Foot Levelers© Orthotics 101

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Foot Levelers© company started in Dubuque, Iowa in the early 1960s and have been supporting chiropractic patients and their posture ever since. If ever there were a clear example of, “necessity is the mother of the invention”, it would be this company’s story. The company was started by a chiropractor expressly to help other chiropractors and their patients hold the correction to the spine long enough for “mother nature” to take over. It was observed in the early history of chiropractic that the adjustment was easily administered; however, the challenging part was maintaining these spinal corrections.

Rogers AR Chiropractor Foot Levelers Digital Footprint
Nearly 60 years ago, Dr. Monte Greenawalt invented a technology to balance the body by balancing the feet, thereby enhancing his patients’ structural integrity. The custom-made orthotics, Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers®, provided structural support, yet allowed the foot to retain a full range of motion. Through independent research and testimonials, Stabilizers have proven the test of time and patients appreciate the added support.

Foot Levelers is now the leading provider of custom-made orthotics for the chiropractic profession. Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers were the original concept and today the company has expanded their product to be selective for dress shoes, athletic shoes, safety boots, western boots, and many other individual styles and demands. Foot levelers have also diversified into custom-made pillows, rehabilitation equipment, and a veritable plethora of literature used to educate the patients.

In the beginning the patient’s bare foot was placed in a casting box in a weight-bearing position one foot at a time. Then the patient’s postural analysis, orthopedic profile, and special instructions were placed in the casting box and shipped in the mail. The whole process of casting, mailing, and receiving the orthotic took about two weeks if the doctor or staff got to the post office in judicious time. Today, the whole process is all computerized. The orthotic is still customized using a laser scanner that scans the plantar surface of the patient’s foot and transfers that information via the internet. Now, the whole process takes days rather than weeks.

After the digital scan is sent to the foot levelers laboratory, skilled technicians build your custom-made stabilizers using 16 precise measurements based on the analysis of your feet. Your lifestyle, age, weight and activity level are all considered with your custom-made stabilizers created. These flexible orthotics are made from leather, synthetics, sorbothane for shock absorption, sorbocel for toe-off and lift.

Today, in Roanoke, VA, the company continues to have a positive influence on nearly every aspect of chiropractic including patient wellness and instruction, public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care, philanthropic donations to numerous chiropractic colleges and research foundations, and substantial financial support to local, state, and national chiropractic associations. In its sixth decade of commitment to the chiropractic profession, Foot Levelers is a testament to the visionary and founder, Monte H. Greenawalt, DC, DABCO.

Call us today at (479) 636-3021 to schedule your visit and experience the relief you deserve.

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