The kyBounder and kyBoot shoes are suitable for use in rehabilitation and therapy. The soft surface keeps the body constantly moving and strengthens the muscles in your feet and body as well as deep inner muscles.
Effective training on the kyBounder
Dr Thomas Bochdanksy, head of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the district hospital in Rankweil, Austria, researched the effectiveness of the kyBounder. The study shows that exercising on the kyBounder is conducive to a significantly higher level of postural stability than a standard PVC mat. This intensive form of balance training improves functioning in the deep inner muscles and also helps reduce pain, particularly in the lumbar portion of the spine. Walking and running on the kyBounder reduces strain on the joints, stretches and strengthens the deep lying muscles and improves coordination.
Doctors and therapists recommend kyBoot shoes
The soft, springy air cushion of kyBoot shoes absorbs shocks when walking, soothes the joints and can relieve pain. Andreas Gösele-Koppenburg, head of the Swiss Olympic Medical Center and medical director of Crossklinik in Basel, Switzerland, is impressed by the good level of absorption and three-dimensional movements of the walk-on-air sole. During his time as a sports medic for the Canadian bobsleigh team, he tested the shoe intensively during his daily routine as well as during lighter sporting activities. Gösele-Koppenburg rated kyBoot shoes as highly comfortable, as you can comfortably wear them for several hours. The acclaimed sports medic recommends the shoe to patients with foot deformities (such as a high instep, flat feet or splayfoot), as many of them are able to walk in kyBoot shoes without any pain. Erika Wissmann, therapist for craniosacral therapy and spiral dynamics recommends kyBoot shoes for relieving pain in the big toes. The walk-on-air soles allow the foot to sink deeply into the honeycomb air cushion and distribute the pressure across the entire foot surface. This enables comfortable and pain-free movement.
Dr med. Konrad Birrer, consultant surgeon certified by the Swiss Medical Association and sports doctor at the Swiss Society for Sport Medicine in Lucerne, refers to the importance of proprioception (perception of body movement and position in space) and proprioceptive training in order to avoid injuries. kyBoot shoes are an effective tool for proprioceptive training. The shoes are extremely comfortable and can be worn at all times. The unstable sole helps strengthen muscles. He advises wearing kyBoot shoes after any injuries to the lower extremities and he recommends them for jobs where you’re required to stand all day, for athletes and for the elderly, as they can prevent falls.
- Back pain
- Sciatic nerve
- Slipped disc
- Knee pain
- Heavy legs
- Pelvic obliquity
- Joint pain
- Stress symptoms
- Risk of falling in old age
- Trouble walking in old age