Pair of Colored 1/4 inch Diamond Textured Foot Pads
● Provide somatosensory feedback to smooth out forward progression over the foot in early stance.
● Challenge balance during gait by changing step width, length, height, and direction.
● Provide feedback of heel contact and forefoot contact.
● Train tactile discrimination for feet.
Favorite research articles on the benefits of textures surfaces
The effects of textured materials on static balance in healthy young and older adults: A systematic review with meta-analysis
How can the stimulation of plantar cutaneous receptors improve postural control? Review and clinical commentary
Enhanced somatosensory information decreases postural sway in older people.
The Role of Textured Material in Supporting Perceptual-Motor Functions
Designed by a physical therapist on a mission to help balance “click”
Infusing the most current research into practical applications and exercises
Providing new, fun and engaging ways to connect people with balance