FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the sporting activities I can do with PigaONE?
All low-to-moderate impact barefoot sports activities, whether on land or in the water such as barre, Pilates, yoga, dance, SUP, martial arts, and much more!
Can I wear PigaONE in other settings than barefoot activities?
Yes, for example at home when you need to give your feet some relief or recover faster after an intense training. It can also assist people presenting foot weaknesses or ailments. PIGA’s founder Sandra likes to wear them while she cooks!
Can I wear PigaONE in water-based activities? On which surface?
Yes, you can! PigONE is made of bathing-suit like material and dries fast. You can wear them whether indoors or outdoors on any non-abrasive surface to protect the non-skid sole. You can also wear them in your flipflops or running shoes on your way to your favorite sporting activity.
Is PigaONE breathable?
The German-engineered fabrics keep you cool and dry, for maximum comfort and support. The blend of spandex/nylon of these top-of-the-line quality fabrics provide super soft peach-like feel and excellent recovery properties.
What are the benefits of wearing PigaONE?
PigaONE integrates the dual action PostureForce System combining a soft arch-support + adjustable heel positioning attachment that gently lifts you up by supporting your feet.
But the benefits don’t stop here. The PigaONE footwraps also provide light compression that stays put while you move and take care of sweaty feet.
What makes them truly unique is that they also help prevent or recover from different types of foot injuries that may sometimes hamper your trainings.
What are the indications and contraindications of PigaONE?
Indications and Contraindications
- Suitable for low-to-medium impact barefoot sports activities, either on land or in the water
- To reduce foot fatigue at the end of the day
- In the context of recovering from foot injuries due to plantar fasciitis or muscle injury
- Plantar fasciitis with pain in the arch (not acute state)
- Weak plantar arch and ‘’fallen’’ arches (type of flat feet)
- In a context of reeducation of the plantar musculature, work on balance
- Hallux valgus, in order to support and unload the joint (depending on the degree of deformation)
- Diabetes or circulatory disorders
- Peripheral neuropathy (loss of sensation in the feet)
- Fracture of the foot and stress fracture
- Undiagnosed foot pathology that persists
How does PigaONE work on improving balance?
PigaONE’s dual action mechanism improves balance by repositioning the center of gravity for less body sway and improving ground anchoring by enhancing the feet’s weight-bearing areas.
Why is this a fresh approach?
PigaONE is the result of several years of effort with a team of experts focusing on a novel approach leveraging your body’s innate self-correcting mechanisms. PigaONE awakens your feet by engaging your body’s unconscious reflexes from the bottom up your muscular chain to reach your balance zone.
Has there been any evaluations done on the effectiveness of PigaONE?
PigaONE has been tested throughout the prototype development process with cohort of women. The clinical trials that followed demonstrated improved balance in 90% of the participants.
Where was PigaONE designed?
PigaONE is proudly Canadian and was designed in a Quebec-based innovation research center. PigaOne was developed in collaboration with a US-trained doctor in podiatric medicine utilizing novel biomechanics approaches in her clinical practice.
Is PigaONE patented?
Yes. The Company holds specific intellectual property rights, of which the PostureForce© technology integrated into PigaONE.
Where will PigaONE be sold?
The Company aims the global market, by selling its products online and thru a global distribution network.
What are the washing instructions for PigaONE?
PigaONE should be cleaned weekly or as needed, either by hand or machine-washed in the gentle cycle, preferably with soft soap. No bleach nor fabric softener should be used. Hang or lay flat to dry. Tumble dry is not recommended as heat alters the spandex, which provides compression and support to PigaONE.
As with all bathing suits, make sure you to rinse your PigaONE thoroughly after you’ve bathed in salted or chlorinated water.