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WEARING PROPER FOOTWEAR CAN HELP PREVENT FALLS ON TORONTO'S ICY STREETS

JUST A QUICK REMINDER TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND PATIENTS THAT DURING TIMES WHEN THE STREETS AND SIDEWALKS ARE ICY IT IS IMPORTANT TO WEAR THE CORRECT FOOTWEAR TO REDUCE FALLS AND INJURIES AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.  HIGH HEELS AND HARD, SMOOTH BOTTOM DRESS SHOES ARE A NO GO.  ALWAYS TRY TO WEAR A WINTER BOOT WITH RUBBER SOLES AND LOTS OF RIDGES FOR TRACTION.  MANY PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN AND TEENS WEAR RUNNING SHOES WHICH PROVIDES GOOD TRACTION IF NOT WARMTH AND ARE GOOD ALTERNATIVES.

 STORES SUCH AS COSTCO AND MARKS WORK WEARHOUSE SELL TRACTION DEVICES WITH METAL SPURS ON THEM THAT FIT OVER YOUR SHOES AND BOOTS AND MY FOOT CLINIC RECOMMENDS THEM, ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS.  YOU JUST HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET THE CORRECT SIZE AND THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO TAKE THE SHOE THAT YOU WILL BE WEARING AND FIT THE DEVICE BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE.  THEY ARE INEXPENSIVE AND WORK WELL.  I HAVE BOUGHT THEM FOR BOTH MY FATHER AND MARZ'S WHEN THEY WERE STILL WITH US, AND THEY LOVED THEM.

REMEMBER A SLIP AND FALL FOR A SENIOR CAN BE A DEATH SENTENCE IF THEY FRACTURE A HIP, ETC.  ALWAYS PLAY IT SAFE RATHER THAN SORRY!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist Academy Foot and Orthotic

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