We’re Racing for the Cure and We Hope You Will, Too: Susan G. Komen & Foot Levelers

Meanwhile back at the ranch in Roanoke, Virginia, Foot Levelers’ hometown….

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L-R: Elizabeth Hand, Mission Coordinator, and Catherine Warren, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge

We welcomed two very special guests yesterday, Catherine and Elizabeth from Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge chapter. Elizabeth spoke to our employees about breast care and early warning signs of breast cancer, while Catherine was busy signing up employees for the Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Race for the Cure on April 29th (a week after the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon).

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Susan G. Komen’s mission is to “save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.” They do incredible, life-saving work raising awareness and if — when — a cure is developed, it will be thanks in part to the millions that Komen invests in research.  Now that’s a mission we can get behind.

Foot Levelers encourages all our employees to Race for the Cure, and we make it easy by covering everyone’s registration fees. That way folks can focus on what’s important: raising money for Komen!

A big shout out and thank you to Catherine and Elizabeth for their time today (and for the cupcakes!)!

 

Wish You Were Here in Adelaide! Dr. Kris Arrives in South Australia

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More from Foot Levelers’ speaker Dr. Kris who’s traveling Down Under on our behalf speaking on women’s wellness and Chiropractic…

Adelaide is known for its many churches, small pubs, fine wines and the arts. There are churches on many corners of the streets. In the location we were there were also many beautiful parks that were filled with the most gorgeous flowers.

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Yum Cha (Chinese tea) and Chiropractic perspectives conversation with Dr. Keswani and Angelica from Foot Levelers’ Aussie team – me in the middle!

When we arrived to Adelaide Dr. Krishna Keswani was ready to meet with us right away and had a great opportunity to discuss the Chiropractic profession and his use of Foot Levelers in his practice over lunch at one of his frequented restaurants located near the Adelaide Central Market. It was my first experience having Yum Cha and Dr. Keswani made sure it was an experience to never forget.

 

After lunch and our conversations related to Chiropractic it was time to prepare for the last board seminar. It was a great night with a wonderful group of practitioners. Throughout my journey here there were a few doctors in which I met on Sunday at the Sports Chiropractic Seminar that attended the local board seminars so it was great to connect with them again and have more discussions related to women’s health. One of my favorite topics to discuss is Foot Levelers’ custom orthotic flip-flops…this was a great conversation piece with the docs at this location.

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Adelaide Central Market: Amazing fresh produce, shops and restaurants

So long for now Adelaide….we are now headed to Brisbane for the last speaking engagement…Australian Spinal Research: Dynamic Growth Conference!

By the way…Where Have Your Orthotics Taken You today???  Mine took me to Adelaide!

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Lecturing on women’s health and Chiropractic at the last board seminar for my Australian tour

Viva Las Parker Vegas!

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Tammy giving the kiosk a test run. L-R: Brandon, Brad, Rob, part of Tyler’s head, Kent, Chad, Dawn, John, mystery person’s arm, Chris, Heather

8,157 miles as the crow flies from Melbourne, other members of the Team Foot Levelers are getting ready for Parker Vegas, Chiropractic’s biggest annual event featuring hundreds of exhibitors, dozens of presentations, and thousands of attendees from all over the world.

Check out some shots of the team getting ready for opening day. And if you’re in Vegas, be sure to drop by the Paris Hotel to see us in action!

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Archie!

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Another view of the team at set up.

Musings from Melbourne with Dr. Kris

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More from Dr. Kris on the road in Australia

Welcome to Melbourne! Angelica and I made it to Melbourne and our presentation location for the evening. This is presentation day 3! So far I’ve been holding up well on the time change; the transition day early on seemed to be very helpful. I also believe that the Australian coffee might be having some impact… I have become a bit addicted… This is definitely going to be missed when I return home.

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Best coffee in the universe

Tonight was a great crowd of doctors that were incredibly excited to learn and participate in the presentation. In the audience there were faculty members from the local Chiropractic institution and we were able to have a nice academic discussion about Chiropractic technique and how it is taught at our respective colleges. In addition, we had very nice conversations related to practice in Australia.

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Dr. Paul Kelly and me

Tomorrow we head to Adelaide for the next board seminar. I am excited to meet the doctors and to get a glimpse of the city.

Where Have Your Orthotics Taken You today? For me: Melbourne!

 

 

 

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Ready to board!

