The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. Leonardo Da Vinci.

Did you know that research has shown that going for a jog can increase the force on the bodies supporting joints by up to six times? With this incredible force it’s no surprise that exercise can sometimes cause damage, particularly on the lower limbs and joints of the body. Today’s blog post will analyse some of these forces, and investigate how sports orthotics Brisbane can be effectively used to support your body during your activities.

Anatomy 101

Just as Da Vinci suggested in the opening quote of this article, the way the foot and ankle is constructed with its 26 bones and 33 joints is truly amazing. However, even its brilliant design cannot completely protect it from the strain that can quite often occur during exercising. There is really no specific category of people that experience issues, as foot and foot related problems can occur in anyone ranging from casual walkers to elite athletes.

How orthotics can help

Orthotics are specially designed shoe inserts that are created to reduce the stress and fatigue that is placed onto our feet and ankles. Quite often this stress and fatigue can be caused by incorrect formation of the foot, which means the orthotic is created specifically to counterbalance this formation. In sports however, these orthotics are created as a support to cradle your foot during impact and ensure that you have proper body alignment. This in-turn has the potential to increase your agility, allow you to control your motions more fluently and provide a heavy-duty anchor point to drive power through to your legs and body.

In today’s blog post, we have explored why many active people choose to wear orthotics Brisbane and investigated the improvements they can create to the wearer’s athleticism. If you are interested in getting a set of orthotics for yourself or a family member, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Entire Podiatry today on 1800 436 847.