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Game On! How To Deal With Hockey Injuries

By Shannon White (BAHSc. CAT (c) Certified Athletic Therapist)

With the start of the 2013 NHL season less than two weeks away the time has come to break out the skates and helmets and get back on the ice.  The last few years have seen an increase in knowledge and recognition surrounding head injuries.  However are you aware of the other major injuries that can occur in our most popular winter sport?

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Don’t Be Callous Towards Your Calluses

By Shannon White (BAHSc. CAT (c) Certified Athletic Therapist)

Calluses are a thickened area of skin that develops in response to friction, pressure or irritation over a long period of time.  Callus formation on the bottom of your feet can tell a Certified Pedorthist a lot about your foot type and the way you walk.  Callusing on the top or sides of the foot can tell us about how your shoe fits.

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HOME REMEDIES FOR PLANTAR WARTS

Kim MillsBy: Kim Mills (C. Ped (C), CAT(C), CCAA) Certified Pedorthist (Canada) Certified Athletic Therapist

A Plantar Wart is a wart on plantar (bottom) aspect of your foot or toe.  The wart is caused by the human papillomavirus.  They can be big or small, painful or not.  The virus enters through a tiny cut or compromised area of the skin.  The virus may be there for several weeks or months before it becomes visible to the unlucky person.  Due to the location of the wart, the wart is pushed inward due to the constant pressure of the foot striking the ground surface, which causes a layer of hard skin to form over and around the lesion.   It may look like a tiny cauliflower with tiny black dots.  At this time the plantar wart can become painful if left untreated.

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Better Biking With Blissful Feet

By Shannon White (BAHSc. CAT (c) Certified Athletic Therapist)

Are your feet fully prepared for the stress they undergo during cycling?  In comparison to other activities cycling is relatively non-weightbearing.  However, the repetitive motion over many miles combined with poor biomechanics can sometimes lead to injury.

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Motherhood and Repetitive Strain Injuries- Are you at risk?

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By: Rhonda McLachlan Registered Massage Therapist

Most people affiliate repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) with sports or certain jobs such as factory workers.  Although these are common areas at higher risk of RSI’s there are some other examples that you might not be aware of.

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Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award: To My Surprise

By: Angelo Posteraro

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Now I am very humble in sharing a story that was a surprise and is dear to my heart. Recognition is so important even though it makes most of us feel uncomfortable.

A couple of months ago Ries W. Boers from the Rotary Club Of Milton invited me to their awards presentation as apparently a friend of mine Rod McLachlan was to receive an award and I was told that he had no idea he was receiving it. Ries convinced me that being there to support Rod was important. Well, I made myself available and made sure that I was present.

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Game On!- Milton’s 1st Annual Ball Hockey Tournament For Charity

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Game On!- Milton’s 1st Annual Ball Hockey Tournament For Charity

The Milton Orthotic & Wellness Foundation with The Friends Of Milton will be organizing a kids fundraising event in support of kids. The event will be a ball hockey tournament  Game On!- Milton’s 1st Annual Ball Hockey Tournament For Charity

The money raised will be in support of the ROCK Milton (Reach Out Centre For Kids). ROCK is the largest accredited children’s mental health centre in the Region of Halton. Continue reading

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STYLISH ORTHOPEDIC FOOTWEAR …YES!

Kim MillsBy: Kim Mills (C. Ped (C), CAT(C), CCAA) Certified Pedorthist (Canada) Certified Athletic Therapist

Orthopedic footwear has come a long way in the recent years.  You are not subjected to wearing the not so attractive “old man/old lady shoes” anymore.

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Your Child’s First Steps To Foot Health

By Shannon White (BAHSc. CAT (c) Certified Athletic Therapist)

Every parent’s number one job is to ensure the health and wellbeing of their child.  This can sometimes be difficult when dealing with health care issues that aren’t common knowledge.  A baby’s first steps usually occur between 9 and 12 months of age.  But how do we know they’re walking correctly and with proper bone structure and support?

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How Pregnancy Affects Your Feet

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By: Kim Mills (C. Ped (C), CAT(C), CCAA) Certified Pedorthist (Canada) Certified Athletic Therapist

Pregnancy can be a beautiful thing.  Women will be complimented on their new “glow” and their new baby bump.  But the belly is not the only thing that becomes bigger during pregnancy; your feet can also grow in size!  During pregnancy, the body will naturally produce a hormone called Relaxin.  This hormone allows tendons and ligaments in the body to stretch, which is necessary to facilitate the birthing process.

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