What is BalancePro?
BalancePro was jointly designed and developed by researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centers, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University, with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health and the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
BalancePro features a specially designed ridge around its perimeter to stimulate and enhance foot plantar-surface (sole) sensation and therefore, enhance one’s balance and reduce possibility of falls. Such stimulation and enhancement have been clinically-proven to be sustainable.
How Does it Work?
BalancePro improves your balance by increasing the tactile (touch) feedback your feet give to your brain. With more feedback, you will be quicker to react to a loss in balance, and therefore reduce the risk of falls.
BalancePro insole has a ridge along its edge that gently presses against your foot. This ridge provides you with feedback when you are leaning too far to the side, or backwards. The increased feedback may be what it takes to prevent a potentially hip-fracturing fall.
The BalancePro insole is best suited for individuals who have insensitive feet. As they age, most seniors lose sensitivity in their feet. For more information, please contact us.
BalancePro is not recommended for persons with diabetes.