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ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS SUCCESS ORIGINATES IN DR. JOHN A. HARDY'S EXTREME DEDICATION TO DETAIL AND OUR COMPLETE DEDICATION TO PATIENT CARE.  DR. JOHN A. HARDY SPENDS MANY HOURS TRAINING HIS TEAM TO BE THE BEST THAT THEY CAN POSSIBLY BE.  WE ARE CONSTANTLY UPGRADING OUR EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY.  

WE HAVE JUST COMPLETED AN RECENT EXPANSION OF OUR FOOT CLINIC BY 2 MORE TREATMENT ROOMS THAT HAVE BEEN FULLY EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT.  

ONE THING THAT MY FOOT CLINIC TRIES TO AVOID IS THE 'LEAKY BUCKET SYNDROME' WHERE PATIENTS COME TO MY FOOT CLINIC BUT DON'T RETURN.  BY GIVING EACH AND EVERY PATIENT THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE CARE AND ORTHOTICS, NOT ONLY DO WE RETAIN OUR PATIENTS, BUT WE ALSO STIMULATE A LOT OF REFERRALS.  THE BEST NEW PATIENTS ARE ALWAYS REFERRALS FROM SATISFIED PATIENTS AS THESE PATIENTS REALIZE THAT THEY ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE FROM DAY ONE.

THERE IS NO MORE REWARDING FEELING THEN SEEING A SATISFIED PATIENT REFER THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO MY FOOT CLINIC FOR FOOT CARE.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED TO QUALITY FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS

 

 

 

By Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics
December 01, 2014
Category: FOOT CLINIC
Tags: cream   treatments   diabetic feet  

It’s important for diabetic patients to keep feet moisturized and healthy, which this intense moisturizer promises.

According to the CDC, approximately 29.1 million people, or 9.3 percent of the American population has diabetes. From this 29.1 million, only 21.0 million Americans are diagnosed. Those with diabetes often experience other health complications and risk factors including cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, blindness and neuropathy.

People diagnosed with diabetes are also susceptible to foot problems, as the disease often restricts blood flow to the feet. Therefore, it’s important for diabetics to maintain good foot health. This includes inspecting feet each day for changes, keeping them protected and free of sores and calluses, and also using creams to promote healthy feet. That’s why Dr. John A. Hardy's Foot Clinic,  Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinic is now offering 40 percent urea cream that is safe to use on diabetic feet.

For those with diabetes, foot care is of the upmost importance. This means even taking the necessary measures to prevent dry skin. As dry skin sets in, patients are more likely to scratch the itchy patches of dryness, which leave the skin open and vulnerable to infection. Therefore those with diabetes are strongly encouraged by the Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinic, and by the American Diabetes Association, to use proper moisturizers to prevent dryness and chapping that occurs due to the cold and other elements.

This urea cream offered at Dr. John A. Hardy’s Foot Clinic is easy-to-apply and is used to primarily treat and soften severely dry, thick and callused feet, particularly around the heels. This active ingredient is a naturally occurring moisturizer within the human skin and is effective in helping the skin retain water, strengthening the moisture barrier within the feet. With the consistent use of this intense moisturizing cream, patients will see a significant different in the softness and smoothness of their feet. Several studies have proven the effectiveness of urea cream on treating diabetic feet compared to other products.

With September already well underway, Dr. John A. Hardy notes that winter isn’t too far behind so it’s never too early to prevent dry feet, particularly in diabetic patients who must maintain healthy feet to prevent complications. To add to their foot care line, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinic now offers an easy-to-use urea stick, which makes it easy for patients to spot treat dry and problem areas with no mess.

For diabetic patients, it’s vitally important to take foot health seriously, and the urea cream Dr. John A. Hardy offers his patients is not only diabetic-safe but also effective in treating skin dryness. In the coming months, Dr.  John A.Hardy will soon be offering the KeryFlex Nail Restoration System, which allows the Clinic to fully restore unsightly toenails due to ingrown nails, fungus and trauma.

To find out more about Dr. John A. Hardy’s urea cream call his office at (416) 465-8737, or visit his website to request an appointment: http://www.academyclinics.com.

