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Multifunction orthosis!

Multifunction orthosis! Intelligent insole … scientific innovation!

The insole is active and works as a “guide” for the foot.

  • It rehabilitates the foot by stimulating all sensors (=proprioceptive insole) and optimizing the work of the muscles during walking.
  • It allows the foot to have physiological movements during walking (cushioning effect -> “insole anti-shock”).

Semelle IntelligentE une innovation scientifique




– The active orthosis Kinépod is the only orthosis in the world that can act directly on the joints of the foot and ankle at the same time as all the extrinsic muscles of the foot (due to its adaptation system of elastic straps). Its dynamism is unbeatable!



– The active orthosis can become semi-passive or passive depending on the therapeutic patient outcomes. Its adaptability is impressive. The addition of reinforcements is easy on the orthosis to vary its action (passive or semi-passive).

  • What is a semi-passive action? This is an orthotic that works as a “brace” for the foot.

– It limits the amplitudes of the foot during walking.
– Having the foot partially blocks, it reduces muscles activity during walking. It thus provides a partial muscle rest and can ensure a better healing process (in case of injury). For this reason, it is necessary not to leave this function for more than 4-6 weeks (or else the patient can have irreversible effects)

  • What is a passive action? This is an orthotic that works as a “cast” to the foot.

– It completely blocks the foot.
– It decreases sharply the muscles activity during walking. It thus provides to the muscle a complete relaxation that can provide it a better healing (in case of injury). For this reason, it is necessary not to let this function more than 6 weeks (or else irreversible effects will come up: joint stiffness and muscle atrophy).


Comparaison between the smart orthotic and the classic orthotics.  (so-called “passive” or “semi-passive”)


Active Orthotic (smart kinepodic orthotic)

Active orthotic • Excellent resistance • Long life • Dynamic action and postural • High anti shock capacity • Comfortable • Thin • Keep in mind the physiological movement of the foot during walking • Proprioceptive (stimulates all proprioceptive sensors: skin, muscles and joints) • rehabilitative Option: possibility to vary the action of the orthotic by the addition or removal of reinforcements. It can very easily become active, semi-active or semi-passive • No cons-indication


Passive Orthotic (classic orthotic)

Passive Orthotic • Low resistance • Short Lifetime • short static Action (comparable to a cast or brace). • Little or no anti shock• No comfortable • Thick.  Blocks the movement of the foot during walking • No proprioceptive (inhibition of muscle and joint proprioceptive sensors, only the proprioceptive sensors of the skin are stimulated) Contraindicated: • beyond 4-6 weeks of continuous use at the risk of creating disadvantages of prolonged immobilization: muscle and joint stiffness • During walking due to higher compensation of the joints at higher level because of lack of mobility and anti shock • pediatrics, it prevents muscle and proprioceptive foot development.