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Workplace Ergonomics: Supporting Healthy Feet in Ottawa Offices

February 20, 2024

Healthy Feet, As employees spend significant time at their desks in office settings, it’s crucial to prioritize workplace ergonomics to support overall health and well-being. One area that often goes overlooked is foot health.  Healthy feet are essential for maintaining proper posture, preventing musculoskeletal issues, and ensuring overall comfort throughout the workday.  In this blog…

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The Connection Between Posture, Gait, and Custom Orthotics

January 5, 2024

Custom Orthotics, Maintaining good posture and having a healthy gait are essential for overall musculoskeletal health. Poor posture and abnormal gait patterns can lead to various foot and lower limb issues.  Custom orthotics can improve posture and restore a normal gait in such cases. This blog will explore the connection between posture, gait, and custom…

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Custom Orthotics for Growing Feet: Supporting Children’s Foot Development

December 15, 2023

In the journey towards adulthood, children’s bodies undergo various physical changes, with one of the most prominent being the development of their feet. Young feet require special care and attention to grow and function properly. This is where custom orthotics come into play.  At Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic, understanding the importance of foot development and…

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Achilles Tendonitis: A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Pain and Promoting Healing with Bracing

October 26, 2023

Intense pain at the back of your heel? Are you experiencing tenderness radiating from your calf down to your foot? These could be the hallmark symptoms of Achilles tendonitis. This common musculoskeletal condition, typically seen in athletes and those with an active lifestyle, can occur in anyone and significantly impede one’s quality of life.  At…

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Why Do You Need Custom Orthotics?

July 27, 2023

Why Do You Need Custom Orthotics? You may be tempted to buy cheap store-bought insoles if you have foot pain or discomfort. But these can make things worse.  If your foot is supported correctly and stable, it’s more likely to be more comfortable and less prone to injury. That’s why custom orthotics are a better…

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8 Surprising Causes of Foot Pain

May 30, 2023

Foot pain isn’t always a sign that you’ve injured yourself. It can be caused by various problems, from improper footwear to poor circulation. The good news is that you can do many things to reduce your risk of foot pain. Here are some surprising causes of foot pain and how to prevent them: Improper footwear…

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What is a Pedorthist?

May 29, 2023

A Pedorthist is educated to treat and manage foot and lower leg problems. They evaluate, fit, and provide custom footwear and other devices to treat conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, and Morton’s neuroma.  Who Do Pedorthist Work With Pedorthists also work with individuals with poor toe alignment or other foot conditions affecting their ability to…

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How Long Should You Wear an Ankle Brace?

November 11, 2022

Having strong ankles is vital because they are crucial to bearing our body’s weight, and help protect us from lower leg injuries. Not everyone has strong ankles though and many people use an ankle brace to provide extra support to this region of the body. Of course, a common question from ankle brace users is…

How to Choose and Use Compression Stockings

How to Choose and Use Compression Stockings

March 22, 2022

Compression stockings are designed to reduce swelling and prevent discomfort. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to choose the right compression stockings and offer some tips to get the best results. How to choose compression stockings There is a diverse range of compression stockings available. Compression socks can be beneficial for people with a broad…

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How do I know if I need custom foot orthotics?

March 7, 2022

You don’t need to resign yourself to live with foot and ankle pain. Even if you spend most of your time on your feet, suffering should not be a way of life. Whether you have a foot condition like hammertoes, bunions, corns, calluses or tense muscles, custom orthotics can help reduce the pain and discomfort…