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Posts for: March, 2014

PODIATRIST DR. GREIG PRICE STATES, "DIABETICS SHOULD NOT SOAK THEIR FEET AS IT MAY DRY THEM OUT.  SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO USE READY-MADE FOOT MASKS, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PACKAGE.  OVERZEALOUS USERS MAY SLATHER AS MUCH OF THE PRODUCT AS POSSIBLE ON THEIR FEET."

PODIATRIST PRICE ALSO STATES, "IF THE MASK CONTAINS TOO MUCH ACID, USING TOO MUCH MAY THIN THE SKIN, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE IN THEIR 50S OR ABOVE, AS THEIR SKIN WOULD BE MORE FRAGILE.  ALSO, CHECK THE INGREDIENTS OF THE PRODUCT TO MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY ZINC, ALUMINUM, OR ACID, ALL OF WHICH CAN CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTIONS."

DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TREATS A LOT OF PATIENTS WITH DIABETES VERY SUCCESSFULLY.  WE ALWAYS TRY OUR BEST TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY TORONTO FOOT ADVICE, ORTHOTICS AND FOOT CARE.  WE ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL DUE TO OUR TOTAL DEVOTION TO OUR BELOVED PATIENTS AT ALL TIMES.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR QUALITY FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHIC CLINICS AT 416-465-8737 TODAY.

TORONTO FOOT SPECIALISTS WHO LOVE THEIR CHOSEN PROFESSION AND ARE DEVOTED TO THEIR PATIENTS.  ANYONE READING THIS BLOG MAY THINK THAT IT IS A BIT OVER THE TOP, BUT PLEASE READ THE REVIEWS THAT MY FOOT SPECIALISTS RECEIVE AND YOU WILL KNOW WHAT I MEAN!


THE HARDY'S ARE RETURNING FROM ARUBA TOMORROW.  WARM, SUNNY, DUTCH CLEAN, SAFE, NICE CONSTANT COOLING BREEZE, NOTHING NOT TO LIKE.  GREAT FOOD, FRIENDLY TOURISTS AND NATIVES AND NOT INEXSPENSIVE LIKE MANY ISLANDS, BUT SO FAR THE NICEST BY FAR.  WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE.  WE ARE  STAYING AT PALM BEACH IN A BEAUTIFUL CONDO FULLY EQUIPPED.

EVERYONE ENJOYED THE SEMINAR AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO  CHICAGO SEMINAR NEXT WEEK.  SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT.  

THINGS ARE GOOD AT THE PRACTICE AS 2 OF OUR RECENT EMPLOYEES JUST HAD 2 RECORD WEEKS WHICH IS GREAT FOR ALL INVOLVED.

BROUGH TO YOU BY DR. HARDY, OWNER OF TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.


THE MOST IMPORTANT PART IN THE CREATION OF A HIGH QUALITY CUSTOM ORTHOTIC IS MAKING SURE THAT THE PRESCRIPTION IS PROPERLY ADMINISTERED AND EXECUTED.  THIS REQUIRES THE SPECIALIST (DOCTOR, PODIATRIST, CHIROPODIST, CHIROPRACTOR, ETC.) TO BE HIGHLY SKILLED IN THE INS AND OUTS OF ORTHOTICS.  THEN IF YOU DO NOT DEAL WITH A REPUTABLE LAB THAT ONLY MANUFACTURES HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS YOU ARE LOST BEFORE YOU BEGIN.  

THE MAJORITY OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS THAT PRESCRIBE HIGH QUALITY CUSTOM ORTHOTICS ONLY USE NON-WEIGHT BEARING CASTING METHODS.  YOU WILL FIND THAT WHEN ORTHOTICS ARE PRESCRIBED BY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT AS QUALIFIED OR WHO ARE NOT REALLY FAMILIAR WITH THE BIOMECHANICAL FUNCTIONS OF THE FOOT OR CUSTOM ORTHOTIC, THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO OPT FOR THE WEIGHT BEARING METHOD AS LESS SKILL IS INVOLVED.  

UNLESS THE PATIENT HAS A PERFECT ARCH, CASTING THE PATIENT WEIGHT BEARING WILL PRODUCED A COMPRIMISED PRODUCT.  WHEN THE CASTING IS DONE NON-WEIGHT THE FOOT SPECIALISTS CAN PLACE THE FOOT IN THE CORRECT POSITION.

