Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash in 2017. Toxicology reports showed he had prescription medications in his system. ESPN is releasing a new documentary on Halladay’s life.

ESPN’s new documentary being released today about the life and death of professional baseball player Roy Halladay, one of the best pitchers of his generation, brings to light how drug-free options need to be the first course of pain treatment to help stop the opioids epidemic.

Foot Levelers asks anyone who is in pain to seek out safe, non-addictive, drug-free treatments from conservative care providers such as Chiropractors and Physical Therapists. Conservative treatments from Chiropractors and Physical Therapists are effective and can include core stability support for the body’s foundation – the feet – in the form of custom orthotics.

Halladay died in November 2017 when the plane he was piloting crashed. A toxicology report revealed he had several prescription medications in his system. ESPN’s documentary and a story released on its website Wednesday also detail how Halladay became addicted to prescription opioids while trying to play through back and shoulder injuries. Extremely addictive, prescription opioids are not intended to fix the structural cause of a patient’s pain.

Conservative care, such as treatments from a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist, do not require addictive prescription medications and are safe and effective. Treatments from Chiropractors and Physical Therapists also help alleviate the root cause of patients’ pain. When these treatments are coupled with Foot Levelers custom orthotics, they become even more effective.

Orthotics correct imbalances in the feet to stabilize the body’s foundation. Foot Levelers custom orthotics provide comfort and protection for high-level athletes and the general public, and can also help reduce back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and hip pain. In fact, a randomized controlled study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation proved Foot Levelers custom orthotics reduce Low Back Pain by 34.5%. The participants in the blind, peer-reviewed research study specifically used Foot Levelers custom-made orthotics.

If you are having ongoing musculoskeletal pain, before trying prescription pills or undergoing surgery, try treatments from a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist. And be sure to ask your healthcare provider how Foot Levelers custom orthotics can support and enhance these treatments!