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7 Tips for Smart Hiking - CCA

7 Tips for Smart Hiking

Hiking is a great way to get exercise outdoors; socialize with friends, family, or coworkers; and celebrate Canada’s parks this summer. In every case, it’s always a great idea to hike smart. Here are some quick tips to add to your checklist for a hike that is safe, smart, and fun! Know the trail, and

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4 Ways Your Feet May Be Hurting Your Back - CCA

4 Ways Your Feet May Be Hurting Your Back

Our body is a complex and fascinating structure of connected and largely interdependent parts. In a past blog, we discussed how your feet can contribute to back pain and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. The altered gait and biomechanics can create additional stress on joints, muscles, bones, and the nervous system, putting you at risk of

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Running Outside – Getting Started - CCA

Running Outside – Getting Started

Have you finally moved your running regimen from the treadmill to outside? Summer is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors through exercise and activity. With just your running shoes you can get out and explore new areas in your city or even better nature trails. Yet, if you are an avid indoor

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From Head to Toe: How your feet may be affecting your back health - CCA

From Head to Toe: How your feet may be affecting your back health

When you think about your back pain, do you consider the health of your feet? Maybe not. Your feet serve as the foundation for your entire body as it moves. Dysfunction in your feet can manifest as pain in other areas of your body like your back. Did you know that studies have linked flat

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Understanding Orthotics - CCA

Understanding Orthotics

Your feet play an important role in your overall health—they serve as a strong base to your body when you’re standing and walking. However, at times, your feet and body may benefit from extra support by wearing custom orthotics. An orthosis is an externally applied device that is designed and fitted to the body that

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