THERE ARE 3 FORMS OF CASTING AND MY FOOT CLINIC EMPLOYS ALL 3, WHICH ARE PLASTER, FOAM AND 3D COMPUTERIZED LASER.  I PREFER THE LASER AND IS THE ONE WE USE NEARLY EXCLUSIVELY.  IT IS MORE PRECISE, FASTER AND THERE IS NO MESS.  WE FIND THAT FEWER MODIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND THE PRESCRIPTION IS SENT IMMEDIALTELY TO THE LAB VIA THE INTERNET, THEREFORE A FASTER TURN-AROUND TIME FOR THE PATIENT.  IF YOU HAVE A PATIENT SUFFERING FROM PLANTAR FASCIITIS, METATARSALGIA, HEEL PAIN, THEN RECEIVING THE FINISHED CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTIC SEVERAL DAYS OR WEEKS EARLIER IS VERY IMMPORTANT. THE FASTER THEY GET THE PRODUCT, THE FASTER THEY CAN START TO HEAL.  THE LONGER THE CONDITION IS ALLOWED TO LINGER, THE MORE CHANCE THAT SECONDARY TISSUE AND DEGENERATIVE CHANGES WILL OCCUR.

AS EVERY PATIENT IS DIFFERENT WITH DIFFERENT LIFESTYLES, WEIGHT, AGE, ACTIVITY LEVEL, HEREDITARY FACTORS AND THE LIST GOES ON, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT NO 2 PEOPLE WILL RESPOND WITH 100% PREDICTABILITY.  SOME PATIENTS CANNOT TOLLERATE 100% CORRECTION AND MAY HAVE TO BE EASED INTO OVER SEVERAL PRESCRIPTIONS (ORTHOTICS).  SOME PATIENTS CAN'T TOLERATE CUSTOM ORTHOTIC EVER ALTHOUGH IS EXTREMELY RARE.  MOST PEOPLE WILL BEBIFIT SIGNIFICANTLY FROM ORTHOTICS.  

DR. HARDY'S FAMOUS SAYING IS 'NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM.'

IN DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC THE CASTING AND FITTING IS ALWAYS PERFORMED BY THE FOOT SPECIALIST AND IS NEVER ENTRUSTED TO ONE OF OUR TECHNICAL STAFF.  JUST ANOTHER WAY THAT WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND ALWAYS.

ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION IS THAT IF THE PATIENT IS NOT HAPPY WITH HIS OR HER CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTIC WE WILL DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO ACCOMADATE YOU, INCLUDING MODIFYING, RECASTING TO THE PATIENT  IS SATISFIED AS MUCH AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.  WE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU HANGING IN THE LURTCH, EVER!

I YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HIGH QUALITY ADVICE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT DR. HARDY'S TORONTO  FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS AT 416-465-8737.

REMEMBER, WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY!

 


DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS PRIDES ITSELF WITH PRACTICING CONSERVATIVE FOOT CARE WHENEVER POSSIBLE, WHICH MEANS THAT WE AVOID MEDICATIONS AND SURGERY.  THERE IS NO MEDICATION (DRUG) OR SURGERY WHICH DOES NOT CARRY WITH IT THE RISK OF SIDE EFFECTS, IN SOME CASES VERY HARMFUL AND LIFE THREATENING.  

IF YOU CONSULT A CHIROPRACTOR, CHANCES ARE WILL GET ADJUSTED, A MEDICAL DOCTOR YOU WILL RECEIVE MEDICATION, A PHYSIOTHERAPIST YOU WILL RECEIVE PHYSIOTHERAPY AND A SURGEON, THERE IS A HIGHER LIKELIHOOD THAT A SURGICAL PROCEDURE WILL BE PRESCRIBED.  DON'T GET ME WRONG, I AM NOT PROPOSING THAT SURGERY IS NEVER NECESSARY OR FOR THAT FACT MEDICATIONS ARE NEVER NEEDED.  THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BUNIONS DON'T  REQUIRE AND SHOULDN'T RECEIVE BUNION SURGERY.

