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NWHSU Announces New Foot Levelers Residency in the Human Performance Center

Northwestern Health Sciences University is pleased to announce the creation of a new residency in its growing Human Performance Center. This new position will help advance research, teaching, and awareness of critical custom orthotics in enhancing stability for the back, knees, hips, pelvis, and neck.

This new position will be called the Foot Levelers Residency and is made possible through funding from Foot Levelers in partnership with the university. The person who holds the position will lead custom orthotics research projects in the HPC, advise student interns and teach about custom orthotics and products in NWHSU classes, clinics, and continuing education offerings and provide guidance in the NWHSU clinics on best practices in custom orthotics.

“We are so grateful to Foot Levelers for their partnership in creating this opportunity to develop researchers for our chiropractic and other professions,” said Dr. Deb Bushway, president of NWHSU.

This is an exciting opportunity to deepen research competencies by supporting developing professionals to gain experience in applied research. Foot Levelers has been a valued partner with us for decades as it has worked to develop healthcare products leading to better patient outcomes.”

“We are so excited to partner with NWUHS to support the addition of the Foot Levelers Residency program in the Human Performance Center,” said Jamie Greenawalt, president of Foot Levelers. “Our mission is to bolster research at the University by providing additional resources and focus in this much needed area of education.”

In addition to the residency, Foot Levelers established in 2022 the Foot Levelers Chair in Biomechanics and Human Performance at NWHSU to advance the biomechanics field. That position is held by Dr. Andy Klein, head of NWHSU’s Human Performance Center.

About Foot Levelers

Foot Levelers, founded in 1952 by Dr. Monte Greenawalt, is the global leader in custom stabilization. Through their solutions, millions of people have experienced less pain and fuller, more active lives. Foot Levelers is a third-generation, family-owned company celebrating their 72nd anniversary of partnering with healthcare providers to help them achieve optimal treatment results. Foot Levelers is dedicated towards advancing education and research to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare providers and elevate patient care. To learn more, visit

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

For over 80 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU), based in Bloomington, MN has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members teach programs in chiropractic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, massage therapy, medical laboratory technology, medical laboratory science, radiation therapy, radiologic technology and post-baccalaureate pre-health. NWHSU has more than 10,000 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries.