Get Rid of Aches and Pain
I’m a welder and I have suffered from terrible hip and knee pain from years on steel and concrete floors. I got to the point I had to take pain pills every 4 hours to do my job. After only a week in the ProKinetics® Natural Body Balance™ Insoles I started forgetting to take my pain meds. I am constantly getting better, don’t need pain pills any more, and my coworkers say I’m moving around better. These insoles are just amazing, they’ve changed my life. My wife thanks you too.
Chronic pain ruined my life
I have no intension of slowing down. I run 10-17 miles four times a week, walk 6-8 miles, and I love to hike. Several years ago, my back started hurting. I was fitted for orthotics, which cost me over $500 (2x)but the pain continued and became so bad I had to give up running. On my worst days I could barely walk. I made an appointment with Carl Jelstrup and he discovered my orthotics were throwing me off. Carl recommended Posture Control Insoles with Kinetic Technology™. Well, it’s been over 2 years and I have been “pain” free, I am able to run and walk logging miles without any pain or discomfort. I use my thin Posture Control Insoles in my dress shoes and the ProKinetics in my running shoes. They give me peace of mind and a pain free body!! Thanks so much!
Staying active past 40
What a difference the ProKinetics® Insoles have made. The bottom line is that ProKinetics helped me cut 3 seconds of my 400M sprint which qualified me for a full track and field college scholarship. That’s a fantastic return for a 60 dollar investment. My start became explosive beyond anything I have ever experienced. Good positioning early in the race is a key to winning, and because the insoles make me run more efficiently, I maintained my power all the way to the finish. I have already recommended ProKinetics to my track and field coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Track & Field
I just wanted to let you know that I am so pleased with my insoles. I have had large bunions since I was a child. They never really bothered me in the Ironman or the Half-Ironman triathlon over the last 8 years. But then I began ultrarunning last fall. The long running was really hurting my arches, which led to other leg and back problems. My Chiropractor, Mare Uranowski, in Tampa suggested I try ProKinetics.
The combination of the flexible arch and the 6 mm Kinetic Technology not only fixed my arches but also helped control blisters and calluses.
I ran my first 100K in Vermont a few weeks ago and had NO PROBLEMS whatsoever with my arches! Of course the run hurt, but my feet (and subsequently my legs and back) felt appropriately supported for the distance. In fact, when I saw Mare last week, se said she wouldn’t have even known I’d run a 100K because everything was still in proper alignment!!
So thank you for helping me be able to continue on in endurance sports! I have and will continue to tell others about your excellent products!
100K ultra runner
Despite having worn orthotics for years, I developed continued worsening of my symptoms of lower back/hip, shoulder and neck pain. My neck and shoulder pain had gotten to the point that it was often difficult to get a good night’s rest. Even when I finally fell asleep, I would wake up because of the aching in my neck and shoulders.
Recently, my massage therapist mentioned that I might benefit from the Body Balance Insoles, inasmuch as the orthotics were obviously not correcting my postural alignment or Morton’s foot problems. Now, after wearing the ProKinetics for only two weeks, my lower back pain is almost completely gone and my shoulder pain has dissipated considerably!
Thank you for making this wonderful product. It has truly changed my life.
Orthotics didn’t correct my posture
For years I’ve been dealing with the pain of a ruptured posterior tendon that is, as you know, not “fixable”. Orthotics did absolutely nothing for me…only caused me more pain. I was fortunate to hear about your company from a friend who uses the insoles herself and suggested I give them a try.
I have become a devotee to the 6 mm level of Kinetic Technology™. I can now wear shoes all day long and I’m pain free. When I told my podiatrist about the ProKinetics® Insoles, he said it sounded like a good idea, especially since the orthotics only caused me pain. I started wearing the insoles three years ago and I have no more pain. Furthermore, last time I saw my podiatrist, he marveled at the way my injured foot was changing for the better.
Thank you for your wonderful products.
