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Foot Levelers News and Press Releases

Below are press releases published by Foot Levelers over the past two years.

Footmaxx, Foot Levelers Team Up for Major Shoe Donation to Wildfire-Affected Residents of Northern Alberta

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO—June 30, 2016—Two custom orthotic labs, Footmaxx and Foot Levelers, have joined forces to make a major footwear donation to residents affected by the devastating fires of Northern Alberta. The donation will be received by Edmonton Emergency Relief Services, one of the primary agencies helping the approximately 80,000 residents impacted.

The shipment is en route to Edmonton for distribution to aid shelters and is expected to arrive on July 5th. It includes new, high-quality footwear for men, women and children from brands like Franco Sarto, Clarks, P.W. Minor, Aetrex, Florsheim, and Acorn.

“Footmaxx has a long history of serving the people of Northern Alberta,” said Steve Stone, General Manager, Footmaxx. “Our hearts go out to those who have lost so much. We’re honored to have the opportunity to help in our own way.”

Foot Levelers Senior Vice President, Dawn Galbraith, added: “The hardship that the people of Northern Alberta are facing is unimaginable, and we at Foot Levelers are eager to help. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering.”

“Edmonton Emergency Relief Services would like to thank Footmaxx and Foot Levelers for their generous donation of over 700 pairs of new shoes to help support the relief efforts for the evacuees of the wildfire,” said Nicole Geoffroy, Media Relations for Edmonton Emergency Relief Services. “We appreciate all of their support in helping all the evacuee families receive these greatly needed items.”

Footmaxx and Foot Levelers are sister companies. Both serve a significant customer base of healthcare providers throughout Alberta.

About Footmaxx:
Founded in Toronto in 1994, Footmaxx custom orthotics are custom-made for people who require better foot function in everyday activities. Footmaxx helps bring personalized care to patients of all lifestyles, by improving their function, easing pain, and helping correct biomechanics. For more information on Footmaxx and its product offerings, visit Footmaxx.com.


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This Next Generation of Custom-Made Orthotic Flip-Flops is Here: The Plus Line with Gait Cycle System®

The World’s Best Custom Orthotic Flip-Flops Just Got Better with Custom Support for Every Phase of Gait

—December 21, 2016—Foot Levelers is thrilled to unveil our next generation of custom orthotic flip-flops, the Plus line with Gait Cycle System® built into the footbed. The world’s best flipflops just got better with an extra boost of shock absorption at heel-strike, improved stability to guide the foot into healthy alignment, and a propulsive boost at toe-off.

From the moment the foot hits the ground, a complex series of events takes place, which affect the entire body. The comprehensive Gait Cycle System (GCS) provides support and protection through every phase of gait, including:

  • Zorbacel® heel pad to absorb damaging heel-strike shock
  • StanceGuard™ mid-layer to provide the variable firmness, flexibility, and control needed for proper biomechanical support during mid-stance
  • And Propacel™ in the forefoot to give an energetic "boost" at toe-off, helping to conserve energy and reduce fatigue as the body advances back to the heel-strike phase

Foot Levelers custom-made orthotic flip-flops offer the fashion and ease of traditional flip-flops, plus health benefits that actually help your patients’ feet and backs. The “Plus” of GCS is currently available for Foot Levelers’ traditional line only, including Seabreeze Plus™, Midnight Breeze Plus™, and Bling Plus™ for her; and Catamaran Plus™ for him in both Teak and Mahogany leather.

These new exciting offerings are included in Foot Levelers’ Spring 2017 catalog, slated to arrive in practices around the country the first or second week of January. The new catalog also includes a number of exciting new shoes plus a BIG new technology offering—stay tuned for more on this revolutionary innovation!

Foot Levelers custom-made custom orthotics and orthotic shoes are backed by 37 clinical research studies and are the most evidence-based orthotics in the world. They are proven to help relieve back pain, improve athletic performance, and help hold the Chiropractic adjustment better. Founded by a Chiropractor in 1952, Foot Levelers’ mission has always been to help patients and practices thrive.

