Larsen et. al 2002 found that blank Formthotics™ drastically decreased incidence of back pain by 20% and lower limb injury such as shin splints by over 10% in military recruits.
Chia et al. 2009 and Landorf et. al 2006 found Formthotics™ to be very successful in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Formthotics™ decreased plantar peak forces significantly providing better relief of symptoms than both custom moulded orthotics and competitor pre-fabricated products. Both these studies also found Formthotics™ improve general foot function and minimised pain, improving patient comfort.
Formthotics™ also encourage "flat feet" to function more like that of a normal arched foot, in turn preventing injury through strengthening otherwise at risk muscles and tendons. This was confirmed by Murley et.al 2010 who compared activity of tibialis posterior and peroneus longus in those with flat feet with Formthotics and custom casted devices. He found that tibial posterior activity was significantly increased with use of both types of orthotics, however only Formthotics™ showed improvement of peroneus longus.
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Chia J,Suresh S,Kuah Ong J, Phua J,Seah AL. Comparative Trial of the Foot Pressure Patterns between Corrective Orthotics, Formthotics, Bone Spur Pads and Flat Insoles in Patients with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2009;38:869-75.
Landorf K, Keenan AM, Herbert R. Effectiveness of Foot Orthoses to Treat Plantar Fasciitis A Randomized Trial. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166:1305-1310
Murley G, Landorf K, Menx H. Do foot orthoses change lower limb muscle activity in flat-arched feet towards a pattern observed in normal-arched feet? Clin. Biomech. (2010), doi:10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2010.05.001