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Foot Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is often accompanied by changes in the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine and lower extremities. This is often due to multiple factors including weight gain and hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. Changes that occur within feet can include Changes in foot length, width and arch height, Changes in joint mobility, Calf swelling, cramping […]

Beat holiday stress with a pair of running shoes…

Stress at the holidays – December can be a stressful time with mounting to-do lists that include fighting shopping crowds, packed schedules, travelling, difficult relatives, gift shopping, financial strain, and other pressures. It can also be difficult for people dealing with any kind of family conflict, loss, breakup or loneliness. It’s the perfect time to get […]

Learn about Diabetes and your feet

When high blood sugar affects nerves and blood vessels, they loose their ability to function. This leaves the person with nerve and blood vessel damage at a higher risk of foot trauma (they can’t feel it) and with a reduced capacity to deal with the foot trauma (the blood vessels can’t get blood to the area). The […]

Development of children’s feet: What you need to know

When your child first begins to walk, shoes should only be used when protection is needed from the ground. Allowing children to go barefoot or only wearing very soft shoes helps the foot to develop and assists in strengthening muscles. Sometimes children walk with their feet pointed inwards (in-toeing) or outwards (out-toeing). In most cases, […]

The 5 stretches you need in your daily routine

Stretching is important not only for athletes and regular gym-goers but for everyone. Age and lifestyle factors impact how well our bodies function and stretching can prevent tightness and muscle shortening which can result in pain and injury. How do you know what stretches you should be doing? We’ve put together the top 5 stretches […]