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Foot Levelers Celebrates Chiropractic’s 121st Birthday with FREE Custom Orthotics, Historic Offers, and More

Get Up to 6 FREE Pairs of Orthotics, FREE Pillows, FREE Seminar Registrations and FREE Practice Growth Tools (Call 800.553.4860 to Learn How)

Roanoke, VA—September 15, 2016
—On Sunday, September 18th, Chiropractic turns 121 years old! Foot Levelers is celebrating with special offers that don’t come around every day (in fact, only once every 121 years!). Call 800.553.4860 to learn how to get up to 6 FREE pairs of custom-made functional orthotics, plus FREE pillows, FREE seminar registrations and FREE practice growth tools, in addition to a number of other historic special offers, good through the end of October.

Foot Levelers’ “birthday bash for Chiropractic” is consistent with a long-standing legacy of giving back to the profession
—a legacy that began with company founder, Dr. Monte H. Greenawalt, in 1952. Over the years, Foot Levelers has opened a number of Chiropractic health centers and educational campus buildings, funded Chiropractic research studies, established college scholarships for aspiring DCs, and more. The company also hosts dozens of educational seminars and free webinars each year, all aimed at helping the Chiropractic practitioner be the best D.C. he or she can be.

Foot Levelers has served millions of patients and tens of thousands of healthcare providers for over 64 years. By balancing the body’s foundation, Foot Levelers’ custom-made functional orthotics are designed to help hold Chiropractic adjustments better for lasting, effective pain relief, improved biomechanics and better overall health. Foot Levelers offers a 1-year, 100% money back guarantee on all custom-made functional orthotics. Healthy patients make happy patients, and happy patients refer.

The historic birthday specials including the 6 FREE pairs of custom orthotics are available to existing Foot Levelers customers and new customers alike. In addition, Foot Levelers is extending special pricing on the 3D BodyView® digital imaging device, the fastest, accurate way a doctor can capture images of a patient’s feet and order custom orthotics. Plus, the powerful, on- screen imagery and print-ready Report of Findings are compelling patient education tools. The 3D BodyView is a proven and valuable revenue generator.


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Introducing New Vegas™ Custom Orthotic Flip-Flops, Our Most Dazzling Footwear to Date With Over 220 Stunning Rhinestones!

Turn Heads. Stop Traffic. These Flip-Flops Look and Feel So Incredible, They Ought to Come with a Warning Label

—February 6, 2017—Foot Levelers is thrilled to unveil our newest—and boldest— custom orthotic flip-flops yet: Vegas™. Vegas features high-quality, buttery-soft leather and nubuck and over 220 dazzling rhinestones that are sure to turn heads in the City of Lights and beyond. Like all of Foot Levelers custom orthotic flip-flops, each individual thong features our signature 3 Arch Advantage™, and is handcrafted based on a detailed 3D scan or cast of the patient’s foot. Just like the human body, no two Vegas custom orthotic flip-flops are exactly alike.

Unlike traditional flip-flops—which are typically flat as a board and can wreak havoc on patients’ Kinetic Chains—Foot Levelers custom-made orthotic flip-flops are actually good for the feet and lower extremities. Vegas joins our growing custom orthotic flip-flop family including:

  • New! PLUS™ custom orthotic flip-flops with Gait Cycle System® for support during every phase of gait.
  • Waterproof Fiji™ for her and Maui™ for him offer a super shock-absorbing footbed for protecting the feet and lower extremities; a cushy but stabilizing top-cover for all-day comfort; and a silky nylon strap that will never chafe or irritate. And they float!
  • Seabreeze™, the innovation that started it all, with a durable yet forgiving woven jute strap over highquality tan suede leather.
  • Midnight Breeze® featuring supple black leather top cover and forgiving yet durable black woven strap.
  • Bling™ with brilliant rhinestones inlayed in a single stitch toe thong over a buttery-soft black suede top cover.
  • Catamaran®: A flip-flop for him in rich, earthy leather. Available in 2 rugged hues, teak and mahogany.

