Foot Levelers are custom built orthotics. We don’t necessarily like to call them orthotics because they do much more than just stabilize your feet. That’s why we usually call them spinal pelvic stabilizers. The feet are the foundation of the body and when not properly supported that can affect the knees, hips, pelvis and eventually the rest of the body. Our feet give us the stability to perform all of the necessary and elective activities that we need and like to do each day.
The foot has three natural arches to help balance the body, propel us forward, absorb impact and adapt to our walking and running surfaces. These bony arches are specifically supported with the Foot Levelers product, where most over the counter and even many prescribed orthotics do not address all three natural arches in the foot. Most support the medial longitudinal arch which is the arch on the inside of your foot, but do not address the lateral longitudinal arch or the anterior transverse arch, which are the arches on the outside of your foot and underneath the ball of your foot. Together these arches support and distribute the weight of the entire body.
Over time the effects of gravity and through the many traumas we will experience in life, one or more of those arches can start to falter and weaken when not properly supported. That puts extra load on the others which can lead to foot pain, knee pain, lower back pain and many other symptoms throughout the body.
Foot Levelers are specifically casted to fit YOUR foot. They are made from high quality materials and have many different types of materials to best fit your work and activities levels. This results in a much higher quality and longer lasting orthotic which can be effective in reducing pain and other symptoms related to your feet.
If you have questions or would like to see examples of Foot Levelers products, please ask Dr. Shoemaker, Dr. Alex or a team member. We would be happy to review and answer any questions that you have. Also, as with introducing anything new to the body there is a break in period. Our handout can walk you through that process and is available on the website or in the office.