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BioPods technologies are based on the same principles as the most advanced rehabilitative therapies to help you safely achieve stronger and more efficient foot and leg function. Adding BioPods to your rehab toolkit:
Stimulates and Retrains the protective reflex response in the feet and legs
Promotes a balance of strength and flexibility in the opposing muscles
Encourages and stabilizes optimal bone alignment throughout the feet, legs, hips, and lower back
Reduces or eliminates damaging stress and strain
Reduces risk of injury and helps prevent development of chronic problems
BioPods are designed to counter the restrictive and less stimulating environments of most footwear and encourage healthy Proprioceptive reflex function. Wearing shoes that are flexible with roomy toe boxes and that are adjustable over the arches will maximize the benefits of BioPods insoles
BioPods provide gentle “spring-like” variable stimulus under the center of your arches that continually engages and optimizes the Protective Reflexes in your feet, legs, hips, and back as you stand, walk, or run. Regular use of BioPods challenges the body's natural Proprioceptive and Protective reflex mechanisms, causing them to adapt towards healthier function.
You may discover that new twinges or aches appear that reveal where historic imbalances or latent scar tissue have long developed, unresolved. Even though the stimulus that BioPods provides is located under the soles of the feet, it affects the proprioceptive and reflex function throughout the feet, legs, hips, and back. This often helps to identify problem areas that can then be targeted by effective complementary therapies.
Improving healthy function significantly reduces the risk of injury during more aggressive activities and prevents chronic problems from occurring a result of long-term dysfunction. For more comprehensive information on the underlying science, click here.
When using BioPods, your shoes should be loosely laced to allow room for adequate foot flexion. The Lacing Guide that is provided with the insoles is useful for determining the ideal degree of lacing tightness. Keeping your footwear loosely laced is encouraged.
BioPods encourage healthy proprioceptive reflex function by providing variable “springy” stimulus under the center of your arches that continually engages and optimizes the Protective Reflexes throughout the feet, legs, hips and back.
With regular use, this variable stimulus challenges the body's natural proprioceptive and protective reflex mechanisms, causing them to adapt towards healthier function.
BioPods can help you identify "hidden" problem areas in your feet, legs, hips, and back that may have developed as a result of old injury, micro-tears in the soft tissue, or from chronic over or under use of various muscles. By stimulating dynamic movement in underused areas, any inelastic fibrotic tissues will reveal themselves, in most cases as transient aches and pains. Once identified, these inelastic fibrotic tissues can be easily and effectively targeted with complementary rehabilitative therapies such as ultrasound, Active Release Technique, or deep tissue massage. Once the problem areas have been addressed, BioPods will continue to provide the healthy protective reflex stimulus required for continued optimal neuromuscular function and foot health.
Soft Tissue Adaptation Phase
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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