Foot Levelers custom-made functional orthotics and orthotic footwear are backed by dozens of clinical research studies and are the most evidence-based orthotics in the world. They are proven to help relieve back pain, improve athletic performance, and help hold the Chiropractic adjustment better. Founded by a Chiropractor in 1952, Foot Levelers’ mission has always been to help patients and practices thrive.


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Foot Levelers Improves Orthotic Lead Time by 65% with New Freedom Machine Tool

New Milling Tool Allows Company to Get Orthotics to Patients Faster

ROANOKE, Virginia
— In order to improve manufacturing efficiency, quality and to pass on savings to customers, Foot Levelers recently acquired a Freedom Machine Tool 4′ X 4′ CNC Router. The tool is used to mill foot positives for Foot Levelers’ custom orthotics as well as EVA modules for the company’s ever-popular custom milled orthotic flip-flops.

The router features an Industrial CNC Control with an embedded Windows OS that provides industry-leading functionality, connectivity, plus the security of industrial CNC controls and the ease of use of a windows-based interface. Like all Freedom machines, the router is proudly built and serviced in the United States, from Freedom Machine’s Colorado Springs, Colorado headquarters.

Says Operations Manager Chad Warren, “This machine is about 35% faster than our previous machine and has a larger capacity, so it cuts our set-up time in half. We’ve also increased our total foot positive capacity by about 200%. This means we can get our orthotics and custom-milled orthotic flip-flops faster to patients who need them while passing along cost-savings.”

About Freedom Machine Tool: The founders of Freedom Machine Tool, a division of Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, have innovation and manufacturing experience with 3 & 5 axis CNC machines that exceed 30 years with thousands of machine installations from small 1-2 person shops to large fortune 500 companies. The parent company, Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) builds a complete line of 3 & 5 axis machines for industries that include woodworking, plastics, aerospace, sign making, medical, consumer electronics, and more.

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What's In A Name? $1,000 - That's What! Foot Levelers' Revolutionary New Self-Scanning Technology Needs A Name - Submit Your Best Ideas For A Chance To Win!

Enter to Win A Cool Grand and Make Your Mark on Chiropractic History by Visiting www.Footlevelers.com/kiosk and Entering Your Best Ideas

ROANOKE, VA—February 3, 2017—Foot Levelers started off its 65th year of business with a bang by introducing the revolutionary new Foot Levelers Kiosk. Now, we’re calling on our community to help with naming the new arrival. The winning entry will receive $1,000!

The Kiosk is the ideal digital assistant for the busy Chiropractor’s waiting room and/or exam room. Dozens of Kiosks have already been sold, with doctors lining up to be the first to experience this cutting-edge, self-service innovation:

  • It’s fast—scans 2 feet at once
  • It keeps patients’ scans in the cloud, so they’re available from anywhere
  • It creates efficiency and saves time by letting patients scan themselves

Dr. Kevin Wong of Orinda Chiropractic & Laser Center was among the first to get on the pre-order list. “I am a 20 year Foot Levelers-prescribing Chiropractor," said Dr. Wong. "The minute I heard about the new Foot Levelers Kiosk, I knew I had to have one for my East San Francisco Bay Area practice." He continued: "Foot Levelers has always been on the cutting-edge of innovation and the Kiosk is sure to take my patient education and orthotic care to the next level. I love the idea that patients have the option of self- scanning and learning the benefits of custom orthotics before my exam even begins...I can’t wait to see how the Kiosk accelerates my practice and improves my patients’ outcomes."

The Kiosk boasts a touch-screen interface that educates patients on their scan results and helps them select custom-made functional orthotics. Only Foot Levelers’ custom-made functional orthotics are backed by dozens of research studies, 65 years in business, and the testimonials of millions of happy patients.