On the Road in Oz with Dr. Kris

More from Dr. Kris Down Under!

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It is my second speaking event of the Australian tour and tonight we were at the Atlantis Restaurant located in New Ryde. It was a great evening with more than 20 doctors in attendance to learn about women’s wellness. Some of the docs were those that I met at the CCA event the day before. It was an excellent chance for us to discuss more the popular women’s health topics in greater detail and focus on some of the biomechanical factors of pain.

dr-kris-and-dr-top-kimPrior to my lecture I was beginning to feel as though I really needed to be adjusted as the travel impacts were starting to kick in, and across the street from where we were located there just happened to be a Chiropractic office with an open time slot!   Dr. Top Kim from Riverside Chiropractic took excellent care of me and sent me well on my way before my lecture! I had a nice conversation with Dr. Kim about his love for the Chiropractic profession and different treatments he uses in his office. A huge thank you to both Dr. Kim and Dr. Fiona Plant!

As presentation day two concludes, I am now gearing up for presentation day three…Melbourne here we come!

Dr. Kris at the Sports Chiropractic Symposium Australia: Tweens, Teens and Young Adult Female Athletes

Here’s more from our awesome Dr. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli (“Dr. Kris”) who’s traveling through Australia lecturing on Chiropractic’s important role in women’s wellness. We’re honored to have such a wonderful doctor and educator on our team!

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One word to describe this group….AMAZING! It was so wonderful to meet a group of Chiropractors on the same mission of patient centered care and leading the way in the profession. At this conference I met a variety of practitioners from around Australia as well as students from Macquarie University, Murdoch University and New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

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Angelica Gaunt of Foot Levelers Australia, Dr. Lorenzo Campagna Current Sports Chiropractor NSW Chairman, Debbie Kelly-CCA and me!

The topic for my presentation at the conference was: The Female Athlete: Tweens, Teens and Young Adults. During the presentation one of the topics of interest was assisting the female athlete in understanding how to optimize training in correlation with her menstrual cycle and the impact it can have. In addition, the correlation of the biomechanics of the pelvis and conditions which effect the female patient.

The conference concluded very nicely with a gender balanced discussion panel of many untitled2speakers from the weekend related to sports Chiropractic practice….It was an incredible honor to be included.

A huge thank you to the CCA and Sports Chiropractic of Australia for including me as speaker!

As the conference ended it was now time for a walk to see some of the rest of Sydney….off to the Opera it was!

Stay tuned….. for tomorrow is a board lecture in Sydney!

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We’re Headed to Vegas, Baby!

arhie-goes-to-vegasWE’RE VEGAS-BOUND, BABY! WITH A NEW KIOSK, NEW PRODUCTS, AND A NEW MASCOT – IT’S FOOT LEVELERS’ BIGGEST, BOLDEST PARKER EXPERIENCE YET!

Foot Levelers turns 65-years-young this year, and fueled by the birthday spirit the team is headed to Parker Experience Las Vegas, one of Chiropractic’s largest annual events February 23-25 in the stunning Paris Hotel!

This year, attendees will get to handle a number of exciting new products fresh from the Foot Levelers’ R&D and testing labs. Here’s what to expect should you find yourself in Vegas this weekend and wander over for a visit…

  • The revolutionary new Foot Levelers Kiosk: For the first time ever, Chiropractors will have the opportunity to experience the revolutionary new kiosk. The ideal digital assistant for the busy Chiropractic practice, the kiosk allows patients to scan themselves for pedal imbalances. Results captured through an easy-to-use touch screen are cloud-based, so doctors can access them from anywhere in the world.

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  • NEW Vegas™ custom orthotic flip-flop, featuring over 220 brilliant rhinestones, is aptly named for the City of Lights, where it makes its big debut!
  • NEW custom orthotic flip-flop colors for spring! In our waterproof styles: Twilight, Twilight Polka and dazzling Shimmer. Our custom orthotic waterproof flip-flops feature a super soft insole for a “walk-on-water” feel; slip-resistant, waterproof outsole; EVA mid-layer to absorb heel shock; and a silky, chafe-free nylon strap.
  • New Shoethotics® from many of the world’s finest shoemakers including OluKai, New Balance, Merrell and more!

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Plus – meet Archie, Foot Levelers’ beloved mascot. We’re inviting folks to take their pictures with Archie and post to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and more!

See you in Vegas!