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Performance Plus Model
BioPods All Purpose Model - provides the lowest stimulus level*
BioPods Performance Model - provides an intermediate stimulus level* and features reinforced heel and forefoot areas
BioPods Performance Plus Model - provides the highest stimulus level* and features reinforced heel and forefoot areas
Every BioPods Insole Model:
* Note: A higher stimulus level does not mean that it is more effective. The body's neuromuscular system remains more "alert" and responds most effectively to lower variable stimulus. Every foot type has a different level of stimulus sensitivity at the arch area. Individuals with high arches are typically more sensitive because this area almost never contacts the ground. Individuals with rigid flat feet are typically the least sensitive because this area is constantly contacting the ground. Individuals with hypermobile feet typically falls somewhere in the middle.
We want you to be happy with what BioPods does for you. Use them up to 60 days, and if, within that time, you are not completely satisfied, return them for your money back. We ask only that you share with us why they haven't worked for you. In many cases, a simple change to more flexible footwear or complementary therapy to address historic issues may be the missing piece in your quest to fix the cause of your foot-related problems.
Fitting BioPods insoles into my shoes
BioPods insoles feature variable reflex activating Pods that target the arch area, making them extremely effective. The Pods are made from our proprietary thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) materials, which are extremely springy and durable.
As you use the BioPods insoles, the Pods retain their volume and springiness while the insole body gradually compacts slightly around them. This causes a gentle increase in stimulus intensity that allows the neuromuscular systems throughout your feet, legs, hips and back to safely and naturally adjust as your protective reflex mechanics are retrained.
Each Pod features a very thin membrane on its top surface with a honeycomb lattice underneath.
The wall thickness of the honeycomb lattice varies throughout producing varied compression resistance properties in the walls and at their intersection points across the surface area of the Pods. The wall thickness is also tapered slightly from top to bottom. These design features, when combined with the springy TPE material properties, create multiple and variable stimulation points across the upper surface area of the Pods.
As your body weight shifts over your foot's arch area when you are standing, walking, or running, the Pods create varied levels of stimulus intensity that occur at shifting locations across the surface of the sole of the foot's arch area. This subtle varied stimulus safely and comfortably activates the protective reflex mechanisms throughout your feet, legs, hips, and back enabling you to safely and effectively manage the forces generated during virtually all activities. The soft springy properties of the TPE material in the Pods allows the honeycomb walls to virtually collapse so that the Pods are stimulating rather than artificially supporting your arches.
BioPods insoles are designed to encourage healthy protective reflex function and work in harmony with the natural dynamic movement of the feet. They do not attempt to artificially support, cushion, control, or restrict. Relax the lacing on your shoes to allow room for adequate foot flexion.
BioPods insoles provide a safe “spring-like” variable stimulus under the center of your arches that continually engages and optimizes your body’s protective reflexes in the feet, legs, hips, and back when walking, running, or other weight-bearing movement.
Regular variable stimulus challenges the body's natural proprioceptive and protective reflex mechanisms and causes them to adapt towards healthier function. Even though the stimulus is under the sole of the foot, it affects proprioceptive and reflex function up through the legs, hips, and back.
When using BioPods for the first time, the body's neuromuscular systems will undergo a Soft Tissue Adaptation Phase as the feet, legs, hips, and back respond to BioPods’ stimulus. As with any neuromuscular muscle training, the Soft Tissue Adaptation Phase takes approximately 6-8 weeks for most individuals but can take longer for those sufferers noted below. During this period, it is normal to experience transitory twinges or tightness in various areas at different times. It is during this period that latent historical scar tissue or fibrosis may become noticeable in the form of soreness. Seek advice from medical professionals who specialize in soft tissue mobilization, as noted below, if soreness persists.
BioPods do not treat already damaged tissue, such as scar tissue or fibrosis that has been caused by trauma or maladaptation related degenerative stresses from poor foot mechanics and function. Damaged tissues can be treated by a medical professional with complementary conventional mobilization therapies such as ultrasound, deep tissue massage, A.R.T. (Active Release Technique), or Graston Technique, as appropriate.
RECOMMENDATION for sufferers of chronic myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, plantar fibrosis, or multiple trigger points:
It may take longer to adapt to BioPods’ stimulus. It is possible that enough inelastic scar tissue or fibrosis has developed to cause transient pain or “sticking points” that will reveal themselves during the Soft Tissue Adjustment Phase. In these instances, a medical professional can apply a regime of complementary soft tissue mobilization therapies such as ultrasound, deep tissue massage, A.R.T. (Active Release Technique), Graston Technique, etc., to break down the scar tissue or fibrosis and restore elasticity to the soft tissues for full mobility.
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