Posture Control Insoles are offered as a natural alternative to traditional orthotics and arch supports. Instead of restricting foot motion, Posture Control Insoles enhance normal foot motion by providing tactile stimulation to the bottom of the feet (propioception). The tactile feedback synchronizes foot motion, pronation, and supination, more closely with the natural motion of the hips. See the rotation of the hip in the postural photo testimonials below!
Unlike orthotics and arch supports, the ultra thin, flexible design does not interfere with normal ability to feel the ground. They therefore make compliance (particularly in children) much better. The tactile stimulation causes the hip to rotate and this has an effect on the rest of the body. In fact according to Martin Haines (a physiotherapist who has trained athletes like Daley Thompson and Linford Christie), 60% of biomechanical knee problems originate from the hip
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I firstly measure how far off the big toe is from the ground when a specific joint in the foot is in neutral. I photograph them standing still. I then simply place some wedges beneath their feet, get them to bend their knees, and then take another photograph. The camera is on a tripod, and a cable is used to take the photograph so that the camera does not move at all. This way, an accurate picture can be given as to how the patient responds to the wedges. I can also view the postural shifts on a computer screen.
“I used to have bad lower back pain. The pain gradually improved when I started to wear the Posture Control Insoles, going completely after 1 week. My balance is also much better, giving me more confidence.”
“I was prescribed some Posture Control Insoles for my low back pain, and ankle pain. My low back pain used to be severe during the day, aching all of the time. Now it is fine. My ankles used to click all the time. Now, they are fine”
“Jack used to have very bad balance. Now that he wears the insoles, he has been more in control. Also, he used to have constant pains and discomfort in his left knee, but that has improved with the insoles. His knee cap went from side to side without an insole. Now it stays in place the majority of the time.”
“I used to get lower back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. As a result of wearing some Posture Control Insoles, within 2 weeks, it went. When I used to turn over in bed, it was agony, not anymore! My family have also commented that I am now walking better!”
“You can see how the posture control insoles change Vals posture”
“I have been attending a Chiropractor’s clinic for the last 20 years. This was due to an excruciatingly painful back. Initially it was diagnosed as a slipped disc, and subsequently spondylitis. The condition is up and down in terms of flaring up. Last Christmas, my back went into spasm and I continued to have treatment at the clinic. I was having pain down my left leg, with the sciatic nerve, and up in my neck. I was prescribed some Posture Control Insoles. These have been a great help in controlling the pain I have in my left leg and have experienced improvement in my back and in the pain in my neck. Nowadays I am able to walk further relatively pain free, which I have not been able to do for a very long time.”
“Initially I was unbalanced, and posture felt embarrassingly wrong. After I got the soles inserted I
felt a lot more steady and balanced. My posture was a lot better and straighter. My ribs didn't stick out as
they did before, and I noticed I didn't suffer from the cracking of back and awkward aches anymore. I don't
suffer from the hardness of skin on my feet as I did before”
“Helps soften hard skin on ball of feet. Helps with posture. Makes walking easier. Prevents aching feet.
Had a pair three years before needing replacing. Helps correct pigeon toe.”