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Healthy Habits For Runners

Here at Feet First Clinic, we’re always overjoyed when our clients are in good health and enthusiastic about running. Because running is such a high impact activity, when gait problems and aggressive heel striking comes into play, it can cause many problems for the feet, knees and lower back. Furthermore, many people suffer from foot, knee and back pain without the added strain of running.

In an ideal world, everyone would have a perfectly balanced gait and minimal body pain. Unfortunately, the real world that we live in often presents a plethora of challenges that require treatment and an investment in new footwear to remedy. In addition to gait issues that cause chronic pain and make exercising painful, some folks need plantar warts removed in Toronto or fungus and ingrown toenail treatments. Thus, if you are free to run pain-free on a regular basis, thank your lucky stars!

With winter fast approaching, we thought we’d take a moment to offer some additional advice to those hardcore runners out there who don’t retreat to the warmth of a heated gym during the frosty months. Running in the winter takes real dedication, and presents a set of unique problems that are not easily overcome. Ending up with injuries is no fun, so heed these tips if you are amongst the brave polar bears who like to jog in a snowstorm.

Proper Footwear

 First and foremost, it is a good idea to buy a special pair of sneakers for your winter running adventures. Our Toronto foot clinic offers many brands of running shoes that provide excellent grip to guard against the slippery conditions. That said, keep a keen eye out for nasty patches of ice – good tread will only help you up to a point. Typically, we would recommend runners from Saucony or Asics, so come by today and we’ll find the shoe that’s right for you!

Stretching Your Feet

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If you go to yoga class, you may already be in the habit of giving your feet a good stretch on occasion. The feet are the workhorses of the body, and while most people forget to stretch them, it is essential to get into the habit, especially if you run. Toe separators are another great tool to make sure your feet get a chance to open up and breathe a bit. Your feet are complex mechanical structures comprising 26 bones and 33 joints, so show them some love this winter!

Arch Support/ Orthotics

While barefoot running is trendy these days, many people actually need arch support and could create a lot of pain by running in five finger shoes. Also, in the winter, barefoot running is simply not an option. Come in and talk to our expert foot chiropodists and figure out which shoes are best going to support the structure of your feet. Additionally, we can provide custom orthotic inserts to give you the confidence and support to run like the wind!

Whether you’re looking for running gear or plantar fasciitis treatment in the city, Feet First Clinic is here to support you in your quest for comfort and health!

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.