Orthopedic mat for children from flat feet: is there any benefit?Flat-footedness is diagnosed in a child over 3 years of age in case of a decrease in the arch of the foot. The main cause is hereditary predisposition. To prevent development and reduce the severity of this abnormality of the anatomical structure, it is necessary to carry out a complex of measures, including wearing orthopedic shoes and gymnastics on a special orthopedic rug.
What is platypodia, its types and causes
The foot is an anatomical area of the human body, which accounts for a significant load of body weight when standing and walking. To reduce the load on the bones, ligaments and muscles of the feet, the foot has arches that represent an arcuate bend directed concave downward. There are 2 vaults - a longitudinal and transverse arch. As the pressure increases, the arch slightly flattenes, which causes amortization, and reduces the load on other parts of the lower limbs( lower leg and thighs) and the spine. In the case of a decrease in the convexity of the arch, flatfoot development takes place, it can be of several types:
- Longitudinal - the flattening of the longitudinal arch develops.
- Transverse - the lateral arch decreases accordingly.
- Combined - there is a flattening of both arches.
Depending on the main causal factor provoking the development of flattening of arches, these types of flatfoot are distinguished:
- Congenital - a genetic defect is transmitted by inheritance or the developmental defect develops in utero, the result of which is the weakness of the ligaments that form the arch. Its decrease in this case develops already in early childhood, usually from the age of three.
- Acquired - a decrease in the height of the arch develops at any age due to trauma, nerve palsy( after a history of poliomyelitis), or rickets( insufficient admission to the bone tissue of calcium salts, resulting in the bones of the foot softening).
Increased static loads provoke the development of reduced concavity at any age - wearing tight shoes, increased weight of a person, long standing. The most common form of this anatomical defect is congenital platypodia, therefore it is important to carry out activities for children aimed at preventing a decrease in the concavity height.
Prevention and treatment of
Early detection of an anatomical defect is possible in a child, since the formation of the foot ends at the age of 3 years. For early detection at this age, a close inspection of the foot is necessary, for which the child must be placed on a firm, level surface. This will make it possible in the case of an anatomical defect to direct further efforts towards treatment and prevention of its further development. For the prevention and treatment of flat feet in children, it is important for parents to perform a number of activities:
- Wearing orthopedic( has special size and shape) shoes that support the foot in the right anatomical position while walking the child. It is necessary to ensure that the child does not wear shoes with a flat sole( sneakers, sneakers, moccasins).
- Use of orthopedic insoles that have special soft protrusions in the concavity of the foot, thereby reducing the load on them( with a pronounced flattening of the arches, individual orthopedic insoles are manufactured).
- Exclusion of sports with a high load on the foot( football, running, dancing).
- Restriction of the child's walking barefoot on a flat solid surface.
- Massage the baby's feet, which is good for orthopedic mats from flat feet.
Massage mat - mechanism of action and effect
Massage mat from flat feet is a product that has a large number of convex elements in various shapes and sizes. Impact on the plantar surface is performed when standing, walking the child along it. The use of such a special orthopedic mat has a number of positive effects in the anatomical foot defect, which include:
"Sea Bottom" massage mat - surface types
Surface of the "Seashell" massage mat
Surface consisting of a relief simulating Venus gallina shell of various sizes, is the massage surface of a soft therapeutic effect. It is used for gymnastics of feet feet in children up to 3 years.
Surface of the massage mat "Stars"
Surface consisting of a relief imitating shells of the mollusk Nana neritea and chitinous shell of sea stars of a real size, is a massage surface of deep therapeutic effect, used for the prevention and treatment of flat feet in children over 3 years old and adults.
Surface of the massage mat "Corals"
Surface consisting of a relief imitating two types of hard corals: the coral brain of Diploria labyrinthiformus and the red Corallium rubrum coral in the shell of shells of Stellaria solaris and Lambis Chiragra on sea pebbles. The rug is characterized by large differences in height between the elements and a smaller support area, which increases the pressure on the contiguous points of the feet and enhances the massaging effect. Carpet "Corals" has a spinning rotational effect and is ideal for training the muscle tone of feet in the cabin of the exercise room and at home. It is indicated for children over 3 years old and adults.
Surface of the massage mat "Water World"
The embossed surface of the rug imitates the silhouettes of marine animals - sharks, dolphins, whales, and also turtles and fishes on a rocky bottom. Walking on the rug "Water World" strengthens the arch of the foot, contributes to the development of all muscles and the improvement of coordination of movements. It is indicated for children over 3 years old and adults.
Surface of the massage mat "Seahorses"
The relief surface of the rug simulates the silhouettes of sea horses against the background of sand, small stones and shells. It is a massage surface of the basic type with a mild therapeutic effect. Ideal for performing preparatory exercises and warming up muscles before exercises on rugs with more pronounced relief. It is used for gymnastics of feet feet in young children.