ProKinetics keeps aligning my feet
Approximately 15 years ago – details are lost in the fog of memory I developed plantar fasciitis (or more likely fasciosis) … and I don’t recall how, or via whom, was introduced to a remarkable company Posture Dynamics and one of their products ProKinetics® Natural Body Balance™ Insoles – that sorted out the problem extremely rapidly – NOT by offering crutch-like support, but via their unique design which reeducates the foot – See more at: www.leonchaitow.com/2015/01/21/rediscovering-better-posture-a-foot-related-personal-saga/#sthash.xqkhbzZx.dpuf
Leon Chaitow ND, DO graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1960. Since 1983 he has been a visiting lecturer at numerous chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathic, naturopathic and massage schools in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia. He was the first naturopath/osteopath appointed as a consultant by UK government to a medical practice (1993 – 2010). He is author/editor of over 70 books and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of peer-reviewed (and now Medline indexed) Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (Elsevier). He retired from his position as a Senior Lecturer, at the University of Westminster, in 2004, after 11 years as a module leader in Therapeutic Bodywork and Naturopathy. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University in November 2005, in recognition of “services to Complementary and Osteopathic medicine”. He lives and works in London and Corfu, Greece – with his adored wife of 42 years, Alkmini. – See more at: http://leonchaitow.com/about/#sthash.arl5fnm9.dpuf
Kinetic Technology™ is an entirely new way of helping the body to adapt to western living. Our feet were not built for shoes and smooth flat surfaces, yet in Western society we spend nearly 100% of our time walking on flat floors even if we are barefoot. We pay the price in the form of massive foot and posture related pain problems ranging from simple foot pain to complex postural compensation patterns that often lead to back surgery and dependence on pain medication. Barefoot walking in nature gives continuous and varied feedback to the entire foot, so the muscles controlling the feet adapt the foot to the ground. There are several theories about how the postural muscles work, but there is no doubt that the sensations we feel, or the signals the brain receives from the bottom of our feet are critical to maintain healthy posture and body mechanics. This, I believe is why the Kinetic Technology™ in the ProKinetics® is so effective in making my patients stronger, more agile, and pain free. The unique construction of these insoles restores the lost sensation from the inside of the forefoot which drives the brain response and muscle action.
George Stylian, DO
George Stylian – D.O., Grad.Cert.Osteo.Paed. George Stylian has almost 30 years experience in practicing and teaching osteopathy at graduate and postgraduate levels. He is a faculty member of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation of ANZ. George Stylian graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (B.C.N.O.), London (D.O.) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne (Grad.Cert.Osteo.Paeds).
Posture is something I look at as part of the overall puzzle when I put together a treatment plan. Recovery will be slower if the patient’s posture is off, and we can often trace the poor posture back to lower extremity function – particularly the feet. Before I was introduced to Posture Control Insoles®, the forerunner to ProKinetics, there was really nothing I could do for some of my patients who had foot imbalances that clearly impacted their posture and stability. In the worst cases I had to rely on sending the patients out for custom orthotics. Over time, though, I have come to think of custom orthotics as fairly unpredictable products. While they sometimes provided help, in most cases they were not terribly effective, and often helped only temporarily.
With ProKinetics® Insoles, I can quickly and inexpensively create a custom fit for a patient, follow and monitor them and make quick changes if necessary.
We have switched several patients from arch supports to tactile stimulation using the ProKinetics® Insoles which has helped them fully recover.
Craig Tedder, PT
Craig Tedder is a Physical Therapist practicing at Providence Medical Group in Lacey, Washington.
Having been a professional athlete, I appreciate the difference between orthotics that just support the feet versus the Kinetic Technology used in the ProKinetics Natural Body Balance insoles that enable your feet to effectively provide a stable dynamic foundation and better alignment for your body.
Over the past seven years I have fit thousands of my patients with these insoles because they help the body function better so it can heal naturally. ProKinetics insoles truly represents the next generation because instead of limiting motion with a half cast like an arch support, these insoles trigger and strengthen your own muscles to balance your feet. Strong and active muscles in your lower extremities are vital to good overall health including your circulation.
