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Stretching

Stretching: 3 Ways To Benefit

This month we’ve been thinking a lot about running and movement mindfulness. Our clients here at Feet First Clinic range from folks with serious pain and mobility issues to those who are trying to optimize their athletic performance. So, whether a light walk or a full marathon is your goal, we can meet you where you’re at and give the tools to progress (like stretching exercises) and free yourself from pain and discomfort.

A separate post this month talks about patiently addressing Gait Issues – and while gait issues are a common source of pain, sometimes the problem is simply a lack of stretching; a tightness in the body. The specialists at our Toronto Foot Clinic are experts at identifying the problem, so whatever it is that’s ailing you, call us up and let’s get to work!

If you are an avid athlete then you almost definitely have a stretching routine already. However, sometimes these routines can become so ingrained that they are automatic. Listening to your body and knowing which parts need to be stretched is a subtle art, so don’t just go through the motions, pay attention! Stretching is an important way to ward of injuries and general pain, certain parts of the body like the wrists, neck and feet are often neglected, which can be problematic.

Man Stretching On A Track

Let’s take a quick look at why Stretching The Feet Is So Important:

Preventing Injury By Stretching

Think about it this way: the entire structure of the body rests on top of the feet, so if they aren’t limber and properly warmed up, your body won’t be well supported. Doing a single-leg squat while pressing down on the top of your feet (one at a time), or sitting down and crossing your feet over your knee (also one at a time) for a plantar stretch can get them fired up to give you your best walk or workout, injury free!

Releasing Tension

Anyone who’s ever put a lacrosse ball under their foot and Rolled It around understands how much tension we hold in the arches of our feet: the first time you do this, you might scream in pain! After you get used to it, however, you’ll enjoy the deep satisfaction that comes with a really good stretch on a trigger point. Additionally, your feet and plantar ligament (and your whole body by extension) will feel amazing.

Foam Roller Meant For Stretching And Releasing Muscle Tension

Yoga/Compression Stockings

Yoga class is a great habit to get into if you’re not the best at self-motivating. It’s hard to want to stretch for more than five or ten minutes when you’re pumped up to exercise, so dedicating a weekly block or an hour to stretching and breathing might help you out big time! Some may also want to reap the Benefits of Compression Stockings in conjunction with stretching to increase circulation – many pro athletes have certainly adopted this strategy.

No Matter What Your Foot Concern Is, We’re Here To Help!

Whether it’s pain, gait issues, warts or toenail fungus, Feet First Clinic has your back. If you’re in despair, remember, toenail fungus problems can be cured through treatment. Call us today 416-769-3338 and book an appointment!

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.