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Foot Levelers Unveils Newest Research: Custom Orthotics Effective at Reducing Injuries in a College Football Team

At the 2007 Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, numerous poster presentations were selected for display from all over the world. Foot Levelers, Inc. provided a poster presentation on ground-breaking orthotics-related research.

Dr. Brian Jensen, Assistant Director of Education at Foot Levelers, presented a poster on The Effectiveness of Custom Orthotics at Reducing Injuries in a College Football Team.

The Effectiveness of Custom Orthotics at Reducing Injuries in a College Football Team

The goals of this study were to determine the effect of custom-made orthotics on the injury rate for a college football team and the patients' satisfaction level with their orthotics. Consenting patients were fitted for custom-made, flexible Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers, and were asked to answer a pre-study and post-study questionnaire. The study used the previous year's injury rate as the control.

The findings on Foot Levelers' orthotic use were that lower body-half injuries decreased from 148 to 126 (15% decrease); knee injuries decreased from 29 to 20 (31% decrease); and lumbar spine injuries decreased from 14 to 7 (50% decrease). Results from the pre- and post-study questionnaires revealed that nearly all player groups reported an above neutral satisfaction level with their orthotics.

The goal of Foot Levelers' research is to provide the chiropractic community with research that shows how orthotics can improve patients' health and help grow chiropractic practices.

About Foot Levelers
For 55 years, Foot Levelers has been the exclusive provider of custom-made Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers and other healthcare products. For more information about Foot Levelers' products or seminars, please call 1-800-553-4860 (U.S.), 1-800-344-4860 (Canada), or visit www.footlevelers.com.

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