Forbes.com—November 15, 2010
A press conference will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 11:30 a.m. at Hospital of Special Surgery, in the Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory, 510 East 73rd St., New York, to discuss two clinical studies done on ankle inversion that reveal a real solution to the issue of ankle sprains that has never before been addressed.
Howard Hillstrom, Ph.D., Director of the Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery will discuss their findings. The studies evaluated ankle motions, particularly inversion, and their relationship to standard athletic shoes and the Ektio model. This revolutionary product anchors the ankle to the shoe. The Ektio shoe is the first athletic shoe designed to reduce the incidence of ankle sprains, the most common orthopedic injury in the world.
The study done at the Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery indicated that despite the anchoring of the ankle to the shoe, running, jumping and cutting motions used in basketball were not inhibited compared to a standard basketball shoe with and without tape and compared to barefoot athletes.