What are Functional Orthotics?
Functional Orthotics were made by a chiropractor to treat the body as a functional unit and give you the support you need. They support the 26 bones and over 100 muscles in each of your feet to protect your foundation. You can maintain your feet's 3-arched structure, the plantar vault, to balance the entire body with our orthotics.
Your 3-arched structure optimizes your body by:
- Giving strength to support the weight of the entire body
- Permitting sufficient flexibility to accommodate changes in terrain
- Providing momentum for movement
Why Foot Levelers
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. Stabilizing 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 Stabilizing 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 Stabilizing Orthotics offer more than just short-term symptom relief. They also promote whole-body wellness for your life.
What you need to ask your insurance company to find out if they cover the cost of Custom Made Orthotics
- Do I need a prescription? Can it be from a Nurse Practitioner or does it have to be from a MD? Does it need a diagnosis? ex. Plantar fasciitis, pes planus, disc bulge etc. are diagnoses *back pain is NOT a diagnosis, it is a symptom
- Does my insurance company allow a chiropractor to issue the orthotics? Some specifically want podiatrists, chiropodist, orthopedist to issue the orthotic.
- Is a digital weight bearing scan allowed or do they require a foam cast?
- What is the amount covered by my plan? Be aware orthotic cost approx. $400+HST.
- Will my plan allow the practitioner reimbursement or do I have to pay first and submit myself? If your plan doesn’t allow practitioner reimbursement (where they pay the office directly) you must pay a 50% deposit before we can order your orthotics.
3 Arch Advantage
Stabilizing 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. Click here for more ailments. 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 Stabilizing Orthotics based on digital images or impressions of your feet. This ensures that our products are tailored to your specific stabilizing 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 Stabilizing Orthotics are made to endure even more rigorous activities.
Total Body Wellness
We specialize in products that are designed to improve your quality of life.
We can improve your overall health by supporting your foundation. The feet are the foundation of the body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. Feet also help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from stress as you move.
By stabilizing and balancing your feet, Foot Levelers orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. Our orthotics complement your healthcare professional’s treatment when you stand, walk, and live your life in balance.
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