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2024 TECH GUIDE
SOLE SURVIVOR
VKTRY Insoles' advanced technology helps athletes reduce injuries
By VKTRY Insoles
M
any young athletes have discovered VKTRY Insoles
because they are excited about the prospect of
jumping higher (an average of +1.6 " ) or running
faster (0.12 seconds faster in the 40-yard dash). But
another valuable benefit to wearing VKs is the ability of
the product to reduce injuries - and to help in recovery
from injuries.
It only makes sense that if a product helps reduce
injuries, that same " protective gear " will also help athletes
recover from injuries.
Here's a list of just some of the common sports injuries
or conditions that VKTRY Insoles can help with.
1. Flat Feet (aka Pes Planus) - Not an injury, but a very
common condition especially amongst elite athletes. The
" standard foot " has a moderate arch which is designed to
flex and act somewhat like a spring. VKTRY Insoles have
been successfully helping people with flat feet because
VKs simulate the spring motion at the arch that the person
is lacking, typically resulting
in a reduction of pain
symptoms.
2. Shin Splints -
An injury common
in runners usually
caused by
overexertion
before the body
is ready to
ramp up (going
too hard, too
quickly). The
main symptom
is pain along
the tibia (shin)
and a commonly
prescribed
treatment is ice and
rest. VKs can help
because they provide
maximum shock
absorption which can
reduce the pounding and
shock transmitted to the
lower legs.
3. Turf Toe - Caused by
a hyperextension of the big
toe usually beyond 55 degrees.
This injury is common among
football players and can be
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debilitating for athletes of all sizes. VKTRY Insoles are
frequently prescribed by medical professionals for Turf
Toe because they not only limit the chance of further
hyperextension, but VKs also provide the propulsion
at push-off that the injured athlete is now lacking.
4. Plantar Fasciitis - A very common injury with
athletes across all sports, Plantar Fasciitis can cause
stabbing pain between the heel and the midfoot.
This injury occurs from excessive pressure on the
arch of the foot and tends to be more common in
heavier people. VKs provide added stability and shock
absorption for the arch which can reduce the pressure.
Harvard Mass General is currently researching the
benefits of VKs in treating Plantar Fasciitis.
5. Achilles Tendinitis - Typically an overuse injury
that results in pain between the calf and the heel.
More common in older athletes who may only have
time to exercise or play sports once or twice a week
(weekend warriors). The inflammation can usually
be treated with ice and rest. VKTRY Insoles can help
to assist the movement that usually depends on the
Achilles, thus relieving some of the pressure on that
inflamed tendon.
6. Ankle Injuries - The study by the Korey Stringer
Institute found that VKTRY Insoles better controlled
ankle inversion and eversion (ankle stability). The
increase in shock absorption and added stability from
the VKs reduces the chance of reinjury to the ankle.
7. Knee Injuries - The athlete's knee is considered
especially vulnerable in the lower extremity kinetic
chain. VKTRY insoles have been scientifically proven
to improve knee alignment, stability, and shock
absorption during jumping, running, and walking. This
reduces stress and load on the knee and decreases the
chance of further knee injuries.
8. Back Injuries - Most chiropractors will tell you
that the health of your spine starts from the ground
up with a solid, stable foundation. VKTRY Insoles
have been proven to improve support, stability, and
alignment of the lower limbs, and that lessens strain
on the lower back. The " spring-like " effect a person
feels while wearing VKs is improved shock absorption
and reduced load and stress on the athlete's body.
VKTRY Insoles recently took part in Coach & Athletic
Director's Tech Time on-demand web series to talk
about its simple, yet effective technology to increase
performance and reduce injuries. To view the Tech
Time discussion with VKTY Insoles, visit coachad.com/
techtime.
http://www.coachad.com/techtime http://www.coachad.com/techtime

May June 2024

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of May June 2024

Between The Lines
A.D.ministration
CSCCa Strength Focus
2024 State of the Industry: A.D.'s describe the landscape of high school sports
Beyond the Scoreboard: Six impacts of signage in athletic departments
Equal Playing Field: Insights into coaching at all three NCAA divisions
Q&A.D.: with MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl
On the Rise: Esports - Special Advertising Section
Grappling with Structure: Outlining practice formats for high school wrestlers
Facility Focus
2024 Tech Guide
Sole Survivor: VKTRY Insoles' advanced technology helps athletes reduce injuries
Optimal Oxygen: VO2 Max scores can correlate with athletic success
Joint Effort: Hudl, Snap! Mobile partnership aims to revolutionize athletic fundraising
Youthful Changes: Coaches notice changes throughout the youth sports landscape
Product Focus
Product Marketplace
Ad Index
May June 2024 - 1
May June 2024 - 2
May June 2024 - 3
May June 2024 - Between The Lines
May June 2024 - 5
May June 2024 - A.D.ministration
May June 2024 - 7
May June 2024 - 8
May June 2024 - 9
May June 2024 - CSCCa Strength Focus
May June 2024 - 11
May June 2024 - 2024 State of the Industry: A.D.'s describe the landscape of high school sports
May June 2024 - 13
May June 2024 - 14
May June 2024 - 15
May June 2024 - 16
May June 2024 - 17
May June 2024 - Beyond the Scoreboard: Six impacts of signage in athletic departments
May June 2024 - 19
May June 2024 - 20
May June 2024 - 21
May June 2024 - Equal Playing Field: Insights into coaching at all three NCAA divisions
May June 2024 - 23
May June 2024 - 24
May June 2024 - 25
May June 2024 - 26
May June 2024 - 27
May June 2024 - Q&A.D.: with MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl
May June 2024 - 29
May June 2024 - 30
May June 2024 - On the Rise: Esports - Special Advertising Section
May June 2024 - A2
May June 2024 - A3
May June 2024 - A4
May June 2024 - A5
May June 2024 - A6
May June 2024 - A7
May June 2024 - A8
May June 2024 - Grappling with Structure: Outlining practice formats for high school wrestlers
May June 2024 - 32
May June 2024 - 33
May June 2024 - Facility Focus
May June 2024 - 35
May June 2024 - 36
May June 2024 - 2024 Tech Guide
May June 2024 - Sole Survivor: VKTRY Insoles' advanced technology helps athletes reduce injuries
May June 2024 - 39
May June 2024 - Optimal Oxygen: VO2 Max scores can correlate with athletic success
May June 2024 - 41
May June 2024 - 42
May June 2024 - 43
May June 2024 - 44
May June 2024 - 45
May June 2024 - Joint Effort: Hudl, Snap! Mobile partnership aims to revolutionize athletic fundraising
May June 2024 - 47
May June 2024 - Youthful Changes: Coaches notice changes throughout the youth sports landscape
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May June 2024 - Product Focus
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May June 2024 - Product Marketplace
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May June 2024 - Ad Index
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