DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS EXPLAINS WHO WAS DR. SCHOLL?
posted: Aug 14, 2016.
You may have seen or heard of Scholl’s or Dr. Scholl. Did you know that Dr. Scholl was a real person and not simply a marketing ploy to get you to buy over-the-counter arch supports? William Mathias Scholl was the owner and operator of a small, specialty shoe store in Chicago in the early 1900s. He was so worried about the pain and discomfort experienced by his customers that he decided to study the anatomy and physiology of the feet by attending medical school. After medical school, he developed his first arch support in 1904, and eventually expanded his product line to include a wide array of foot supports, compression stockings, and much more. In 1912, Dr. Scholl founded the Illinois College of Chiropody and Orthopaedics in order to train others in this specialized field. Dr. Scholl passed away in 1968 at the age of 81, but his legacy still lives on today.
Dr. Scholl is now owned by the Bayer Company or AG International.
So we must tip our hat to this 'true inovator' of foot care and orthotics. Who knows what may have become of the Chiropody/Podiatry profession without him.
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics, a good choice when it comes to foot care and custom orthotics.