Foot Levelers are custom-built orthotics that support all three arches of the foot. Those three natural arches help balance the body, propel us forward, absorb impact and adapt to our walking and running surfaces. Most over-the-counter and even many prescribed orthotics do not address all three natural arches in the foot.
Also, no two feet are alike. Millions of people share your shoe size, yet no two have the same foot shape. Even your own two feet aren’t identical. This is why custom-fit orthotics matter.
Over time the effects of gravity and the many traumas we will experience in life, one or more of those arches can start to falter and weaken when not adequately supported. That puts an extra load on the others areas of the body. Those additional loads can lead to foot pain, knee pain, lower back pain, and many other symptoms throughout the body.
Other structural imbalances in your feet that can also lead to issues throughout the body like:
Foot pronation occurs when feet roll inwards. People who suffer from excessive pronation may experience an inward rotation of the knee and forward tilting of the pelvis, causing pain in the feet, knees, hips, back, shoulders and neck.
• Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning.
Pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower back.
• Achilles Tendinitis
Inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The tendon runs from the calf muscles down to the back of the heel bone. Achilles tendonitis usually occurs due to overuse and is most commonly reported in athletes—most frequently, runners.
Clairpointe Family Chiropractic offers Foot Levelers KIOSK to get you properly fitted for your Foot Leveler orthotics.
It only takes a few steps to get started:
1.) Take your shoes and socks off and stand on the scanner.
2.) Touch the screen; the machine will then ask you a few questions. Note: Foot Levelers will ask you for your e-mail but this is only used to send you your results.
3.) The scanner will then scan your feet. Your results will appear on the screen to show you where support is needed.
4.) It will then send Foot Levelers the same report to keep on file for when you are ready to order.
From here, you can go over the types of orthotics we offer and place your order with our C.A. Since Foot Levelers will have your report on file, this lessens the time it will take to build your custom orthotics and they should arrive within 5-7 days.
Watch Dr. Gary Shoemaker walk you through our new kiosk by foot levelers to get you properly fitted for your orthotics!
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 below can walk you through that process and prep your feet for your new Foot Leveler orthotics.