 

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WAS FOUNDED BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY IN 1980 AND HAS BEEN PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY HEALTH CARE EVER SINCE.  DR. HARDY STARTED IN THE HOSPITALLITY INDUSTRY AT AGE 12 AS A BUSBOY IN A FIVE STAR HOTEL AND WORKED THERE FOR 12 YEARS.  AT AGE 16 HE WAS THE WEEKEND MAITRE DE.  THIS IS WHERE HE CUT HIS TEETH IN PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY SERVICE TO EACH AND EVERY PERSON, ALWAYS.  HE HAS CARRIED THIS CULTURE OF EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE OVER TO HIS PRACTICE, LOOKING AFTER THE LITTLE THINGS WHICH ALWAYS TOOK CARE OF THE BIG THINGS.  THROUGH THIS PHILOSOPHY OF QUALITY SERVICE HE WAS ABLE TO ESTABLISH 2 OF THE BUSIEST CLINICS IN ONTARIO EMPLOYING MANY ASSOCIATE DOCTORS.

IN 2010 DR. HARDY FOCUSSED ALL OF HIS ATTENTION ON PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY FOOT CARE EXCLUSIVELY AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO.  EVERY MINUTE DETAIL HAS BEEN THOUGHT OUT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE OUR BELOVED PATIENTS WITH THE FINEST QUALITY FOOT CARE.  YES, SOMETIMES MISTAKES ARE MADE, BUT THAT IS WHERE WE WILL ALWAYS GO OUT OF OUR WAY TO TRY TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION.  WE ARE NEVER HAPPY UNTIL YOU ARE.  THAT IS HOW WE HAVE RUN OUR HEALTH CARE FACILITY FOR 34 YEARS AND HOW WE WILL CONTINUE TO RUN IT.  WE STAND BEHIND OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICE 100% AT ALL TIMES.

 

Inadequate blood supply to the feet can cause symptoms ranging anywhere from mild discomfort to open sores and painful skin conditions. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is the congestion of arteries that blocks blood flow to the extremities. Your foot specialist can point you in the right direction to combat the causes of poor circulation so you can walk, exercise, and enjoy life normally. Below are some of the most common signs that you have poor circulation in your feet. 

 

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Numbness and Pain

Poor circulation can directly affect sensation in your feet. Pain can occur when walking or performing everyday tasks. Numbness can take the form of complete lack of sensation, or a feeling of “pins and needles” in the extremities. Both of these stimuli alterations occur when blood supply is low.

Discoloration

  • Among other things, blood transports oxygen throughout your body. Oxygen shortage results in discoloration of the affected areas. Your feet can turn pale, or any combination of blue and red. This discoloration is known as cyanosis. Consider cyanosis a warning to see a doctor to improve your blood flow before more serious medical problems arise.

Sores and Breakdown

  • Poor blood circulation can cause open sores and breakdown of the skin. Adequate blood supply allows minor cuts and abrasions to heal quickly. When blood supply is low, these breakages in skin not only fail to heal, but they expand over time and become larger open wounds. These openings offer easy access to pathogens that can cause infections. Even without the provocation of a cut, poor blood supply can cause unhealthy skin to crack and break easily.

 

TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS BEEN PROVIDING QUALITY HEALTH CARE SINCE 1980. EVER SINCE 2001 WE STARTED TO SPECIALIZE IN THE CARE OF FOOT PROBLEMS EXCLUSIVELY.  WE NOW EMPLOY 4 FOOT SPECIALISTS, 1 REGISTERED NURSE, 1 DOCTOR AND 6 SUPPORT STAFF.  WE ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED LESS THAN 100 YARDS FROM THE BROADVIEW SUBWAY STATION AND ARE OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK  EARLY TIL LATE.  WE ARE A STATE-OF-THE-ART FOOT CARE FACILITY ABLE TO TREAT AND MANAGE ALL FOOT CONDITIONS.  OUR OFFICE KEEPS CURRENT WITH THE LATEST ADVANCES IN MODERN FOOT CARE AND WE POSSESS ALL THE MOST RELEVANT TECHNOLOGIES AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE OUR PATIENTS WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF TORONTO FOOT CARE.

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

REMEMBER WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY.

 

 



Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist
Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE
Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

Across from the Broadview Subway
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CHIROPODIST / FOOT SPECIALIST,  B.Sc. PODIATRIC MEDICINE / ACADEMY FOOT & ORTHOTIC CLINICS, 752 Broadview Ave , Toronto ON, M4K 2P1 416-465-8737