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You probably recall the childhood song – “the foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone, the ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone…” While this may have been a broad simplification, there is great truth in this elementary school tune. The human body is...

For individuals in the workforce, increased time spent on their feet can be quite fatiguing.  Often employment positions in sales, service and factory work requires individuals to stand and/or walk for eight to twelve hours a day, three to six consecutive days a week.  Eventually...

It is holiday time – which means braving long lines, running out to grab an ingredient and spending hours on prep time in the kitchen. How will your feet and legs survive the pounding of pavements and hours of standing? Easy – simply follow our...

Next time you put on your favourite shoes, take a moment to check out the insoles. Often times, you’ll find there’s not a lot in there! Manufacturers typically use thin liners or generic foam insoles that do not provide any support to the arches of...

Do you find that your feet or legs hurt from standing during the day? What if your job requires you to stand for long periods of time? The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) states that 2 out of every 3 workers suffer...

If you were aware that most nail polishes contain toxins, chemicals, preservatives and possible carcinogens, would you think twice the next time you took your daughter or mother for a pedicure? Formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) are often referred to as the “toxic trio”...

Why is it that we often lose weight where no one notices? For example, in our feet! Did you know that as we age, the fat pad under our feet that cushions our heels and balls of our feet wears thin? Foot experts refer to...

Foot injuries in runners seem to go hand-in-hand (or should we say foot-in-foot). After all, the foot strikes the ground with enormous force as it supports the weight of the body. Studies show that running injuries tend to move along what is referred to as...

Researchers are now suggesting that your shoes and what you place into your shoes can actually improve your golf game. According to published medical research from “Clinical Sports Medicine”, and “Medical Science and Sports Medicine”, there are new ways to improve your game and...

Increasing activity levels in the springtime can suddenly lead to foot pain. Activities, such as running, cause the force on our feet to increase by up to 7 times our body weight! A 150lb adult can expect over 1000lbs of force to be absorbed by...