Plantar fasciitis is a condition where the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue along the bottom of your foot, gets hurt. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that supports the arch of your foot. When you put weight on your foot, it bends and pressures the plantar fascia. If the plantarContinue Reading »
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Orthotics are custom made shoe inserts, made from an electronic scanning or a plaster cast of the foot which is form fitted to the foot when not bearing weight. There are different types of orthotics designed for different activities, various shoe gear and various foot ailments. An orthotic is designed to control the mechanics ofContinue Reading »
Why Orthotics? Remedy Health Media explains that “it’s important to understand the mechanics of walking. With each step, the vertical axis of the heel ideally should land slightly inverted to the ground, with an inclination of only a few degrees toward the outside of the heel. From there, the foot begins to pronate (flatten) andContinue Reading »
Now that we have finally reached the point where we can step outside without seeing our breath, some of you more “fair-weather” individuals may be considering getting into shape for the summer season. As a Physiotherapist, it never fails that during the first two months of warmer weather I see a significant increase in “overuse”Continue Reading »
Your feet are your foundation; they have carried you through your whole life, but it is usually our feet that take the most punishment in our day to day lives. As we grow older we rely more and more on our feet to keep us moving, and a GaitScan™ assessment coupled with custom orthotics fromContinue Reading »