Sports Knowledge

We are always on the lookout for new and interesting articles, links and videos to further our knowledge and keep our clients informed. Browse our library for material we’ve found or written ourselves, and to keep up to date on the world of sports pedorthics. Find additional everyday information in our general Knowledge Centre.

Stand up and fight back…against sitting!

By: | December 17, 2014

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At SoleFit we spend many an assessment with our clients discussing the fact that as modern day humans we have lost much of our fluency of movement, mobility, stability and strength.  Much of this is linked to a mis-proportioned balance between our sedentary lifestyle and our activities (or lack thereof).  We tend to travel from […]

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Summary of Cryotherapy and Cold Compression Use

By: | May 17, 2014

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After a long winter here in Ottawa in 2013/14 we still have our minds on cold at SoleFit and have been researching the benefits of…well…cold to treat injuries or to aid with recovery.  We recently wrote an article explaining the benefits of ice therapy so lets look at different methods of cryotherapy (cold therapy) and […]

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Comfortable Feet in Skates and Ski Boots

By: | January 16, 2014

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We’re well into that time of year when we see a parade of ski boots and skates coming through the doors at SoleFit!  With the holiday season over and the Rideau canal and ski hills open, many people are dusting off their winter sports equipment.  Despite the obvious differences between skates and ski boots, these […]

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Dynamic Warm-Up

By: | December 6, 2013

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Dynamic ROM exercises are quite often an easily overlooked training tool that a runner can use to teach proper form and/or address soft tissue imbalances.  Whether injured or not, a runner can use them to encourage more efficient stride patterns and increase awareness to flexibilty.  Excellent as a warm-up, cool-down, or recovery, these exercises are […]

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Product Feature: Knee Supports from Bauerfeind and Medi

By: | August 7, 2013

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Many patients who require bracing or recovery products are not aware that there are options for almost every condition, price range, activity type and anatomical shape. Most assume that a knee or ankle brace must be a bulky and heavy activity limiting device that will require much adjustment to wear comfortably. For these reasons, our […]

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Ice vs Heat when Injured

By: | May 4, 2013

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We get a lot of questions in the clinic about ice vs heat when it comes to injuries.  Most people have heard that they should use one or the other, but aren’t sure which is best for what injury, when it should be applied, for how long, and most importantly, what the heck does it […]

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Reflections on Ethiopia

By: | March 16, 2013

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I was fortunate to recently have had the opportunity to spend some time in Ethiopia among some of the best runners in the world.  Ethiopia is thought to be one of the oldest locations of human existence known to scientists and also a country that many of us associate with their running prowess.  After living with […]

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