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‘Soft opening’ for multiple-use facility is just in time for Spring Break During the soft opening, operating hours are By Jennifer Lang You can now pump iron, bash birdies or Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (in send your child to a Spring Break basketball effect to April 2). Regular hours will be from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and camp, right here in downtown Cloverdale. Months of construction finally over, the new from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 604-598-7960. Cloverdale Recreation Centre While some Cloverdalians are welcomed its first visitors Monday thrilled about a close workout morning, quietly opening for a spot, others were critical of the few badminton games, lunch time lack of a pool. workouts and other activities. “I assumed it would – I was The $20-million, multi-purpose pretty disappointed,” local mom facility is so new, scaffolding was Kristy Hill told the Reporter. still attached to an exterior wall Along with youth programprior to its first days in operation. ming, the new facility will also be A peek inside during the “soft home to the Cloverdale Seniors’ opening” March 14 revealed a Centre, closing its doors at 6022 gleaming foyer, spacious fitness 176 Street March 21, and re-openand weight room and activity aring at the new rec centre April 4. eas. Until then, all regularly schedIt’s also home to three full-size Kid’s recreation room. uled seniors’ centre activities are gymnasiums, plus multipurpose cancelled, except for pre-schedrooms for pre-school, seniors and uled income tax appointments. youths. The March Annual General Meeting has The 66,000-square-foot centre, at 6188 176 been postponed until the move is complete. Street, is similar in design to the City of Surrey’s Guildford and South Surrey Recreation “I’m sure you will all want to come to see our spiffy new premises,” seniors’ centre advisory centres. For now, it’s open for drop-in gym sports, board president Marli Stobbe told members in weight room, fitness classes, child-minding the latest newsletter. “Pass the word around to all your friends and spring break camps, and swings into full and neighbours – we will have lots of room!’ operation Monday, April 4.


Cordell Fulton uses a machine in the weight room just hours after the facility opened Monday.

Donor kitty living on borrowed time Pekoe’s favourite scratching post.

By Jennifer Lang Pekoe the orange tabby is definitely on the last of his nine lives – and holding. He was rescued as a tiny, 12-week-old kitten suffering from a blocked urethra. He couldn’t pee. Urine was draining between the muscle layers in his leg – as painful and as serious as it sounds. Fortunately for Pekoe, his new home was with Cloverdale’s Jim and Dr. Susan Thompson. Susan is a veterinarian who performed an initial surgery to alleviate the blockage, plus several follow-up

reconstructive surgeries requiring lengthy recoveries – all before he even turned six months. The feisty, (mostly) friendly marmalade cat has suffered more than most cats, with nary a growl or a grumble. Instead, Pekoe prefers to grin and bear it. “He’s a tough kitty,” says Jim. More recently, he’s endured the rigors of the show ring, winning mostly thirds, fourths and fifths, but also the title of grand quad champion, racking up 4,000 points. Winners enter the ring up to 18 times in one day – stressful for cats “who

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a new lease on life to so many others was facing a health crisis of his own. cations, despite the success of his After the tumour was removed, reconstruction. Pekoe underwent several rounds “He just chooses to do it,” of chemotherapy. The latest one sighs Jim, practice manager of was the kind that knocks Cats at Home, a local cat out the immune system. As hospital the Thompsons a result, he spiked a fever of set up in 2000, when Pe42, well over normal. It was koe moved into the office touch and go. Remarkably, full-time. a few days later, Pekoe was Pekoe’s job is to mingle feeling grouchy, but well with clients in the waiting enough to rove around the room. But it’s not all snorgles clinic for a bit. on inviting laps and purr-inMost clients don’t opt for ducing scratches behind the the kind of top notch canears. cer care Pekoe is getting. He’s got a more serious It’s very expensive. function. Several times a But in turn, what is year, when a patient has suflearned from his care will fered a violent trauma or is in help Dr. Thompson and the an acute medical emergency staff help other cats down (think car accidents or perthe road. forated gastric ulcers), Pekoe Meanwhile, a new Cats donates blood. at Home mascot has been A blood bank isn’t costinstalled in the waiting effective or necessary for a room. His name is Nichopractice of this size. las, a grey shorthair with “It’s not a common thing aquamarine eyes who’s also for us. It’s easier for us to take a vial of blood.” JENNIFER LANG PHOTO a rescue cat. For now, Pekoe’s friends No more than 60 mls is Practice manager Jim Thompson with Pekoe. and family are hoping for drawn from Pekoe, who the best but the future is makes his home in a cage Pekoe was already nearing the uncertain, Jim says. separating the operating room “He’s on borrowed time now, end of his days as a donor kitty from the waiting room. If more is needed, another do- when he underwent a routine because if we hadn’t taken that tumour out, he would have gone.” checkup in January. nor cat is pressed into service. – Editor’s note: Pekoe’s latest ulDr. Thompson felt a lump on Cats have blood types, A, B, or Pekoe’s abdomen, a lymphoma trasound shows he’s in remission; the very rare AB. he’s up for more chemo, but it’s About 95 per cent of North wrapped around his intestines. Suddenly, the cat who’d given (cautiously) good news. American cats are blood type A,

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A spacious new artistic venue in Cloverdale is opening up in Cloverdale later this month. It’s the new fine arts studio space at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Cloverdale campus. The grand opening of the new space coincides with Kwantlen’s Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Stretch of Road, on view March 25 to 31 at the Cloverdale campus, 5500 180 Street in room 1843. Kwantlen now offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree program along with a one-year Fine Arts certificate and two-year Fine Arts diploma. While the Surrey campus is at the centre of Kwantlen’s Fine Arts department, the expansive Cloverdale fine arts space at Kwantlen’s trades and technology campus has ample room for third and fourth year studios – and for large exhibitions like the annual student show. Stretch of Road features the best student work over the past year, and promises to be well worth a look, as is the studio space housing the exhibition, for those who haven’t already checked it out. The exhibition party is Friday, March 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery Hours are March 28 to 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Closed Sunday.)

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On Jan. 1, B.C. banned new imports of 75-and 100-watt incandescent bulbs. CFLs use 75 per cent less energy than incandescents and last up to 10 times longer. Clayton Heights instructor Sarah Daintrey says at home, she simply replaces incandescent bulbs with long lasting fluorescent bulbs as they burn out. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned the lights off. A year later, it spread to more than 50 million people across 35 countries, when well-known

landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Rome’s Colosseum stood in darkness. By 2009, more than 1 billion people participated in Earth Hour. Last year, enough Surrey residents pulled the plug to reduce the city’s power consumption by 2 per cent. That’s actually better than the provincial average of 1.03 per cent, according to BC Hydro, which sponsors the event along with the World Wildlife Fund. Combined, B.C. residents saved 64.4 megawatt hours of electricity in 2010 – the equivalent of turning off 1.4 million lights. Perhaps it’s not so symbolic after all.

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By Jennifer Lang Just because Earth Hour takes place on a Saturday night during Spring Break doesn’t mean a local high school can’t get into the act. Clayton Heights Secondary spent the past week raising awareness about Earth Hour, the global initiative to get people to turn off all the lights – and power down appliances and electrical gadgets – for one hour on March 26. Wherever they are, Canadians are asked to observe the power down for 60 minutes starting at 8:30 p.m. “We’ll probably play a board game or something,” Grade 11 student Nalin Dhillon said. He’s one of the students helping to spread the word about Earth Hour, which aims to reduce power consumption and to raise awareness. The school may not be able to participate directly, but a few Earth Hour-style activities were planned ahead of time, Dhillon says. On March 14, teachers were given the opportunity to switch off the lights in their classroom. Students also created paper light bulbs with facts, quotes and information about Earth Hour printed on them and hung them up around the school to help promote the campaign. Ideas for the hour itself include planning a candlelight dinner, playing board games (like Dhillon plans to do), or telling stories as a family. Participants are asked to think about ways to reduce power consumption in the long-term, too. Standard incandescent bulbs are being phased out in favour of more efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs, or CFLs.

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CALENDAR CLOVERDALE BUSINESS EXPO Saturday, March 19 at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food, jewelry, clothes, makeup, accessories, purses, blowouts, cleaning supplies, gift baskets, stylist and more! Call Sarah 604-576-9461 for more information.


WESTERN RAILS RAILROADIANA SHOW Presented by the West Coast Railway Association Sunday, March 20 at the Cameron Recreation complex, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby, behind Lougheed Town Centre. Vendors, models, collectors lanterns, buttons, china, telegraph equipment, plus see operating model layouts. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $3 adults, $2 youth and seniors. ARTSWEST’S MULTIMEDIA ART SHOW March 1-31 at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72 Ave., Surrey. Gallery hours Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Artists in attendance on weekends. Featuring realist and abstract works in oils, watercolour, acrylic and graphite. Artswest is a long-established art club in Surrey. INTERESTED IN GARDENING? THEN WHY NOT JOIN SOUTH SURREY GARDEN CLUB? Visitors are welcome - a $3 fee is charged which may credited towards an annual membership fee of $20. The next meeting Wed. March 23, featuring guest speaker Jeffrey de Jong, site manager of the Land Conservancy Trust’s Abkahzi Garden in Victoria. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. every 4th Wednesday at St. Marks Anglican Church at 12953 20 Avenue. We have a very active and full program with expert speakers, field trips and workshops. For more information, contact David Broomhead at 604-533-1142 or

The 1956 graduating class of Lord Tweedsmuir High School was a swelllooking bunch. The Surrey Archives image is part of the exhibition Graduation Through the Ages, on view to April 2 at the Surrey Museum.

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Red Barn fans span the globe He came from Germany to find the Antique Capital of B.C. – and kept on coming back

SINGLES DANCE Thursday, March 24, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Elks Hall, White Rock. Tickets $10. Music by Brian Zalo. or 604-538-4016. SUPPORT GROUP The Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Our next meeting is March 25 at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760. KWANTLEN FINE ARTS EXHIBITION Stretch of Road, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s annual Fine Arts exhibition, March 25 to 31 at the Cloverdale Campus (Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Exhibition party March 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate the official opening of the new Cloverdale Fine Arts space. Everyone welcome. fine-arts

To the editor; Re: “The End of Antique Alley,” March 4 I’d like to tell you my story about how I found the Red Barn Antiques in Cloverdale. I’m from Germany and like Canada very much, also the fine antiques that are offered there. I found the Red Barn Store 14 years ago, looking for the antique capital of B.C. It was amazing to me, the red barn, so nice looking, big and [with] the old charm. The fine antiques gave a great feeling, also the people who worked there were so familiar and friendly.

After I met my wife Mette from Norway I took her to the Red Barn. She was speechless. We like the place so much and are so sad that Leigh is closing the door forever. He’s a nice guy. We will miss the great Red Barn with all the stories it has to tell... very much. With best regards, Thorsten Trageser and Mette Syvertsen, who will flying in April to Leigh to say thank you for the great time we had there. Freigericht, Germany

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School crunch: commuter solution? To the editor; Re: “Rampant Growth Jams Schools: MLA,” March 11 Your front page column shows that Surrey is suffering from growing pains, with a school enrolment that is spilling over into portables. Many problems and very few solutions. Building new schools is an obvious solu-

ONGOING DANCE LESSONS Look good and feel confident on any dance floor, even if you’ve never danced before. Learn the two-step, jive, waltz, triple time, cha cha, and more every Friday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cloverdale Legion Branch 6. Starting April 1. For singles or couples. No charge. Bring your feet and a desire to dance. DO YOU EAT WHEN YOU’RE NOT HUNGRY? One bite is never enough? Do you go on eating binges? Is your weight affecting your life? Contact Overeaters Anonymous. You are welcome. No fees, no dues, no weigh-ins, no diets. We are a fellowship. Meetings every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Cloverdale United Church, 17575 58A Ave.

That’s not to say that I always bought antiques every time I went to White Rock, every time I had to drive to Leigh just to say hello. Most of the time there was new old stuff added since the last visit. I bought tiny, big and bigger antiques like parking meters, fire hydrants, pocket watches, dinnerware, Indian masks, cash registers and so much more, shipping them to my place in Germany. So much stuff but my place is too small, too. We had a lot to laugh, to discuss and make jokes [about].

tion. It takes time to plan new schools and build them. We need other alternatives than just portables. If you look north of the Fraser River from Vancouver to Maple Ridge, you will find the opposite problem. That is, too many schools, and not enough students to fill them, resulting in schools being closed down.

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EASTER EGG WORKSHOPS The Ukrainian Women’s Association Surrey branch hosts a pysanka workshop at the Ukrainian Orthodox Centre, at 13512 108 Ave. March 2, 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your kistkas. Eggs, wax and dyes will be provided. Fee is $13 per session. Pre register by calling Shirley at 604-596-2048.

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Silvers for Tweedsmuir Local high school students Ken Souder and Hayden Rewald turned in silver medal performances at this year’s regional trades and technology skills competition. Souder, a student at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, earned his medal in the architectural CADD event at the March 4 event, held at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Hayden Rewald, also of LTS, earned his silver in carpentry. The youths were two of six gold, seven silver, and nine bronze medals earned by Surrey students at the Lower Fraser Valley Skills Canada regional competition. More than half of the 180 students at this year’s event were from Surrey schools.


