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According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), prolonged standing at work has been shown to be associated with a number of potentially serious health outcomes, such as lower back and leg pain, cardiovascular problems, fatigue, discomfort, and pregnancy related health outcomes.
Furthermore, they assert that use of SHOE INSERTS is an effective measure in combatting the negative health effects of prolonged standing. The use of floor mats and shoe inserts during prolonged standing compared to prolonged standing on hard surfaces has been evaluated as an intervention procedure to reduce symptoms of discomfort, muscle pain, leg swelling, and tiredness.
As a frontline worker, we ask a lot from you. You work hard, long hours and put yourselves in harms way for us all. Having an effective support system can help to alleviate many of the symptoms of the heavy toll your body endures during those long hours.
The ALPHA Foot Medic was designed by multi-marathoner and Certified Pedorthist Ricky Wyatt, to support and guide the foot into proper alignment. In his practice, he saw countless patients with foot injuries and ailments that were dreading going under the knife and he sought to find a solution that was more effective and less costly than custom orthotics.
According to statistics provided by the US ARMY, musculoskeletal injuries caused by acute (sudden) incidents as well as chronic repeated stresses to the body (overuse), have been described as the single biggest health problem of the U.S. Military because: