Feet are the foundation of the body—foot imbalance or dysfunction can have ripple effects, transferring imbalance (and pain) to the ankles, legs, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, even the skull. Foot Levelers orthotics are custom-built to balance and support your unique feet and body, and to suit the demands of your individual lifestyle and activities. By balancing and supporting the feet, they help balance and support the spine, which can help relieve pain and improve your body’s overall biomechanics. Find out if Foot Levelers can help reduce your pain by booking an appointment with Dr. Casey Walker and the team at R2 Wellness Centers in Lowell, Indiana. Call or click today.
Foot Levelers custom orthotics are a research-proven solution for plantar fasciitis, low back pain, ankle sprains/ankle instability, knee pain, and many other musculoskeletal conditions.
The foot/spine connection and the kinetic chain
All parts of your body are linked together. And your feet are the foundation!
Even though all your body parts are connected and affect one another, your feet are what we at Foot Levelers call, the "foundation". Your entire body is supported and balanced by your feet. Therefore, if your feet are pronated (as 99% of all people's feet are), your body will suffer – starting with either the knee, hip, or back.
When something goes wrong with one of our parts and we experience pain, traditional medical doctors attempt to treat patients using prescriptions or surgery. This, in our opinion, is a very narrow view of solutions and care.
Orthotics offer quality-of-life improvement for anyone, young, old, athletic, or otherwise. They can help improve pain, posture, balance, and physical performance in all aspects of life. They help prevent or treat low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, and neck pain and are one of the best ways to deal with foot conditions such as bunions, heel spurs, and plantar fasciitis.
Over-the-counter orthotics offer initial comfort and visual appeal—super soft, fancy blue gel, etc.—but they are not necessarily beneficial or lasting. When it comes to your health, we believe that nothing short of custom-made will do. Foot Levelers crafts custom-made orthotics based on scans made by a high-tech 3D scanner with pinpoint accuracy to protect you, not the masses, using materials especially selected to suit your needs.
Orthotics are guaranteed for an entire year but are built to last for two. Foot Levelers recommends a new pair every two years, but more active patients may require replacements more frequently.
Orthotics can help correct deformities in the feet, help with foot and ankle function, support the ankle, and reduce the risk of injuries. Medical conditions that orthotics can be prescribed for include back pain, arthritis, flat feet, hammertoes, heel spurs, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and high arches.
It’s simple! If you’re a patient, start by asking Dr. Walker at your next appointment if orthotics can help with your condition. If you’re not a patient click here or call to schedule your foot scan today.