I. Who Needs Foot Levelers’ Orthotics?

Even if your feet don’t hurt, they may be a major factor contributing to your health problems. A foot problem may be the cause of discomfort or pain in your leg, knee, hip, back, shoulder, or even your neck!

Take This Test

Check.gif (5074 bytes)1. Do you stand or walk on hard surfaces for more than 4 hours daily?

Check.gif (5074 bytes)2. Do you participate regularly in any physical sport (basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, etc.)?

Check.gif (5074 bytes)3. Are you age 40 or over?

Check.gif (5074 bytes)4. Have you had a prior injury to your knee, back, or neck?

Check.gif (5074 bytes)5. Do your shoes wear unevenly?

Check.gif (5074 bytes)6. Do you have joint pain while standing, walking, or running?

Check.gif (5074 bytes)7. Is one of your legs shorter than the other?

Check.gif (5074 bytes)8. Do you have knock knees or bow legs?

Check.gif (5074 bytes)9. Do you have obvious foot problems (bunions, corns, flat feet, etc.)?

Check.gif (5074 bytes)10. Do your feet "toe out" when you’re walking?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above, Foot Levelers’ custom-made, flexible orthotics may be part of the solution to your health problems.

II. Why Chiropractors Recommend Orthotics

Foot Levelers’ custom-made, flexible foot orthotics are scientifically designed for the individual’s unique postural problems. Chiropractors know that orthotics help stabilize the feet, which helps level the pelvis, improve balance, and restore postural stability.

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Before — Without Orthotics

After — With FirmFlex Plus®
Orthotics

Chiropractors also know that several styles of Foot Levelers’ custom orthotics -- and all styles of Foot Levelers’ Shoethotics® and Sandalthotics® -- help absorb damaging heel-strike shock, provide variable firmness, flexibility and control at midstance, and provide a propulsive "boost" as the body moves forward.

THE NEW GAIT CYCLE SYSTEM™

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At heel strike, a Zorbacel™ heel pad absorbs damaging heel-strike shock.

At midstance, the StanceGuard layer provides variable firmness, flexibility,and control. At toe off, a pad of Propacel™ provides a propulsive boost, reducing fatigue.

III. Research Proves

Flexible, custom-made orthotics from Foot Levelers provide ideal postural support — better, in fact, than any other type of shoe insert. Take a look at these facts:

• Pedal structural alignment was significantly improved with the use of Foot Levelers’ orthotics.1

• Balance and proprioceptive ability improved -- and the effects of fatigue were reduced -- after intervention with Foot Levelers’ orthotics.2

• Foot Levelers’ orthotics were shown to help patients with neuromusculoskeletal complaints involving the lower extremities, pelvis, and spine.3

• Flexible, custom-made Foot Levelers orthotics reduced the effects of fatigue in experienced golfers.4

• Northwestern College of Chiropractic conducted a survey in which 82% of patients wearing Foot Levelers orthotics felt they helped their condition overall, and 8 out of 10 would refer others to their doctors to get them.5

• The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has endorsed the full line of Foot Levelers orthotics.6

References

1. Kuhn DR, Shibley NJ, Austin WM, Yochum TR. Radiographic evaluation of weight bearing orthotics and their effect on flexible pes planus. J Manip Physiol Ther 1999; 22(4):221-226.

2. Stude DE, Brink DK. Effects of nine holes of simulated golf and orthotic intervention on balance and proprioception in experienced golfers. J Manip Physiol Ther 1997; 20(9):590-601.

3. Austin WM. Shin splints with underlying posterior tibial tendinitis: a case report. J Sports Chiro Rehab 1996; 10(4):163-168.

4. Stude DE, Gullickson J. effects of orthotic intervention and nine holes of simulated golf on club head velocity in experienced golfers. J Manip Physiol Ther 2000; 23(3):168-174.

