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Implementing Gait Correction: The Mind-Body Connection

In our current culture, people are becoming more and more conscious of the relationship between body and mind. Folks who undertake this process tend to find that there is a much closer relationship between body and mind than previously suspected and that it is difficult to distinguish between the two. While the deeper implications of this can be left to the spiritual and philosophical realms, our interest in the mind-body connection mostly pertains to its application in implementing gait therapy.

At Feet First Clinic, we see patients with warts, circulation issues, varicose veins, plantar fasciitis and folks in need of properly fitted footwear in Toronto – the list goes on and on. While some of these conditions can be remedied through administering a treatment, correcting gait issues is something that the patient has to be deeply involved in themselves.

Our cutting-edge video gait analysis system allows our experts to understand exactly where the transformational zones of your movement patterns are and recommend adjustments accordingly. However, we cannot change your patterns for you – this must be undertaken as an independent exercise (with our support, of course).

What Does Gait Therapy Have to do with Mind-Body? 

Once we’ve identified the problem, the transformative process begins. While cutting custom orthotics can certainly mitigate the issue, the only thing that will get at the root cause is changing the way you move. Without developing a strong awareness of how you move moment-to-moment, this may well prove impossible.

 

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Why do Gait Issues Create Pain & Reduce Mobility?

You probably know that nobody’s body is perfectly symmetrical, but at the same time, the way we balance our weight when we move has huge implications – if we’re favouring one side too much or compensating for an injury, it can throw everything off and wreak havoc. The muscles that compensate are overworked and become trigger points. Even though the root of the problem is often the movement of your legs and feet, the rest of your body still pays the price.

From the Clinic to the Streets

Our friendly, professional foot chiropodists have an incredibly deep knowledge of optimal gait patterns and can help you understand how to coordinate your body to slowly make the changes required. By watching you move, consulting the videos and having you repeat an exercise again and again, we can set you on the right path.

Once you leave the clinic, however, you need to focus on maintaining these movements. Because our movements patterns are largely unconscious, and typically the mind wanders when we’re perambulating, it requires much patience and persistence. Fortunately, there are lots of opportunities to practice. When you decide to consult a foot clinic in Toronto regarding your gait issue, the experts at Feet First Clinic will be ready to help!

Tips & Tricks

In a sense, implementing a new movement pattern is a bit like meditating – your mind is bound to wander, and the technique is to come back without getting frustrated. When you walk, try and focus on your movement for as long as possible. When you’re inevitable distracted by daily concerns, just dust yourself and bring your attention back to the movement. Over time you will see results.

Whether you’re seeking plantar fasciitis treatment in Toronto, gait correction or a new pair of quality shoes, Feet First should be your go to. Call us today!

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.