For the possibility of increasing the area of the massager is provided for the fastening of individual elements among themselves.
Massage orthopedic mat for children "Seabed" can be used for the treatment and prevention of flatfoot alone, under an individual program and in groups with an instructor.
Five kinds of surface give an excellent sensorimotor effect when combined using a massager.
Recommended options for laying out massage mats
Reasons to buy a children's orthopedic foot mat
If your child has a flatfoot or you want to protect him from this, the best way is to buy a children's orthopedic mat for the feet.
Our products have long proven their effectiveness in the prevention, treatment of flatfoot and the formation of the correct structure of the foot in children from 1 to 14 years:
A pleasant side effect can be called an increase in the general tone of the body and strengthening the mental health of the child.
It should be noted that to improve the effectiveness of treatment of children and accelerate the recovery should be regularly engaged.
We can not only buy flat mats, the price for which is always very attractive, but also to order their delivery by courier to any address in the city of Moscow, in the Moscow region and by mail - to anywhere in Russia.
- Improvement of blood circulation in the tissues of the foot, due to the reflexogenic effect of the protruding parts of the product on the skin of the sole.
- Dosage load on the ligaments of the lower limbs, which improves their strengthening.
- Reduces the load on the muscles of the feet, legs and thighs, reducing their edema.
- A good commitment of the child to massage with a rug, which can be performed as a game( walking on a rug, dancing on it, a small charge).
To achieve the effect in the treatment and prevention of an anatomical defect, it is important to apply massage using a rug systematically, preferably several times a day. To date, this product is quite common. It can be purchased in shops of orthopedic products. Also, if you want, you can make it yourself. For this, it is necessary to sew several cloth bags together, first placing the peas in them. The option is to use a rug, with buttons sewn to it in various sizes.
It is important to remember that it is desirable to monitor the effectiveness of using a massage mat in a child from a pediatric orthopedic specialist who can expand the range of further medical measures if necessary.
Orthopedic mats for children from the flatfoot
Our orthopedic mats for children from flat feet are designed so that the child is not only useful but also nice to step on. A pleasant surprise is the low cost of massage baby foot mats offered by our orthopedic center.
It is enough to buy one or several pieces and put them near the sofa, in the playroom for children - and a real sea shore will be at your house every day!
The main reasons for our popularity among customers:
- Five different types of surface of the massager and the ability to dock individual areas together will allow you to pick up a suitable model of a foot mat with an orthopedic effect, which will have the greatest effect in his case;
- They will help cure not only children's flat feet, but also a number of other diseases and will be an excellent means of preventing diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
- On our site you will find photo types of massage surfaces and a huge number of exercises for performing foot gymnastics in a game form that will make the healing process into a game and will not give boredom to either children or you;
- All mats, the sale of which we carry out, have quality certificates and are made of environmentally friendly materials, the expiration date is unlimited. Games on our carpet for orthopedic exercises, it is quite possible, can become a pleasant tradition that will preserve the health of your entire family!
If you are looking for where to buy an orthopedic mat for children of the highest quality - congratulations, you have found. To receive any information on the goods, learn about the indications and contraindications to their use, and also make an order on our website or by phone +7( 495) 469-94-32.© 2009 - 2016 "Perseus Orto" The "Sea Bottom" massage mat was developed by the specialists of the LLC "Orthopedic Center" Perseus "on the basis of the latest technologies, taking into account all the requirements for simulators of this type. The product is made of environmentally friendly sheet material based on foam polyethylene, it has a hygienic quality certificate No. 33 VL 02.224.P. 000311.04.08 from 04.04.08, according to TU 9396-001-5866435-2008.
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Orthopedic massage mat for children from flat feet
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It is not necessary to remind and so the well-known postulate that the disease is easier to prevent than the long and expensive to treat. This threefold concerns flat feet in children. Flat foot in most cases is formed from an early age, from the moment when the baby takes the first steps.
Prevention is the foundation of
Basics Prevention, like treatment, involves the impact on the disease of a set of measures. The pediatrician and orthopedist will not only help to identify the predisposing pathology, but also to determine the directions of your active work.
Most likely, you will recommend therapeutic exercises, advise you to buy special socks or insoles and, finally, buy a massage mat from flat feet.
Massage mat, not only for massage
Orthopedic mats come in two types. The first - these are created for the prevention of flat feet and treatment of diseases of internal organs. The second - therapeutic, the main purpose of which is the struggle with a flat foot. It is these rugs made of rubber rubber that industry produces.
What are the objectives of the proposed device for treatment?
Even ancient Chinese doctors knew that on the sole there are a lot of biologically active points, representing in a literal sense all the internal organs of man. Therefore, regular effects on the foot not only massage the joints and ligaments, but also stimulate the internal organs. Walking along such a path is suitable as an unloading for both an office worker and an IT specialist.
