Barrie Foot Clinic
May is Foot Health Month!!!
May is Foot Health Month!!
This year marks the 19th annual Foot Health Month. The purpose of this campaign is to increase public awareness and promote proper foot health, as well as prevention of costly foot problems.
This year’s theme is Mobility! We want to keep you walking, running, dancing…whatever keeps the body moving.
Brisk walking (≥3.5 mph) has been shown to reduce body fat, lower blood pressure, increase high-density lipoprotein, and even reduce risks of bone fracture. Brisk walking has also been associated with lower mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and cancer.
During the month of May, local Chiropodist Olga Lalande of the Barrie Foot Clinic invites everyone and anyone to drop by to enter for a chance to win a gift basket and receive information about foot conditions and foot care. Also, a pedometer will be given in exchange for a small donation to the Diabetes Association (Simcoe County Branch) so all your steps to a healthier life can be monitored. Our mission is to uphold the standards of the profession and foster excellence in foot care. Foot Health Month is a great vehicle to educate the public on the importance of proper foot care, and the prevention of foot problems.
Some foot facts:
A human foot
& ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments.
75 percent of us will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in our lives.
Despite the fact that so many people experience foot pain, only a fraction of people with foot pain seek medi
When you walk, the forces borne by your feet are about one and one half times your body weight. When you’re running, it can be three to four times your weight. When you jump, forces can exceed eight times your body weight.cal treatment. The reason? Many people have the erroneous notion that their feet are supposed to hurt.