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STOPPING TRAIN TRAFFIC Train traffic came to a halt Monday afternoon after someone fleeing police ditched their pickup truck on the train tracks in Cloverdale. Langley RCMP became aware of the vehicle at around 1 p.m. It’s not clear whether a chase ensued, but the person in the truck pulled onto the tracks at 168 Street south of Highway 10 and drove about 200 metres down the track. The truck was abandoned next to a stopped train. Police were looking for the suspect. – Black Press

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Reaching up, I grabbed Nellie McClung’s right hand. Held aloft in her left hand is a replica the Ottawa Journal headline dated October 18, 1929 declares: “Women are Persons…” “Thanks, Nellie,” I said. From Suffragette Heaven, I’m sure she and her friends smiled. Tagged the Famous Five for their determined fight for women’s rights, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Louise McKinney are immortalized in bronze on the Parliament Hill park grounds in Ottawa. The triumphant tableaux (created by Barbara Paterson and cast by Bronzart Casting Ltd. of Calgary) commemorates the women celebrating


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their landmark battle to have Canadian women declared “persons” under the law, and therefore eligible to sit in the Senate. I stumbled on the bronzes by accident, but they – and the majestic bronze of Queen Elizabeth ll on horseback nearby – delighted me. If I’d known they were there I’d have brought tea along, joined them at the nearby bronze table, and reflected. Such determined and far-sighted women in Canada, plus Britain’s Emmeline Pankhurst who fought for women’s right to vote, set western women

on the road we are fortunate to travel today. Clambering on up to Canada’s Parliament I’m more impressed than I anticipate. Imposing portals, marble halls, chambers, and art depicting historic faces, names and dates which shaped my adopted nation were expected. More surprising, however, are the Library of Parliament at the back of the complex, and the Memorial Chamber located in the Peace Tower. I must still be tuned in to Nellie and friends, because I take particular note See OTTAWA / Page 10

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With two of the Famous Five: Nellie McClung, left, and Irene Parlby.

Ottawa is a walkable city From page 9

of gleaming brass plaques honouring service women and nurses in the Memorial Chamber. Far above me the Peace Tower Carillon sports 53 bells weighing 66 tonnes. Satiated with history, architecture and politics, I’m now off to prowl the eclectic ByWard Market in search of BeaverTails. If they were good enough for Barack Obama, they have to be good enough for me. And so they are. Warm, sugary, handmade, the ‘floated’ (aka deep fried) pastries are my perfect post-Parliament reward. I’d lobby for them any day. Ready to relax, I’m glad my Lord Elgin Hotel room is just minutes by foot up the road near the War Me-

morial. Still on my week’s agenda are the Museums of Civilization and Modern Art (walking shoes are key in this conveniently walk-able museumfriendly city), a Rideau Canal cruise and a ghost tour. Aircraft have featured largely in my life so, despite Saturday showers, I’m taking a 30-minute bus ride to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. I’m delighted to find Lower Mainland pilot Bill Cowan’s Ray Ban Gold Pitts Special parked at the entrance. It brought back memories of Bill, George Kirbyson, Al Hauff and Rod Ellis (formerly The Canadian Reds) thrilling Abbotsford International Airshow attendees with their aerobatic talents in the late 1980s. See YAY OR NAY / Page 11

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Though well laid out in a single floor hanger-like building, I am surprised – despite the name – to find little space program history. The aircraft collection and memorabilia still made this a worthwhile side trip. Sunday being a day of rest (even on holiday), I’m booked for brunch on the Wakefield Steam Train to admire the autumn scenery while resting my weary feet. The 93-ton heritage steam engine

choofs merrily along between Gatineau Hills clad in brilliant autumn colours and the Gatineau River. Personable tour guides, flanked by local musicians, share area anecdotes. Arrival at Wakefield means everyone offloads to browse village souvenir shops while the locomotive is pivoted on Canada’s last operating manual turntable. Then, it’s “All aboard!” for the return journey. On Monday, my departure looms. What better way to ad-

