The immediate effects of the posture pro foot and spine corrector innersole on posture

  • Dewald van Rooyen
  • Louwrette Kotze
  • Susan H. Bassett

Abstract

Introduction: Modern lifestyles cause people to develop poor posture, which can lead to various postural conditions as well as pain and discomfort in joints. The Posture Pro Foot and Spine Corrector innersoles were designed to shift the wearer’s centre of gravity to a more optimal position and, in doing so, correct posture. This study aimed to investigate the immediate effects of this innersole on various postural indices.

Methods: Twenty-four participants took part in this study in which a digitised postural analysis was conducted before and after walking for a period of 10 minutes either wearing the innersoles or without them.

Results: A decrease of 11.8% in the average posture score was noted in the treatment group (n=12), and a decrease of 5.8% in the control group (n=12), but neither was significantly different.

Conclusion: Although there was no significant difference in posture score between those who wore the Posture Pro Foot and Spine Corrector innersole and those who did not, it is thought to be practically significant, because there was some greater positive change in the posture score for the treatment group.

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