What to Expect
From Your Biopods Insoles
Start seeing results in one to eight weeks.
Biopods® Stimsoles® Insoles work like an exercise program to safely retrain and maintain healthy function throughout your feet, legs, hips, and back.
Results can be immediate or it may take a week or two before you begin to notice changes.
The good news is that virtually everyone can regain healthy protective reflex function, often much more quickly than you’d expect. Children's bodies typically respond to Biopods most rapidly, while senior's bodies take a bit more time.
Soft tissue adjustment phase
As with any muscle training, there is a brief period of soft tissue adjustment as your neuromuscular system retrains to work more efficiently and alignment improves. This adjustment phase may continue for six to eight weeks.
During this period, it is normal to experience occasional twinges, tightness, or slight soreness in different areas as your body adjusts. This is especially true if you have preexisting scar tissue or fibrosis from a historic injury. Inelastic fibrotic tissues can become “sticking points” that may be persistently painful as your alignment improves. These “sticking point” fibrotic tissues can be easily treated by a medical professional through use of complementary soft tissue mobilization therapies to regain natural elasticity in the affected tissues.
These therapies include, but are not limited to, ultrasound, deep tissue massage, Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), and Graston Technique. After a few treatments, these sticking points should be resolved and allow alignment and function to improve unimpeded.
Note: Biopods do not treat damaged tissue that has been caused by trauma or historical or degenerative stresses resulting from poor foot mechanics. As noted above, damaged tissues will need to be treated by a healthcare professional using soft tissue mobilization therapies.
Your body may respond to Biopods Stimsoles® Insoles differently depending on your footwear.
To obtain the best and most rapid benefits, use Biopods Insoles in soft, flexible, loosely-laced footwear that allows your toes and arches to rise easily.
Stiff, restrictive, tightly laced footwear that inhibits dynamic raising of the arches and toes will impede the insoles' effectiveness. The tighter and more restrictive the footwear, the less effective the insoles will be.
Biopods Insoles should not be used in shoes with heels higher than one inch.
If you find Biopods Stimsoles Insoles uncomfortable:
- Try them in different shoes to compare your experience.
- Take the Insoles out of your shoes, place them on the floor (a hard surface is best – not carpet) to determine if the Insoles are still uncomfortable.
For more information on the effects of footwear, click here.
For more information on choosing the optimal footwear, click here.