equilibrasTM or e-flipsTM are the world's first orthotic flat-sole flip flop (e-flipTM) with an
impressive list of features including:
- Pronation and Supination support via an invisible in-built triple arch
- Rear foot control and mid tarsal locking for stability during walking
- Dual action shock absorption which provides protection from forces both vertically and horizontally
- Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
- Anti-fatigue Properties that reduces damage caused to our bodies from prolonged standing
- Proper Brain Mapping, improving fine motor control and better foot structure
- Protection against temperature extremes
- Water resistant
The joints and muscles of the body function most efficiently when they are in physical balance or equilibrium. Our feet are the foundation of our body. They are made up of three arches (like a bridge) creating a tripod-like structure (see left diagram below).
Foot problems are now occurring in pandemic proportions (at age of 20 up to 80%, at age of 40 ~100%). Any compromise to one of the three arches of the foot will increase stress on the other two, thus starting a kinetic chain reaction that can spread via knees, hips, pelvis and the spine throughout our body (see centre diagram below).
The far right picture in the diagram above shows us that our feet have a large 'picture' in the brain, along with the hands and face. This is because the majority of our signals, and sensations come from these body parts. When these 'pictures' are sharp and clear (high resolution), our brain is happy as there is no stress. If we have poor foot structure (for example flat feet), or constant stress from using unsupportive (or none) footwear, these bad stress signals will affect a large part of our brain, and distort the 'picture'. This leads to problems, that we may feel as tiredness, aches, over pronation, and can result in the chain reaction described above.
equilibras™ are designed to allow our feet to walk and move as they are supposed to, providing support and control to the arches, and eliminating any stress from the foot and heels, all the way up to the pelvis and spine.
equilibras™ is an innovative flat-soled flip flop that can help prevent the occurrence of foot problems, as well as give our bodies protection and relief from the effects of some pre-existing foot conditions and also eliminate adverse neurophysiological stress caused by poor foot biomechanics during gait.
equilibras evoked no stress and consistently produced neuro-physiological stimulation.
A scientific double blind study measuring the neuro-physiological stress reaction of the body during gait, has shown that wearing standard flat-sole flip flops or walking barefoot on a flat surface produces significant neurophysiological stress. Results recorded via a digital dynamometer (microREM2) showed negative kinematic chain reactions through the body, after only a 10 metre walk.
Long-term exposure to these negative effects can lead to many familiar medical conditions such as:
Joint degeneration, foot & ankle pain, plantar fascitis, achilles tendonitis, heel pain, mortons neuroma, shin splints, compartmental syndrome, knee pain, patellar tracking syndrome, ilio-tibial band syndrome, hip and pelvic pain and low back pain to name just a few.
equilibras™ in contrast evoked NO neuro-physiological stress reaction during the study. To the contrary, they consistently produced a neuro-physiological stimulation. These results are achieved due to equilibras™ unique design, providing the best possible support normally not offered by a flat sole.
The invisible inbuilt orthotic contour is able to maintain FOOT ALIGNMENT and CONTROL, whilst the unique bi-phase shock absorption layers are providing maximum FORCE DISSIPATION during gait. The outcome is an innovative flat-soled flip flop that can help prevent the occurrence of foot problems, as well as give our bodies protection and relief from the effects of some pre-existing foot conditions and also eliminate adverse neurophysiological stress caused by poor foot biomechanics during gait.
Officially accredited as a medical device by:
- TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia ARTG No 174266)
- FDA (Federal Drug Administration, US Identification: KNP Sec. 890.3475) .
Refer to the document to see various qualities and benefits that equilibras™ offer in order to support chronic pain sufferers.
Initially equilibras™ was invented out of frustration of seeing patients against better advice continuously wear unsupportive footwear such as flat sole flip flop.
For more information regarding the following topics please refer to the e-bed™ document:
Footbed Characteristics, research, increased productivity, increased sports performance,
anti-fatigue, dual shock absorption, police and armed forces, diabetes, health, children, necessity and more.