Posts for: April, 2013
Unbelievable but the month of May is almost upon us. With that comes the beginning of Foot Health month here in Ontario and many other areas across the globe. Our intention this year is to focus on the over used adage that these feet of ours must last us a life time. Like so many other important parts of our physical structure they our integral to our well being. Our ability to walk however is vital in so many ways, our independence, locomotion, cardiovascular health, social involvement and even mental health.
The health of our feet and legs can be the cornerstone to general systemic health and often times a primary indicator of malfunction of the same system.
So forgive this once yearly reminder that our there on the periphery our bodily solar system are those often forgotten feet. When they signal danger or distress seek us out, the payoff might be greater and longer reaching than you can imagine.
We at the Podiatry Associates will be launching our foot health month next Tuesday April 30th on Rogers Television with a conversation with host Ted Lehman on the subject.
Okay, you’ve had a history of foot pain, your Podiatrist has diagnosed your foot problem, you now wear orthotics, and as a result (rejoice) you are pain free!
But….and this is a big but, you are a modern woman and it’s now spring (no smart alec remarks about the weather!) now what do you wear?! You have a great pair of running shoes, and were even able wear your orthotics in dress boots this winter; now however, it seems you’ve hit a brick wall and your starting to panick! This is the most common concern amongst our patients during this time of the year.
Here is the key, in the ideal world we want you to be the perfect patient, who wears their orthotics 100% of the time in stable footwear. The reality is that none of us are perfect, including myself. So it’s really about the scales always leaning heaviest towards the good side, so that we don’t suffer when we are comprimising by wearing ‘no so great footwear’.
Commute, do groceries, exercise, walk the dog, travel to and from the airport, sightsee…..in good shoes with your orthotics, so you can get a away with comprimises when your not so hard on your feet.
I comb the internet, the flyers and the stores for summer-y shoes and sandals that are better than the usual, and can acommodate an orthotic. Here are a couple of my picks for the spring, for use at the office and out of the office.
(Frye, Ecco, & Capezio)
Happy Spring, happy hunting!
Following on the success of our Pedi-Gait system over the last 12 months in diagnosing foot dysfunction, we decided that the good folks in Brantford deserve to benefit from the advantages offered by the upgraded digital HD Pedi-gait system. This is the same system we have been testing in our Mississauga offices.
Our thanks to Peditechnology for their generosity in loaning our previous system to the Chiropody programme at the Mitchener Institute Toronto. We are sure the students will find this as much an invaluable learning learning tool as it is for us a diagnostic device.
To find out more about the potential of this exciting diagnostic tool visit our youtube channel or directly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkfjtIOkKgM