Dr. med. Peter Lenhart was a specialist for orthopedics, sports medicine and physical therapy. He is widely regarded as the mentor of modern sports physiotherapy and was a co-founder of the DOSB (German Olympic Sports Confederation) sports physiotherapy education in the 1970s. As head physician of the highly successful German Fencing Federation, he contributed to sports history at numerous European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games.
Working over decades with the most outstanding athletes of his time, he developed a deep
understanding of the peak performances the human body is capable of – and of the disorders of the
musculoskeletal system that prevent it from achieving the optimum.
When he realized that a great number of these disorders resulted basically from an impairment of
bodily erection, he focused on the evolutionary biological question how the erect upright gait could
have developed at all. What were the requirements? In which specific order did these evolutionary
stages take place? And how important in this overall development was the evolution of the foot – from the primate's climbing foot to the advanced walking and running foot of the human species?
The result of his research was the groundbreaking idea, that supporting/stimulating the "evolutionary erection point" of the foot could be the most effective lever to fully restore the function of the foot and to regain the full erection of the whole body and it's upright gait - with minimum intervention and effort. In Dr. Lenhart's MT III technology, which he developed from the beginning of the 2000s and continued to improve until his death, he accumulated his vast knowledge and experience gained in decades of work and research, from his own medical practice as well as from competitive sports. His scientific legacy was a novel and completely unorthodox form of insole technology, which is based on basic principles of human evolution and thus can achieve the greatest effect with minimal effort.