Thanks to this massage, you can escape from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, joint and vascular diseases.
If the employee is forced to sit most of the time - you can simply lay the mat under your feet. If the child uses the product, because the bones and ligaments are still immature, the problems of the musculoskeletal system are well amenable to correction.
What are the rugs?
The main features are mobility and compactness. Moreover, recently on the market appeared modular designs, similar to large puzzles. In this case, the product will not only become a means of treatment, but also an excellent developing game.
By the way, when buying a mat for a child, make sure that it is a bright, attractive thing.
Sometimes on sale you can see rugs with a pattern from the tracks. This option will help train coordination of movements.
The choice of the
rug The market offers a variety of shapes, models, colors and a wide range of manufacturers. To choose a quality product, you must follow several rules:
- Buy products in a specialized store. So you will avoid fakes and purchase of a rug from poor-quality synthetic materials. Sniff it, literally. The smell of substandard purchase you will feel immediately.
- If you buy a mat for children, pay attention to the color scheme.
- The mat to be purchased should be easy to care for, made of natural materials.
- And the last. Remember that this is a piece of personal use. Try to use it only yourself. And if someone has walked on it yet - thoroughly wash and dry.
Very often, industrial products are rather expensive and do not always bear a feeling of warmth and comfort for the baby. This does not contribute to his desire to walk on the rug and the positive perception of classes.
Carpet for loving and caring
If you are an handmade mother, or a passion for needlework has woken up, when you realized that your main purpose is to be a mother, then you can make such a universal orthopedic assistant from flat feet with your own hands, at the same time saving you. Moreover, you will have a unique thing in your house, filled with the energy of mother's warmth and care.
How do I do this item myself?
The simplest version of the orthopedic rug with its own hands can serve a product filled with various cereals and legumes.
Firstly, massage elements of different sizes will be provided, secondly, it can be said to be a natural product; thirdly, the filler can always be replaced in case of wear, deterioration or damage by humidity.
The filler is best pre-dried in the oven and packed in polyethylene. Do not follow this, made-for-yourself orthopedic mat used in the bathroom or in wet rooms. Otherwise, the croup will absorb moisture and become porridge. For the bathroom you should still purchase the product in the store.
For an orthopedic rug made for medical purposes, it is better to use small sea pebbles, coffee, chestnuts.
Next, we select the basis. You can use any strong natural fabric. Ideally suitable cottage. Rummage in your closets, you probably will find there old jeans that you do not want to wear, and throw it away. Sew a double case and quilter it in the form of squares, filling the voids with prepared packets.
You can also take any ready-made textile base. An oilcloth can be attached from below. Sew threads into several additions of buttons of different textures and sizes. Be creative - and on your rug, made by yourself, a mosaic of different colors and shades will be born.
After fantasy, you can make a pattern in the form of tracks, then your child will be doubly interesting to make an exciting walk around the room.
Hairbrushes, sponges for washing dishes, plastic lids, pencils, sticks for sushi - all the household trivia are as if created for the rug by hand.
You can make your own orthopedic mat of any length, such as you are comfortable.
The daddy will help
The rug from a pebble can be made using the foamed basis or a plywood, having pasted on it in an arbitrary order transparent glue sea pebbles.
And the last method of treatment and prevention can not be used alone. Only a complex effect can give a tangible effect in the treatment of flat feet.
At the same time, children's orthopedic mats, especially those made by themselves, can not be better for prevention.
Do not forget about the rules
Using an industrial rug or made by yourself, observe several mandatory rules:
- Become on the mat only with clean feet.
- Keep the rug within reach of the child's sight.
- Walk on it need at least 5-6 times a day for 10-15 minutes.
Never force a child to engage in force. You will achieve nothing but disgust. It is better to offer some enticing game.
Contraindications to the use of orthopedic mats by children and adults are scrapes, calluses, wounds of the soles, as well as fungal diseases.
The majority of parents begin to think about purchasing an orthopedic rug after the baby takes his first steps. You can make a massage mat for children with your own hands or find a ready-made version in the store - the medicinal properties of the product do not change from this. To prevent flat feet, foot massage should be started as soon as possible. And if in the first months after birth parents can themselves knead their baby's legs, then with age, there is a need to purchase a special massage foot mat. What is the use of this interesting device?
Why do I need an orthopedic mat?
A well-known fact: on the feet of each person there are a lot of biologically active points, through which you can work on the whole body. In fact, these points are reflexogenic zones - areas of accumulation of nerve cells. Orthopedic massage mat is a floor covering made of non-uniform elements. When the child is walking, stimulation of the reflexogenic zones occurs, due to which the right arch of the foot is formed. To prevent diseases of the legs, you should start practicing as soon as possible - from the first steps of your crumbs. In the first year of life, the baby's ligaments are just starting to develop, so fixing any damage at this age will not be too difficult.