THE MAJORITY OF SURGICAL PROCEDURES ON BUNIONS, ALSO KNOWN AS HALLUX VALGUS ARE DONE FOR PURELY COSMETIC REASONS. A BUNION IS WHERE THE 1ST METATARSOPHALANGEAL JOINT HAS GONE LATERAL FOR A NUMBER OF REASON.  THE USUAL CAUSE IS MOSTLY HEREDITARY AND IS MORE PREVALENT IN WOMEN AND THEREFORE THE MAJORITY OF SURGICAL PROCEDURES THAT ARE PERFORMED ARE ON WOMEN.  OTHER REASONS THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THIS CONDITION ARE THE WEARING OF HIGH HEELS AND SHOES WITH TOE BOXES THAT DON'T  ACCOMMODATE FOR THE NORMAL WIDTH OF THE FOREFOOT.

IN MY DOWNTOWN TORONTO FOOT CLINIC WE HAVE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO TREAT THIS CONDITION.  FIRST WE ASSESS THE SEVERITY OF THE CONDITION AND WHETHER IT IS SYMPTOMATIC.  IF THERE IS NO PAIN AND PURELY A COSMETIC DEFICIENCY, THEN WE WILL NEVER EVER SUGGEST SURGERY, AS WE HAVE HAD MANY SYMTOM-FREE BUNIONS END UP SURGICALLY STRIAGHTENED WHERE THE STRAIGHTEN TOE WAS NOW STRAIGHT WITH A SCAR BUT NOW WAS PAINFUL AND OR LACK OF FUNCTION DUE TO DECREASED RANGE OF MOTION.  NEVER, EVER COMPROMISE THE FUNCTION OF A JOINT WITH COSTLY SURGERY THAT IS ONLY MILDLY PAINFUL OR COMPLETELY PAIN-FREE.  EVEN TAKING A MILD PAINKILLER WOULD OUTWAY ANY RISKS OF SURGICAL INTERVENTION.

WE WOULD FIRST ASSESS THE BIOMECHANICAL DEFICIENCIES OF THE FOOT.  IN MOST CASES CUSTOM ORTHOTICS ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO RESORE THE FOOT TO ITS NORMAL POSITION AND REDUCE ANY STRESS ON THE FIRST RAY. EVEN IF A SURGICAL PROCEDURE WAS PERFORMED A CUSTOM ORTHOTIC SHOULD ALWAYS BE CONSIDERED.  MY FOOT CLINIC HAS A COMPLETE ARRAY OF THE LATEST PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES INCLUDING INTERFERENTIAL CURRENT, ULTRASOUND, LASER AND SHOCKWAVE THERAPY.  ALL OF THE FOOT SPECIALISTS WHICH I EMPLOY ARE TRAINED IN (A.R.T.) ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY WHICH IS A PATENTED SOFT TISSUE TREATMENT WHICH IS EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE .  USE OF ICE, STRETCHES, EXERCISE AND WEARING PROPER FOOTWEAR CAN USUALLY BE THE ANSWER TO THE CONDITION.  

IF SURGERY IS ULTIMATELY NEEDED EACH OF MY HIGHLY EDUCATED AND SKILLED FOOT SPECIALISTS WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE THIS.

IF YOU OR A LOVED REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE, FOOT CARE OR ORTHOTICS FROM DEDICATED TORONTO FOOT SPECIALISTS WHO LOVE THEIR PROFESSION, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737 TODAY.


THE FIRST WEEKEND IN APRIL, DR.HARDY, MARZ AND SHANNON WILL BE IN CHICAGO TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MIDWESTERN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SEMINAR.  THIS WILL OUR THIRD CONSECUTIVE SEMINAR THERE.  IT IS EXTREMELY WELL ATTENDED AND THEY HAVE EVERY MEDICAL DISTRIBUTOR YOU COULD IMAGINE.  WE ARE STAYING AT THE FAIRMONT GOLD WHICH IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE HOTEL WHERE THE SEMINAR IS.  

CHICAGO IS A BEAUTIFUL CITY WITH AN AMAZING WATERFRONT WHICH PUTS TORONTO'S TO SHAME.  FYI IT IS ALSO HOME TO THE LARGEST POLISH COMUNITY OUTSIDE OF POLAND.  MARZ IS FROM POLAND WHO LEFT WHEN SHE WAS 17.  WE RETURNED LAST YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.




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