Monday, March 21, 2022

Compression Stockings


Compression stockings are socks that are made with high quality materials that can prevent vein-based diseases, and help to improve circulation and blood flow throughout your legs. 🦵

Research based evidence supports wearing graduated compression socks for:
✅ Athletes
✅ Travelling
✅ Pregnancy
✅ Post-surgery
✅ Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
✅ Diagnosis of DVT’s, varicose veins and orthostatic hypotension

Our centre offers two types of Compression Stockings - Medical Grade or Performance. 🧦 Both come in a wide variety of colours and styles. Medical Grade Compression Stockings may be covered by your Extended Health Care insurance. 📃

Contact us today to schedule a professional Compression Stocking Fitting with our Advanced Podortho Foot Care Nurse Amanda. New patients are always welcome! 🙂
📞 519-662-4441
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Tips To Take Care Of Your Posture When Travelling

With March Break upon us, many people are travelling.

🚙While time with family and vacations are relaxing and a great way to regenerate energy and zest, the process of travelling itself can often take a toll on our bodies and musculoskeletal system. ⛱
Carrying luggage, and long flights or road trips can place stress on the lower back which may result in back pain or other musculoskeletal conditions. ✈
📍 The following tips may assist in keeping your back safe from injury while travelling:
1️⃣ Supporting the curve in your lower back is important. To avoid sitting for prolonged periods in an “unnatural” position, place a small rolled-up airline pillow, blanket or a towel or lumbar pillow to fit and support the curve of your lower back. You may consider sitting in a slightly reclined position to relieve the stress on your spine. 🚗
2️⃣ Sit Properly. While seated, your knees should be supported and bent at more or less a 90 degree angle. If your seat is too high, consider placing your feet on something that can act as a firm footrest to keep your knees at a right angle. 🛩
3️⃣ Move! Sitting in a static position for extended periods of time can stiffen the back muscles and cause creep in the spine. Movement is key to keeping the spine and musculoskeletal system healthy. Get up, stretch and move around every 20 to 30 minutes when possible. ⏱🚶‍♀️
4️⃣ Use proper lifting technique. Use the entire body to turn when lifting heavy luggage. Pivot with your feet, not your back, so that your whole body moves, rather than only twisting your spine. 🧳
5️⃣ Don’t make luggage or carry-ons too heavy. Manage what you pack to avoid being left with heavy luggage to carry and maneuver. Lifting excessive weight overhead, for example, can cause hyperextension injuries. ⚠
Making smart choices throughout your travels will help you to enjoy your vacation comfortably once you arrive. 😎

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Physical Activity And Pregnancy

The current research tells us that all women who do not have any contraindications should be physically active throughout pregnancy to promote maternal, fetal and neonatal health. 👶

Physical activity is now considered to be front line therapy for reducing the risks of complications during pregnancy. ✅

It has been shown that the risk of developing gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia, as well as depression can be reduced during pregnancy.

🤰 Pregnant women should accumulate at least 150 min. of moderate intensity physical activity each week.

🤰 Physical activity should be accumulated over a minimum of 3 days per week, but being active every day is encouraged.

🤰 Pregnant women should do both aerobic and resistance training activities. Yoga and gentle mobility/stretching can also be beneficial.

🤰 Pelvic floor muscle training should be incorporated to reduce the risk of urinary incontinence.

🤰 Pregnant women who experience light-headedness, nausea or feel unwell when they are on their back should modify their exercise position.

Make sure you consult with your health care practitioner to ensure you are cleared to exercise. Chiropractors are trained to help guide you with your exercise plan throughout pregnancy.  👍

In addition to Chiropractic, Dr. Melissa Hamilton is a #GrowCo Ambassador who has completed additional training in rehabilitation for women to provide evidence based and highly effective care.

New patients are always welcome.

📲 Online booking available at
📞 519-662-4441

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