The “BlackBoard Training System” provides a revolutionary capability for training specific movement patterns of the foot, strengthening neuronal connections, and reintegrating them into everyday life. Because its two connected platforms can move independently, it allows isolating specific movements of the forefoot and rear foot for training.
The movement axes can be placed freely, which in addition to mobilization also supports targeted activation and strengthening of certain (perhaps deficient) muscle groups. Our movement apparatus comprises very different structures, including muscles, joints, ligaments, connecting tissue, and the central nervous system, to name just a few.
To achieve maximum performance, each of these structures needs to be healthy and in perfect working condition. For instance, a strong muscle can never deliver its full strength if the tendon that connects it to the bone is causing pain due to an inflammation. The same holds true for any other structure involved in body movements. The speed strength cascade shows the order in which the individual components of a movement take place.
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Lateral ankle sprain
A lateral ankle sprain is a common injury where one or more lateral ligaments of the ankle are sprained.The healing connective tissue needs to be stressed later on to increase its strength and resilience. This can be done by carefully putting the ligament structures under tension. At the same time, the neuromuscular effects of the injury need to be treated in order to reduce the risk of secondary injuries. This is aimed towards the control of maximum range movements. Over the remaining course of the therapy, the relevant muscles need to be trained so that the foot can once again form a stable and powerful foundation. (e.g., Tibialis Anterior Training). The muscles attached to the ankle on the inner heel are crucial for a functional and reliable foundation. They transform horizontal forces into vertical ones.
Plantar fasciitis is a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. 80% of patients have a tendency towards fallen arches. This position causes a permanent overstressing of the ligaments, which leads to pain. Therapy should aim to mobilize the foot, but especially to re-stabilize the arch.
Common causes include excessive pressure within one muscle compartment as a result of muscular overexertion. So far, scientists have identified two biomechanical causes for this classic overexertion syndrome. Patients exhibit an overly flat foot (pes planovalgus), often in combination with an inward tilting of the heel bone (eversion).
Both irregularities can be addressed in different ways with the BlackBoard.