En Pointe Orthotics is an innovative, flexible, fully custom made silicone insert, worn inside the box of a pointe shoe.
The development of EPO was researched and refined through substantial trials and work with dancers, teachers and in consultation with industry professionals including Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon Dr Aneel Nihal and physiotherapist Peter Georgilopoulos.
Dancers have described a feeling of better control, balance and comfort.
Effective, consistent and reliable Without restricting movement, En Pointe Orthotics provides the necessary support, a more even weight distribution and alignment of the toes which may help diminish the risk of injury and prevent deformity. The specially formulated EPO material is flexible enough to absorb energy yet firm enough to provide support and alignment without sacrificing the feel through the floor. Many dancers have commented on the fact that they can dance for longer periods en pointe without the pain in their feet and toes.
En Pointe Orthotics have completely changed the way I dance en pointe. I am now able to dance for longer periods of time without pain and have improved balance, stability and control. En Pointe Orthotics are custom made to my feet and provide support that would previously only be available through numerous products. Because of the benefits the En Pointe Orthotics provide, I am now able to get the best out of myself and my pointe work.
I’m currently training in the pre professional program with Queensland ballet on full scholarship! I am really enjoying every moment of it. I couldn’t go back to my old regular toe pads since being introduced to the EPOs! I have benefited in so many different ways its crazy! I haven’t needed to touch a band aid since wearing them because I simply don’t receive any more blisters which is great and I don’t get any more irritation on my bunions. I have found that my awareness of balancing on pointe has improved greatly as I feel that the EPOs keep my toes in the correct alignment. I’m very grateful for everything!