Sure they take care of foot and leg pain, but an even more important aspect of the Kinetic Technology is that it improves posture. That’s another reason I recommend them to a high percentage of my patients. When I point out the range of disabilities that is caused by poor posture, my patients are often stunned. For example, a head forward posture changes the way you breathe. Instead of breathing normally with your diaphragm you may be breathing shallow and faster causing changes in your blood chemistry. Lack of oxygen causes anxiety. If you suffer from anxiety find this book by Dr. Leon Chaitow DO:Multidisciplinary Approaches To Breathing Disorders. We have known the connection between posture and back, shoulder and neck problems for a long time, but now dentists are connecting posture and TMJ dysfunction. So no kidding – sit, stand and walk with good posture and feel better.
Being based in Florida, I treat a huge number of golfers. When we restore their posture with ProKinetics and Posture Control Insoles, many of my patients find their golf game improving. They are able to hit the ball harder and with more technical consistency. The operative words here are stability and flexibility. With thousands of patients, many of whom have been wearing the insoles for 5 years or more, Posture Control Insoles® have proven to be effective for 99%. I cannot say that for traditional arch support orthotics.
Dr. Dan Moroff DC
Dr. Daniel Moroff has been in private practice for 19 years. Exum Chiropractic is located in Orlando Florida. Many of Dr. Moroff’s patients are professional and amateur athletes, and he himself is a World Champion baseball (NYY) player.
For decades I have made traditional orthotics for my patients. Although it was state-of-the-art, I knew some patients were more successful with the orthotics than others, so when I read about this new approach in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies in 2002 it peaked my curiosity. The article made sense to me.
After 30 years in practice, it takes a lot to get me enthusiastic, but that’s what happened! I contacted Posture Dynamics, the makers of Posture Control Insoles® and ProKinetics® Natural Body Balance™ Insoles. At first I purchased a few dozen to try on my patients, and the results were nothing short of astounding. Not only were the results consistently better than those achieved with traditional orthotics, but these insoles were comfortable and fit in ordinary shoes. We, of course, have a different medical system here in the UK, so finding inexpensive solutions is an advantage I am greatly enjoying providing.
Alex Catto DPM
Surrey, United Kingdom
Alex G. Catto, a registered Podiatrist, who operates a private podiatry practice in Surry UK. Alex also imports and distributes Posture Control Insoles® to the UK and Ireland.
Why would a dentist recommend a product like ProKinetics® Natural Body Balance™Insoles? If I can help you prevent chronic pain as a result of aging or sports, I’m happy. Most people have no idea of the posture and body mechanics ties between their feet and every other part of their body. I take care of people who suffer from TMJ pain, chronic migraine headaches, facial and neck pain, and one of the things I always check is what their feet do to their postural balance and stability. I find that most of my patients need the type of correction the ProKinetics® Insoles offer.
Dr. Gerald Smith DDS
Dr. Gerald Smith is a recognized international authority on craniomandibular somatic disorders with a focus on resolving chronic pain. He is author of two landmark textbooks for professionals, Cranial-Dental-Sacral Complex and Dental Orthogonal Radiographic Analysis.
He has been an active member of the Holistic Dental Association since 1993, the president of the Holistic Dental Association and editor of their professional journal until 2005. He also served as president of the Pennsylvania Craniomandibular Society.
Dr. Smith maintains a clinical practice, serving patients from around the world at his office in Langhorne Pennsylvania.
100% of my patients have body mechanics problems that originate with their feet and over pronation. Improper foot mechanics is really the #1 problem that predisposes the majority of the population to aches and pain, unsatisfactory athletic performance and not being able to do the things they like to do. I prescribe Posture Control Insoles®, the clinical version of ProKinetics® Natural Body Balance™ Insoles to 85% of my patients because it is by far the most effective, least expensive way to stabilize their foot and body mechanics. With that done I can treat my patients effectively and usually make them pain free without drugs or surgery. If you want to prevent pain or if you want to improve your physical performance, I confidently recommend ProKinetics.
Dr. Bernard Filner MD
Dr. Bernard Filner, MD, formerly Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at George Washington University Medical Center operates The Pain Center, in Rockville, Maryland. The Pain Center specializes in acute and chronic pain, offering personalized integrative pain treatment methods including new, painless technologies, massage therapy, and adjustments to posture and diet, as well as physical therapy services and optimized body movement therapy.
