Foot Levelers Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are custom-made orthotics to be inserted in shoes and sandals for your feet to help improve your spinal health. Foot Levelers is a company started by chiropractor, Dr. Monte Greenawalt, which has been manufacturing custom-made orthotics called Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers for 60 years.
Your feet are the foundation of your entire body. Like any structure, your body’s foundation must be balanced to support the weight above it. If the arches in one or both of your feet collapse, your body does not get the correct postural support, causing an imbalance in your skeletal frame. The Associate™ Platinum digital scanner is the latest tool helping chiropractors develop custom-made orthotics from Foot Levelers to obtain positive results in nearly everyone — from children to seniors.
Imbalance from the Feet Up
Each foot has 3 arches that support the whole body. If one of these arches changes so that it does not support the body as it should, it causes an imbalance in your foot. Imbalances can cause a chain reaction of pain – from your feet, to your knees, hips, back and neck. A loss of the height of the arches of the foot means excessive pronation of the foot or feet. This can have an effect further up the kinematic chain even all the way into your spine.
What is Pronation?
Pronation describes the rotation of a body part downward or inward. Foot Pronation is actually a normal motion that occurs when walking. However, if pronation happens excessively, it can cause global postural problems. The major cause of over-pronation is a decrease in the arch height.
What are Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers?
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.
Properly fitted Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers support the feet in order to control excessive and unwanted pronation and supination. This helps to reduce unwanted stress on the body. Improved shock absorption reduces repetitive stress on joints and muscles, permitting smoother function and decreasing arthritic symptoms. Use of Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers represents a long-term, yet cost-effective intervention for many types of functional and structural problems. Footlevelers orthotics support the foot through the three phases of the gait cycle: heel strike, mid-stance, and toe-off.
Who Can Benefit from Orthotics?
We know how the feet are the foundation of the entire spinal pelvic structure. Any fallen arch or misalignment in the feet can cause pain (now or later) in the knees, hips, back or neck and even cause them to wear out prematurely. Many lower back issues are actually the result of feet that are poorly supported, and we can fix that!Doctors of Chiropractic around the world are looking to give their patients the best short-term and long-term results for spinal health and are recommending Footlevelers Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers to achieve that.