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WHY DO WE USE FOOT LEVELERS CUSTOM ORTHOTICS?
Dr. Jonathan A. Sirota DC, CCSP, PC
“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 Or Orthopedic MD’s
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 $900 or more on them. Now they are in their top junk drawer-collecting dust.
Here is What’s going on with the madness. Traditionally trained Podiatrists are thinking “imobilization” when they “cast” you for Orthotics. The problem is twofold. First, The foot is made up of many moveable joints. They move to allow the foot to act as a shock absorber every time you stand up. You can understand how important that is if you decide to do jump rope for example. All of the your body weight is supported by your “flexible” arches, made up of a combination of joints and connective tissue (called fascia). The other problem is this:
“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.
At Foot Levelers, we use a custom 3D Body Scanner to scan while you’re standing. Not sitting. We want to know the full extent of your foot WHILE YOU ARE Fully Weight Bearing. Otherwise we are guessing as to where we THINK you “should” be positioned in a perfect world. The problem, is additionally worsened by the fact that none of us have perfectly symetrical feet. So at Foot Levelers, Inc. they made a technology that is far superior to any other available to create a “negative” of your foot’s image, and then a perfectly crafted device to wear in all of your shoes.
What’s the outcome?
The outcome is this: Wear the Orthotics we produce for you by Foot Levelers in all of your shoes. One pair will fit in most if not all. Your body will gradually go through reversal of many years of negative adaptive changes occurred due to poor foot foundation’s effects on your skeleton. English translation is this: You will unwind. You will gradually develop better posture, hold your adjustments much longer, use less energy to stand and walk or run. You will come home less tired from work or play. Effectively the new orthotics by Foot Levelers will gently “force” your body to reposition in a healthful way. Gradually and comfortably. You will absolutely Love our custom Orthotics. We guarantee it.
Taking measurements in a dynamic weight-bearing position, like we do at Sirota 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!
Come into Sirota Chiropractic and step aboard our state-of-the-art Foot Levelers 3D two-foot custom 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, schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.