Want a shot at winning a cool grand and making your mark on Chiropractic history? Go to www.FootLevelers.com/Kiosk to enter your suggestion. Enter as many times as you like. The winner of the $1,000 bill will be announced at the Parker seminar in Las Vegas (ParkerSeminars.com/Seminars/Las-Vegas) on Feb. 25, 2017.

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The Revolution is Here: Foot Levelers Introduces The Kiosk, A True Game-Changer in Chiropractic and Orthotics Care

Fast, Easy-to-Use, and a Powerful Education Tool, the Foot Levelers Kiosk Gives Patients the Option to Self-Scan—Making it the Perfect Addition to Doctors’ Waiting OR Exam Rooms

ROANOKE, VA—January 4, 2017—2017 marks Foot Levelers’ 65th year in business, and the beginning of our most exciting year yet. To celebrate 65 years of relieving pain, improving outcomes, and serving the profession, we’re unveiling a game-changer: the Foot Levelers Kiosk.

  • Gives patients the option to self-scan, scans 2 feet at once
  • Available for sale today
  • Ideal for the waiting room or the exam room

Doctors all over the nation are lining up to reserve this incredible innovation, which will be ready to ship on Valentine’s Day (February 14th). To join the revolution and show your patients you’re on the cutting edge of care, call 800.553.4860 today to get on the list. 1st Come, 1st Served.

More about the Kiosk:

  • Fast: Touch the “start” button and the scanning experience begins. Remember, it scans 2 feet at once!
  • Easy to use: User-friendly touch screen, easy 1-2-3 process.
  • A Fantastic Marketing Tool: World-class graphics and videos engage your patients. The benefits of custom-made orthotics are made clear before you even begin your Chiropractic exam.

Remember, Foot Levelers custom orthotics:

  • Help hold your adjustments better
  • Are scientifically proven to help relieve pain, improve the body's performance
  • Are backed by 65 years of experience
  • Are proven by dozens of research studies
  • Offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee, the best in the profession

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Foot Levelers Introduces XP3+ — For Those Extreme Athletes Who Go the Distance

ROANOKE, Virginia—February 3, 2016: Foot Levelers proudly unveils its new XP3+™ orthotic, 100% custom-made support designed for the individual athlete. XP3+ is ideal for extreme endurance sportsmen and women—like distance runners, soccer players, triathletes and more. XP3+ debuted in Foot Levelers’ recently released spring catalog.

That’s because XP3+ was designed to withstand (and absorb) prolonged, repetitive impact, while giving the athlete an extra spring in his or her step—literally. With double MPAX™ technology in the heel and NEW MPAX Pro™ in the forefoot, XP3+ reduces up to 90% of shock and super-charges propulsion at toe- off. XP3+ provides results on the road, the track, the field—wherever your athletic patients are breaking records and killing the competition.

A Look Inside XP3+

  • State-of-the-art MPAX protective technology reduces the force of impact at heel strike by up to 90%. We’ve doubled it in our XP3+ so your patients can go harder, longer.
  • Foot Levelers’ new MPAX Pro, exclusive to XP3+, amps up propulsion at toe-off, so they’ll go farther.
  • Like all Foot Levelers custom orthotics, XP3+ is 100% custom-designed and custom-built based on your patient’s unique foot, body and health profile. XP3+ stabilizes the body’s foundation and protects athletes from strain and pain, even through the toughest workouts and competitions.

A Look Inside Foot Levelers’ Spring Catalog

Other exciting new products in our spring catalog include custom orthotic waterproof flip-flops, a waterproof spin on Foot Levelers’ wildly popular custom orthotic flip-flops, a world’s first! New Shoethotics® include fashionable, functional hikers like Saltzman and Versatrail by Keen; rugged and waterproof Moab and Siren Sport 2 by Merrell; and from Hush Puppies, head-turning booties Cyra Catelyn and elegant slip-ons Veda Oleena. Shoethotics are Foot Levelers’ line of high-quality, brand name footwear fitted with custom-made orthotics. Shoethotics take the guesswork out of choosing healthy footwear for your patients.

