Burlington Professional Centre
3155 Harvester Rd., Suite 103
OMNI FOOT & CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
Goodbye Winter Boots!
Hello aches and pains...
Footwear: Choose wisely
Although we are always excited to put on our sandals and
flip flops, the truth is that our feet are actually much
better supported in a boot. Not that we are suggesting
you wear boots all year long, but rather taking care to
ensure you don’t spending too much time (or money) in
footwear that is not going to be very supportive.
Flip flops in particular do not offer much in the way of foot
and ankle support, and can drastically change the way we
walk, shortening our strides. The design of many flip flops
can cause the foot muscles to “grab” – more often making
existing conditions such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis
and knee strains, even more painful. If you plan on
walking quite a bit this spring, choose a supportive
walking shoe or runner. Leave the flip flops for pool-side!
We are generally more active when spring arrives, and
combined with an increase in temperature leaves us
open to the risk of dehydration. Dehydrated muscles are
much more prone to injury, even if you take precautions
such as stretching and lifting properly. Without water, our
muscles cannot function. Be aware that coffee, tea and
alcoholic beverages are diuretics and can increase
dehydration, so be sure to supplement with good old
H2O as you increase your walking/exercise.
Plant and rake without the ache!
Tending to the yard in the spring can be a pleasure for
some and a chore for others. Regardless, there is a right
way and wrong way to do it! Prevent injury by always
warming up before taking on any gardening task. Stretch,
walk and bend, in order to give your body a head start.
Great Gift Idea!
Treat your loved ones to a professional
foot care visit or acupuncture session.
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310 Main Street E., Suite 108
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Most injuries we see are a result of improper lifting.
Remember the following rules of thumb:
• Before lifting a heavy item, get yourself close to it with
your feet, waist, and shoulder, all pointing towards it.
• Lift smoothly with your knees bent and back straight,
and avoid jerky uncoordinated movements.
• Do not lift heavy objects immediately after staying in any
prolonged position, such as bending or kneeling. Take
• If after working, you do experience back pain that lasts
more than 3 days, call us for a chiropractic evaluation.
Winter weather takes its toll!
It is often helpful to think of our muscles and ligaments as
elastic rubber bands. Have you ever taken a rubber band
out of the fridge? It is stiff and has lost a fair bit of elasticity;
the same happens to our cold muscles: They become
weaker and harder too stretch. Muscles are designed to
move, and lack of movement causes them to atrophy and
It’s particularly important to acknowledge that our bodies
have been through a rough winter patch and need to be
rehabilitated. Now that the cold weather is on its way out,
MOVE – whenever and wherever possible. Walk somewhere,
and get the blood flowing in those stiff muscles and creaky
joints. Movement will also help bring fresh blood flow and
oxygen to your joints! In addition, try using a heating pad,
hot bath or acupuncture.
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