Orthotics

All information on this page is courtesy of Foot Levelers. For more information on orthotics please visit www.footlevelers.com.

Foundation of the Body

Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
  • It's a chain reaction.
    Healthcare professionals know alleviating pain in one part of your body often requires treating a different part. The pain you feel in your neck could be caused by a misalignment in your spine which is caused by unbalanced positioning in your feet. See? It's a chain reaction.
  • By stabilizing and balancing your feet, Foot Levelers orthotics enhance your body's performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. Our orthotics complement your healthcare professional's treatment when you stand, walk, and live your active life.
  • The Gait Cycle System®.
    Many Foot Levelers products feature a comprehensive support system that addresses all three phases of the Gait Cycle: heel strike, midstance, and toe-off.
The Gait Cycle System® works like this :
At heel strike, The Gait Cycle System offers a Zorbacel® heel pad for maximum shock absorption.
The StanceGuard™ layer provides variable firmness, flexibility, and control at midstance.
The Gait Cycle System provides a pad of Propacel™ for a propulsive boost at toe-off to reduce fatigue.    

Comfort and Support

Custom-made SPS Orthotics are individualized to stabilize your spine and pelvis by correcting imbalances in your feet – the foundation of your skeletal system. Though they may go unnoticed, these imbalances contribute to fatigue, misalignments, and pain in areas throughout your body.

These imbalances may occur even if you're not experiencing foot pain. Off-the-rack shoe inserts cannot give you the unique support and placement that your feet need to maintain proper, stable positioning. They are made for the masses but Foot Levelers' SPS Orthotics are made just for you.

Foot Levelers custom designs SPS Orthotics through a casting process that your healthcare professional uses in his or her office. First, you step into a foam casting kit or scan with The Associate™ which captures an exact impression of your feet while you are standing, with your full weight on your feet. Your healthcare provider will determine which style of SPS Orthotic is appropriate for you, and then the kit is sent to our laboratory where the orthotics are created to correct any imbalances found in the three arches of your feet. Your new orthotics will be sent to your care provider, who will show you how to wear and care for them.

Unique Just Like You

Foot Levelers' expert technicians analyze every individual foot impression we receive. Using 16 precise measurements, we create a custom-made SPS Orthotic that restores balance to the three arches of your feet. Different shoe styles require different orthotics. As your activity changes, so does your shoe style.That's exactly why you need a Foot Levelers Combo. Combos provide two pairs of orthotics; one for shoes with laces and one for shoes without laces. This assures the continuous support your body needs for work, play and exercise.
  • Sixteen measurements ensure that your orthotic is a custom fit.
  • A variety of styles are available for all activity levels. Full-length and 3/4 length orthotics fit a wide variety of shoe styles.
  • Only Foot Levelers' SPS orthotics provide support to all three arches of the foot.
  • Foot Levelers' custom made orthotics help promote a healthy, natural, skeletal alignment for total body health.
  • Your lifestyle, age, weight, activity level, and condition are all considered when we create your custom-made orthotics.

A Nessary Adjunct

Patients with certain types of spinal problems benefit from custom made orthotic support (SPS Orthotics, Shoethotics®, or Sandalthotics®). These devices stabilize the foundation of the pelvis and spine, reducing abnormal forces and stresses, while enhancing structural and functional relationships. When necessary, this office provides custom made, flexible othotics as an important adjunct to effective chiropractic care.

Understanding Human Biomechanics:
  • The joints and muscles of the body function most efficiently when they are in physical balance.
  • The body is a biomechanical kinetic chain where abnormal movements at one line, or joint, can interfere with proper movements at other joints.
  • During standing and walking, our bodies are subjected to natural forces and postures that can inflict mechanical stress and strain throughout the interrelated chain of joints and muscles.
  • When foot imbalance is present, there is a negative impact on the knees, hips, pelvis, and spine. Some patients must have these abnormal forces reduced before they can achieve improved spinal function.
Improper Balance and Function of the Feet Can Lead To:
  • Excessive rotation of the tibia and femur, stressing the knee and twisting the pelvis and spine.
  • Tilting of the pelvis which places tension on muscles and connective tissues, eventually resulting in chronic back problems.
  • High levels of heel-strike shock from breakdown of the body's natural “shock absorbers.” The shock wave then transmits up the kinetic chain, resulting in painful symptoms up to the head, slowed recovery of leg and spine injuries, and aggravation of other conditions.
  • Benefits of Orthotic Use:
  • Properly fitted Spinal Pelvic Stabilizer (SPS) Orthotics support the foot to control excessive pronation and supination, preventing unwanted stress on the body.
  • Limiting functional hypermobility helps chiropractic adjustments hold longer and increases the effectiveness of care.
  • Improved shock absorption reduces repetitive stress on joints and muscles, permitting smoother function and decreasing arthritic symptoms.
  • Use of SPS Orthotics represents a long-term, yet cost-effective intervention for many types of functional and structural problems.
How Orthotics Work:
  • Wearing SPS Orthotics inside shoes is similar to placing a shim beneath the leg of a wobbly table: it adds support to eliminate unwanted motion in the entire structure.
  • The foot is formed of three distinct arches, which create an architectural vault. The result of supporting these three arches is improved stability and postural integrity.
  • Flexible SPS Orthotics encourage optimal muscle and nerve function by guiding the feet through a more normal pattern with each step taken.
  • About Foot Levelers' Spinal Pelvic Stabilizer (SPS) Orthotics:
  • Foot Levelers, Inc., a leading supplier for 50 years, creates custom-made, flexible SPS Orthotics to match each patient's unique needs.
  • Using weightbearing impression images of the feet in the position of function (either from a foam casting kit or The Associate™ electronic analysis system), along with instructions from the healthcare professional, skilled laboratory technicians create unique SPS Orthotics designed to correct and support areas of weakness.
  • The combination of flexible, yet supportive and durable construction materials ensure that the orthotics will both guide the feet when walking and provide support during long periods of standing.
  • Unlike other stabilizing technologies which use rigid materials to force the feet into a theoretical “ideal” position and may result in muscle atrophy and abnormal nerve proprioception, Foot Levelers' SPS Orthotics allow controlled, supported movement for the dynamic human body.
Spinal pelvic stabilization is a traditional modality for comprehensive case management, is widely recognized throughout the profession, and is taught as an integral part of most chiropractic college curriculums.

BEFORE
AFTER

PAIN
Spinal stress from pelvic tilt can irritate nerve roots at any level of the spine.


RELIEF
Restoring a balanced foundation for the spine relieves the pain caused by poor body mechanics.

TILT
The pelvis tilts forward in response to inroll of the feet and legs, disrupting the spinal base. 


BALANCE
With the feet and legs aligned and supported by stabilizers, the pelvis can return to its normal
balanced position.

ROTATION
When the feet roll in, the legs react with abnormal rotation, marked by “knock knees.”


ALIGNMENT
The lower extremity returns to proper alignment when the foot is balanced by spinal pelvic stabilizers.

PRONATION
The constant impact of body weight rolls the foot inward, creating “flat foot” or “fallen arches.”


SUPPORT
Stabilizers correct foot imbalance for improved weight distribution.
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