The Pain Center
A key part of my teaching focuses on “Perpetuating factors”. Perpetuating factors include postural instabilities that cause your body’s muscles to be forced to, for example, compensate for a short leg. That means that some muscles are forced to be tense for long time periods, and other muscles are completely relaxed.
Over time some muscles lengthen and some shorten so the compensating posture becomes permanent. This, of course, sets you up for more problems and as they arise and they will, your body embarks on a new compensation journey usually accompanied with more dysfunction, aches and pain. It’s a downward spiral, and the earlier you can stop it the better. Take a look at your kids’ posture. You can save them a lot of future pain and grief.
I mentioned a short leg because a functional short leg syndrome is so common that it affects nearly 80% of the population to various degrees. It starts with the foot, and the Kinetic Technology™ offered in the ProKinetics® Natural Body Balance™ Insoles is the only way I know to effectively resolve the imbalance. Arch supports and custom orthotics may reduce the symptoms for a few weeks, but ultimately fail.
Mary Biancalana MS, CMTPT, LMT, NCBTMB, CPT
Mary Biancalana is a specialist in body pain, especially myofascial or muscle pain. She operates her private practice and consulting service in Chicago. Mary also teaches trigger point therapy at MYO Seminars, and has published the first in a series of trigger point self help books coauthored with Sharon Sauer CMTPT, LMT. Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain: A Self-treatment Workbook.
Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief
Professional Coaches and Trainers
The benefits of wearing ProKinetics® Natural Body Balance™ Insoles in your golf shoes are two fold: Your walking mechanics and balance is improved, and ProKinetics do not restrict the range of motion of your feet during the golf swing.
While you may not be very conscious about your feet except when walking the back nine and starting to tire, a stable golf swing relies on unrestricted foot motion. Your feet need to be free to pronate and supinate. If you think about your foot action during the golf swing, you realize that during the backswing your front foot (closest to the green) pronates while your back foot should be stable – slightly pronated to neutral, but not supinated. During the downswing your weight shifts from the back foot to the front foot, and by the end of your follow through nearly all your weight is on the outside of the front foot. Arch support orthotics can cause two problems that worsen with the height of the arch. At the top of your back swing, too much arch support may cause supination and ankle instability in the right foot while restricting pronation in the left foot. This instability may cause loss of both club speed and accuracy. A perfect follow through depends on smooth transitioning of the feet during the downswing. The back foot flows toward increased pronation while the front foot flows toward supination. Anything blocking this smooth transition will downgrade the stroke.
ProKinetics® Insoles rely only on a small amount of proprioceptive feedback to control gait. The proprioceptive feedback helps you improve your foot mechanics so you walk with greater ease using less energy. The dimensions of the Kinetic Technology™ (small wedge) placed underneath the first metatarsal and big toe is inconsequential from the perspective of restricting intentional foot pronation and supination when directed from the hips and weight shift as is the case in your swing. The bottom line is that you get the benefits of greater stability but retain the freedom of motion to facilitate a smooth, powerful swing.
The Natural Body Balance® Insoles create a stable foot foundation without restricting motion. Just what I want for my students who have gait and posture deficiencies that need to be corrected.
Director of Fitness
PGA Learning Center
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Three years ago I had just started coaching a new athlete who wants to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She was bugging me about seeing her physical therapist who had fitted her with a special insole that she thought might help for my knee pain.
I had not been running for several years because of knee pain, and now my knees were hurting all the time regardless of what I did. To make a short story even shorter, Jenny arranged for us to visit Posture Dynamics who created the ProKinetics insoles, and I got my insoles on a Wednesday afternoon almost three years ago. By Thursday morning I was in complete disbelief. I had seen several doctors and therapists, and here, a pair of simple insoles had made me pain free in less than 12 hours.
I am back running several miles every day, and my knees have now been pain free for three years. Needless to say, I am impressed. I quickly understood that while the insoles look simple, the technology is very sophisticated. Every year I lecture to thousands of coaches.
