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Get Outside!

Get Outside!

Need a good reason to get outdoors? Here's several! Studies have proven that getting outside can: -Improve your short term memory -Reduce stress -Restore mental energy -Improve concentration -Increase vitamin D. So, what are you waiting for? Get Outside!

Step Stretch

Step Stretch

Stand with your toes on a step, your heels off the edge. Slowly lower your heels down, hold for 10 to 15 seconds, then lift your heels to starting position. Repeat five to 10 times. If the movement is too much for both feet at once, do one foot at a time.

Plantar Plate Injury

Plantar Plate Injury

Plantar Plate Injury (also known as Plantar Plate Tear, Plantar Plate Insufficiency or Plantar Plate Dysfunction) is one of the most common causes of pain in the ball of the foot, though it’s a condition many people haven’t heard of. The plantar plate is a thick...

Add Spinach to your Diet

Add Spinach to your Diet

Aside from being rich in vitamin C, which is the number one vitamin that boosts immune function, Spinach is also packed with antioxidants and beta carotene that are significant in the infection-fighting capability of our immune system. You can add spinach to your...

Peroneal Stretch

Peroneal Stretch

Invert the foot and stand on the outer surface as shown. You should feel the stretch running up the side of your leg. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat with other leg.

Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis affecting joints in the feet can have far-reaching effects on other parts of the body; your ligaments, tendons and muscles are forced to work harder to maintain stability. This can cause overuse injuries including ankle sprains, torn ligaments and a greater...

Laughter is Indeed The Best Medicine

Laughter is Indeed The Best Medicine

It can relieve stress, boost your immune function, ease pain, burn calories, and improve your mood. A recent study from www.psychologytoday.com has shown the laughter can even improve the function of our blood vessels! To bring more laughter in your life, indulge in...

Toe Flexes

Toe Flexes

This stretch is easy and effective for children and adults; 1. Bring the toes up towards the calf. (The opposite of pointing your toes.) 2. Hold the stretch for 10 seconds, relax and repeat 5 times each foot.

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Growing pains is a common term discussed by parents. Growing pains are described as achy muscle pain that affect some pre-schoolers and primary school children. Growing Pains: ‘Non-specific leg pain which affects otherwise healthy children.’  (Evans 2010) The cause of...