How Foot Abnormalities Contribute to Low Back Pain

William M. Austin, DC, CCSP, CCRD Most chronic low back pain is the result of some form of structural weakness or failure.1–2 The cause of chronic lumbar spine breakdown is microtrauma, which is produced by biomechanical errors, structural asymmetries, tissue weaknesses and excessive external loads. The source of these conditions must be recognized and addressed 

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Research Confirms Effectiveness of Functional Orthotics

Foot Levelers, Inc. sponsored two research studies on the effectiveness of functional orthotics. These studies verified that orthotics are considered very effective by a large percentage of wearers, and appear to have a positive effect on the lower body-half injury profile of college football players. Custom-Made Orthotics as an Adjunct to Chiropractic Care: The Patient’s Perspective 

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Low Back Pain Improves with A-S-R

By: William M. Austin, DC, CCSP, CCRD During standing, walking, and running the lumbar spine and pelvis balance on the lower extremities. As shown in Fig. 1, leg or foot asymmetries send abnormal forces along the closed Kinetic/Kinematic Chain, interfering with spinal function.1 And interfering with spinal function can result in a number of bodily malfunctions. 

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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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