Originally Posted by markjohconley
I couldn't find any references in PA, any one familiar with these orthoses?, thanks, mark
You are probably aware of them... "Spinal Pelvic Stabilisers
" (SPS) are better known as Foot Levelers
- a Chiropractic based orthotic company (apparently the biggest orthotic company in the world). Foot Levelers have been discussed on this forum. Foot Levelers like to dish out on Podiatric based orthotic techniques/devices in the lame attempt to aggressively push their "custom made" 'orthotics' & assessment system (assessing arch shape/print) onto Chiropractors (& it would seem now Physios). The SPS innersole is just basically that - an innersole template (based on size - hence probably the "custom" element of the product
) with generic arch cookies stuck on - why?... well these generic arch cookies are used to support the much publicised (yet apparently "neglected") 3 arches of the foot (of which Foot Levelers claim in a promotional CD [issued at Chiro. conferences] that Podiatrists ignore! - amongst other ignorant rubbishing content i.e. blocking the medial column of the foot due to our rigid devices).
I have had a legal encounter with Foot Levelers (they got in touch with a large Sydney legal firm to try a push their weight around) based on myself expressing a professional/experienced opinion on their product... based on accounts of Foot Leveler patients who have come to me; as well as an encounter in person with the Chiropractor dispensing them (who knew very little of lower limb biomechanics & didn't even understand the significance/use between a R/foot varus wedge & a R/foot valgus wedge in the 'orthotic' samples on his desk).
David Wedemeyer knows a lot about Foot Levelers & is in a good position to comment being a Chiropractor himself who has looked into the topic carefully. David's experience on this forum & knowledge on lower limb function is a credit to the profession... one of which Foot Levelers should take note of (as well as other Chiropractors).
Here are a few pictures I've taken of one pair... one of a few Foot Leveler devices due to patients coming into my clinic with unresolved pain...
* Dorsal view - "Spinal Pelvic Stabilisers" circled.
* Plantar view - note "custom made"... based on a foot print assessment!
* Medial aspect.
Do a search of this forum (albeit the search function isn't that good) on "Foot Levelers"... I know I have submitted at least a post or two on this forum on this topic (so has David). Yet, the above may give you at least some idea on the answers to your questions in post 3... & in relation to your specific patient.
Discuss the issues with the Physio
(herbal teas remember