BIO ADVANCED: KEY FEATURES AND TREATMENT TIPS
Bio-Advanced is the most popular and versatile of the Bio-Insole family and is available in both full and ¾ lengths.
Constructed from high-quality EVA in 3 different densities, this device is both heat-mouldable and easy to grind making it highly adaptable to treat a multitude of different conditions.
- Available in 3 different EVA densities: Low, Medium and High
- Available in 2 different lengths:
- Full Length – Includes forefoot posts
- ¾ Length – Includes 1st ray replaceable EVA plugs
- 4° degree intrinsic control built-in
- Easily adaptable to combat a wide range of conditions.
- Components include:
- 4˚ Rearfoot Posts
- 4° Forefoot Posts (Full length only)
- 5mm Heel Lifts
- Heel Cushions
- Low Density:
- Older, arthritic or patients with an “At Risk” foot.
- Medium Density:
- Any patient requiring moderate control and shock absorption
- High Density:
- Patients requiring maximum control due to high supination resistance, intense activity or excess weight.
- The patients and conditions which can be treated with Bio-Advanced insoles are almost endless due to its adaptability. As well as heat moulding, grinding and adding additions; this device can also be trimmed with sharp scissors to create variations such as Morton’s extensions, reverse Morton’s and shaft extensions.
- Many patients have problems because there is a restriction of movement somewhere in the sagittal plane. This occurs most often at the ankle joint, due to tight Gastrocs and/or Soleus; and in the 1st MPTJ due to a Functional Hallux Limitus. Your assessment will highlight if this is the case and can then be addressed as part of your treatment plan. Calf stretches will help to increase the range of motion at the ankle joint while removing the 1st metatarsal and/or 1st ray cut outs will give more range of motion to the 1st A Distal Hallux Wedge could also be added under the hallux to pre-load the windlass mechanism and facilitate sagittal plane motion. (Watch the video here)
- If you are unsure which density device to choose for your patient, try starting with the Supination Resistance Test; this is just a guide but if you have a patient with a high supination resistance and you issue a low-density device, it will bottom out very quickly.
- Low resistance = Low-density Bio-Advanced
- High resistance = High-density Bio-Advanced