Entries by Laura Desjardins

Running in the Heat

Hydration and Exercising on Hot days  It is hot these days and that means we need to make sure we stay hydrated. Simply drinking water is not enough. When we sweat we lose a lot of electrolytes (minerals). If you don’t ever get cramps and then all the sudden on a hot day, you find […]

Running Shoes – Footwear Advice !

Foot Pain Running? How and Why Footwear Matters.  Lets face it, we are trying to make the most of this time of isolation. We want to be healthy and maybe take the opportunity to reach our fitness and health goals.  Without access to the gym or our fitness groups we are forced to get outside […]

Best Footwear for Foot Pain

How Footwear Is Changing I have noticed a recent trend in footwear companies across the board.  Specifically, in their stability and support lines. Support used to have medial posting, which is a foam made of a higher density on the inside of the sole. Sometimes these shoes also have a raised heel on the inside […]

Orthotics and Bunion Treatment in Downtown Toronto

Orthotics and Bunion Treatment in Downtown Toronto As Downtown Toronto Chiropodist and Podiatrist, we focus on the management and treatment of foot pain. Some conditions respond well to rehabilitation exercises and some  require support to help prevent the progression of foot pain. Sport medicine literature recommends those with bony problems, such as bunions, benefit from a stiffer […]

Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Chiropodist Tips on Foot Pain

Laura Desjardins, a Downtown Toronto Chiropodist, is passionate about foot rehabilitation, treatment and injury prevention.  Here at downtown Toronto chiropodist and downtown Toronto podiatrist, Laura takes deep motivation in helping people get back their foot health. Being an elite runner / athlete, she understands injuries and has had her share of her own experience managing foot […]

Orthotics Downtown Toronto Podiatrist and Chiropodist

Orthotics The season is here to be changing into boots and enclosed shoes. The correlation of injuries and poorly supportive footwear is known. Speaking from experience, each time I would train in a lighter supportive shoe for an extended period of time, I ended up with an injury. This was even after taking precaution to […]