Ensure Your Patients Are Wearing Healthy Summer Footwear

Discover More About Custom Flip-Flops By: Dr. Mark Charrette Warm weather has arrived, and more patients and more patients are coming into offices wearing sandals and flip-flops. This time of year presents both a challenge and opportunity for Chiropractors: patients’ shoes can either contribute to their health and whole body wellness, or to greater pain 

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Common Patterns of Lower Extremity Subluxations

By: Jeffrey D. Olsen, DC Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) suggests that, before proceeding to the pelvis or any portion of the axial skeleton, doctors must first clear the subluxations and remove any instability from the lower extremity.1 The Activator Adjusting Instrument, with the proper line of drive, is your tool for removing subluxations. Furthermore, 

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Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT)

By: Jeffrey D. Olsen, DC Among the options available, my low-force procedure of choice is Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT). From my earliest exposure to AMCT, while taking the elective as a student at Palmer College, I had the impression that this is the most systematic approach to Chiropractic care. In our training and too 

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Excessive Pronation and the Q-Angle

By: Mark N. Charrette, DC The Q-angle is a very important indicator of biomechanical function in the lower extremity. This measurement reflects the effect of the quadriceps mechanism on the knee (hence the “Q” angle). When assessed correctly, it supplies very useful information concerning the alignment of the pelvis, leg, and foot. Determination of the 

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New Orthotic Video – Educate Your Patients About Orthotics

Watch the Video Here Foot Levelers congratulates you on the great investment you’ve made to improve your well-being. Now, you can educate your patients about with this video about your custom, functional orthotics we’re handcrafting specifically to support your body. Most orthotics, especially over-the-counter inserts, are designed to only support one arch on each foot. 

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Pronation Protocols: 7 Steps to Adjust the Pronated Foot

By: Mark Charrette, DC When a foot is severely pronated, or flat, it means its arches have fallen. Flat feet are less shock-absorbent and make for a less stable “base” for everything above: bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. Feet are the body’s foundation. Learn about the different parts of the foot and 

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A-S-R: An Effective Program for Long-Term Patient Wellness

Foot Levelers’ A-S-R program is more than just a catch phrase; it is a system of total body care for your patients. You determine the appropriate adjustments for your patients’ conditions, and Foot Levelers provides you with the tools you need to improve their overall health and well-being. A-S-R stands for “Adjust – Support – 

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How to Run a True “Wellness Center”

By: Kent S. Greenawalt Most Chiropractors advertise pain relief without drugs and care for injuries. Recently, some doctors and practices have begun labeling and promoting themselves as “Wellness Centers.” What does “Wellness” mean? Is this just a euphemism like some “Health Center” for a medical doctor’s office? Why would someone want to have a “Wellness 

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Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low-Back Pain

Download PDF By: Jerrilyn A. Cambron, DC, PhD, Manuel Duarte, DC, Jennifer Dexheimer, BS, LMT, and Thomas Solecki, DC Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the feasibility of a randomized clinical trial of shoe orthotics for chronic low-back pain. Methods: The study recruited 50 patients with chronic low-back pain through 

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Orthotics for the Olympics

Orthotics for the Olympics By: John K. Hyland, DC, DACBR, DABCO, CSCS With very few exceptions, the sports competitions held during the Winter Olympics are dependent on the function and stability of the feet. This goes for the various types of skiing (alpine, cross-country, and freestyle), skating (figure, dance, speed, hockey), and snowboarding. Participation in 

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Inspiration: Dr. Anna Mosely, World Class Athlete

Imagine hanging 20,000 feet in the air overlooking Argentina terrain, on the side of one of the seven summits. Dr. Anna Moseley did. In fact, that’s when this Chiropractor from Vienna, VA first started using Foot Levelers orthotics. “I didn’t want to be suspended 20,000 feet with my feet hurting,” says Moseley who climbed the 

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Weightbearing Casting Produces the Best Results

By: William M. Austin, DC, CCSP, CCRD Over and over again, the weightbearing casting method has been shown to be the most reliable, accurate, and effective process for creating custom-made foot orthotics. The question as to which type of orthotic is the best for your patients has been settled, too: Foot Levelers’ functional orthotics work 

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Adjusting Protocol for Patients with Orthotics

By: Dale Heil, DC Doctors of Chiropractic have always strived for a delineated adjusting protocol that makes sense to both the patient and themselves. When using functional orthotics in combination with an appropriate adjusting technique, the doctor can intelligently demonstrate the need for continuing corrective care and establish an effective maintenance program. Patients and doctors 

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