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When your profession involves anything from running alongside a gurney to standing for hours in the ER or operating room, the right shoes are a must. “You now see all kinds of medical professionals on hospital floors wearing running shoes that are designed to stand up to a lot of stress and strain,” says Karen Langone, DPM, a podiatrist based in Southampton, New York. Clogs are also a good choice, says Howard Friedman, DPM, a Suffern, New York-based podiatrist. They tend to have a wide toe box, which helps accommodate feet as they naturally expand throughout the day. This is why you often see surgeons and other health professionals wearing them in the operating room, Friedman says.
 
Drs. Karen Langone and Howard Friedman
 
 
To help keep pain at bay, you’ll want to pick up at least two pairs of supportive sneakers or clogs. (Or one of each!) A shoe's cushioning becomes completely compressed after six hours or so and no longer offers support, Friedman cautions. So having two great pairs allows you to change halfway through your shift. 
 
Source: Jen Mccaffety, Prevention [4/20/18]  
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 

 

 

 

 

According to James Hanna, DPM, "Diabetes affects just about every part of the body—including your feet. If it goes undiagnosed for a while or is poorly managed over a long period of time, diabetes can cause a decrease in circulation and nerve function. That’s a problem because neuropathy can lead to numbness in your feet, which can make it difficult to feel that a shoe doesn’t fit properly. Combine nerve damage with ill-fitting shoes, and you have the perfect storm for trouble: blisters and skin breakdown that can lead to infection. "
 
Dr. James Hanna

 
 
"Poor circulation can slow the healing of ulcers and other wounds, which can up the risk for gangrene and even amputation. Other factors, such as bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, and swelling, may also adversely affect how a shoe fits. People with these conditions may find that selecting a shoe or sneaker off-the-shelf leads to problems," says Dr. Hanna.
 
Source: Diabetes Forecast [November 2017]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
 Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

 

 

 

PPODIATRIST DR. ROBERT DEBIEC STATES, "THERE'S NO HARM IN WANTING TO LET YOUR FEET BREATHE OR TO TAKE A JOG THROUGH THE PARK.  OR IS THERE?  I ALWAYS SEE AN UPTICK IN PATIENTS AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.  PEOPLE DO GET OUT OF THEIR SHOES.  THEY GET INTO THEIR SANDALS, THE FLIP-FLOPS.  THEY ARE DOING A LOT MORE WALKING AROUND AND RUNNING AROUND BECAUSE THE WEATHER IS A LOT NICER, AND DOING THAT BY WEARING ILL-FITTING FOOTGEAR.  THEY ARE GOING TO BE CAUSING A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THEIR FFEET, AND THIS IS WHAT WE SEE IN THE OFFICE.  IN MOST CASES PATIENTS ARE SUFFERING FROM PLANTAR FASCIITIS.  IT OCCURS WHEN THE TISSUE THAT RUNS FROM THE HEEL TO THE TOE BECOMES INFLAMMED.  IF IT STARTS TO INTERUPT YOUR ACTIVITIE, YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG...AND YOU ARE STARTING TO LIMP AND YOU ARE COMPENSATING AND YOU ARE CHANGING THE WAY YOU WALK TO PROTECT THE INJURED PART, GET IT CHECKED OUT."

AT MY TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WE SEE AND TREAT MANY CASES OF HEEL PAIN AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS.  WE HAVE EACH TREATMENT ROOM EQUIPPED WITH A COMPLETE LINE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES AND WE RECEIVE EXCELLENT RESULTS MANAGING PLANTAR FASCIITIS.

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..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO FAR WE HAVE HAD 4 MEMBERS OF OUR STAFF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETE THIS RIGOROUS COURSE IN ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE.  TASLEEM AND LINDA ARE TAKING THIS 4 DAY COURSE AT THE END OF FEBRUARY.  THIS A VERY INTENSIVE TRAINING COURSE IN SOFT TISSUE TREATMENT PROTOCOLS FOR THE LOWER LIMB.  WE HAVE ACHIEVED GREAT SUCCESS USING THIS  TREATMENT SYSTEM ON PLANTAR FASCIITIS, METATARSALGIA, ACHILLES TENDONITIS, ETC.  OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM ARE CERTIFIED IN FOOT MOBILIZATION TECHNIQUE AND DRY NEEDLING.  THERE IS PRESENTLY AN INTEREST IN ACUPUNCTURE WITHIN MEMBERS OF OUR STAFF.

ALL OF OUR CHIROPODISTS / FOOT SPECIALISTS ARE CONSTANTLY UPGRADING THEIR SKILLS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE EACH AND EVERY PATIENT WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF FOOT CARE.  JUST ONE MORE WAY THAT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS STRIVES TO EXCELL.

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

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

 

 

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY IN ORDER TO CELEBRATE THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

 DR. JOHN A. HARDY AND HIS FAVOURITE EMPLOYEE WILL BE TAKING OUT OUR HARLEY AND BMW MOTORCYCLES AND ARE HEADING UP TO DEERHURST LODGE FOR SATURDAY EVENING IN ORDER TO ENJOY THE FALL COLOURS, A GOOD MEAL AS WELL AS SOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DANCING AND WE WILL HEAD BACK ON SUNDAY.  

ON MONDAY WE ARE CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING AT THE RANCH WITH FAMILY COMPLETE WITH TURKEY, HORSEBACK RIDING, HOT TUBBING AND JUST GOOD OLD FUN.

OUR FOOT CLINIC WILL BE OPEN AT 7:30 AM ON TUESDAY FOR REGULAR SERVICE.

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

 

 

 

 



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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