Equilibrium socks provide an improvement in balance, especially in the anteroposterior displacement of the gravity center. This is due to the special fabrics in the socks acting on the ankle joint. The main movement of the ankle joint is dorsal or plantar flexion. So, with a dorsal flex ankle the posture in the subject becomes more anterior. Likewise, in a plantar flex ankle, the posture in the subject becomes more posterior. Vitalsox Equilibrium, acting at the ankle joint, provide more stability and therefore improved balance.
Alfonso Martínez Nova
Head of Research Group BiOPiEX
(Biomechanics and Orthopedics of the Foot of Extremadura)