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Stretches and tips to put your best foot forward


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Update from Dr. Aw

June 30, 2021


Stretches and tips to put your best foot forward

Join OMERS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aw and fitness guru Brendan Fox as they discuss the common complaints when it comes to your knees, ankles and feet, and work through a series of movements that will help! (Why are there loons in a video about foot and knee stretches? Watch and find out!)

Our feet are the first point of contact with the world, do not forget about the health of them, follow along for:

  • Practical tips that you can easily do outdoors for your feet, knees, and ankles

  • All you need are your legs, and a small towel

  • Common complaints in the four foot, the midfoot and hind foot from sedentary lifestyle or extra body weight - how this can lead into osteoarthrosis, certain autoimmune diseases, and gout.

Please consult with a health care provider before engaging in any new physical activities as appropriate.


Watch Conversations with Dr. Aw - Outdoor exercises for foot and ankle

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Stretches for your knees

Join Brendan as he leads Dr. Aw in another set of exercises, today's focus is on knee pain.


Loosen up your tight muscles that contribute to knee pain by doing different variations to strengthen glute medius.

You will need:

  • chair

  • small towel

Please consult with a health care provider before engaging in any new physical activities as appropriate.


Watch Conversations with Dr. Aw - Conquering Knee Pain

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Stretch it out

Fitness expert Brendan Fox leads Dr. Aw in a series of movements focusing on neck pain. Today's video will go through different postural positions that you will have to try out to get the full effect. You can work your way up to the different levels of progressions. You will need: swiss ball or a bosu ball.

Please consult with a health care provider before engaging in any new physical activities as appropriate.


Watch Conversations with Dr. Aw - Conquering Neck Pain

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