Who should be wearing ProKinetics® Insoles?
Probably most of your patients.
Regardless of the therapeutic approaches, whether structural or myofascial manipulation, movement modifications or exercise, there is little doubt that a stable foot foundation, improved posture and body mechanics will make most therapies more effective.
Whether you want to do a full postural inspection and check body mechanics, or just quickly check your patient's feet, you'll come to the same conclusion. You most likely will find elevated first metatarsals, unstable feet, postural and gait compensation.
If your patient has a head forward, and forward leaning posture, Morton's Foot Syndrome or elevated first metatarsals, ProKinetics® Insoles will stabilize their feet, level their hips and immediately shift their center of gravity posteriorly resulting in a more upright posture.
Ankle, knee, hip and back pain will often resolve quickly with ProKinetics ®Insoles.
If you like to advise your patients on preventative care, tell them about foot structures and their impact on musculoskeletal and posture related health and wellness.
Morton's Foot Syndrome
In most cases it is as simple as this: If your foot looks like this, ProKinetics® Insoles will help prevent and overcome musculoskeletal pain and discomfort.
Morton's Foot Structure is recognized as a major source and perpetuator of musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain. We emphasize Morton's foot because it is very quick to recognize and very prevalent, but we are really dealing with an elevated first metatarsal, what Dr. Morton referred to as hypermobility. We have good reason to believe Dr. Morton could have confused the elevated 1st metatarsal with the hypermobile 1st metatarsal as their functional behavior would be the same. It is, however, very easy to demonstrate that the first metatarsal is elevated when the foot is held in its subtalar neutral position.
Elevated First Metatarsal
It is confirmed that the elevated first metatarsal is the cause of a wide spread in the reported prevalence (8-88%) of forefoot varum. This can easily be understood based on recognizing the elevated first metatarsal.
When you place most feet in their weight bearing, subtalar neutral position where the foot is neither pronated or supinated, you will discover that the first ray elevates. As you release the foot to it's natural stance, the first metatarsal and big toe must travel down to become weight bearing, and as it does, the arch appears to collapse, the ankle rolls in and the leg internally rotates.