The Rise of Plantar Fasciitis– Everyone’s got it…but why?

As a Pedorthic clinic as well as a destination store for comfortable footwear, orthopedic shoes and high-end running footwear we see all kind of foot pain at Soles in Motion. Lately, though it seems we’re seeing one problem more and more, and that is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an overuse/repetitive strain type injury, and typically presents as heel pain […]

Custom Orthotics and Cleats – A challenging combination… but not an impossible one!

As Certified Pedorthists, we are constantly balancing the needs of our clients against the restrictions that exist in the form of footwear. There are countless different styles of footwear in the world today, and not all shoes are created equal in terms of their ability to accommodate an orthotic. In a perfect world we would […]

Pedorthics vs Podiatry

One of the most common sources of confusion that we encounter at Soles in Motion is the difference between a Pedorthist and a Podiatrist. Today, I’d like to clear that up once and for all. Imagine a scenario: You find yourself suffering from persistent foot, leg or back pain that just doesn’t seem to want to go away. It reaches the point where you decide something needs to be done, and so you consult with your doctor […]

Elbow Pain – Tis the Season – Golf, Baseball, Raking

Golfers elbow or medial epicondylitis (Inside of the elbow) is caused by the repeated movement of the palm toward the forearm applying a strain on the inner tendons and muscles attached to the inner part of the elbow bones (wrist flexors), causing pain. If the flexors are overused, it causes inflammation. Although called golfers elbow, […]

LET US TALK TO YOUR FEET!

Your feet have a lot to say if you listen. They will tell you what they like, what they don’t, what hurts and what makes them feel great. They’ll tell you what keeps them up at night and what stresses them out. The good news is that the right footwear and foot orthotics can help you achieve proper body alignment, reduce pain, prevent injuries and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Don’t let sore feet slow you down this spring!

There can be many reasons why your feet hurt – improper footwear, not enough support in the right places, not enough cushioning, medical condition or an injury.  It is hard to know where to start.  The best option is to see a Canadian Certified Pedorthist for an assessment.  Assessments determine what the problem is and [...]

Are your Feet Barking at you?

So how do you keep your feet happy and healthy? Learn to listen to them. If they are “barkin”, first be sure you are in the right footwear. Also, follow these tips: Get both feet measured every time you buy shoes. Be sure there’s plenty of room in the toe box area. Toes should wiggle […]

The Holiday Season!

Does it make you feel as good as we do! If not come see us!  The team at Soles in Motion wants to thank everyone who has made our first year in our new location a success.  It brings us great joy to know we have helped enough people to grow and build a family […]

Arthritis Awareness Month

September is Arthritis Awareness Month. Here are some key points about arthritis that I am sure you have heard at one time or another but this disease needs public attention. Arthritis can impair a person’s ability to perform “everyday” tasks. Physical activity has a […]

Does your Back Pain travel down your leg?

Sciatica (pronounced sigh-at-eh-kah) is not a medical diagnosis in itself. It is a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Common lower back problems that can cause sciatica symptoms include a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or spinal stenosis. Sciatica is often characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: Constant pain in only […]

Golf, Baseball, Raking – Overuse of the Elbow – Ouch!

Golfers elbow, or medial epicondylitis, much like tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), is caused by the repeated movement of the palm toward the forearm applying a strain on the inner tendons and muscles attached to the inner part of the elbow bones (wrist flexors), causing pain. If the flexors are overused, it causes […]

Knee Pain – Is it changing your lifestyle?

Let’s talk knees! Do you have knee pain, aching, stiffness and soreness after long periods of inactivity; mild to severe pain after overuse or ascending or descending stairs? These are common symptoms of Osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis affecting one in ten Canadian adults. […]

Get back to what you do best!

Most people have some type of back problem at one time or another in their lifetime. Back problems can occur anywhere from the neck to the tailbone and can be a result of wear and tear, overuse or injury. Injuries frequently occur when you use your back muscles in activities that you do not do very often such as lifting heavy objects […]

Skiing and Snowboarding season is here!

These popular winter sports are a great way to stay active.  Although the incidence of injury in both skiing and snowboarding is relatively similar, on the body where these injuries occur are considerably different. Skiers tend to injure the lower extremity – most commonly the knee – while snowboarders are more likely to injure their […]

Are your Feet tired of hurting!

There can be many reasons why your feet hurt – improper footwear, not enough support in the right places, not enough cushioning, medical condition or an injury.  It is hard to know where to start.  The best option is to see a Canadian Certified Pedorthist for an assessment.  Assessments determine what the problem is and […]

30 Day FREE Trial Osteoarthritis (OA) Brace

Soles in Motion has been helping patients by providing them with solutions to their pain. We do this through custom and off-the-shelf orthopedic bracing, custom foot orthotics, diabetic foot care, custom fitting of comfort and athletic footwear and compression therapy services. As part of our commitment to

Soles in Motion believes in giving back & building a community of happy, healthy Raving Fans!

Soles in Motion is a locally owned small business in its 10th year. We believe small businesses keep people in town which benefits the community as a whole. As a small business that believes in helping people lead an active lifestyle, we sponsor events and programs to encourage everyone […]

Everyone needs Accessories!

Ever heard of BodyGlide – well it is a necessary accessory for anyone who gets chaffing from running, cycling, walking, working – you name it. Body Glide is an anti-chaffing, blister prevention product that is easy to use, very effect, hypoallergenic and safe for daily use. The product is invisible, non-greasy and stays right where you apply it. It does not block your pores […]

Some Fun Shoe Facts!

Soles in Motion loves healthy feet and great shoes! Just for the fun of it I thought I’d share some fun facts: The most expensive shoes: Ruby Slippers from House of Harry Winston: $3.000.000. This Ruby Slippers is the most expensive and as well as spectacular and splendid slippers in the world. This slippers is […]

Get back to what you do best!

