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Posts by Derek Gilmer

Don’t Get Stuck With Sore Feet This Summer!

Don’t get stuck with sore feet this summer!

Summer is the time to get out your sandals and give your feet some fresh air, this can often contribute to many foot problems including overuse injuries and nasty blisters. Finding the right sandals that fit and function well can be a daunting task. Here are some helpful tips to make sandal season more enjoyable…

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What Diabetes means for your feet

Diabetes is a complicated disease that implicates the whole body and that could lead to severe complications if left untreated. As it is becoming more prevalent amongst Canadians, it is important to be educated on the subject, which will help prevent progression of any of its possible complications. The estimated Canadian pre-diabetes prevalence (age 20+)…

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Bunions? How to avoid pain and surgery

A bunion refers to a bump or enlarged thickening located on the large joint of your big toe. Bunions are a common foot problem affecting more women than men and can develop at an early age or later in life. Depending on how they develop some bunions may not be painful. They usually grow in…

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Shoe shopping should be done in-person, not online

Online shopping is a wonderful time saving tool that continues to grow in popularity. The convenience of being able to order the products you need at any time of day or night and have them shipped directly to your door is invaluable. However, when it comes to footwear, online shopping is rarely a good decision.…

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COVID – 19 Update

To help stop the transmission of the coronavirus we will be temporarily closing our clinic from March 19 to April 6th. We will be monitoring the situation closely and provide further updates on any other changes to our clinic operations. When we re-open we will continue to screen each client before their visit, sanitize surfaces between clients and space out appointments to limit the number of people in the clinic at one time. Please continue to Book appointments online through our website.

At Healthy Steps our goal has always been to help our clients stay active and healthy with our Pedorthic and Nutritional services.  During these challenging times we remain committed to you our valued clients.  If you are suffering from foot, ankle, knee pain or need some nutritional guidance please continue to reach out by e-mail and visit our blog for useful information.  We hope to post new information on what you can do at home to relieve pain and stay active. Alia, our Registered Dietitian is still available during this time for virtual/phone consultations. Please email her directly if you would like to book with her alia@healthystepspedorthic.com.

Thank you for your loyalty and patience as we navigate through this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Derek Gilmer, Owner

Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic

derek@healthystepspedorthic.com .