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Foot Levelers Press Kit


Foot Levelers is the world’s leading provider of custom-made orthotics. We also design custom orthotic footwear like our lines of Shoethotics®, Sandalthotics®, custom orthotic flip-flops, and other therapeutic products, serving healthcare professionals and their patients for over 65 years.



  • Year Founded: 1952, Dubuque, Iowa
    • Moved to current headquarters in Roanoke, Virginia: 1988
  • Privately Held
  • A B2B Company: Foot Levelers is a medical device distributor and does not currently sell products directly to patients. Patients must see a qualified healthcare provider to be assessed and fitted for our custom products.
  • About Our Customers: Foot Levelers serves mainly Chiropractors. We also work with providers in Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, and many other healthcare professions.
  • Office locations:
    • Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.A. (headquarters)
    • Sydney, Australia
  • Countries Served: Over 80
  • Owner and CEO: Kent S. Greenawalt — See Bio enclosed


Foot Levelers Inc.
518 Pocahontas Ave.
Roanoke, Virginia 24016
Phone: 540.345.0008


Nate Day, 540.682.2336 (direct)

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Kent. S. Greenawalt, Chairman and CEO

Bio: Kent S. Greenawalt is CEO of Foot Levelers, Inc., a Roanoke-based company which designs and manufacturers custom-made foot orthotics, products that have helped millions of patients overcome pain and improve their health. Now in its 65th year of business, Foot Levelers has operated in Roanoke since 1988. Kent is also the founder and Chairman of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a 501(c)3 non-profit that strives to promote the benefits of Chiropractic care to the public.

Kent has helped revolutionize the way healthcare providers treat patients by developing and patenting dozens of products in the United States and abroad. The orthotics designed by Foot Levelers—each pair custom-built based on a 3D mold or scan of a patient’s feet—are backed by more research than any other competing product with dozens of articles that speak to their efficacy in treating pain, improving athletic performance, and enhancing overall wellness.

As Chairman of Foot Levelers’ Educational Division, Kent leads the way in providing educational seminars for healthcare providers around the globe. Kent is an avid philanthropist, supporter of research and education, and the recipient of dozens of awards. He has served on the United States Bone and Joint Decade (USBJD) Board as a member at large.

Dawn Galbraith, Senior Vice President
Steve Stone, Senior Vice President
Scott Roupe, Vice President, Finance

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Whether it’s relief for low back pain or joint pain; support and comfort for the diabetic foot; or simply a desire to reach peak performance in sports or in life, Foot Levelers has a custom orthotic that’s right for every patient.

Foot Levelers custom-made functional orthotics are…

  • Scientifically proven to help relieve pain, improve the body’s performance
  • Backed by dozens of research studies and over 65 years of experience
  • Custom-made, hand-crafted for the patient’s unique health needs and goals
  • Covered by a 1-year, 100% money back guarantee

Why we’re different

3 Arch Advantage™, exclusive to Foot Levelers: Each foot has three arches, not just one. Only Foot Levelers custom-made orthotics are designed to balance and support each of the foot’s three arches, with patented 3 Arch Advantage™.

The Power of Custom Orthotics comes from their unique architecture based on a 3D image or foam impression of the feet, performed by a skilled health professional. No two pairs are alike.

Your Feet are Just as Unique as Your Fingerprints. That means your size 9 feet are not the same as your neighbor’s size 9 feet (in fact, if you’re like most people, there are even significant differences between your right foot and left!).

Mass-produced over-the-counter insoles can only address general conditions, for “general feet,” as if such a thing exists. They can’t account for differences between the right and left foot, and they certainly can’t include specific corrections and accommodations for a patient’s specific feet, body and health condition(s).


“Foot Levelers’ custom orthotics have made my life a lot better. For years, I could not stand or walk on hard surfaces without serious pain in my legs and back. With Foot Levelers, I can walk and stand on hard surfaces for a much longer period of time.”
- Ted W.

