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Posts for: August, 2015

August 27, 2015
Category: HEALTH

 

PODIATRIST, DR. KELLY POWERS STATES, "LEG PAIN SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED. SPECIFICALLY, IF IT IS POSTERIOR AND UNILATERAL.  IT COULD BE A SIGN OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS, WHICH MEANS A BLOOD CLOT.  BLOOD CLOTS CAN BE STATIONARY, BUT IF THEY MOVE, THEY CAN TRAVEL TO THE HEART, LUNGS, OR BRAIN AND CAUSE A STROKE OR EVEN DEATH. IF YOU HAVE LEG PAIN, YOU NEED TO HAVE THIS CHECKED OUT WITH DOPPLER AND SEE A VASCULAR SURGEON AS SOON AS POSSIBLE."

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINIC IS EQUIPPED WITH DOPPLER AND IF WE SUSPECTED THAT ANY PATIENT HAD A DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS, THEY WOULD BE IMMEDIATELY REFERRED TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL.

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


 

PODIATRIST, DR. MARK JONES STATES, "WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TENDONITIS AND TENDINOSIS AND WHAT CAUSES IT?  A TENDON IS A FLEXIBLE BAND OF TISSUE THAT CONNECTS MUSCLES TO THE BONES IN YOUR JOINTS.  TENDONITIS IS INFLAMMATION OF THE TENDON, WHILE TENDINOSIS IS THE THICKENING OF THE TENDON OR SMALL TEARS IN THE TENDON.  IF IT DOESN'T HEAL PROPERLY, IT BECOMES THICK AND IRREGULAR AND RUNS THE RISK OF RUPTURING.  IT CAN BE CAUSED BY A VARIETY OF FACTORS, INCLUDING RUNNING OR OTHER SPORTS, CLIMBING STAIRS, OR WALKING.  IT CAN OCCUR THROUGH REPETITIVE MOVEMENTS INCLUDING TYPING, GRIPPING A TOOL, OR EVEN CLEANING."

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS BEEN TREATING INJURIES SUCH AS THESE SUCCESSFULLY SINCE 1980.  WE HAVE 8 COMPLETELY EQUIPPED TREATMENT ROOMS WITH ALL THE PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES.  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.


 

FROM THE OPMA WEBSITE IT STATES, " MOST OF THE SERVICES PERFORMED BY PODIATRISTS ARE PARTLY COVERED BY OHIP.  THIS IS WHY OUR OFFICE ASKS FOR YOUR OHIP CARD.  THERE IS A PER-VISIT AMOUNT OHIP COVERS UP TO AN ANNUAL MAXIMUM OF $135.  THE AMOUNT OHIP COVERS PER VISIT HAS NOT CHANGED SINCE 1989.  WHEN YOU VISIT, WE CLAIM TO OHIP FOR THE AMOUNT COVERED BY OHIP.  THIS REDUCES THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE TO PAY OR WHAT SHOULD BE CLAIMED TO YOUR PRIVATE INSURANCE.

SOME INSURANCE PLANS FORCE PATIENTS TO WAIT UNTIL ALL OF THEIR OHIP BENEFITS ARE EXHAUSTED BEFORE CLAIMING.  UNFORTUNATELY SOME INSURANCE PLANS, AS DEFINED BY THE EMPLOYER/OR UNION, FORCE INSURERS TO INSIST THAT THEIR INSURED CAN ONLY CLAIM FOR THE SERVICES OF PODIATRISTS AFTER THE ANNUAL OHIP INSURANCE BENEFIT MAXIMUM HAS BEEN REACHED. THE OPMA AND YOUR PODIATRIST FEELS THIS PUTS AN UNFAIR BURDEN ON MEMBERS OF PRIVATE INSURANCE PLANS.  THERE IS NO LEGAL REASON FOR THIS AS ONTARIO LAW ALLOWS INSURERS TO REIMBURSE EMPLOYEES AFTER EACH PODIATRIST'S TREATMENT OHIP CLAIM IS PROCESSED." 

WHEN YOU ATTEND A CHIROPODIST, THEIR SERVICES ARE COVERED FROM DAY ONE.  YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY TO SEE IF YOU WILL BE REIMBURSED IF YOU GO TO A PODIATRIST INSTEAD.

THE AMOUNT THAT OHIP PROVIDES FOR PODIATRISTS' SERVICES IS SMALL ANYWAY AND I AM NOT SURE WHY THEY EVEN ACCEPT IT, ESPECIALLY THE INCONVENIENCE OF THE PAPERWORK AND THEIR PATIENTS BEING DENIED THEIR HEALTH CARE BENEFITS.

OHIP COVERS:

INITIAL VISIT:                     $16.40

SUBSEQUENT VISIT:      $11.45

X-RAY:                                $30

DR. JOHN A. HARDY, A RETIRED CHIROPRACTOR AND OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS KNEW THE ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF HIS LIFE WAS WHEN CHIROPRACTORS WERE DELISTED FROM OHIP AND MY PATIENTS COULD USE THEIR PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS TO THEIR FULL BENEFIT.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY AND DR. JOHN A. HARDY ONLY.

