What Is Foot Leveler Orthotics?
Foot Levelers are custom-made inserts that are placed in your shoe to help improve your body's balance, posture, and alignment. They are the only orthotics designed to support all three arches of the foot. By providing proper support for your feet, Foot Levelers help create a balanced foundation for your body.
Contrary to popular belief, many people with foot problems experience little or no pain in their feet. Instead, the pain is transferred to other areas of the body. Your feet are the foundation for your entire body, and having proper posture is the best way to support your body. If you have weakness or unstable positioning in either foot, it can contribute to postural problems throughout the rest of your body. By balancing your feet, Stabilizers help improve your posture, enhance your body's performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness.
Understanding Your Feet
If you are considering individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics, a health care professional can perform a foot scan to show you how imbalances in the feet can lead to problems in the knees, hips, back and shoulders. The foot scan will show how Stabilizing Orthotics may help. Following a foot scan, a report will provide you a Pronation/Stability Index, a Foot Assessment, and a Body Assessment.
The index reveals the severity of pronation/stability in your feet, ranging from Optimal to Severe. An index of 102, for example, is Moderate pronation/instability. Untreated imbalances of any level may lead to chronic problems throughout your body.
The red areas on the V7+ scan show where your feet are applying pressure. Loss of arch height – which shows more red in the middle of the foot, such as the image shown – can cause flattening and rolling of the feet.
The scan also shows the percentage of imbalance for each foot. The higher number indicates greater instability on that side of the body.
The body assessment image shows how imbalances in the feet can lead to knee rotation, pelvic tilt and shoulder drop. These imbalances in the body can be caused by pronation and supination of the foot.
These instabilities can lead to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and neck pain.
A properly aligned body will have symmetrical feet, level knees, pelvis, and shoulders. Wearing Stabilizing Orthotics may help alleviate imbalances and conditions caused by those imbalances.
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