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Happy Feet: Tips for Foot Care at Every Age

A healthy foot is a happy foot! So, this month we're discussing the benefits of foot care at every age. While each person's feet are unique, there are some simple, universally beneficial foot care strategies for all ages and stages that will keep feet in their supporting role, long-term. The importance of foot care from day one Even babies and toddlers can benefit from basic foot care. This doesn’t necessarily mean frequent trips to a pedicurist or a pedorthist. New parents simply want to keep an eye out for delayed development, missing/skipping stages like crawling, or or physical anomalies that...

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Intoeing or “Pigeon Toed” Children

Is intoeing or being pigeon toed impacting your child's activity? Or as a parent or caregiver, is the intoeing of your child a cause for concern? Consider a Gait Plate. Recently I had two appointments in one day which involved intoeing children (commonly referred to as Pigeon Toed). This type of referral is quite normal, and is common for us to assess and treat. What brought these parents to us? One had a child that tripped often and was experiencing knee pain (which for a 3-year-old to describe is odd). The other was congenital in nature, involving a physiological and...

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Weak Ankles Got You Down?

Do you have “weak” ankles? Suffered multiple ankle sprains in your life? Even the ones you ignored? Chronic ankle instability is a common condition that can develop after suffering multiple ankle injuries and are often a result of “minor sprains” left untreated or not properly rehabilitated. Many of us “walk off” one or two of these while playing sports in our youth. No big deal, we thought. Unfortunately, these minor tweaks can sneak back up on us years later.  The ankle is a complex joint with a very unique structure. When standing and walking the ankle assists the leg with...

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