 


 

 

 

PODIATRIST, DR. TIP SULLIVAN STATES, "I REGULARLY SEE BROMHIROSIS.  MOST PEPLE SWEAT BETWEEN A CUP AND A PINT OF LIQUID EACH DAY.  TO CONTROL THE PROBLEM YOU WANT TO KILL AS MUCH BACTERIA AS POSSIBLE.  SOAK YOUR FEET IN A SOLUTION OF VINEGAR AND WATER OR SALTS DAILY.   CLEAN BETWEEN YOUR TOES AND DRY YOUR FEET COMPLETELY. PLACE POWDER IN YOUR SHOES AND WEAR SOCKS THAT WICK THE MOISTURE AWAY FROM YOUR FEET. OPEN SHOES HELP THE SWEAT EVAPORATE AND DON'T ALLOW THE BACTERIA TO GROW.  BOTOX IS ALSO ANOTHER OPTION."

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WOULD NEVER CONSIDER BOTOX AS WE PRACTICE CONSERVATIVE CARE AND AVOID SURGERY AND MEDICATIONS AT ALL COSTS, ONE OF THINGS THAT SETS US APART FROM MANY OTHER FOOT CLINICS.  WE HAVE OUR PATIENTS PURCHASE A SHOE SANITIZER WHICH IS A DEVICE THAT USES ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT WHICH KILLS FUNGUS AND BACTERIA AND CAN BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR DOCTOR'S STORE.  ALSO, NEVER WEAR THE SAME SHOES FOR MORE THAN 2 DAYS IN A ROW ALLOWING THEM TO DRY.  ALSO IF YOU PLACE YOUR SHOES IN THE FREEZER OVERNIGHT AND TAKE THEM OUT 1 HOUR BEFORE WEARING THEM, THIS CAN KILL FUNGUS AND BACTERIA, BUT NOT ALL.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST , COMPETENT ADVICE OR FOOT CARE AND 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.

 


 

 

MOST BUNION SURGERIES CAN AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED.  THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE SEEKING BUNION SURGERY ARE FEMALE.  MOST BUNIONS ARE HEREDITARY BUT ARE AGGRAVATED BY WEARING HEELS AND SQUEEZING YOUR FOREFOOT INTO A NARROW, POINTY TOE BOX.  REMEMBERS AS THE TWIG IS BENT, SO IT GROWS THE TREE.  ANOTHER IMPORTANT POINT IS THAT MOST PEOPLE CONSULT A FOOT SURGEON FOR COSMETIC REASONS AND NOT DUE TO PAIN. A BUNION THAT IS ASYMPTOMATIC SHOULD NEVER, EVER BE OPERATED ON.  MANY TIMES BUNION SURGERY RESULTS IN THE PATIENT HAVING A STRAIGHT TOE WITH A SURGICAL SCAR WITH LOSS OF FUNCTION, FLEXIBILITY AND MANY TIMES RESULTS IN PAIN.

I REMEMBER ONE PATIENT INSISTING FOR COSMETIC REASONS TO OPT FOR SURGERY ONLY TO ENDURE A LIFETIME OF FOOT PAIN AND RESULTANT LOSS OF QUALITY OF LIFE.

THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH BUNIONS, EVEN PAINFUL BUNIONS.  IF THE PATIENT IS EXPERIENCING PAIN, WE START WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY SUCH AS INTERFERENTIAL CURRENT, LASER, ULTRASOUND, SHOCKWAVE THERAPY, ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY, MYOPERCUSSION, CRYOTHERAPY, MOBILIZATION, MANIPULATION, STRETCHING, EXERCISES, CUSTOM ORTHOTICS AND INSTRUCTING THE PATIENT WHAT ARE THE PROPER SHOES TO WEAR.ONE OTHER OPTION IS WEARING A NIGHT SPLINT IN ORDER TO STRETCH THE JOINT BACK INTO SHAPE.

ALWAYS CONSIDER CONSERVATIVE THERAPY FIRST BEFORE SURGERY.  THERE IS NO SURGICAL TECHNIQUE OR MEDICATION WHICH DOES NOT CARRY WITH IT RISKS, SOMETIMES SERIOUS AND IN SOME CASES LIFE-THREATENING. MY CLINIC HAS BEEN PRACTICING CONSERVATIVE PATIENT CARE SINCE 1980 WITH GREAT SUCCESS AND CONTINUES TO DO SO.  THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS AMONG OTHERS THAT SETS MY FOOT CLINIC APART FROM MANY OTHERS IN TORONTO.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO HEAL NATURALLY  THROUGH CONSERVATIVE CARE AND AVOIDING SURGERY AMD MEDICATIONS AT ALL COSTS, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS. WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY FROM THE MINUTE YOU STEP FOOT THROUGH OUR FRONT DOOR TO THE MINUTE YOU LEAVE.

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




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