Protalus Insoles: The Engineering Solution To Misalignment In Your Workforce
A simple PPE solution to align the kinetic chain and prevent injury
Why Is Alignment Important?
In the last several years, insoles have had an emerging role in the safety conversation. A recent study concluded that "low back pain decreased significantly after the use of real insoles compared to placebo ones".See Study
How We Can Help You
When an employee enters the workplace with inferior footwear or pre-existing misalignment, they may be bringing with them the risk of an unsafe range of motion. This shortens the time to fatigue and increases risk of injury for the employee and yet, it is something within our control.
• Our patented technology will help those in your workforce maintain a safe range of motion within the ankle.
• Operating within a safe range of motion prolongs the moment of dangerous fatigue, and a reduction of abnormal stresses on the musculoskeletal system.
• This translates to less workplace injuries and a happier, healthier workforce, saving you time and money in the process.
Employees use our simple system to place their orders with the site manager.
Site managers request the employee insoles with a few simple clicks.
When insoles for the company start to run low, a designated company representative can request more insoles from Protalus.
1. Does this insole work for everyone?
Yes, unlike other insole companies, we do not approach alignment through the midfoot, using arch support, but instead approach alignment by controlling the hindfoot. Since everyone has different arch types, arch supports will result in a variety of different outcomes. Our approach of hindfoot control can bring you closer to neutral alignment 65% more on average. No other insole that we are aware can make this type of claim on alignment.
2. Do these insoles change the status of regulatory safety shoes?
These insoles do not change the regulatory status of safety footwear, confirmed by our in-house counsel. For specific questions regarding this topic, please reach out to our Chief Specialist of Industrial Application, Dan McKinney, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Can you explain how your PPE acts more as an engineering control than a normal PPE?
PPE is the last line of defense to protect against an existing hazard. Administrative controls train employees to behave in a way to help them avoid the hazard. Engineering controls use technology to remove the employees from the hazard. According to OSHA's recommended practices for health and safety programs, engineering controls are the most effective method out of these three options. In this scenario, the hazard is musculoskeletal fatigue due to misalignment in the kinetic chain. Our technology can prolong the moment of musculoskeletal fatigue without any training or conscious effort. Therefore it acts more as an engineering control.
4. Is this a worthwhile invest in this economy?
To evaluate if this is a worthwhile investment, we need to evaluate the efficiency of our most valuable machine, our human workforce. The unit of measurement needed to evaluate this is time. Is our most expensive and valuable machine maximizing its time in the workplace? Are we getting the most out of this resource? The answer is most likely, no. The cost of musculoskeletal fatigue is not easily identifiable on the balance sheet, but companies are certainly still paying for it in presenteeism, or a lack of productivity. Especially in tough economic times, if normal revenue streams are not producing at their normal rate, addressing unnecessary operational costs is even more important.
5. How did you come to find alignment being so impactful to the body? How are you the first ones to solve this issue after 115 years?
Alignment in the kinetic chain and its impact on the musculoskeletal system is not our story to claim. In fact, unsafe ranges of motion within the ankle and its impact to the musculoskeletal system is also not something we discovered. These findings were discovered by reputable institutions and universities several decades ago. We have simply found the most optimal approach to maintaining safe ranges of motion within the ankle, by controlling the hindfoot. With 135 worldwide design and utility patents, we are confident you will not find another insole that can control safe ranges of motion within the ankle like a Protalus insole.