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August 1, 2018

The Best Kids Running Shoes

From the Runners World news article: Kids, from toddlers to middle-schoolers, run even when they’re not trying to run—they jump, climb, play, and run some more. And all that running leads to serious wear and tear on their footwear. From recess, to their first 5K, […]
July 25, 2018

When it comes to fitness, think feet first

From the Philly news article: You cannot have good health or fitness without good feet. Seriously. But a lot of people take their foot health for granted and don’t appreciate their feet until they get all jacked up — and by that time, they’re pretty […]
July 25, 2018

Walking shoes: Features and fit that keep you moving

From the Mayo Clinic news article: Wearing walking shoes that are comfortable and fit your feet can help prevent injuries such as blisters and calluses. A walking shoe should also be fairly lightweight and provide good shock absorption. But not all walking shoes are created […]
July 17, 2018

Local person killed by infection from flesh eating bacteria

From the WTKR news article: A local person has died from an infection from a waterborne bacteria called Vibrio Vibrio is a naturally occurring bacteria found in warm salt or brackish waters. It can make people sick if they eat raw or undercooked shellfish or […]
June 12, 2018

What Every Runner Needs to Know About Pronation

From the Runners World news article: If you’re a runner who has ever seen a podiatrist or sports medicine doctor, gone to physical therapy, or even just shopped for running shoes, chances are that you’ve heard the term pronation. But what does this mean and […]
June 11, 2018
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Eight recovery tools for rehabbing runners

From the running magazine news article: Runners benefit greatly from regular massage and physiotherapy, but time and money constraints can make frequent appointments impractical. Still, there are some excellent recovery tools that can be invaluable for the aches and pains that come up during training. […]
June 7, 2018
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What are your foot problems trying to tell you?

From the woman and home article: We probably don’t give our tootsies the care and attention they deserve – and need. So what better time to start keeping our feet in tip-top condition than Foot Health Month, which takes place this month, throughout June 2018? […]
May 24, 2018

The Wrong Footwear Could Be Worsening Your Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON (May 24, 2018) — Are you wearing the wrong shoes? If you are, you could be significantly reducing your quality of life without even realizing it. All footwear alters the shape of our feet, but studies have shown that poor […]
May 17, 2018

Foot Health Awareness Month: Arthritis of the Foot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Leonardo da Vinci considered the human foot to be a marvel of engineering. But even these marvels of engineering are not immune to the ravages of time, use, and disease – and arthritis in the foot […]
May 10, 2018

Foot Clinics Offer Free Help For Seniors

From the CKPGToday news article: Two feet and a heartbeat can’t get you very far if you’re not taking care of your feet. The Advanced Foot Care course is a continuing education program for registered or licensed practical nurses. It’s a seven-day course that students […]
September 15, 2016
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Diabetes-related amputations increasing

From the Irish Health news article: A National Diabetes Footcare programme was introduced by the HSE in 2010 and it currently employs 22 podiatrists. However, the number of amputations continues to increase. “We are not even stemming the number of diabetes-related amputations and inpatient foot […]
August 1, 2017
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Regina woman shocked to discover lack of colour options for prostheses

From the CBC news article: On top of the loss of her lower leg to an amputation, a Regina woman is facing the additional struggle of being unable to get a prosthesis that matches her skin tone. Rahab Wanjau, 30, had surgery last June to […]
March 7, 2018

Man’s foot amputated after ‘blister’ turns out to be flesh-eating bacteria

From the News article: A DAYCARE teacher in the US who thought a blister on his foot was caused by his shoe learned it was a dangerous, flesh-eating bacteria — and had to have his right foot amputated. Mr Reyes’ wife, Joseline, told the Houston […]