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Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Feet First Stretch Tutorials Volume 2

Feet First’s Instagram feed is chock-full of knowledge and fun. The posts can also be found on our Facebook and Pinterest. With all of the information available on our social platforms, and including our Blog, the team at Feet First wants to help you build a solid foot care regimen and support an overall healthy lifestyle from the ground up.

A Stretch Tutorial series launched at the top of 2021: Regularly stretching and conditioning the muscles in our feet and legs is one of the best ways you can effectively treat and prevent foot pain. It helps you regain muscle strength, rebuild your range of motion, and potentially even reverse the damage caused by many common foot conditions.

Here are the next four stretches in the series to educate you and keep you motivated, demonstrated effectively from the Feet First team leader, Bianca!:

ROUND 5: Downward Facing Dog

Great for:

  • Whole body!
  • Particularly your posterior leg muscles

Starting on all fours, engage your core and hinge your hips and send them up toward the sky. Straighten your arms and legs as best you can, working to flatten your feet in the stretch over time.

Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds and release. Try out the full Sun Salutation series of stretches in yoga, which the Downward Facing Dog is best known for!

 

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ROUND 6: Soleus Stretch

Great for:

  • Soleus (part of the Achilles Tendon)
  • Tight Calves

Leaning forward, with hands placed on a wall, step one foot back, driving that heel into the floor. Hold for 3o-60 seconds and switch!

 

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ROUND 7: Toe Curl

Great for:

  • Tops of Feet
  • Toe Mobility

Repeat x3-4 times

 

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ROUND 8: Forward Leg Swings

Great for: 

  • Loosening the Hips and Mobility
  • Pre-squat sessions or Running

Easy as pie! Standing straight, with your opposite hand on the wall if you need stability, begin to swing your leg front to back like a pendulum.

 

 

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Want to Learn Some More Stretches Specific to Your Needs?

Come visit us at the clinic in Bloor West Villlage. Call us at 416.769.3338(FEET) and book your appointment today!

Follow along on Facebook, Instagram or sign up for our Newsletter at the bottom of our website for more information for proper foot care!

Here’s to Many More Years of Foot Care!

At Feet First Clinic, we’re always excited to welcome new clients! After a successful 12 years of treating our amazing patients, we’re ready to continue offering only the best foot care services and products. Give us a call to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have! Our Toronto foot specialists are ready to help!

Call us at 416-769-3338 or Book Your Assessment Today!

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Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (She/Her)

Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.