“I was having a lot of back pain and decided to have a foot scan performed. I had previously purchased three different types of orthotics over the years with very little results. They never really felt comfortable. I decided to purchase custom orthotics by Foot Levelers… They felt good immediately! It has contributed to less foot and back pain.”
- Judith

“I am a high school student and play multiple sports. My feet spend a lot of time in football cleats and track spikes. They had started to hurt so I had a foot scan done. It turns out I was not getting enough support in my shoes and the bones of my feet where starting to separate. I had custom orthotics made for my tennis shoes and after a few weeks my feet started feeling great again!”
- Nick

“I’m writing to share a great big ‘Thank You!’ Last spring I was having intense issues with a neuroma, and as a long distance backpacker, this was a big problem. I visited my Chiropractor and she adjusted my feet and measured me for a pair of Foot Levelers orthotics.

I’ve had custom orthotics for years, but was amazed when these arrived within a week - it was like going from a Volkswagen Bug to a Rolls Royce. I received them in June, right before I began a 530-mile backpack trip. I began the trip with some trepidation since my neuroma was still acting up. The more I walked with the Foot Levelers, the better my foot felt! Six weeks later, I finished my hike and I am ever so grateful to my Chiropractor and to Foot Levelers for helping make that possible.”

Sandy Borden

Nevada City, California

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Foot Levelers custom orthotics are worn by professional athletes like NFL players and pro golfers and by folks around the world who just want to live happier, healthier, more pain-free lives. Founded by a Chiropractor in 1952 to help his patients’ results improve, today Foot Levelers serves nearly half of the Chiropractors in the United States and thousands more around the world.

  • A B2B Company: Foot Levelers is a medical device distributor and does not currently sell products directly to patients. Patients must see a qualified healthcare provider to be assessed and fitted for our custom products.
  • While Foot Levelers serves mainly Chiropractors, we also work with experts in Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, and many other healthcare professions.

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Founded in 1952, 2017 marked Foot Levelers’ 65th Year of helping patients lead happier, healthier, more pain-free lives. Here are just some of the ways that we’re celebrating— plus a look back at the things that make us, us.


Workout for Payout
By working out and staying fit, employees can earn free, 100% employer sponsored healthcare, plus extra vacation days, gift cards, orthotics, shoes, and more. Foot Levelers also has an on-site gym and free personal trainer that works with employees twice a week to meet their fitness goals.

Halloweeeeeeen! (and other goofy celebrations)
We take the holidays seriously. Every year departments compete for who has the best group costume.

The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon
Known as America’s Toughest Road Marathon, over the past seven years, it has contributed more than $3.2 million to the local economy. We’re not just the title sponsor— dozens of our employees volunteer and compete.

Opportunities for Professional Development through courses, training and more.


Foot Levelers knows we wouldn’t be what we are today without the support of our doctors, our patients, and the communities we serve. Giving back is important to us.

9/11 Relief: Two of this country’s bleakest moments spurred our CEO to create a challenge among his Chiropractic network, pledging to match up $200,000 to aid 9/11 families and relief efforts. Not only was the gift matched; it topped out at $600,000.

Hurricane Katrina: Again in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Kent put out the same challenge, again raising close to $600,000 toward relief efforts.

Ontario Wildfires and West Virginia Floods: In 2016, Foot Levelers donated over $75,000 worth of shoes to victims of the massive wildfires in Canada and to the flood victims of Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia: Kent recently challenged the community to raise money for Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia by offering to match up to $50,000 (if the challenge was completed within 5 days!). Over $55,000 was raised as a result, for $105,000+ total toward Junior Achievement’s youth programs.

Supporting the Chiropractic Profession: Over the years, Foot Levelers has opened a number of Chiropractic health centers and educational campus buildings, funded Chiropractic research studies, established college scholarships for aspiring DCs, and more. Foot Levelers also hosts dozens of educational seminars and free webinars each year, all aimed at helping the Chiropractic practitioner be the best DC he or she can be.

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