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KANSAS STATE BASKETBALL STAR, JOEL EMBILD HAS SUFFERED A STRESS FRACTURE TO HIS FOOT.  HE WAS EXPECTED TO GO FIRST IN THE DRAFT AFTER BEING LABELLED THE TOP PICK.  THIS INJURY WILL SIDELINE HIM FOR 4 TO 6 MONTHS PUTTING HIM IN JEOPARDY FOR 1ST DRAFT PICK.

WHILE HE SHOULD RETURN TO FULL STRENGTH IT WILL MAKE ANY TEAM NERVOUS ABOUT SPENDING BIG DOLLARS FOR A RISKY INDIVIDUAL.  ANY TEAM WILL BE GAMBLING AS HE WILL WILL BE AN UNKNOWN IN REGARDS TO FUTURE INJURIES AND HE WILL COMMAND A LARGE INITIAL INVESTMENT.

REPETITIVE FORCES FROM JUMPING AND RUNNING ARE USUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR STRESS FRACTURES AND ATHLETES HAVE TO BE CAREFUL TO LISTEN TO THEIR OWN BODIES AND SEEK PROFESSIONAL ATTENTION AT THE FIRST SIGN OF INJURY.  TRYING TO TRAIN THROUGH THEM IS USUALLY A BIG NO-NO.  THE PROBLEM WITH FOOT AND LOWER LIMB INJURIES IS THAT YOU HAVE TO WALK AND REST BECOMES A BIG FACTOR.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE AN INJURY SUCH AS A SPRAIN OR STRAIN BE CERTAIN TO SEEK THE ADVISE OF A PROFESSIONAL SUCH AS A CHIROPODISTS.  ALL OF THE FRIENDLY FOOT SPECIALISTS AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAVE BEEN SPECIALLY TRAINED TO  PROPERLY MANAGE ALL TYPES OF FOOT INJURIES.  PLEASE CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737 FOR COMPETENT FOOT CARE.

 


TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS SO FAR HAS HAS 42 REVIEWS ON RATEMDS, ALL EXCELLENT, I SO-SO AND ONE FALSE REVIEW, BUT OVERALL EXCELLENT.  ALL OF THE 4 FOOT SPECIALISTS HAVE A DEEP PASSION FOR THEIR CHOSEN PROFESSION, AND IT SHOWS.  YOU EITHER HAVE IT OR YOU DON'T. PASSION WITH COMPASSION  WITHOUT ANY ATTITUDE. 

BEFORE YOU EVER CONSIDER CONSULTING A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND READ WHAT THEIR PATIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEM ON GOOGLE, RATEMDS, YELP, YELLOW PAGES AND OTHER DIRECTORIES.  MANY TIMES YOU WILL BE ABSOLUTELY FLOORED TO SEE HOW THEY AND THEIR STAFF TREAT THEIR PATIENTS.

YOU CAN BE SURE THAT IF YOU CHOOSE ANY OF THE FOOT SPECIALISTS AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE THE HIGHEST QUALITY FOOT CARE AND ORTHOTICS ALWAYS.  DR. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS INSTILS IN EACH OF HIS EMPLOYEES THE 'LOVE CONCEPT' OF PATIENT CARE.  WE LEAVE NOTHING TO CHANCE AND ARE STICKLERS FOR THE SMALL DETAILS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE OUR BELOVED PATIENTS WITH EXCELLENT SERVICE AT ALL TIMES.  READ OUR REVIEWS AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT WE MEAN.

 


PLANTAR FASCIITIS, ALSO KNOWN AS HEEL PAIN OR A HEEL SPUR, IS A MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITION CAUSING PAIN UNDER THE HEEL OR INTO THE INNER ARCH OF THE FOOT.  MANY TIMES THIS CONDITION IS CONFUSED WITH IMPACT TRAUMA OR HEEL BRUISE BUT  IN REALITY IT IS CAUSED BY MECHANICAL OVER STRETCHING OF THE FIBROUS TISSUE IN THE ARCH.  

THE PAIN CAN DEVELOP SUDDENLY OR GRADUALLY OVER TIME.  IT IS MORE COMMON IN THE 4TH DECADE OF LIFE BUT CAN AFFECT ALL AGES.  IT OCCURS MORE OFTEN IN PEOPLE WHO ARE OVER WEIGHT OR ARE INVOLVED IN REGULAR STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES.  SPORTS SUCH AS JUMPING AS IN BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE A GREATER INCIDENCE OF ARCH INJURIES.

THIS PARTICULAR INJURIES IS NOT ONE THAT IMPROVES USUALLY WITH TIME AND REST AND THE SIMPLE REASON IS THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP WALKING.  MOST PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM PLANTAR FASCIITIS EXPERIENCE EXTREME TENDERNESS ON THE FIRST FEW STEPS IN THE MORNING.  THIS IS DUE TO A POOLING OF INFLAMMATION BI-PRODUCTS AND SWELLING WHICH MUST BE MECHANICAL PUMPED OUT TO DECREASE THE PRESSURE AND THUS REDUCE THE PAIN.

WHILE PLANTAR FASCIITIS IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF HEEL PAIN, THERE ARE OTHER DISEASES AND CONDITIONS THAT CAN CAUSE SIMILAR SYMPTOMS SUCH AS NERVE IMPINGEMENT, ARTHRITIS, TENDONITIS, ETC.  ONLY BY A THOROUGH CASE HISTORY AND EXAMINATION BY AN EXPERIENCED FOOT SPECIALIST SUCH AS A PODIATRIST, CHIROPODIST OR FOOT DOCTOR CAN AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS BE MADE.

THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF FOOT, HIGH-ARCHED, FLAT FOOT AND IN BETWEEN AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS CAN AFFECT ALL THREE TYPES.  THE REAL SKILL OF AN EXPERIENCED FOOT SPECIALIST IS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE AND THEN ESTABLISH THE CORRECT TREATMENT PLAN.  HIGH ARCHED INDIVIDUALS USUALL NEED A MORE RIGOROUS STRETCHING PLAN AND PEOPLE WITH FLAT FEET NEED A GRADUAL INCREASE IN SUPPORT.

PROVIDING THE HEEL WITH CUSHIONING SUCH AS SILICONE OR FOAM WHILE AVOIDING HARD FLAT SURFACES WILL REDUCE THE STRESS ON THE HEEL AND FAVOUR HEALING.  

NOT ALL ORTHOTICS ARE THE SAME.  FIRST IF THEY ARE NOT PRESCRIBED BY AN EXPERIENCED CLINICIAN WITH EXPERT KNOWLEDGE IN BIOMECHANICS AND PODIATRIC MEDICINE, YOU MAY BE DOOMED FROM THE GET-GO.  THERE ARE SEVERAL METHODS OF CASTING BUT THE LATEST, MOST ACCURATE METHOD OF CHOICE IS THE NON-WEIGHT BEARING, COMPUTERIZED LASER METHOD WHICH IS EXTREMELY ACCURATE, FAST, MESS-FREE AND PROVIDES THE FASTEST TURN-AROUND TIME TO PRODUCE THE FINISHED PRODUCT.  ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS PREFERS THIS METHOD.  IF YOU ARE NOT USING A TOP CUSTOM ORTHOTIC LAB THEN THE FINISHED PRODUCT, THE CUSTOM ORTHOTIC MAY BE COMPROMISED.  WE ONLY DEAL WITH THE BEST QUALITY CUSTOM ORTHOTIC LABS SO OUR PATIENTS WILL AQUIRE THE BEST ORTHOTICS POSSIBLE.

YOU UST TRY TO REST AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND NEVER, EVER GO BAREFOOT.  USE OF PODIATRY PRESCRIBED SANDALS FOR USE AT HOME IS VERY IMPORTANT TO AID HEALING.  FOOT WEAR THAT IS TOO FLAT, TOO HIGH, TOO CUSHIONED OR TOO HARD CAN AGGRAVATE YOUR CONDITION.  YOUR FOOT SPECIALIST WILL ADVISE YOU ON THE CORRECT FOOT WEAR.

