Lower limb injuries can be a major issue for military personnel. Any time major field work, training, and requirements that keep an individual on his or her feet for hours at a time can cause a lot of trauma in the legs and feet. Formthotics has had the privilege of working with La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia, to assist in a series of research studies to determine if orthoses can assist in preventing lower leg and foot injuries. This past October 2017, research was published from LaTrobe University on lower limb overuse injury prevention with Formthotics (Bonanno DR, et al. Br J Sports Med 2017;0:1–6. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-098273) conducted with Navy military recruits. The findings were astounding. Out of a sample size of 306 naval recruits who were fitted with Formthotics, there was a 34% reduction in common lower limb injuries.
As told by Rose Green, Team Formthotics Ambassador, a professional nurse and a dedicated parent to 2 toddler boys
A question that a podiatrist will often be asked when suggesting to patients that orthotic therapy will help alleviate their musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and discomfort, is “Will the orthotics make my feet weak?”
Scott Jennings, Production Manager at Foot Science International has been with the company for 25 years. We put our feet up (for two minutes) and discuss Formthotics™ in the workplace – a product he knows from the inside out, quite literally.