BioPodsTM Insoles

Which Model is right for me?

All Purpose

Performance

Performance Plus

What BioPods Insole Model should I choose for my foot-related problem?

All three BioPods Models work in the same way to retrain and maintain optimal protective reflex mechanics in the lower limbs, hips, and back. In most instances, the cause of your foot-related problems is poor or inefficient protective reflex mechanics in these areas and your problems are simply the symptoms of this. BioPods insoles are designed to address the cause of the poor or inefficient protective reflex mechanics that are triggering your foot-related problem symptoms. Once the cause is corrected, the symptoms vastly improve or disappear.

Each BioPods Insole Model has been designed to work most effectively for specific foot types, footwear, and activities.

Select the best model for your foot type, then fine tune for the footwear you will be wearing

For additional information on BioPods, please click on the links below:

STEP 1: Determine Your BioPods Foot Type

Your BioPods foot type is determined by your standing arch height and the degree of flexibility in your arches and toes. Your BioPods foot type is used to identify the BioPods stimulus level that is most compatible with your specific footwear.

  1. Stand barefoot on a hard surface (not carpet) and observe the height of your arches with your toes relaxed.
  2. Raise your toes as high as you comfortably are able and observe what happens with your arches and toes.

high arch:

  • You cannot raise you toes - you have a rigid high arch
  • Your toes and arches rise at the same time - you have a flexible high arch
  • Your arches don't rise as your toes rise - you have a semi-rigid high arch

moderate arch:

  • You cannot raise you toes - you have a rigid moderate arch
  • Your toes and arches rise at the same time - you have a flexible moderate arch
  • Your arches don't rise as your toes rise - you have a semi-rigid moderate arch

flat arch:

  • You cannot raise you toes - you have a rigid flat (Pes Planus) foot
  • Your toes and arches rise at the same time - you have a hypermobile foot
  • Your arches don't rise as your toes rise - you have a semi-rigid flat foot

BioPods Insoles And Your Footwear

Optimal Footwear

BioPods insoles work best in soft and flexible footwear that allows your arches and toes to rise without restriction, regardless of foot type.

Ideally, this type of footwear has a removable insole that can be replaced by the full length BioPods insole. When there is not a removable insole, your BioPods insoles can be easily trimmed to 3/4 length to allow more room in the shoe's forefoot area.

Stiff Restrictive Footwear

The effectiveness of the BioPods insoles is reduced relative to the degree of restrictiveness imposed by stiff restrictive footwear, regardless of foot type. These footwear characteristics inhibit the natural dynamic raising of the arch and toes that is required for healthy function. Despite this, BioPods insoles are still beneficial.

If this type of footwear has a removable insole, you will get the most benefit by replacing it with the full length BioPods insole. If the footwear does not have a removable insole, your BioPods insoles can be easily trimmed to 3/4 length to allow more room in the shoe's forefoot area.

Footwear With Contoured Midsoles

Footwear with midsoles that have a convex (curved outward) contour between the heel and the forefoot can increase the BioPods stimulus intensity. We recommend using a BioPods Model with a lower stimulus level in this type of footwear.

If this type of footwear has a removable insole, you will get the most benefit by replacing it with the full length BioPods insole. If the footwear does not have a removable insole, your BioPods insoles can be easily trimmed to 3/4 length to allow more room in the shoe's forefoot area.

STEP 2: Choose the BioPods Model that will work best in your footwear

Click here, to use the handy Models Selection Guide in our webstore, to easily select the BioPods Model that's right for you. Continue reading if you want more detailed information.

Will BioPods Insoles work in all my shoes?

The answer is Yes, except for high heels. Keep in mind that BioPods Insoles are most beneficial in soft flexible footwear that is loosely laced but they will also provide considerable benefits even in rigid, stiff and/or restrictive footwear. Most BioPods Insole users find that their feet will tell them what shoes work best after they have used the insoles for a while.

If you want one biopods Model that will work in a variety of shoes

Select the Model that is recommended under Tight Restrictive Footwear in the Everyday Use table below.

For everyday use and activities such as cycling, golf, hiking, skating, skiing, snowboarding, and working out:

everyDay use (Select the BioPods model that best matches your foot type and footwear)

For higher intensity running related sports, such as tennis, baseball, football, and track & field:

running related sports (Select the BioPods model that best matches your foot type and footwear)

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.

Please Note:

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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