HISTORICALLY, MANY FOOT DOCTORS AND PODIATRISTS HAVE ADVOCATED THE INJECTIONS OF LOCAL ANAESTHETIC AND CORTISONE TO RELIEVE THE SYMPTOMS OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS.  THIS SYMPTOM RELIEF IS SHORT LIVED, USUALLY AS LITTLE AS A FEW WEEKS AND CAN IN ITSELF ALSO BE VERY PAINFUL AND DAMAGE THE TISSUE AND INCREASE THE CHANCE OF RUPTURE AND TEARING BY THREE-FOLD.  THIS SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN EXTREME CASES WHERE ALL OTHER METHODS HAVE FAILED.  THE SAME GOES FOR ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURE.  ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS IS AN ADVOCATE FOR PREVENTATIVE AND CONSERVATIVE FOOT CARE.  WE ALWAYS AVOID DRUGS, MEDICATION AND SURGERY WHENEVER POSSIBLE.  THERE IS NO DRUG OR SURGICAL PROCEDURE THAT DOES NOT CARRY WITH IT RISK AND IN EXTREME CASES SEVERE INJURY AND OR DEATH.

MOST HEEL PAIN CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED IF PROPERLY DIAGNOSED AND TREATED BY A SKILLED FOOT SPECIALIST. ALL OF THE FOOT SPECIALIST WHO WORK AT TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS ARE HIGHLY EDUCATED AND SKILLED IN ALL ASPECTS OF FOOT CARE.  WE WORK IN A STATE-OF-THE-ART HEALTH CARE FACILITY WITH A COMPLETE LINE OF THE LATEST PHYSICAL THERAPY AND PODIATRY TECHNOLOGY. WE ARE OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK, EARLY TIL LATE AND CONVENIENTLY LOCATED LESS THAN 100 YARDS FROM THE BROADVIEW SUBWAY STATION.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT AFVICE OR QUALITY FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 4-6-465-8737.  REMEMBER, WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR BELOVED PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY.

 

 


 

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS KNOWS FEET.  IN FACT WE LOVE FEET AND HAVE DEDICATED OUR LIVES TO HELPING PEOPLE REGAIN AND MAINTAIN OPTIMAL FOOT HEALTH.  THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN BY CHANCE.  

ACADEMY CLINICS WAS FOUNDED IN 1980 BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, A TORONTO CHIROPRACTOR WHO RIGHT FROM THE GET-GO HAD A SPECIAL INTEREST IN LOWER LIMB BIOMECHANICS AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE FOOT TO THE REST OF THE FRAME AND ESPECIALLY HOW CUSTOM ORTHOTICS CAN AFFECT AND NORMALIZE  AND BENEFIT MANY STRUCTURAL CONDITIONS OF THE HUMAN BODY.

HE WAS JOINED BY HIS LOVELY WIFE, MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE IN 2001 AND WE NOW HAVE 5 FOOT SPECIALISTS INCLUDING ONE REGISTERED NURSE EMPLOYED AT OUR FOOT CLINIC PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY HEALTH CARE.  WE HAVE DEVOTED ALL OF OUR ENERGY TO PROVIDING FOOT CARE EXCLUSIVELY WITHOUT EVER LOSING SIGHT OF THE UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP THAT THE FOOT ENJOYS WITH THE ENTIRE BODY.  SOMETIMES THIS IMPORTANCE IS OVERLOOKED AND TAKEN FOR GRANTED UNTIL YOU LOSE IT.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR QUALITY FOOT CARE AND ORTHOTICS, LOOK NO FARTHER THAN ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS. WE REMAIN 100% DEDICATED TO OUR PROFESSION AND PATIENTS WITH PASSION COMBINED WITH COMPASSION.

 

 




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