Power transmission, shock absorption, balance management, locomotion, feedback of terrain:
With each step, our feet have to perform a series of complex high performance manoeuvres. And this ideally so quick, smooth and effortlessly that we are hardly aware of the process.
However, the era in which we are continually walking on man-made surfaces is nothing compared to the millions of years that have elapsed since the human foot evolved. Hardly has our anatomy had the time to adapt to modern conditions of living – weakness, maladjustments, imbalances and loss of function are known to be frequent consequences of this development.