Foot massage occurs with the help of relief elements of the coating. With regular walking along the path, the blood circulation of the lower extremities increases, the muscles of the shins strengthen, the correct posture is formed. The rug protrusions stimulate the nerve endings, acting through them on all internal organs. It is proved that such exercises improve the activity of the brain, as a result of which the baby develops faster than its peers.
Indications for the use of massage mat
Orthopedic mat can be used by any healthy child to prevent flat feet and stimulate the development of the nervous system. Bright and unusual cover will be to the liking of any kid and turn daily workouts into an exciting game. In addition, children's massage mats are recommended for use in the following conditions:
- flat feet;
- various deformities of the foot( congenital and acquired);
- any functional abnormalities of gait( including asymmetric walking);
- consequences of rickets.
You can not use the rug for infectious diseases of the feet( including with fungal lesions).In the presence of wounds and deep scratches exercises also have to be postponed for a while.
If you have any doubts about the use of the rug, consult a doctor-orthopedist.
How to choose the right orthopedic mat?
First of all, pay attention to the size of the track. For a child under the age of 1 year, you can buy a compact version, while an older child will need an orthopedic massage mat of large sizes. If your crumb has already mastered the first steps, give him the opportunity not only to stand in one place, but also to walk on the cover, examining all the relief elements.
Massage mat can be made of various materials. For babies it is better to purchase a comfortable path from rubber. Safety and comfort - this is what you need for intensive training with a child of the first year of life. After three years, you can use silicone-based coatings. Synthetic products will cost you a bit cheaper, but they will be much inferior to natural materials. For older children and teenagers, you can buy a rug made of wood.
Most massage mats consist of dissimilar areas. Elastic zones stimulate the foot, activating the reflexogenic points. On soft areas, the foot can relax and rest. Recently, massages in the form of puzzles have become very popular. Your baby will be delighted with the opportunity to combine exercises with the game, and you can fully enjoy the content of your crumbs.
Can I make a massage mat myself?
A pad for the prevention of flatfoot can be done on your own at home. You will need only some sewing skills, fantasy and the desire to create on your own a useful device for your crumbs. As a basis, a dense fabric can be taken on which all kinds of relief elements are sewed. In the course are large buttons, smooth stones, pebbles, chestnuts, grains, colored pencils, pieces of rope and any other items that you find suitable for your creation. The main goal is to create a relief rug, according to which your child will be happy to stomp at any time.
Take care of finding items for a massage mat in advance - so you can collect more interesting relief details.
Instead of fabric, you can use a smooth board with beads and stones fixed on it. This option does not require much time and effort, and besides it will save your family budget.
How to teach a child to a massage mat?
Do not forget that exercise on the track is a game that your kid should play with pleasure. Buying a massage mat for children, make sure that the coating was bright and interesting. Give the child the opportunity to explore the new element in the room and get used to it. Do not emphasize the child's attention to what he should do on the mat - let the kid choose the time for walks along the path.
Training with kids starts from 3-5 minutes and gradually lengthens. Older children can be given complete freedom of action by preliminarily teaching exercises to prevent flat feet. Adults can also train feet on the rug in any free time. Especially useful such exercises will be with standing work and with any intense stress on the legs. Regular training will help to avoid the development of varicose veins and other unpleasant diseases.
Exercises on the orthopedic mat: we are doing the right thing
In the first days of getting used to the rug, it's enough to walk around it for 5-10 minutes. Further for the prevention of flatfoot it is recommended to perform the following exercises twice a day:
- calm walking;
- walking alternately on the outside and inside of the feet;
- walking backwards;
- rolling on toes and heels;
- walking alternately on his toes and heels with a straight back.
If a child does not get to do an exercise on his own, you can help him. Take the child by the hand, support while walking. When the baby learns the first simple exercises, you can move on to more complex options:
- stamping in one place in the semicircle;
- standing on one leg;
- jumps in length and height;
- running on the rug;
- flexion and extension of the toes;
- circular motion of the foot;
- comparison of the feet opposite each other.
The older the child, the more complex exercises he will be able to master. During the lessons, carefully observe the baby. At the first signs of fatigue, exercise should be discontinued, so as not to fix the negative perception of the orthopedic path.
If the massage mat is used for medical purposes, the amount of exercise can be significantly extended. Exact recommendations can be given by an orthopedist with personal consultation. Do not increase the load and add new exercises without the permission of the doctor.
Flat-footedness is a disease that is easier to prevent than cure. Following the recommendations for choosing and using a massage mat, you will be able to maintain the health of your baby for many years. Turn daily activities into an exciting game - and your child will not be able to resist the new entertainment.