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Are you sick of being sick?

12 September

School is back in session, summer vacation has ended and we are spending less time in the sun. We are thrown back into the juggling act of work, school, extracurricular activities and more.

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What is Lymphedema Awareness Day?

1 March

Lymphedema is recognized as one of the most feared side effects of cancer treatment and yet most people don’t know anything about it.

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Ingrown toenail….no walk in the park

25 January

Nothing can hurt quite like an ingrown toenail. Ask anyone who's ever had one. So what is an ingrown toenail exactly? It's a toenail that goes rogue and instead of growing straight, it becomes 'ingrown'.

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Keep Motivated – Be Good to Yourself in Sweet 2016

15 January

Here are some tips to help you succeed with your resolution of regular exercise, and being good to yourself in Sweet Sixteen.

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Foot Pain at Christmas

6 December

Your feet hold the weight of your world every day, and nothing is worse than when they are sore -- especially during the holidays.

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Red carpet ready skin…..it’s in your reach

19 September

The city is a buzz with the glitz and glam of the Toronto film festival in full effect. We have all watched the red carpets and though wow....their skin looks amazing, flawless.

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Public Caution: Podiatrists Caution Public about Store-Bought Orthotics

13 September

Podiatrists in the Monroe Division of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) are taking aim at shoe stores that are advertising orthotics for a variety of health problems.

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Get in the Spirit of the Pan AM Games this summer with Performance Clothing for the whole family

1 July

You can start to see the excitement grow around the GTA for the anticipated 2015 Pan Am games.   This is big for us humble Canadians as the world will have a glimpse of our great city and surrounding area. Not only will our pride beam over the summer it also has sparked interest in increasing […]

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Is there a surgical procedure in your future? Manual Lymphatic Drainage can help

8 May

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a treatment that moves excess fluid out of the body, helping to stimulate and create a better functioning immune system.  By” draining” your lymphatic system, MLD assists in preparing your body for surgery, and maintaining good health.   If you are scheduled for a surgery, one to three MLD treatments […]

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Skipping into Spring

19 April

This time of year brings back fond memories of getting out and skipping with my friends.   Watching anxiously until the side walks and ground became free of snow, Running and finding the rope behind the boots in the closet and getting out and jumping! Echoes of “Blue bells cockle shells Easy Ivy Over”   My […]

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Digital Devices Detox

16 April

More and more Canadians are finding it difficult to detach themselves from their phones and computers.  Bit by bit these seemingly innocent devices have invaded our lives and some people are looking at ways to detox from this addiction.   Two docs from CBC Doc Zone can open your eyes.  “Are we digital dummies?” and  […]

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3 Things to Help Slow Degenerative Disc and Osteoarthritis in the Spine

23 March

Step One: Stay active to slow the disc degeneration Though the pain associated with disc degeneration can be controlled, there will likely be some level pain experienced. It is important to stay active in order to preserve the functionality that exists. Exercise increases the flow of oxygen, blood and other nutrients back to the disc, […]

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Compression Garments to suit your Lifestyle

20 March

Compression therapy garments are often associated with post-surgery recovery or with elders suffering from circulation issues. However, this could not be further from the truth. A very diverse range of people from all ages and walks of life could benefit from the added support compression therapy provides.   Discomfort can hinder us from performing daily […]

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Let’s get Physical!

19 March

Let’s get active this year, not only for our hearts, stress levels and bones but to help reduce the risks of getting some types cancer. There is evidence that exercise can reduce the risk of colon and breast cancer.?? Exercise may protect against colon cancer and tumor (link is external) growth by balancing our energy […]

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Treat the body with your FEET

12 March

Did you know that low back pain can start with problems in the feet? The feet are our foundation and the building block of our posture. When things are not functioning properly in the feet then the body tries to compensate higher up the kinetic chain (which includes, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, neck and head). As those […]

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Headaches – Could Your Neck Be the Problem?

