Formthotics™ are a total contact foot orthotic – achieved by thermoforming (heat-moulding) the device and fitting it to the patient’s foot. They are made from Formax™, a high grade proprietary thermoformable polyolefin ‘closed cell’ foam. With greater mouldability than other foams, it will hold a molded shape longer, better and more accurately than other orthotic devices. As a total contact foot orthotic, Formthotics™ provide the best possible neuromotor facilitation and biomechanical control.
Biomechanical control – Formthotics™ deliver on the mechanical theory by applying pressure to the sole of the foot, altering the posture and movement of the subtalar and other joints. This changes the posture and mechanical function of higher structures in the body.
Neuromotor facilitation – Scientific literature indicates that orthotics have significant effects on balance, stability and the EMG activity of various muscles. It is also stated that orthotics – and more so those that fit closely to the shape of the foot – alter the stimulation of various mechanoreceptor end organs change the afferent input to the nervous system, as well as the efferent neural signals going to the various muscles. Formthotics™ have immediate reflex benefits and longer term positive effects on foot posture, balance and motor patterns.