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The Importance of the First Ray – Podiatry and Physio Downtown Toronto

First Ray Mechanics The first ray is very important for the function of the medial arch. The first ray acts as shock absorber and a rigid lever. When you land from taking a step, the arch acts to absorb impact, the ball of the foot slightly moves away from the heel. At take off, the…

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Tendon Rehabilitation | Downtown Toronto Sports Medicine and Podiatry

Rehabilitating Tendon Injuries Is Strength training program enough? Do we adequately address function when trying to rehabilitate someone ? These are some of the questions we think about at our Downtown Toronto Podiatry and Sports Medicine Clinic. We want to ensure people are fully addressing the entire kinetic chain and also rehabilitating properly to their…

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Reduced Caloric Intake Decreases Metabolism and Increases Injury Risk

Reduced Caloric Intake Decreases Metabolism and Increases Injury Risk Do workouts feel harder lately? Do you feel like you are getting more injured than normal ? Our clinic specializes in sports medicine, physiotherapy and Podiatry in downtown Toronto. It is our passion to ensure injuries are looked at from a dynamic lens, not just symptomatic…

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Laser Wart Treatment – Downtown Toronto

When are results anticipated? Depending on the location and size of the wart results can take 1 – 4 treatments. The human immune system works on 4 month cycles.  Warts on the hands & feet, and large warts may take 4 or more treatments for optimal results. Laser wart treatments are performed every 4 weeks.…

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Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist

Common Foot Conditions Treated at Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist InStride Foot pain conditions can often times be treated by focusing only on the foot. However, our model for treating foot pain conditions at InStride, such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, hallux limitus and shin splints, looks at these injuries considering the entire kinetic chain. This…

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Compression Therapy Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist

Compression Therapy Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist     We are excited to offer compression therapy at InStride! Why use compression? With regular standing, walking and exercise our veins can take wear and tear. Veins act to pump blood back to our heart. THere are valves in the veins and overtime and repetitive use, these…

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Heel Pain Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome Downtown Toronto Podiatrist

Heel Pain Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapy Sciatica can be a debilitating and frustrating condition. Sciatica can manifest in many ways in the lower extremity. Did you know that sciatica can present as a tingling, numbing, burning or zapping sensation in the foot? Pain can be in the heel region or…

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Running Injuries Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist

Iliotibial Band Injury Treatment Running is a great way to help you stay healthy, lose weight or reach your fitness goals! That is why InStride, Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist, want to help educate you on running injuries. It can be frustrating when injuries set you back.   Your iliotibial (IT) band runs from your…

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy – Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy is commonly found in long distance runners. It can also be referred to as a high hamstring injury. It can also happen in non active populations. Here at InStride, located downtown Toronto, our podiatrist and physiotherapist, understand foot issues can arise even from…

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Foot Injury and Running Shoes – Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist

Shoe Rotation and Foot Injuries-Downtown Toronto Podiatry and Physiotherapy There are many benefits to rotating your footwear. Shoes can be expensive these days, but having a couple of pairs in your rotation may actually save you from foot and lower leg injuries that we commonly treat at Downtown Toronto Podiatry and Physiotherapy. Shoes tend to…

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Patellofemoral Treatment Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist

Patellofemoral Treatment Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is a term that has to do with the pain on the femoral and patella joint. It can have pain diffuse all around the knee, the soft tissue structures, tendons and fascia. Pain can even be found behind the knee! Pain is typically found during squatting,…

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Bunion Treatment Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Physiotherapist

What are bunions ? The medical term for a bunion is Halluxabductovalgus. It is when the big to diverts towards the second toe. It can also have a swollen bump on the inside of the big toe joint. Bunions have been known to be caused from high heel shoes. Did you know bunions can be…