The Weighted Shoe Pocket, by Darsha Mcmanus, OTR/L, is perfect for adding input right at the extended foot placement, rather than on the ankle joint.
This allows the weight to extend to 70% of the foot area as well as to the ankle.
Medium includes: (2) 115g, (2) 170g & (2) 0.2kg weights
The Southpaw's Weighted Shoe Pocket is a therapeutic device designed to provide proprioceptive input to the foot and ankle during activities such as walking or standing. Some of the benefits of using a Southpaw's Weighted Shoe Pocket include:
Improved balance and stability: By adding weight to the foot, the Weighted Shoe Pocket can help improve balance and stability, making it easier to stand or walk.
Increased proprioceptive input: The Weighted Shoe Pocket provides deep pressure input to the foot and ankle, which can help improve body awareness and proprioception.
Enhanced sensory integration: The proprioceptive input provided by the Weighted Shoe Pocket can help individuals better integrate sensory information from their feet and ankles, leading to improved overall sensory processing.
Improved gait mechanics: The Weighted Shoe Pocket can help improve gait mechanics by promoting a more natural foot strike and providing increased sensory input during each step.
Reduced ankle and foot pain: The Weighted Shoe Pocket can help reduce pain and discomfort in the ankle and foot by providing support and proprioceptive input to the affected area.
Versatile and customisable: The Weighted Shoe Pocket can be easily adjusted to fit a variety of shoe sizes and can be customised with additional weights to meet individual therapeutic needs.
Southpaw's Weighted Shoe Pocket is a valuable therapeutic tool that can help improve balance, proprioception, sensory integration, and gait mechanics, while also reducing pain and discomfort in the foot and ankle.