who we are

FootBalance was founded in 2003 by Erkki Hakkala, a pioneering Finnish physiotherapist and inventor who specialized in podiatric medicine and had the vision to improve foot health and reduce foot pain by making high quality, affordable, personalized custom-made products accessible to everyone.

Our solution

In the knowledge that over 75% of the population have some sort of foot alignment problem, FootBalance provides retailers, medical clinics and business partners with a unique opportunity to professionally assess the foot type of customers/patients, providing them with 100% custom insoles/orthotics for cushioned comfort, healthy feet and a perfect, personalized fit.

The ‘FootBalance System’ has opened up a new way for health care professionals and footwear specialists to offer an improved service to consumers/patients, whilst enhancing their foot health & wellbeing.


From an in-depth knowledge of the foot & its biomechanics, a close collaboration with medical professionals & athletes and advanced patented technology, FootBalance has developed a range of innovative 100% custom insoles/orthotics that are:

  • Quick & easy to produce – in 10-15 minutes
  • Convenient – produced within a store or medical clinic
  • Affordable
  • Proven – to reduce foot pain and/or foot related discomfort

Independent research study carried out in 2014 by the University of Jyväskylä Finland and University Salzburg, Austria confirmed that 100% FootBalance custom insoles/orthotics have the potential to prevent injuries such as patellofemoral pain syndrome, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures by reducing foot pronation and excessive tibial internal rotation movement during walking and running.

what we are looking for

To fulfill our company mission of improving foot health and reducing foot pain, by making high quality, affordable 100% custom orthotics accessible to everyone.

To do this, we aim to partner with like minded medical professionals across the world.

team profiles

Erkki Hakkala
Pt. Specialised in Podiatric medicine
Company Founder
Sales Director of FootBalance Medical

Joni Järvi
Pt. Specialised in Podiatric medicine
Head of FootBalance Medical Training

Contact information

Erkki Hakkala

Founder & Sales Director for FootBalance Medical


+358 50 368 7713

www.footbalance.com/medical www.footbalance.com/

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