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Sensorimotor insoles

Sensorimotor insoles

Sensorimotor insoles for prevention and treatment of stop pathology are needed for:

·         Prevent the development of pathological conditions of the musculoskeletal system.

·         Reduce the load on the spine, hip, knee and ankle joints.

·         Support the transverse and longitudinal arches of the foot.

·         Improve circulation of the feet and prevent fatigue of the feet.

Our body is a single, functionally interrelated system. Any deviation from the normal physiological state of one of the structures is the trigger mechanism of the body's defenses to compensate for the imbalance that has arisen. For example, so the appearance of flat feet leads to the appearance of pain and deformation of the ankle, knee, hip joints, various pathologies of the spine, can cause headaches.

At present, flat feet, due to the complex anatomical structure of the foot (26 bones of the 31 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles) is one of the most common orthopedic diseases in children. According to statistics, more than 65% of children acquire flat feet already at school age. The cause of this pathology are weak ligaments, leg and foot muscles, as a result of hereditary predisposition, low physical activity, excess weight or uncomfortable shoes.

It has long been known that the plantar side of the foot has about 70 thousand receptors, some of which receive and transmit information about the nature of the supporting surface, based on this and the information of the visual analyzer, the central nervous system determines the position of the body in space and coordinates each of our steps and motor activity generally.

German orthopedists in common with neuropathologists and prosthetists used this knowledge to create new insoles. The PROPRIO elements integrated into the insole aim at the exteroreceptors of the foot sole involved in the process of step execution. The irritation of the exteroceptors is transmitted along the reflex arc and, according to the principle of feedback through the central nervous system, the corresponding muscles and ligaments are activated. Such a connection is called afferent-stimulated or sensorimotor. Thus, muscles and ligaments of the ankle joint and foot are trained and strengthened in general, which helps to form a stereotype of the correct process of walking.

The idea of ​​active influence on the foot receptors with the purpose of forming the right step originated in relation to children suffering from various types of cerebral palsy. The results on the use of sensorimotor insoles in the complex treatment of these children were so successful that sensomotor insoles were recommended to professional athletes to improve their athletic performance.

Along with the active influence on the receptors of the plantar surface of the foot, the innovative in the sensorimotor insoles of PROPRIO was that they set the heel to an anatomical position. The anatomical position of the heel excludes its valgus or varus installation, ensures the correct placement of the ankle, knee and hip joints. Thus, with uncomplicated flatfoot types, the constant wearing of PROPRIO sensorimotor insoles eliminates the need for orthopedic footwear. In addition, the anatomical position of the heel and ankle joint normalizes biochemical regularities in the regulation of levers, which contributes to the least expenditure of energy when walking.

Back in 2004, the results of research by Dr. Udo Herberg were published in Germany. The group studied by the orthopedist was 628 children with various types of flat feet (heavy degree of longitudinal and transverse flatfoot, hollow, sickle-foot, varus and valgus heel setting, walking of the child on tiptoe). After 12 months, 89% of children had a clear improvement, 8% - a slight improvement. A positive effect was also observed on the condition of the knee, hip joints, on the spine, the posture and gait of children improved.

The PROPRIO sensory insoles have been successfully used in Germany for 10 years now and are currently the main choice for the prevention and treatment of various types of flat feet in children and adults.

Dear parents! The feet, as the base of the skeleton, experience the greatest daily load, and because of their complex structure, are a very vulnerable part of the musculoskeletal system, so they need serious attitude and attention to themselves. For your health and the normal development of your child, pay attention to your baby's gait and gait!