Blog Entries

How to Stay Active Throughout The Summer


July 2017 - Summer is here! The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the school year is quickly coming to an end.  Long gone are the days of snow and cold temperatures, it’s time to lace up those runners and dig out the sandals, time to swap Netflix marathons for some fun Okanagan activities! Whether you have managed to stay active throughout the winter or if you are looking to increase your physical ...

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Lise's Top 5 Cookbooks


In no particular order, here are Lise's top 5 recommended cookbooks:   The Oh She Glows Cookbook – Angela Liddon This plant-based cookbook is FULL of delicious and wholesome meal ideas. Each recipe is paired with a mouth-watering photo and the nutritional facts to go with it. Angela Liddon, New York Times bestselling, is the founder, recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind ohsheglows.com which has ...

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June 2017 -  ​​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 ...

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How Can I Wear Compression Socks In The Summer?


May 2017 - 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 ...

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Top 3 Braces for Winter Sports!


December 2016 - 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 ...

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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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Do You Have Shoulder Dyskenesis?


Are you or have you experienced shoulder pain and don’t know why? You do not have to have a traumatic injury to your shoulder(s) to experience shoulder pain.  In fact, what you may have is Scapular Dyskinesis, or “an alteration in the normal position or motion of the scapula during coupled scapulohumeral movements.” To keep things less confusing, a scapula is another word for your shoulder blade and dyskinesis is ...

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Custom-Made Foot Orthotics VS Customized Footbeds


February 2017 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 ...

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Preventative Tips For Reducing Foot Pain


February 2017 - 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 ...

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What Is Compression Therapy?


September 2016- 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 ...

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Finding Proper Fitting Footwear


May 2017 - Age-related changes impact our feet in several different ways. It is common for feet to get longer, wider, and in some cases even the arch of the foot to collapse. To help maintain good foot health and to continue to enjoy everyday activities, it is essential to wear proper fitting footwear. The first step when shopping for footwear is to have both feet measured. This needs to be completed by someone else, as it is not ...

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Application of Electrical Muscle Stimulation in Acute Injuries


January 2017 - 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 ...

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Myofascial Techniques and Tools


June 2016 - 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 ...

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