Structural imbalances originate in the feet. If we do not address these imbalances, regardless of what other treatments or conditioning we use, whenever we are standing, our posture is imbalanced. This imbalance produces an abnormal mechanical loading on certain joints, tendons, and muscles, increases the likelihood of injury, and accelerates the breakdown or degeneration of parts of the body. Every human being has a unique structure, not only in their feet, but also in their entire neuro-musculoskeletal system. This is why it is important to understand the entire structure if we hope to attain optimal biomechanical alignment and function.
Custom Foot Orthotics
There are three arches in the foot, all of which are critically important. The arches give the foot the necessary strength to support the body in the most balanced fashion. In most people, one or more arches on each foot have dropped. Most people also have an imbalance between their right and left feet. Even the slightest imbalance will trigger compensatory effects all the way up the structure. In addition, due to gravity, aging, and the incredible amount of stress we put on our feet during our lifetime, our arches fall over time. Because we’re typically one-side-dominant people and engage in both symmetrical and asymmetrical activities, it’s common for our arches to fall at different times in our lives, increasing the imbalance between our feet. This is why we recommend that all people be fitted with custom orthotics as early as possible in life. We begin patients at the age of seven, when their foot type becomes apparent.
Foot Levers Orthotics
Would you wear eyeglasses that weren’t prescribed for you? Or take an over-the-counter drug for a problem that requires a prescription drug?
Of course not — you take care of your health and do what is right for your overall well-being.
Support for your entire body
Most orthotic companies only support one arch. When only one arch is being supported the problem shifts to another part of your body. Functional orthotics support the three interconnected arches of your foot, the plantar vault. The structural support for the entire body’s equilibrium is gained from your feet’s plantar vault.
Specifically made for YOU
Unlike generic, over-the-counter orthotics, our Functional orthotics are individually designed for your unique postural problems — not just problems with your feet. We believe that correcting imbalances in your feet can properly align your spine and pelvis.
Our Functional orthotics offer more than just short-term symptom relief. They also promote whole-body wellness for your life.
Functional Orthotics vs. ‘Custom’ Orthotics
If your feet don’t get proper support from your footwear, activities such as walking, running, and jumping will force your body out of alignment, causing stress and fatigue to major joints and muscles, which in turn will cause pain and reduced performance. Devices commonly known as orthotics are highly recommended as they are designed to reinforce your feet, saving you from the pain and discomfort of a misaligned body. However, over-the-counter orthotics support just one arch of the foot; we support all three and that’s our 3 Arch Advantage.
The feet are the most abused parts of the human body. From regular activities such as walking and running to more intense actions such as dancing and playing sports, the feet consistently absorb the force generated by body weight and gravity combined. And without proper support, your feet will be overwhelmed by the constant stress. This will lead to arch pain or plantar fasciitis–a very common condition affecting the plantar fascia that can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly.
Other conditions you may develop from unsupported arches include: low back pain, neck pain, hip pain, and ankle pain.
To ensure that your feet stay in good form, orthotics are often recommended. However, it’s important to note that not all orthotics are made the same. Most orthotics, especially over-the-counter varieties, are designed to only assist a single arch on each foot. Such generic products often overcorrect one arch, causing more harm than good and shifting pain and discomfort from one area of the body to another. Furthermore, over-the-counter products may not be very durable, and may result in more costs due to frequent replacement.
Here at Foot Levelers, we recognize there are three arches that form the plantar vault, and all three need orthotic reinforcement to properly support your body. With our 3 Arch Advantage you get maximum support in all three arches, providing a solid foundation for your body, your kinetic chain.
This is why we offer individually designed Functional Orthotics based on digital images or impressions of your feet. This ensures that our products are tailored to your specific functional needs for longer-term symptom relief.
Ensure better posture and support chiropractic adjustments by getting orthotics made specially for you.
Aside from providing products for everyday use, we also design orthotics for runners. These specialized Functional Orthotics are made to endure even more rigorous activities.
A foot scan or impression shows how imbalances in the feet lead to problems throughout your body. The orthotics are then made off your foot scan or impression.
Only Foot Levelers custom orthotics support all 3 arches of the foot. Your arches give the foot strength to support the body in a balanced fashion. Balancing your foundation can help relieve pain and avoid future issues. Ask us about getting scanned or download Foot Levelers Patient Catalog for more information.
Custom Orthotics Success Story
Kelley Andrews was living with pain and taking painkillers after multiple failed back surgeries. She finally found pain relief after discovering Foot Levelers custom orthotics. Watch her story below.