A disruptive new device which is designed to build strength in the muscles of the feet, including the intrinsic muscles inside the foot, is set to launch following an injection of specialist support from Heriot-Watt University.
Unveiled to coincide with the opening ceremony of the Medical Device Manufacturing Centre, based at Heriot-Watt University, the Novabow device is designed to prevent and treat sporting injuries and a wide range of foot complications and disease.
Research conducted in recent years has revealed the vital role played by the intrinsic foot muscles, demonstrating their role in running injuries, conditions relating to diabetes including neuropathy (foot numbness) and ulcers, alongside more common yet painful complaints like bunions.
A practising dentist from Glasgow is now set to transform foot health with an easy-to-use foot exercise device which builds foot muscle strength. Working with specialist designers and advisers from the Medical Device Manufacturing Centre at Heriot-Watt University, Gerry Farrell will launch the device this summer.
In recent years, our understanding of the vital role that intrinsic foot muscles play has grown exponentially. Modern footwear weakens the feet so most of us lack the strength we need for correct balance and exercise. This can contribute to a range of toe deformities, pain, and injury.
One of the main reasons people…