Proprioception is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and the strength of effort being employed in maintaining balance and smooth movement, as an example it is what enables us to walk in complete darkness without losing balance.
Proprioception is occasionally impaired spontaneously, especially when one is tired â€“ such as a Runner, Golfer, Cyclist or Tennis Player reaching the end of their competition. Wearing TOETOE Socks can help reduce the loss of balance and body co-ordination associated with loss of proprioception, enhancing performance.
However, this is not only for elite athletes, anything that involves moving our arms or legs in a precise way without looking at them relies on proprioception â€“ walking, driving and even simply standing.
Because it is the part of the body most commonly in contact with the ground the foot contains a higher density of proprioceptive nerve endings than any other part of the body. EPTâ„¢ maximises the feedback from these nerves to ensure the best possible balance and movement.