ORTODON Puzzle Mat “Turtle”
A figure of a turtle is located in the centre of the mat, which reminds of a semi-sphere in form. When standing on the working surface of the middle, it will ideally fit the arch of a healthy foot. When standing on both feet on the semi-sphere with feet shoulder-width apart and embracing it from the sides like a “bear”, the pathological standing on the inner edge of the feet observed in valgoid orientation will be changed to the opposite, supporting the body on outward edges. Legs with X-type form at knee joints will gradually transfer to O-type when standing on the semi-sphere.
Exercise on puzzle mats “Turtle” strengthens the muscles and ligaments of ankle joints and calves by stimulating the plantar muscles, activating the reflexogenous areas of the foot, decreasing tiredness and improving the blood circulation.
Recommended for children from age 2 and for adults.
PURPOSE: prevention of flat-footedness, correction of valgoid deformation of feet, development of vestibular system and improvement of coordination abilities.