we were there were also many beautiful parks that were filled with the most gorgeous flowers.

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Yum Cha (Chinese tea) and Chiropractic perspectives conversation with Dr. Keswani and Angelica from Foot Levelers’ Aussie team – me in the middle!

When we arrived to Adelaide Dr. Krishna Keswani was ready to meet with us right away and had a great opportunity to discuss the Chiropractic profession and his use of Foot Levelers in his practice over lunch at one of his frequented restaurants located near the Adelaide Central Market. It was my first experience having Yum Cha and Dr. Keswani made sure it was an experience to never forget.

 

After lunch and our conversations related to Chiropractic it was time to prepare for the last board seminar. It was a great night with a wonderful group of practitioners. Throughout my journey here there were a few doctors in which I met on Sunday at the Sports Chiropractic Seminar that attended the local board seminars so it was great to connect with them again and have more discussions related to women’s health. One of my favorite topics to discuss is Foot Levelers’ custom orthotic flip-flops…this was a great conversation piece with the docs at this location.

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Adelaide Central Market: Amazing fresh produce, shops and restaurants

So long for now Adelaide….we are now headed to Brisbane for the last speaking engagement…Australian Spinal Research: Dynamic Growth Conference!

By the way…Where Have Your Orthotics Taken You today???  Mine took me to Adelaide!

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Lecturing on women’s health and Chiropractic at the last board seminar for my Australian tour

We’re Headed to Vegas, Baby!

arhie-goes-to-vegasWE’RE VEGAS-BOUND, BABY! WITH A NEW KIOSK, NEW PRODUCTS, AND A NEW MASCOT – IT’S FOOT LEVELERS’ BIGGEST, BOLDEST PARKER EXPERIENCE YET!

Foot Levelers turns 65-years-young this year, and fueled by the birthday spirit the team is headed to Parker Experience Las Vegas, one of Chiropractic’s largest annual events February 23-25 in the stunning Paris Hotel!

This year, attendees will get to handle a number of exciting new products fresh from the Foot Levelers’ R&D and testing labs. Here’s what to expect should you find yourself in Vegas this weekend and wander over for a visit…

  • The revolutionary new Foot Levelers Kiosk: For the first time ever, Chiropractors will have the opportunity to experience the revolutionary new kiosk. The ideal digital assistant for the busy Chiropractic practice, the kiosk allows patients to scan themselves for pedal imbalances. Results captured through an easy-to-use touch screen are cloud-based, so doctors can access them from anywhere in the world.

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  • NEW Vegas™ custom orthotic flip-flop, featuring over 220 brilliant rhinestones, is aptly named for the City of Lights, where it makes its big debut!
  • NEW custom orthotic flip-flop colors for spring! In our waterproof styles: Twilight, Twilight Polka and dazzling Shimmer. Our custom orthotic waterproof flip-flops feature a super soft insole for a “walk-on-water” feel; slip-resistant, waterproof outsole; EVA mid-layer to absorb heel shock; and a silky, chafe-free nylon strap.
  • New Shoethotics® from many of the world’s finest shoemakers including OluKai, New Balance, Merrell and more!

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Plus – meet Archie, Foot Levelers’ beloved mascot. We’re inviting folks to take their pictures with Archie and post to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and more!

See you in Vegas!

 

Look Who Made the Front Cover!

We’re proud of our partner and speaker, Dr. Tim Maggs, who made the front cover of The American Chiropractor magazine this month (that’s him on the right, and that’s Foot Levelers’ V7+ 3D software on the laptop screen, which helps docs assess patients for possible foot imbalances).  Inside, Dr. Maggs discusses his Concerned Parents of Young Athletes™ (CPOYA) Network, a partnership with Foot Levelers, which provides training, resources, networking opportunities and more for Chiropractors interested in working with middle and high school-aged athletes.

Dr. Maggs is passionate about changing the game when it comes to care for youth athletes…From one that simply treats/reacts to sports injuries to a prevention-focused model. Chiropractic should be at the forefront of this movement, he says, and he’s working with Foot Levelers to get the word out. We recently introduced the CPOYA custom orthotic to celebrate—you can check it out here.

Are you a Chiropractor interested in working with Dr. Maggs? Request an invitation for future hands-on training session here.

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Meet Our New Speakers

We’re excited to introduce our two newest speakers, Dr. Kristina L. Petrocco-Napuli and Dr. Gary Kirwan. These folks bring a ton of knowledge to the table on two important topics: maternal and child health and biomechanics. Get to know them below, and if you’re a DC, sign up for an upcoming Foot Levelers here!

Kristina (Kris) Petrocco-Napuli is an expert in women’s health, pediatrics, chronicNapuli pain and integrative care and is frequently sought after as a national speaker. Currently an associate professor at National University of Health Sciences-Florida, Dr. Petrocco-Napuli received her doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College; following graduation she entered into a postdoctoral fellowship program within Chiropractic technique.  She also received a master’s degree in instructional design development and evaluation from Syracuse University. Watch her most recent webinar, “Overview of the Pediatric Foot: Normal vs. Abnormal,” at FootLevelersEvents.com/webinars.

kirwan head shotA native of South Africa, Dr. Gary Kirwan is an Anglo-European College of Chiropractic graduate and has practiced in both the U.K. and South Africa. Dr. Kirwan has a special interest in functional biomechanics in relation to pain management; in particular, back pain and extremity joint pain. He uses a multimodal approach for helping patients with pain and wellness care, including hands-on manual therapies to prescribing orthotics and educating patients on nutrition and psychoneuroimmunology concepts for inflammation control.

Among other events, Dr. Kirwan will join us for the WFC’s Triple Impact Seminar, August 6-7, 2016 in London, UK. The event is open to Chiropractors of all U.K. and European associations. Dr. Gary Kirwan will present on Biomechanics—details on his exciting session and others will be released soon!

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