HOW MASS4D® HELPS YOUR PATIENTS
The physical demands of different sports activities place a significant level of stress on the musculoskeletal system of athletes, increasing their predisposition to a host of injuries of the lower extremity.
Long hours of training sessions, competitions and intense manoeuvres can result in repetitive strain to different parts of the body gradually leading to overuse injuries such as ACL ruptures, Achilles Tendinitis, Patellar Tendinopathy and meniscus tears.
With return to activity taking anywhere between weeks or months, an injury could have drastic implications for an athlete’s career in terms of considerable loss of training time and in some cases, even an early retirement from the game.
A premature return to full activity, without adequate recovery time, could increase the possibility of recurrences, causing additional complications in your client’s performance.
MASS4D® customised foot orthotics aim to address underlying biomechanical discrepancies in order to reduce your client’s susceptibility to sports injuries – whether acute or chronic.
By providing the greatest supportive force to the plantar surface of the foot, optimal distribution of pressure is facilitated in the feet and postural disparities are minimised to restore proper alignment of the musculoskeletal system.
With abnormal movements of the body regulated, MASS4D® helps your clients achieve the most out of their performance while being protected from the inherent risk of injury commonly associated with sports.
HOW MASS4D® WILL ENHANCE MY PRACTICE
As a sports performance specialist, optimisation of athletic performance in terms of power, speed and agility is your top priority.
The prevalence of biomechanical disturbances can weaken your client’s ability to successfully execute some of the complex movements and techniques that are required in different sports activities.
MASS4D® foot orthotics can be successfully integrated into any active rehabilitative or preventative programmes to restore proper functionality in the lower limbs which helps in reducing unnecessary energy expenditure and muscle overuse.
The augmented calibration process at MASS4D® ensures that our product aids foot muscle groups to work within their full range of motion, starting from the full resting point to full elongation and back to the original state of rest.
This also helps in achieving optimal arthrokinematics through the optimal alignment of bones and ligaments, further promoting muscle strength and tendon function in the process.
By adding strength to affected muscle groups whilst providing adequate support to the musculoskeletal system, your client has a better chance of recovery and is able to make a gradual return to activity.
A high-calibre orthotic must enhance balance and posture of the full body by enhancing proprioception through the foot and ankle complex during all phases of gait. MASS4D® works with your treatment programme for complete neuro-musculo-skeletal rehabilitation.
Gait Reference Casting
Gait-referenced casting is a dynamic process that produces an exact 3-dimensional impression of the plantar morphology of the foot. This process involves taking a semi-weight bearing impression of the feet in specialised angled foam to capture the foot in its corrected closed-chain posture.
The resultant orthotic manufactured from this mould is able to respect the corrected posture and allow for much-needed soft tissue displacement.
Our orthotic shell’s 'leaf spring' action enhances proprioceptive input through the foot with its spring-back action and even weight distribution across the plantar surface of the foot. This helps in generating better movement patterns throughout the body.
Newton’s Third Law dictates the MASS4D® proprietary calibration process. Each orthotic is calibrated to the wearer’s bodyweight, foot flexibility and activity level, ensuring all action occurring above the orthotic is met with an equal and supportive reaction force. The final product offers the truest customisation available in the foot orthotic industry.
The individually handcrafted orthotics are truly a work of art requiring at least three hours of hands-on time per orthotic. Built to exact specifications with orthotic shells, cushion foams and high-quality top covers, each product stands as a testament to the dedication of MASS4D® in helping each patient recover from their injuries and achieve optimal foot health.
Available for a variety of shoes, the orthotic can easily be incorporated into any type of footwear allowing for the same level of comfort and convenience whilst correcting foot posture and saving patients the hassle of having to purchase specific shoes for the orthotic.