Ty Crabtree, D.C.

Dr. Crabtree is a chiropractor in South Minneapolis at the Uptown Natural Care Center. He specializes in the treatment of soft tissue injuries and is certified in Graston Technique®, Active Release Technique® and Rocktape®. He uses these techniques to aid in the correction of soft tissue dysfunction that accompanies overuse injuries that are particularly common in endurance athletes. *Selected as a "Minnesota Top Chiropractor" for 2015 and 2016 by Minnesota Monthly Contact Dr. Crabtree Uptown Natural Care Center 2201 Hennepin Ave S Minneapolis MN 55405 612.377.7760 | dr.tycrabtree@gmail.com

  • I’m actually waiting on the traditional hard plastic orthotics. My podiatrist didn’t recommend Foot Levelers. If the current prescription doesn’t work, I’ll consider Foot Levelers.

    Nice article, though. Feet are such a valuable asset and shoes aren’t cure all for injury prevention.

    • Ty Crabtree, D.C.

      Chris,

      The hard orthotics will give you relief. The issue with them is that they brace your foot too much. Your deep foot muscles will weaken and you will eventually rely on your orthotics to function. Wearing shoes without your orthotics and barefoot walking will likely become difficult.

      Your podiatrist did not recommend Foot Levelers because they are only available through chiropractic offices.

      If you go forward with the hard orthotics be sure to do plenty of foot strengthening to keep your foot muscles activated and strong! See my post on plantar fasciitis for an example of strengthening exercises for your feet.

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