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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.
The foot is constructed with three arches which, when properly maintained, give exceptional supportive strength. These three arches form a supporting vault that distributes the weight of the entire body.
If there is compromise of one arch in the foot, the other arches must compensate and are subject to additional stresses, which usually leads to further compromise.
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 that 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.
Patients with certain types of spinal problems benefit from custom made orthotic support (SPS Stabilizers, Shoethotics®, or Sandalthotics®). These devices stabilize the foundation of the pelvis and spine by first addressing structural problems with the feet, thereby reducing abnormal forces and stresses, while enhancing structural and functional relationships.
Postural Effects from Imbalances in the Feet:
Benefits of Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers:
How Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers Work:
Wearing Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers inside your 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 Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers 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:
When you walk or run, you progress through three unique phases that make up what is called the Gait Cycle. Because each part of this process places different stresses on the feet, Foot Levelers has created The Gait Cycle System® to provide unique support and protection throughout.
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.
Foot Levelers orthotics are called something different because they are something different. Our Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are shoe inserts that support all three arches in your feet thereby creating a stable foundation upon which to build proper body posture. We have a saying that our Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are “Made for the feet, but designed for the body.”
Custom-made Foot Levelers are individualized to stabilize your spine and pelvis by correcting imbalances in your feet— the foundation of your skeletal system. These imbalances may occur even if you’re not experiencing foot pain. Though they may go unnoticed, these imbalances contribute to postural misalignments, pain in areas throughout your body and fatigue.
At Foot Levelers, we custom design our stabilizers through an impression or imaging process that your healthcare professional uses in his or her office. First, you step into a foam casting kit or get a digital foot scan 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 is appropriate for you, and then the kit or scan is sent to our laboratory where the stabilizers are created to correct any imbalances found in the three arches of your feet. Your new Foot Levelers will be sent to your care provider, who will show you how to wear and care for them.
Foot Levelers’ expert technicians analyze every individual foot impression or digital foot scan that we receive. Using 16 precise measurements, we create a custom-made Stabilizer that restores balance to the three arches of your feet.
Sixteen measurements ensure that your Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers is a custom fit.
A variety of styles are available for all activity levels. Full-length and Dress length stabilizers fit a wide variety of shoe styles.
Only Foot Levelers' stabilizers provide support to all three arches of the foot.
Foot Levelers’ custom made stabilizers 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 stabilizers.
Information taken from www.footlevelers.com