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Have you ever watched a penguin walk? If not, take a moment and look it up online. You probably won’t accuse them of being graceful, but they do have one amazing quality, given the slippery surface they walk on: stability. There is no doubt that safely...

One of the most common areas of foot pain is on the bottom, extending from the heel into the arch of the foot. This is commonly diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. Read more for strategies that can be helpful in managing pain on the bottom of...

If you’ve started to notice people walking with poles, you’ve probably also noticed how they seem to use different techniques. Sometimes, this is due to insufficient training; often, it is because they are using poles for different reasons....

Accessing services, including physiotherapy, proved challenging during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as in many industries, this challenge sparked innovation amongst physiotherapists. In my opinion, accessing physiotherapy is now safer and easier than ever. Let me explain. As regulated health-care professionals, physiotherapists are bound...

Sometimes, we forget walking puts (healthy) strain on the body and we end up underestimating the impact of these changes in routine. Here are my three favourite stretches to maximize performance and comfort when walking....

In this column, I’d like to take a slightly different approach and present an analogy that I use regularly when talking to my clients....

There are many strategies and exercises you can use to prevent or lessen morning stiffness. Here are some simple solutions that can often provide relief if you wake up and feel like you need a can of WD-40 to get moving!...

Remember, walking well requires good patterning, strong muscles and good balance. Our ability to walk well can change over time due to changes in these systems....

Walking well requires adequate core and leg strength. The strength of these muscles contributes to the speed and stability of your walking. There are many exercises that can improve your core and leg strength. Here are three of my favourites....

The ability to walk is a luxury many of us take for granted. Being able to walk well allows us to continue doing the activities we love, including being outdoors and spending time with friends and family....

Finding time for practice can be a lot easier than finding time to recover from an injury that can easily take you out of your game for at least six to eight weeks....

Gravity, computer work, driving and other sedentary behaviours have a sneaky way of catching up with us....

Lower back pain can be caused by a number of issues. One of the most common culprits is excessive, repetitive and/or prolonged flexion of the lower back....