What is a Digital Footprint?
In order to have stability and elasticity in each of our steps, the human foot consists of 26 bones, which in combination with dozens of muscles, tendons and ligaments, achieve this purpose. The daily, mechanical, pressure exerted on the legs, from walking, running or even the wrong posture of the body in standing position, works aggravatingly for the legs and the rest of the body.
In most people, the bones of the foot, due to their structure, the elasticity of the ligaments and the rest of the soft tissues, may deviate from the correct anatomical position of the foot, and consequently deviate from the correct axis of ascent. For example, there may be flat feet on the legs with increased elasticity, or flat feet on the legs with reduced elasticity.
Based on the above data, the mechanics and proper functioning of the entire sole can be affected, which can gradually extend to injuries or even injuries to the leg, knees and spine.
The footprint platform can identify the above anatomical and functional problems. Then, by designing and building special orthotics to restore them. It consists of more than 4,000 digital sensors and is connected to a computer. Thus, it can measure the pressures exerted on the foot during standing or walking, the type of gait, the weight distribution, the axis and the gait time, etc.
Static: the patient stands motionless on the special platform of the footprint machine and the information is recorded on the computer.
Dynamic: the patient walks on the platform at a normal speed and direction, to record the necessary information. In order to ensure that we have collected all the necessary and correct information, the dynamic measurement is repeated.
Custom Orthotic Insoles
Custom Orthotics are the result of a foot examination. After the collection and evaluation of the information, the custom orthotic Insoles are designed and manufactured for the examined.
Mechanical problems can be corrected, supported, prevented or even treated by making special orthotics. These are made using materials of different densities which are selected based on the data of the pelmograph, weight, age, activity and generally the needs of each individual.
Custom Orthotics insole contribute drastically to the improvement of everyday life. More specifically:
- Balance all the forces exerted on your foot and body when you run, walk or stand still
- They absorb all the vibrations, when walking and running
- They reduce muscle fatigue and muscle injuries
- They improve the overall posture of your body
Then, since each foot is different, even of the same person, the soles must follow this difference. Thus, each foot will have its own bottom, facing its unique needs separately.
Accordingly, the soles designed for a weightlifter will be very different from those made for a track athlete.
Each pair of soles is addressed exclusively to each person and aims to turn all his shoes into anatomical ones. The orthotic soles contribute to the proper functioning of the foot, protect the joints of the lower limbs and the waist and correct the posture of the body.
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