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VA PODIATRISTS WARNS OF THE DANGERS OF SKATEBOARDING

 

PODIATRIST, DR. JENNIFER PURVIS STATES, "CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS LOVE THE THRILL OF SKATEBOARDING.  THEY LEARN TO MASTER THE SKILLS OF 'RIDING THE RAIL' AND 'CATCHING AIR'.  BUT ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF FOOT AND ANKLE SURGEONS (ACFAS), SUCH TRICKS, WHILE FUN, CAN BE PHYSICALLY DEMANDING AND CAUSE SERIOUS FOOT AND ANKLE INJURIES.  SKATEBOARDERS ARE ADVISED TO USE CAUTION AND WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR, INCLUDING PROPERLY SUPPORTIVE SHOES, WHEN SKATEBOARDING.  SKATEBOARDING CAN BE PARTICULARLY HARD ON THEIR FEET AND ANKLES BECAUSE OF THE IMPACT CAUSED WHEN PERFORMING JUMPS AND TRICKS.  SKATEBOARDERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THE STRAIN FROM REPETITIVE, FORCEFUL MOTIONS CAN CAUSE PAINFUL FOOT AND HEEL CONDITIONS SUCH AS PLANTAR FASCIITIS, BONE SPURS, AND ACHILLES TENDONITIS, WHICH MAY REQUIRE MORE INTENSIVE, LONGER-TERM THERAPIES".

AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WE ARE FULLY EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH ALL SOFT TISSUE INJURIES OF THE FOOT.  WE HAVE A COMPLETE RANGE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES INCLUDING LASER, INTERFERENTIAL, ULTRASOUND, SHOCKWAVE, MYOPERCUSSION, ETC.  ALSO SEVERAL OF OUR CHIROPODISTS ARE TRAINED IN ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART)  WHICH IS PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE WHEN MANAGING SUCH INJURIES.  IN FACT, ONE OF OUR CHIROPODISTS WAS THE FIRST FOOT SPECIALIST IN CANADA TO BE CERTIFIED IN THIS FORM OF TREATMENT.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

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

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

Across from the Broadview Subway Professional  Family  Foot  Care

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