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Considerations for Exercise Changes

Considerations for Exercise Changes A new year can mean making changes to your exercise routine. When making changes, this can be starting up exercise all together, or it can be other changes such as: Trying a new activity Increasing how…
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Five Reasons to see a Footcare Nurse

Five Reasons to see a Footcare Nurse How do you know when to get professional help taking care of your feet? Toenail cutting for seniors is common for a footcare nurse, but there are many other reasons why a footcare…
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Skiing with Orthotics

Skiing with Orthotics A common question among skiers who wear orthotics, is if orthotics should be worn in their ski boots. There are cases when orthotics can provide a noticeable benefit while skiing. This may not be necessary in all…
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Diabetes:  When to be concerned about your feet

Diabetes:  When to be concerned about your feet As a diabetic, it’s important to take care of your feet. Complications that arise from diabetes can affect the feet which increases the risk of developing an ulcer. An ulcer is an…
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What socks should I wear?

What socks should I wear? There are many different types of socks that you can wear and it can be difficult to know which socks are right for you. If you have issues with leg swelling, varicose veins or diabetes,…

Orthotics and winter activities

Orthotics and winter activities During the winter, the activities and sports performed in the snow have very different types of footwear compared to the non-snowy seasons. Because the footwear is very different, it is a common question to ask about…
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Shoe wear and your feet

Shoe wear and your feet The wear on your shoes can tell a lot about how your feet move. Even as Pedorthists, we typically look at your shoes for a better idea about how your feet are moving. There are…
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Holiday Tips

Holiday Tips With the holidays this year being a little different, this month’s blog includes holiday tips on a wide range of activities that you may be participating in during the holidays. Typically, the holidays are a time where we…
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How Diabetics Can Protect Their Feet

How Diabetics Can Protect Their Feet It is important for diabetics to be aware of their feet, as they can develop complications which can affect the feet. Even if your diabetes is under control, it is still important to look…
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Pes Cavus (High Arch)

Pes Cavus (High Arch) What is it? Pes cavus (high arch) is when the arch on the inside of the foot is higher than what would be considered normal. This pes cavus (high arch) may be flexible, leading to a…