The story of Footbalance starts in 2003 with Erkki Hakkala, a physiotherapist specialized in podiatric medicine. An innovator by nature, Hakkala founded a foot and lower limb analysis clinic at the Diacor Medical Centre in Helsinki to develop more modern treatment methods that would better serve patients. Inventions to improve the well-being of people have never been in short supply, but for some reason our feet have been largely neglected.
While treating patients Hakkala grew concerned that the majority of the population is at risk from issues related to their lower limb alignment, but usually don’t consider their lower limb health until coming down with a severe foot injury or acute, debilitating pain. Such conditions could be easily prevented with the right steps. Hakkala realized that easier access to preventative solutions, particularly custom insoles, was the key to raising awareness and helping people earlier. This would require a more affordable product that could step beyond the confines of medical clinics and into the context of people’s everyday lives.
As Footbalance expands across the globe our ultimate objective remains the same: to help the owners of the world’s 13 billion different feet obtain better well-being through innovative foot support solutions!