9 March

Did you know that the position of your head could affect your daily life? The further forward your head is, the more weight it puts on your neck and spine. It has been reported that forward head posture can add up to 30 pounds of leverage on the cervical spine (the neck), which can pull […]

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Chocolate – The sweet gift for your body

20 February

Chocolate Cacao trees cannot tolerate a temperature lower than 15 ??C (59 ??F). It is important to harvest the pods when they are fully ripe because if the pod is unripe, the beans will have low cocoa butter content, or there will be insufficient sugars in the white pulp for fermentation, resulting in a weak […]

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Love your feet

17 February

After you completed your Valentine’s Day shopping and running around for all your loved ones, take some time to ‘be good to yourself and love your feet.’  Do something special for yourself by making sure to follow 5 healthy tips to take care of your feet:   Check your feet daily for any cuts or […]

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Maintaining Your January Motivation

25 January

Many of us start with the best of intentions to get back in shape in January.  Studies show a huge upswing in January gym membership sign-ups, but sadly only 1/5 will still be going regularly by the end of February.  Here are my top five tips to make sure you succeed with your resolution of […]

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Burlington Post People Choice Awards 2015

25 January

The therapists and staff at Head to Foot Oasis want to thank you for nominating us in the 2015 Burlington Post People choice award.  Natasha has once again been nominated for best Chiropodist and Kim for best Massage Therapist. The entire massage department has been nominated  for best clinic. Jeff, Tanya, Frances and Sylvia our […]

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Lift Light. Shovel Right!

15 January

Up until this point, we’ve been pretty lucky with the amount of snow that’s accumulated – but winter isn’t over just yet! Snow shoveling is hard work and can be dangerous too. It has been reported that improper shoveling has landed 34,200 people in the emergency room and doctor’s offices in 2012. The most common […]

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Be Good to yourself in 2015!

2 January

3…..2…..1…… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! So as we jump into 2015, how many of you made New Year’s resolutions?  How many of you are still sticking to those resolutions?  Even more importantly, how many of you have chosen a resolution that puts your wellbeing first?  In a society where we focus on being good to others, […]

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Are you sore after a long day of work?

20 December

It’s probably the number one question I am asked by my clients.  When I first started my career as a registered massage therapist I would often feel sore after a few long days in a row.  It can be physically exhausting work at times and after six or seven straight hours of massage you’ve likely […]

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Fungal Feet Infections 101

25 November

What you need to know about Athlete’s Foot and how to treat it If you think of the word Fungus, it doesn’t sound pleasant at all and you might be thinking that it grows in soiled areas around your yard or outdoor shed.  Well, let me tell you that fungal infections do occur in our […]

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I survived Cancer…. Now what?

26 February

When it comes to my practice, I’ve been told I’m often considered the “last resort therapist”. When clients come into my treatment room and I ask how they found me or why they’re visiting, I usually hear it’s when they’re searching for answers after surviving one of life’s toughest battles: cancer.   While science has […]

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Fighting Back with Cancer Rehabilitation Programs

27 December

After seven years of treating cancer patients, I have learned that for most patients, more attention is paid to the treatment of the disease itself, through medications like chemotherapy, with little attention paid to exercise and rehabilitation. Yet, the power of healthy living does not only help to complement treatment through traditional medicine. I know […]

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Who Needs Compression Stockings?

5 November

You might be surprised at how many people you know who would benefit from receiving compression stockings and socks. In addition to helping treat conditions such as diabetes and lymphedema, compression stockings are helpful and often necessary additions to many people’s wardrobe. Compression socks work because of their special design. They are made up of […]

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Compression sock; medical benefits but now fashionable too

21 September

The benefits of compression socks and garments are simple, but tremendous.  They help improve blood flow, increase energy levels, reduce swelling and muscle soreness, and improve removal of Lactic Acid to reduce “the burn”.   Whether you use compression socks, support stockings, or compression stockings, odds are you are referring to the same type of […]

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