Most people have some type of back problem at one time or another in their lifetime. Back problems can occur anywhere from the neck to the tailbone and can be a result of wear and tear, overuse or injury. Injuries frequently occur when you use your back muscles in activities that you do not do very often such as lifting heavy objects […]

Be Smart – Choose Summer Footwear……

BE SMART – CHOOSE SUMMER FOOTWEAR AS CAREFULLY AS YOU CHOOSE YOUR WALKING & RUNNING SHOES! How many of you take time to choose the right footwear to walk, run, work in but come summer put on a flip flop that is flat, thin and consists of very little material?  Can’t wait to get those […]

It’s a scientific fact – Spring is the best season!

TEMPERATURES ARE MODERATE Spring marks the end of winter and the transition to summer. The Earth’s axis is angled between its closest and furthest position from the Sun, when temperatures are the most extreme. You can finally ditch the winter layers. YOU FEEL HAPPIER! Exposure to sunlight increases […]

What are you doing this winter?

How do you feel this winter? Many people have a feeling of loneliness, depression and overall sadness more during the winter months more than any other time. Research has shown that exercise is an effective but often underused treatment for mild to moderate depression. Exercise or let’s just call it moving more than usual, releases chemicals called endorphins […]

DANSKO WORK WONDERS™ FOOTWEAR

We have great partnerships with our suppliers and this month we are featuring Dansko. Here’s their story…….  More than twenty years ago wife and husband team, Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, discovered their first product in a tiny store in Europe. They realized that a simple pair of clogs would not only change their lives, […]

You deserve it! The Customer Experience!

When you walk into a store, somewhere in your mind you are looking for something. It may not be in the front of your mind but it is there or why would you be there. The deciding factor will be the experience. Unless, of course, it is the last item left in an advertised one day only sale – sorry can’t help you there. The ultimate customer experience is when you feel welcome […]

I am a diabetic. What foot problems should I be worried about?

There are two main conditions that can affect diabetic feet: First, with damage to the nervous system, a person with diabetes may not be able to feel his or her feet properly. Normal sweat secretion and oil production that lubricates the skin of the foot is impaired. These factors together can lead to abnormal pressure […]

Winterize your feet!

Know the difference between “water-resistant, ” “water-repellent,” and “water-proof” fabric when buying winter footwear – your feet will thank you for it! • Water- Resistant fabrics shed water because of their weave or because they have been treated. They will soak through in a heavy rain, however. Water-resistant fabrics will often bead up rainwater, forming […]

“Back” it up with a Brace!

Most people have some type of back issues at one time or another in their lifetime. It can occur anywhere from the neck to the tailbone and can be a result of wear and tear, overuse or injury. Injuries frequently occur when you use your back muscles in activities that you do not do very often such as lifting heavy objects […]

Jo Fraser “You Are An Ironman”

And As If Today’s Lifestyles Aren’t Busy Enough… I have played different types of sports from a young age, and I kept it up throughout my 17 year Military Career. However, it wasn’t until 2006 that I took up Triathlon (swim, bike, run events). Starting off with Sprint distances, then moving up to Olympic Distances […]

Do you have Carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common wrist injury.  It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (although not the little finger), as well as impulses to some small […]

Who should I see if I need inserts?

  My doctor said that I might need inserts in my shoes. Who should I see?  The “inserts” that your physician is suggesting are also called Orthotics. Orthotics are custom shoe inserts that can: Correct gait problems Address structural foot fault Provide foot support Relieve pressure on painful areas of the foot Provide motion control […]

Looking For The Right Fit! Put Your Soles In Our Hands!

Soles in Motion offers you all the information you need to make the right choice in footwear.  We have one of the largest selections of hard to find widths and depths in shoes for both men and women available in HRM.  Since finding a pair of footwear is the first step in promoting wellness Soles […]

When you hear Compression Socks – What do you think of?

Compression socks provide effective relief for tired legs to severe venous diseases. The type and degree of compression required depends on your condition. Sometimes there is confusion between support hose and compression therapy. The difference is that support hose have the same elasticity […]

30 Day FREE Trial Osteoarthritis (OA) Brace

Soles In Motion has been helping patients by providing them with solutions to their pain. We do this through custom and off-the-shelf orthopedic bracing, custom foot orthotics, diabetic foot care, custom fitting of comfort and athletic footwear and compression therapy services […]

Brace It – Protect It – Stay Active

Skiing and Snowboarding season is here! These popular winter sports are a great way to stay active. Although the incidence of injury in both skiing and snowboarding is relatively similar, on the body where these injuries occur are markedly different. Skiers tend to injure the lower extremity – most commonly the knee – while snowboarders […]

Soles In Motion travels to San Diego

At Soles In Motion, we are always upgrading our skills and knowledge by attending workshops and training programs. During the month of November, Scott was chosen to travel to the DJO Global headquarters in San Diego, California. The company was founded in 1978 in a small garage in Carlsbad, California just making simple sleeves of […]

Soles in Motion off to Bauerfeind Land!

In September, Jen and Scott traveled to the Bauerfeind Headquarters in Zeulenroda-Triebes, Germany. The company was founded in the early 1920s in Zeulenroda in eastern Thuringia, the place where at one time almost every compression stocking worldwide was being produced. Due to the Russian invasion in 1949, Bauerfeind was forced to move the company to […]

Soles in Motion – Pain Solutions from the Ground Up!

Soles in Motion is HRM’s leading retail medical store specializing in practical solutions for your feet and joint pain. Our dedicated team includes two full-time Canadian Certified Pedorthists, Certified Orthopedic Bracing and Compression (stocking) Specialists and a highly qualified staff that understand the newest […]