|How do injuries happen?
How can Diamond Pointes help?
Chan Hon Goh™ has begun the thought process that will lead
to a decrease in compensation and injury and an increase in power,
control, and longevity by putting time and effort into understanding
the biomechanics of the foot and applying the information to the
making of their shoe. This new perspective is one step to improving
a dancer's training, resulting in a much more powerful, healthier
and longer career."
Elaine De Giorgio, RTS Stott Pilates Certified, Certified Biomechanics
Specialist, Toronto, Canada
“An athletic dancer prepares for their performance with
balanced training and body awareness. The dancers' foot is key
to a successful and satisfying career. We strive to reach the
OPTIMAL WINDOW of good foot alignment combined with muscle flexibility
and activated strength in order to reduce the incidence of overuse
injuries affecting bone, ligaments and tendons. The Diamond Pointe
is designed to prevent dancers from unnaturally engaging muscles
to achieve a better line at the risk of maintaining positions
of stress that may lead to muscle fatigue and tissue tightening.
This shoe has innovative design features that allow a dancer to
achieve excellent foot alignment paving the way for young healthy
dancers to enjoy their art for many years to come. Good Foot Alignment
+ Balanced Conditioning (Flexibility & Strength) = OPTIMAL
Julia M.K. Alleyne, BHSc (PT) MD CCFP Dip. Sport Medicine
FACSM, Toronto, Canada
Medical Director, Sport C.A.R.E., Sunnybrook & Women's College
Health Sciences Centre
2003-2004 President, Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Physician Consultant, National Ballet of Canada
2002 Winter Olympics, Canadian Core Medical Team
Chief Medical Officer, Skate Canada
Canadian Representative to International Sport Medicine Federation
“Forces that produce hyperflexion of the proximal tarsal
joints (closest toe joints) of the foot cause muscles to weaken.
This in turn, elicits a compensatory reaction of tightening, gripping
and pain. The Diamond Pointe is designed not to allow for this
hyperflexion because of the angle of contact of the shoe box on
the ground, as well as the contact of the toes on shoe in the
Scott Forhan, Resistance Training Specialist, Muscle Activation
Therapist and owner of StrategEx studio (Stategic Exercise Technology),