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Tips on smart ways to spring into the season of physical activity with Vancouver Orthotics


Blog by Vancouver Orthotics, Hycroft Medical Building (114-3195 Granville St @ 16th Ave) | March 4th, 2021


Good weather will soon see us gears up to get up and go – into the great outdoors! These timely tips from Dr. Michael Horowitz, Your Friendly Neighbourhood Chiropractor in Vancouver and the owner of Vancouver Orthoticswill help you get a safe and successful start to the season. 

In this month’s blog, let’s talk about two Important Ideas to get you moving and feeling great again.   

First: Spring is in the air and as we roll out of our hibernation and our sedentary lifestyle which often means sitting more than usual and spending more time on one screen or another, we look towards more movement and activity.  

Please enjoy the outdoors but remember to "Take it Easy!" Ease into your favourite sports and activities. That nicer weather gets people excited but we need to be smart about it.  

Next up is spring training for athletes or the athletically minded. Ideally, it is gradual, methodical and lets you build up to increased time and intensityThis works for your favourite activity whether it be walking, hiking, biking or participating in team sports. 



When you rush back into your physical activity and exercise routines, you risk injury. This might include a strain to your muscles or a sprain injury to your jointsWe commonly see this in our office on Mondays and you may know them as the Weekend Warrior. 

Save yourself the pain and aggravation. Enjoy the nicer weather and if you need help finding spring to your steps, here are some tips:  

  1. Increase your frequency, duration and intensity of your activity gradually 

  1. Wear well supported shoes appropriate for the activity you are engaging in   

  1. Wear your  custom orthotics for additional stability and support  

Please remember that our feet are the foundation to great posture and alignment. So, if you want great posture, we are going to have to start with your feet, from the ground up. 

Consider having your foot examined at Vancouver Orthotics. We offer our patients diagnosis and treatment of their musculoskeletal symptoms such as flat feet, foot pain and back pain. 

We use the newest in foot gait technology and often recommend custom orthotics to fit into your favourite shoes.      

 

If you’d like more information on how Vancouver Orthotics can help you, please visit our website, where you can book an appointment online, you can email us with any questions you may have or Call us directly with any questions you may have.  

Enjoy the season and add spring to your step!  

Have a great month. Keep Moving with Your BEST FOOT FORWARD, 

Dr. Michael Horowitz, with Vancouver Orthotics 

#114-3195 Granville St @ 16th Ave, Hycroft Medical Building 

Call Us: 604-737-3668