5. Northwestern College of Chiropractic. Summary of Market Research Findings: Surveys of Chiropractors and Patients. Bloomington, MN: NWCC, 1997.

6. ACA endorses Foot Levelers’ orthotics. Dynamic Chiro 1996; 14(10):34.

IV. Foot Levelers’ Products

Foot Levelers’ offers a wide variety of orthotics, Shoethotics, and Sandalthotics and other products to meet different needs:

Orthotics

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• Full-length orthotics that work with the foot and support the skeletal system with each step.

• Comprehensive three-phase Gait Cycle System™ provides shock absorption, midstance support and control, and propulsive "boost."

NEW UltraEnergyCat. # 1421

• All the features of UltraStep, and includes the PowerCore™ Advanced Magnet System.

Products with magnets not recommended for patients who are pregnant or wearing a pacemaker or electrical implant of any kind.


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Full Length FirmFlex Plus® Cat. # 137

• Ideal for active lifestyles or jobs that require prolonged standing.


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ParFlex Plus® Cat. # 1401

 

• Designed to give pro and amateur golfers a "performance edge."

• Shock-absorbing heel pads to reduce fatigue -- even after walking 18 holes.

• Firm, flexible design to support weight shifts as you swing.

• Built-in support to improve forefoot stability during follow through.

• TechCel Lite™ uppers to improve air flow and repel moisture.

• Two comfortable magnetic strips.

Products with magnets not recommended for patients who are pregnant or wearing a pacemaker or electrical implant of any kind.


Shoethotics®

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All Shoethotics include the Gait Cycle System

NEW Montana Brown Cat. # 1801

• Custom-made orthotic-and-dress-shoe for men and women.

• Also available: Montana P.C.™ Brown with PowerCore Advanced Magnet System. Cat. # 1802

• Available October 2000: Black Cat. # 1803

• Available October 2000: Montana P.C. Black Cat. #1804


NEW Venetian Black Cat. # 1701

• The custom-made orthotic-and-dress-shoe for women.

• Also available: Venetian P.C.™ Black with PowerCore Advanced Magnet System. Cat. # 1702

• Available October 2000: Venetian Brown Cat. # 1703

• Available October 2000: Venetian P.C.™ Brown Cat. # 1704

• Available October 2000: Venetian Navy Cat. # 1705

• Available October 2000: Venetian P.C.™ Navy Cat. # 1706


NEW Olympian

• Custom-made orthotic-and-shoe combination in one convenient and revolutionary design.

• New streamlined design.

• Now 40% lighter.

White Cat. # 1605

Black Cat. # 1607

Also available: Olympian P.C.™ with PowerCore Advance Magnet System.

White Cat. # 1606

Black Cat. # 1608


Sandalthotics®

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Foot Levelers has designed five different styles of Sandalthotics in a variety of colors. Each Sandalthotic includes the Gait Cycle System, and the PowerCore Advanced Magnet System is also an available option.


Cervical Support Pillows

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Foot Levelers’ pillows are the world’s most popular cervical support pillows. They protect neck alignment and help restore the proper curve in the cervical spine, giving you the best night's sleep possible.

Pillo-Pedic® Cat. # 217


At-Home Rehab

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NECKSYS® Home Care Neck System Cat. # 358

Strengthen your neck and shoulders and improve your posture. Mounts easily over any door; requires no tools, screws, or other hardware. Adjustable height and resistance levels.

 


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BACKSYS® Home Care Back System Cat. # 367

Speed your way to a healthier back. Attaches to any door without screws or tools. Easy-grip handles and improved heavy-duty surgical tubing.

 


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Thera-Ciser



 

Standard Cat. # 350

Light Cat. # 365

Extra Cat. # 366

Recover more rapidly. Variable resistance rubber tubing enhances joint stability, reduces risk of reinjury, and strengthens muscles. Attaches to any door without screws or other hardware.

Ask your healthcare professional how Foot Levelers’ products can help you!