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Proprioceptive Insoles
TriggerMoving Insoles – Movement Lessons for Your Feet


TriggerMoving insoles – movement lessons for the feet

Developing TriggerMoving proprioceptive insoles

Dr Lanz, trusted doctor for many national teams

Day in day out, we spend around 50% of our lifetimes on our feet. Even so, we tend to only pay attention to our feet when we experience pain. The most common cause of foot pain is so-called poor foot positioning; examples include fallen arches (pes planus), splay foot (pes transversoplanus), or club foot (pes valgus). Such improper foot positions, even if they are not so severe, can affect the entire structure of the body. There is a solution: train the muscles involved.

Not Foot Supports – Training Equipment for the Feet

Distribution of movement throughout the entire body is the key to healthy and functional body use. Nonetheless, even today many still hold onto the idea that poor foot position can be corrected statically, i.e. without the use of movement. You've likely heard of so-called "custom made insoles". Such insoles lock the foot into an unnatural and immobile position. The result is that the muscles are not provided with the correct signals so the movement of the entire body becomes less than optimal. This is because the information provided by the soles of the feet is not right.

It's About How the Feet Function

Next generation insoles function proprioceptively. This means that the insoles activate a more natural movement pattern as they contact (i.e. trigger) muscle chain points in the soles of the feet. You can think of it as helping the feet to help themselves.

In medical terms, what we're dealing with here is influencing the activity of the musculature via foot proprioception in order to normalise the posture. The soles of the feet are crucial here as in both standing and walking, they are the only part of the body to contact the ground. That's not so much surface area, yet it is the information from this small contact that informs the body how best to relate to gravity.

And what do we do? We pack our load-bearing area into stiff shoes with stiff insoles. We don't contact the ground, instead we make contact with the insides of our shoes. Over time, this results in the loss of information that we would have otherwise gathered had we been walking barefoot on a natural surface. The brain is thus missing this information.

TriggerMoving - Patented Proprioceptive Insoles from Dr Lanz

Dr Eduard Lanz is an orthopaedist and sports physician who is known worldwide. He has been the team doctor for several national teams, including most recently the Austrian Davis Cup tennis team. As part of his work, he frequently has to deal with problems related to insoles in athletic shoes. For top athletes, any foot dysfunction is even more important as it is so crucial to them that their feet provide their bodies with proper information, triggering optimal movement.

Over many years of development, including movement analysis and scientific study, Dr Lanz came up with insoles that have a proprioceptive effect – well before the importance of this topic became the norm. His comprehensive understanding, arrived at both through his work with top athletes as well as in his everyday practice as an orthopaedist lead to the development of these patented insoles.

In the mean time thousands of patients have started using his insoles every day –the consensus of opinions speaks for itself. The vast majority of his patients noted an improvement in their conditions as well as a lessening of symptoms after only a very short time using the insoles.

TriggerMoving from Dr Lanz is not a type of orthopaedic foot support. Think of them as training equipment for your feet. They support foot movement that is similar to when you're barefoot so they both address painful foot dysfunctions and prevent them from occurring in the first place.

Patented proprioceptive insoles
Treat and prevent painful foot dysfunctions
Fit in almost any shoes
Available for everyday shoes and sport shoes
Washable (by hand)

TriggerMoving Comfort - Treat and Prevent Painful Foot Dysfunction

These insoles are optimal for everyday footwear. They are a bit thinner and are not slip resistant. If needed, you can easily improve the fit by cutting away some of the front of the insole with a scissors. TriggerMoving Comfort insoles are available in sizes 35 to 47.

Available now for just £34.23!

TriggerMoving ProSport - Ideal for Sport Footwear

These insoles are best for sport shoes. They are a little thicker and more shock absorbent, and they are also slip resistant. This better keeps the foot in place for sideways movements and jumping. TriggerMoving ProSport insoles help to prevent  blisters and callouses. If needed, you can easily improve the fit by cutting away some of the front of the insole with a scissors. TriggerMoving ProSport insoles are available in sizes 35 to 47.

Available now for just £34.23!

What problems can TriggerMoving insoles help with?

The following problems are signs of dysfunction that can be prevented and/or treated using TriggerMoving insoles:

  • Poor foot position (e.g. toe walking, fallen arches, splay foot, club foot)
  • Improper toe position (e.g. hammer toes, bunions)
  • Neck or back tension
  • Tension headache
  • Heel problems
  • Dysfunctional leg position, rotation
  • A functional leg length difference
  • Imbalances in the pelvis
  • Scoliosis
  • Lordosis or kyphosis in the spine

You can also wash TriggerMoving insoles (by hand), and both types are available in sizes from 35 to 47. The insoles fit in almost all shoes. If you're using TriggerMoving insoles with footwear for your sport, you may need to first remove the insoles that came with the shoes. For all other types of shoes, simply remove any existing shoe liner (not all shoes have these) and insert your TriggerMoving insoles. If needed, the insoles can be cut to fit by removing a bit from the front of the insole.

How do TriggerMoving insoles work?

1. Proprioceptive effects
Muscle chain endpoints on the soles of the feet are activated or inhibited, resulting in proprioceptive reactions in the body structure. This means that the insoles inform the body via the feet and create muscular balance through an activating impulse for muscles too low in tone and a deactivating impulse for muscles with excessive tone.

2. Active effects
Through the intentional placement of small pads at specific places to contact the short foot musculature at the front of the foot, a directly improvement in the foot structure is encouraged. For the pushing off movement of the foot, the interlocking mechanism of the arch of the foot is supported and the form of the lateral arch, from the big toe to the 2nd through 5th toes, is lengthened.

3. Passive effects
Strain is relieved through passive changes in the boney structures and tendinous attachments of the heel and middle foot. Through the elevation of the inner border of the heal along with the elevation of the external border of the middle foot, the cushioning movement of the foot is passively encouraged and the step over the movement chain is softened.

4. Centring effects
As the insoles have non-slip upper surfaces (TriggerMoving ProSport), the foot stays centred on the sole, even with sideways or jumping movements. This is perceived by the wearer as better heel positioning; objectively, the development of callouses and blisters is minimised.

5. Dampening effects
To protect the feet from uneven surfaces and related strain, TriggerMoving Insoles are constructed with two different materials to improve their function and dampening capacity.

Some walking and running tips from a sports doctor:

  1. Start all physical activity with a bit of slow stretching to warm up.
  2. For running and walking, shorten the swing of your arms to shorten your stride, thus reducing the levering effect of your footwear. Runners and cyclists alike know that this can also occur when moving more slowly with a higher frequency.
  3. With every step, both when running and walking, the bottom of the foot should be visible from the back.
  4. When reaching forward with the leg, think of the whole body as a functional unit, wherein you can also let go of tension in the lumbar vertebrae and stabilise the knee.

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The better the insoles fit, the worse they are for the function of the foot. PS – The same is also true for your back and the normal fit of vehicle seating. For more information, have a look at TriggerSeating Backrests.

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