Why Do We Use Foot Levelers Custom Orthotics (& Why Are Rigid Orthotics Terrible)?
“Foot Levelers are literally the best purchase I’ve ever made!”
That’s something a patient told me last week about his Foot Levelers custom orthotics. It’s not the first time, and there’s a reason they’re the only orthotics maker I trust for my patients.
So why are they so good?
If any one feature was responsible for Foot Levelers orthotics being the best, the 3-Arch Advantage™ is it. Foot Levelers orthotics support all 3 arches of the foot, which is the only way to properly address total biomechanical stability from the ground up.
No two pairs of Foot Levelers custom orthotics are alike! Innovations like 3-Arch Support, premium materials and dynamic weight-bearing scanning technology enable a uniqueness to each orthotic, shaped and crafted to your individual feet. It results in a much higher-quality orthotic that also happens to be extremely effective in reducing low back pain and other forms of pain typically related to foot conditions.
Why are the orthotics used by most podiatrists a problem?
If you’ve had hard rigid orthotics prescribed for you… well, you probably hate wearing them. I’ve had patient after patient tell me how extremely uncomfortable their rigid orthotics are, but their podiatrist told them they were necessary and so they dropped $500 on them.
But why are they so bad?
The foot isn’t just a foot!
For one, the classic rigid orthotics most podiatrists use (that haven’t appreciably changed in the past 30 years) treat the foot as “just a foot”, not as part of a complex biomechanical system.
Most traditional orthotics are cast while the patient is lying down, without the foot providing support for the pelvis and spine above it. It’s impossible to accurately determine the degree of pronation and arch collapse with this method. Studies have shown that the end result is substantially less support for the foot.
Taking measurements in a dynamic weight-bearing position, like we do at Ascent Chiropractic, has been scientifically proven to be far, far more reliable and clinically useful.
Even if it were a valid method of taking measurements, research published by Physical Therapy Journal demonstrated that even among experienced podiatrists, orthotic casting is so unreliable from one practitioner to the next that it’s essentially useless.
Foot Levelers foot scanning technology is leaps and bounds more advanced and precise than the methods used by literally every other orthotic company on the market. This level of precision is extremely important in acquiring an accurate scan of your foot; the better the scan, the better the orthotic fits your foot – which translates to a more comfortable and more effective orthotic!
Your foot wasn’t meant to be rigid!
Hard, rigid orthotics cause 5-7x more impact to be absorbed by your feet, ankles and knees! That leads to what’s called a crutch effect – meaning your foot basically loses sensation and falls asleep.
You don’t need me to tell you why that’s not ideal.
Foot Levelers simply work
When your feet are supported correctly, everything works better. In fact, a conclusive new 2017 study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation showed that Foot Levelers custom orthotics alone can reduce low back pain by an average of 34.5% – that’s even without getting adjusted!
One-year, 100% money-back guarantee
Foot Leveler’s guarantee on orthotics covers materials, workmanship, and (most importantly) your satisfaction. All orthotics are guaranteed for 1 year. Decide they’re not helping? Bring them back and we’ll refund your money, no questions asked!
Come in to Ascent Chiropractic and step aboard our state-of-the-art Foot Levelers kiosk to see if custom orthotics are right for you. In just a few seconds, our scanner will show you how well your feet are functioning. To make an appointment, call 262-345-4166 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.