THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SEEING AND THE HUMAN POSTURE
by Peter W.B. Oomens (posturologist)
More then twenty years I had a practice in podopostural therapy, during which I have treated patients with posture related disorders, often chronic or asymptomatic. After a thorough, physical examination I provided my patients with very thin insoles on which I glued pieces of cork at a thickness of 1 à 2 mm. These subtle insoles have a disproportionate influence on people’s posture, immediate, objective, measurable and repeatable. The cork elements are placed under plantar intrinsic foot muscles. During stance and walking these elements trigger the baroreceptors in the glabrous skin of the foot sole. This therapy is practiced in the Netherlands from early eighties. During that time, I was more and more consulted by parents for their children.