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The running shoe industry is undergoing the biggest paradigm shift in history. In the past, biomechanical research into the causes and prevention of running injuries focused primarily on the movement of the rear foot during the ground contact phase of running.
Find out how you can reduce the risk of injury during trail running.
After the excesses of Christmas, resolutions for a healthier lifestyle and weight loss are common. Exercise and increased physical activity are rightly promoted as a means towards achieving these ends, but exercise-related pain and injuries are a common reason for quitting new regimes.
Prolonged sitting at a desk is linked to negative health effects including heart disease and metabolic syndrome.
Regular physical activity has many health benefits (Blair, 2009), and public health campaigns recommending 10,000 steps per day are based on undisputed physiological principles and large-scale medical research.
The deep squat is an excellent exercise to develop leg strength, joint mobility, and the skill of aligning bodyweight over the base of support relevant for running.
Discover how important the position of the big toe is.
Learn more about the scientific and effect of conventional shoes on functional foot shape.
Find out why the use of orthotics in a treatment program for sufferers of overuse conditions cannot be supported based on the available high-quality evidence. Users might possibly gain short-term pain relief at best.
Read the scientific article and find out about the Biology of Running Injuries.
Find out how important the position and control of the big toe is for human movement.
Do you want to know which is a major perpetuating factor in chronic musculoskeletal pain throughout the body?
If you are thinking of getting fit in the new year – invest in your feet, before you invest in a gym membership.
Strengthening exercises (known as toega) have been proven to improve foot function. Read the scientific evidence.
Discover the link between healthy foot function, postural control and the ability to maintain balance.

Cold weather footwear

Risk of injury from cold exposure is particularly high in cold climates, with pain and discomfort rising at toe temperatures below 15°C.

Stand Up!

Structural disorders of the feet affect over 60% of older adults. Discover how to rehabilitate feet through standing in the right footwear.
Jogging is a hybrid gait comprising some elements of walking and some of running.
Many areas of modern ‘science’ are characterised by lack of consensus and equivocal findings. The effect of the chosen footwear is a perfect example for that.
There are still many that believe the heel-toe pattern is not how our ancestors used to walk, especially when barefoot. Walking (even barefoot and in sandals) is a heel-toe gait.
The evolutionary drive to minimise energy cost seems to have been ignored by modern proponents of forefoot walking. This piece will dispel the myth that humans are evolved to walk on the forefoot.