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How Can I Wear Compression Socks In The Summer?


When you think about what to wear in the summer, you may think about dresses, shorts, and capris to name a few. But, what if you wear compression socks regularly? It may be tempting to take several months off from wearing your compression socks and you might think that it isn’t going to affect your leg health in the long run, however this is false. Any vein specialist will confirm that as the summer heat rises, your veins are even ...

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​​Visit Myra Canyon Trestles Spend the afternoon at a Lake Have a picnic  - perhaps a top of Knox Mountain Go camping at one of the many provincial parks or enjoy a night tenting in the backyard Start or maintain a garden Go for a Bike ride Walk along the boardwalk Try a new sport (i.e. Lawn bowling, cricket, slow-pitch) Visit the local farmers market Hike Bear Creek ​  Go for an evening walk ...

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Myofascial Techniques and Tools


The term myofascial has been used a lot over the past few years. Fascia is a form of connective tissue that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a net. It covers and penetrates almost all structures within our body including muscles, bones, organs, and even the brain. As well, nerves and blood vessels can travel within it. Myofascia, more specifically, covers and penetrates muscle tissue. It is continuous so if one part of ...

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Concussion Talk


Each year more and more people, young and old, are becoming involved in sports and recreational activities. However, there can be associated risks that come with participating in these activities. One such risk that can occur in both impact and non-impact activities is a concussion. Presently, with more attention being placed on head injuries, it is important for everyone to understand what exactly is a concussion, how to know if you or ...

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What Is Compression Therapy?


Most people think compression socks are just for older people, but compression socks help keep your veins healthy, and many vein problems start when people are young. The concept of compression therapy is the external application of a controlled pressure to an extremity to help increase the efficiency of the venous and lymphatic systems. This is done with an elastic garment that has a specific amount of compression that is strongest ...

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Footwear businesses opt for eco-friendly practices


In an industry where comfort and pain relief will always come first and the cost of quality footwear can be intimidating for some customers, adding eco-friendly practices to the equation can be a challenge. But a growing number of businesses are making it a priority. Click here to read the article

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Top 3 Braces for Winter Sports!


With the winter season just around the corner, it’s time to think about getting ready for all the fun winter sports to come along with the change in weather. While it is impossible to completely protect yourself, there are situations when the body needs external support for security and stability in order to heal following an acute injury, pre/post surgery, or to manage a chronic joint instability or arthritic condition. That ...

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Application of Electrical Muscle Stimulation in Acute Injuries


There are so many different modalities promoting decreased pain, enhanced healing, and surgery free treatment. With the majority of my rehabilitation clients I often utilize an electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) device for both early and later stages of rehabilitation (for the sake of this article, I will be specifically talking about the early stages of rehabilitation). There are many different EMS devices out on the market. Here at ...

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Preventative Tips For Reducing Foot Pain


As featured in....  Healthy Footwear Choices - Feet can change shape throughout your life and many people have feet that are different sizes. You should fit shoes to the larger foot and make sure to replace them often, especially if you start to develop increased foot discomfort. Stretching - Quite often tight muscles in our lower body can impact our feet. Engaging in daily stretches can help reduce and prevent foot pain. Support ...

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Custom-Made Foot Orthotics VS Customized Footbeds


  Do you have custom-made foot orthotics? Or maybe you have customized insoles? How would you know? There are many insole/footbed products available in the market, but it is important to clearly understand what you are purchasing. Many over-the-counter footbed products will use the word “customized”, “heat moldable” or have a machine that tells you the support you need. This terminology can make the consumer ...

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