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Falcon, Cadieux in Clark’s new cabinet Two local MLAs have held onto cabinet positions in premier Christy Clark’s smaller, new executive council. Both Kevin Falcon and Stephanie Cadieux were sworn into cabinet during the installation ceremony Monday at Government House in Victoria. Falcon (Surrey-Cloverdale) is B.C.’s new deputy premier and finance minister, moving from the health portfolio. First-term MLA Stephanie Cadieux (Surrey-Panorama) moves to Labour, Citizens’ Services, and Open Government from Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Falcon told Black Press he accepted his new duties and was looking forward to a referendum to decide the fate of the Harmonized Sales Tax. He laughed off comments he made the night Clark won the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, when he’d said, “Don’t make me finance minister under any circumstances.” Falcon said Monday he will do “an information job,” not a “sales job” in preparing for the vote on the issue that triggered a leadership change. At 18 ministers, Clark’s cabinet is smaller than her predecessor Gordon Campbell’s. Shuswap MLA George Abbot remains education minister, while Abbotsford-West MLA Mike de Jong will take over the health ministry. Also close to Cloverdale, Langley MLA Mary Polak moves from children and family development to aboriginal relations and Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA


Lt.-Gov. Stephen L. Point watches Stephanie Cadieux as she swears in as labour minister earlier this week.

Rich Coleman is minister of energy and mines and housing. New minister of social development, Harry Bloy, got the largest cheer from the crowd watching the ceremony – likely because he was the lone sitting MLA to endorse Clark’s bid for the party leadership. Blair Lekstrom, who resigned from cabinet over the way the Liberals introduced the Harmonized Sales Tax, is the new transportation minister. Barry Penner is again B.C.’s Attorney General. – With files from Black Press

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LEADERSHIP HOPEFULS IN SURREY NDP leadership candidates will square off on the issue of education at a debate Sunday afternoon in Surrey. It’s the first of the party’s leadership debates, planned for various cities across B.C., starting March 20 in Surrey and winding up in Terrace on April 6 where the candidates will discuss jobs. Other upcoming debate topics include justice, poverty, families, healthcare, youth, the environment and energy sustainability. The candidates are Adrian Dix (Vancouver-Kingsway), Mike Farnworth (Port Coquitlam), John Horgan (Juan de Fuca), cannabis activist Dana Larsen, and Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons. John Horgan The event is open to the public. It runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the SFU Surrey Campus, #250 13450 102 Ave., in room 2400 (Grand Hall). Doors open at noon. The debate begins at 1 p.m.

LEARN TO DANCE – IT’S FREE FRIDAYS You can learn to look good and feel confident on any dance floor – even if you’ve never danced before. Starting April 1, the Cloverdale Legion presents free dance lessons by David, Friday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn proper basic steps and turns with styling, how to lead or follow, balance and movement, and identify what dance to do to the music. The lessons are for singles or couples. Just bring your feet and a desire to dance.


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How should I handle entering into a multiple offer? When you’ve found the house you’d like to purchase the last thing you want is to have to compete with other potential buyers in a multiple offer situation — especially in hot real estate markets By pre-qualifying for a mortgage, you will be aware of your ceiling price. Putting down the biggest deposit you can afford, can also help establish to sellers that you’re serious about buying their property. Have your Real Estate Agent research to learn what the fair market value for the house you’re interested in. Don’t add unusual requests, terms or conditions to your offer. Additional clauses contingent upon any extenuating circumstances can cause headache to vendors, who may have another offer at the exact price you’re tendering, but one without any loopholes. By making a “clean” or firm offer, you stand a better chance at getting what you want. If you know that the homeowner has a certain closing date in mind which differs slightly from yours, offer to meet their ideal terms So before you engage in a multiple offer, arm yourself with credit pre-approval, a little research, heightened market value awareness and a great realtor.


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I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Can Acupuncture help?


The plantar fascia attaches from the heel on the undersurface of the foot to the base of the toes. Inflammation and thickening of the plantar fascia causes pain. The pain is generally aggravated by weight bearing and is worse during the first few steps in the morning. Acupuncture is used to promote natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function and weight bearing of the foot. It is important to identify the biomechanical factors which may have caused the plantar fasciitis. These include tight hamstring and calf muscles, weak core stabilizing muscles of the pelvis, hip and lower back, poor spinal alignment/joint mechanics and faulty foot mechanics coupled with inadequate footwear. Acupuncture can be very effective on its own or when used together with other modalities such as laser, ultrasound, strapping and deep tissue massage techniques. A customized exercise program is essential to restore muscle flexibility, strength and a balanced posture of the lower limb and foot. A custom foot orthotic may be required for flat and high arched feet.

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