Twice now, I have invited the president of Posture Dynamics to teach the coaches at the Northwest All Sports Clinic how to assess the feet, posture and body mechanics to help their athletes to better performance and injury free sports. Jenny and I have fully entrusted our feet and body mechanics to ProKinetics because it is obvious they have a technology and products that are very effective.
2004 USA Paralympic Track & Field Team Athens
In addition to unparalleled comfort, ProKinetics® Insoles deliver true performance improvements unlike anything I have ever experienced. Because the ProKinetics design changes the way your brain perceives the ground, I consider ProKinetics® Insoles to be the only “intelligent insole” in that it constantly reminds your body how to align itself so you can perform at your best. Whether you’re a world class athlete, weekend warrior, or just want to feel better on your feet, try ProKinetics® – the intelligent insoleSM.
Founder, Velocity Sports
Loren Seagrave endorses ProKinetics.
World Class Athletes
What a blessing these insoles have been for me. I’m glad you looked me up Tony and told me about them. They are miraculous! The ProKinetics Insoles have alleviated the constant pain in my low back that I have had for years. But that’s only one of the many benefits I have experience with them. They have relieved the pain in my legs and feet too. Football is a tough sport that takes its tolls, but the insoles have really put life back in the lower part of my body. I can easily imagine the benefit ProKinetics would have given me during my playing years with the National Football League. They surely would have kept my legs fresher for the whole year and I would have recovered quicker after each game. Thanks Tony, for reviving these “old legs”
Coach Joe Jacoby
Shenandoah University Football
Joseph Erwin Jacoby retired from the Washington Redskins in 1993 after four Super Bowl appearances, of which his team won three (XVII in 1983, XXII in 1988, and XXVI in 1992), plus four consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 1983-86. Jacoby was a founding member of the Redskins’ renowned “Hogs” offensive line of the 1980s and early 1990s.
I was an avid athlete and champion high jumper in college. A few years ago, I set my eyes on the Olympic Games and started training again. My physical therapist suggested I get a pair of special insoles to improve my foot mechanics and gait. After a few days wearing them in my regular business shoes, I put them in my track shoes.
I literally had to take my shoes off and take another look at the insoles, because I had more power than I had ever experienced. My gait and sprint was more balanced and I just had a lot of extra power in my push off.
Since then I have switched from the medical version of the Kinetic Technology™ to the Prokinetics® Natural Body Balance™ Insoles, and they give me the same power, but with excellent arch support, which I need, and perfect cushioning. Be sure to read the story of my coach, Bryan Hoddle. He had terrible knee pain that is now all gone. Since I’m in the same town as Posture Dynamics, the makers of ProKinetics, I have appointed them to my team of experts to get me ready for the Games in London.
Training for the 2012 Olympic Games
Jenny was the Oregon State High Jump champion
When you squat 800 pounds, every joint in your body needs to be optimally aligned. The ProKinetics® Natural Body Balance™ Insoles naturally help me align my feet and knees just right without me consciously having to alter my posture.
I wore my ProKinetics® Insoles to my first competition at the 2009 Pan American Games and I beat my previous world record in squat by 87 pounds. Although my preparation for the event was right on schedule to maximize my strength, I feel certain that the confidence that comes with improved body mechanics and alignment allowed me to turn on every ounce of strength I needed to set my 23rd world record. I like my ProKinetics and I recommend you try them!
Multiple World Champion Weight Lifter
Mike is a World IPF Champion, IPF World Record Holder, 2008 Masters World Champion with 4 Gold Medals, and 2007 World Bench Press Gold Medalist. He has broken over 100 combined Nationals and World Records in his storied career. Within the circuits of power lifting, Mike is known as “The Legend”. Mike entered his first power lifting competition in 1976 and broke a world record in his very first competition. Since then Mike has competed in multiple weight classes and won every competition he has entered. This year, at 52, Mike just won 4 gold medals in the Pan American Games. Mike broke his prior world record by 87 lb. squatting 804 lb. (365.5 kg).