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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

“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.

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

Dr. Kris at the Sports Chiropractic Symposium Australia: Tweens, Teens and Young Adult Female Athletes

Here’s more from our awesome Dr. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli (“Dr. Kris”) who’s traveling through Australia lecturing on Chiropractic’s important role in women’s wellness. We’re honored to have such a wonderful doctor and educator on our team!

Sports Chiropractic Symposium 2017FICS and Sports Chiropractic Australia

One word to describe this group….AMAZING! It was so wonderful to meet a group of Chiropractors on the same mission of patient centered care and leading the way in the profession. At this conference I met a variety of practitioners from around Australia as well as students from Macquarie University, Murdoch University and New Zealand College of Chiropractic. read more

Plantar Fasciitis Infographic!

Check Out AM7™: Our New Custom-Made Orthotics for Teens

We’re excited to introduce our newest innovation in custom-made orthotics: AM7™, designed for teens ages 13-18.  AM7 features:

  • Super durability for teens’ active lifestylesAM7-teen orthotic
  • Odor protection designed specifically for teens
  • 3 Arch Advantage™ to promote healthy posture, help prevent injury and improve biomechanics

AM7 is available with Foot Levelers’ Posture Protect Program™, for savings with each replacement orthotic for the rapidly growing teen. It’s the perfect “step up” for young patients who have enjoyed the support and protection of Foot Levelers’ Ultra Young Soles®, designed for ages 5–12.

AM7 and Ultra Young Soles are developed specifically for the growing body. Ask your Chiropractor to learn more! read more

Hip Injuries in Sports: How Orthotics Can Help

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Great piece in Circle of Docs from Dr. Mark Charrette on hip injuries in sports–how to prevent and treat them with custom orthotics.  Check it out here!

From the article: “One study looked at the foot biomechanics of athletes who reported a recent foot or leg injury and compared them to an uninjured control group.2 The researchers determined that those athletes with more foot pronation had a much greater statistical probability of sustaining one of five leg injuries, including iliotibial band syndrome (which is due to excessive tightness of the hip abductor muscles). read more

The Story of Our Founder (Plus a Birthday Shout-Out!)

Today is Foot Levelers’ CEO’s birthday–Happy Birthday Kent!–which got us reminiscing about Foot Levelers’ humble beginning, all the way back in 1952. The company, after all, was started by Kent’s father, the renowned Chiropractor Dr. Monte H. Greenawalt, who at that time was not all that well-known–he was fresh out of Chiropractic college, just starting his practice from the basement of a bank in Dubuque, Iowa.

Foot Levelers is literally in Kent’s blood, so sharing the company, and family, story seemed a fitting way to honor him today. It’s a pretty remarkable story, and we hope you enjoy it. read more

We Love Hearing from You!

We love hearing from our doctors, customers and patients. Here’s a shout out from Rob, who handles community relations for Claredon Chiropractic in Claredon Hills, Illinois. Thanks Rob!

“The best in the business! Foot Levelers has been our supplier of choice because they understand function, offer a variety of makes and models and stand 100% behind their product. No off-the-shelf orthotics here. Custom made to support 3 arches of the foot.”

Rob Surrusco, Creating Wellness Consultant, Clarendon Hills, IL read more

Foot Levelers Celebrates World Spine Day!

Join us in celebrating World Spine Day and help spread awareness about spinal health! From www.worldspineday.org:

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“Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together to raise awareness on World Spine Day as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.  The World Spine Day (WSD) theme for 2015 is ‘Your Back at Work,’ focusing on the importance of education related to good spinal health and prevention of injuries in the workplace – help promote WSD by sharing a ‘spine selfie’ of ‘Your Back at Work’! read more

Keep Sprains Out of the Game: Protect Your Foundation with Custom Orthotics

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Let’s get real about ankle sprains. They’re no joke.

Today, just like every day, approximately 25,000 people in the U.S. will sprain their ankles.

More than 1 million people visit emergency rooms each year because of ankle injuries.

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A sprained ankle on the mend.

Ankle sprains are the #1 injury in sports.

If you’ve ever experienced an ankle sprain—and chances are you have—you know how incredibly painful and debilitating they can be.  The worst ones may have you down for the count for weeks, if not months. 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
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    What’s a Subluxation? Plus: How to Make Your Adjustments Last Longer and Stronger

    You know how great you feel as you leave your Chiropractor’s office?

    feelin good

    (These guys clearly just left the Chiropractor’s)

    You’re energetic, but not edgy. Calm, clear-headed and alert. If you came in with pain, it’s likely that it feels lessened; perhaps, it’s even disappeared (hallelujah!).

    It’s as if every cell of your body just seems to be humming in unison, and that all is right with the world!

    There’s a reason for that! In Chiropractic-speak, your Doctor’s adjustment has helped to eliminate subluxations in your spine. The term subluxation describes what happens when spinal joints are shifted out of ideal alignment thanks to stress, trauma, or chemical imbalances. read more

    A Beautiful Spine

    “Stand up straight!”the familiar battle cry of moms and teachers everywhere.

    It’s time to listen up — because poor posture doesn’t just look frumpy, it takes a serious toll on health.  Here are just a few of the results:

    • Muscle soreness
    • Subluxations
    • Blood vessel constriction
    • Nerve constriction

    …As the years pile up, so do the problems, resulting in pain, restricted motion, and making the body more and more susceptible to injury and disease. (Read more about the posture-health connection here).

    After all, your spine does more than keep your body upright: it’s the way that Command Central (the brain) “talks” to everything else.  read more

    Pick Your Perfect Shoe, Protect Your Body’s Foundation

    What’s in a shoe?

    Consider this: the average American takes 5,900 steps a day.1  Most people will walk thousands of miles over a lifetime.

    With each step, improper footwear can cause degenerative changes in the muscles, joints and connective tissues of the feet.  Feet are the body’s foundation—when that’s compromised, everything above may shift. A body out of alignment is a body in pain, one that’s more prone to injury and disease.

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    Ladies—we hope you’re listening (!), because you, especially, are at risk.  A survey on women’s shoes found that 88% of women were wearing shoes that were smaller than their feet (by an avg. of 12 cm!). Is it any wonder that 80%  reported “some foot pain” and that 76% of the women surveyed were found to have one or more foot deformity? read more

    Almost Half of 16-24 Year Olds Have Neck/Back Pain, Says BCA

    Think back pain only affects the middle aged and up? Think again. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) found almost half of 16-24 year olds are living with neck/back pain.  This is a worrisome trend, one that is linked to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, much of it work related.  What can we do to combat it?

    back and neck pain

    For folks of any age

    • Sit up straight while working, web surfing, reading, gaming;
    • Adjust your screen to healthy position;
    • Take breaks from sitting every 20-30 minutes.

    Consider custom-made orthotics for help with back and neck pain; the research shows they’re effective. For workers who stand for long periods of time, orthotics can also help by reducing associated symptoms (leg swelling, tingling, low back pain). read more

    Meet Our Marathon Volunteers: Laura Ash

    Nine days and counting until the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon! We’re pleased to introduce Laura, one of our most enthusiastic marathon volunteers. Laura helps man the Mill Mountain aid station where runners refuel with water and snacks around mile 12.

    Name: Laura Ash

    Years with Foot Levelers: 17

    Role at Foot Levelers: “Layout Technician. When 3D foot scans or foam casting kits arrive [with foot impressions from patients], I look at the image and what the doctor says, and I design the orthotics,” based on Foot Levelers’ proprietary method. read more

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