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PODIATRIST, DR. BARRY H. BLOCK, DPM, JD, EDITOR - IN - CHIEF OF PODIATRY MANAGEMENT STATES, "WHEN IT WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED THAT THE PEDORTHIC FOOT ASSOCIATION WAS HOLDING THEIR MEETING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE APMA ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING, THERE WAS A LOUD CRY OF PROTESTS FROM A SMALL, BUT VOCAL, GROUP OF PODIATRISTS.  THEIR OBJECTION WAS PREMISED ON THE IDEA THAT PEDORTHISTS ARE OUR COMPETITORS AND WE ARE INVITING THEM TO ENCROACH ON OUR TURF.

THE INTERESTING IRONY IS THAT A HALF-CENTURY AGO, WHEN PODIATRISTS BEGAN TO PERFORM FOOT (AND LATER ANKLE) SURGERY, ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS VOICED SIMILAR SENTIMENTS AND ATTEMPTED TO LIMIT OUR SCOPE OF PRACTICE.  FIFTY YEARS AGO, MANUFACTURING ORTHOTIC DEVICES AND MODIFYING FOOTGEAR WERE SUBJECTS TAUGHT IN OUR PODIATRIC COLLEGES AND PRACTICED IN OUR OFFICES.  UNFORTUNATELY IN PODIATRY'S QUEST TO BECOME FOOT AND ANKLE SURGEONS, WE HAVE ABROGATED MUCH OF OUR FORMER EXPERTISE AND CREATED A VOID WHICH HAS BEEN FILLED BY PEDORTHISTS.

PEDORTHISTS AND PODIATRISTS ARE PART OF TODAY'S HEALTHCARE TEAM.  WHILE THEIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF THE CPEDS DOES NOT QUALIFY THEM IN AREAS SUCH AS MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF FOOT CONDITIONS, THEY NEVERTHELESS SERVE AS IMPORTANT PODIATRIC PHYSICIANS EXTENDERS AND CAN ASSIST PODIATRISTS IN  MANY FOOTWEAR-RELATED FUNCTIONS.

PODIATRY MANAGEMENT IS AND HAS BEEN THE ONLY PODIATRIC PERIODICAL TO PUBLISH AN ANNUAL MULTI-ARTICLE FOOTWEAR SECTION.  THIS PROVIDES UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FOR THOSE PRACTITIONERS WHO WISH TO INCORPORATE (OR CONTINUE TO INCORPORATE) THIS AREA INTO THEIR PRACTICES.  WE ENCOURAGE ALL OTHERS TO SUPERVISE PEDORTHISTS IN THESE FUNCTIONS.  AFTER ALL, THE GOAL IS TO BEST SERVE PATIENTS, NOT TO WIN A TURF WAR."

I WISH THAT THESE SENTIMENTS COULD BE HONESTLY AND OPENLY EXPRESSED REGARDING THE FOOTCARE PRACTITIONERS IN ONTARIO AS THERE ARE MANY SIMILIAR COMPARISONS TO MADE.

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

 


 

  "HAPPINESS IS NOTHING MORE THAN GOOD HEALTH AND A BAD MEMORY"

     ALBERT SCHWEITZER

 

 


 

 

 

WHEN I GRADUATED IN 1980 AS A CHIROPRACTOR I REMEMBER THINKING THERE WERE 2 THINGS THAT THEY FORGOT TO SUPPLY ME WITH, WHICH WERE THE MAGIC WAND AND THE CRYSTAL BALL.

ONE OF THE THINGS PATIENTS WERE CONSTANTLY ASKING ME WAS HOW LONG AND WHAT WAS THEIR PROBLEM.  

I USUALLY ALWAYS KNEW WHAT THEIR PROBLEM WAS BUT HOW LONG AND HOW THEY WOULD HEAL WAS A DIFFERENT MATTER.  PATIENTS ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT I HAD SOME KIND OF MAGIC THAT I WOULD IMPART TO THEM SO THEY WOULD HEAL OR THAT ONE OF MY PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES WOULD MAGICALLY HEAL THEM.  I ALWAYS TOLD THEM THAT I HAVE NO MAGIC HEALING POWERS NOR DO MY PHYSICAL THERAPY MACHINES.  THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD ULTIMATELY HEAL THEM WAS THEIR OWN BODY WITH SOME ASSISTANCE FROM MYSELF.

SOME PATIENTS GET WELL BECAUSE OF WHAT WE DO, SOME PATIENTS WILL NOT GET ANY WORSE BUT NOT IMPROVE BECAUSE OF WHAT WE DO AND SOME PATIENTS WILL SLOWLY GET WORSE BUT MAYBE AT A SLOWER RATE BECAUSE OF WHAT WE DO.  THE ONLY THING THAT ULTIMATELY HEALS THE BODY IS YOUR OWN BODY AND THE LEAST AMOUNT OF INTERFERENCE IN THAT PROCESS, THE BETTER OFF THE PATIENT IS.

ONE OF THE WAYS TO REDUCE INTERFERENCE IS TO AVOID UNNECESSARY SURGERY OR MEDICATIONS AS THERE ARE NO SURGICAL TECHNIQUE OR MEDICATION THAT DOES NOT CARRY WITH IT RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS, IN SOME CASES LIFE THREATENING.  THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT SURGERY OR MEDICATIONS ARE NEVER NECESSARY, AS THAT WOULD BE UNTRUE.  ANYTIME THEY CAN BE AVOIDED YOU ARE ALWAYS BETTER OFF.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO HEAL 'NATURALLY', AVOIDING MEDICATIONS AND SURGERY, 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.


 

 

 

I WILL NEVER FORGET MY GRADE 12 SCIENCE TEACHER INSTILLING IN ME THAT PEOPLE WILL PAY A PREMIUM AND SEEK OUT QUALITY.

THE PERSON PROVIDING THE SERVICE WILL NEVER BE UNEMPLOYED AS THEY ARE PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY SERVICE AND PRODUCTS AND YOU WILL SLEEP SOUNDLY AT NIGHT KNOWING THAT YOU PROVIDED PEOPLE WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY SERVICE AND PRODUCTS.

I HAVE REMEMBERED THESE WORDS AND APPLIED THEM TO MY PRACTICE.  WE HAVE PATIENTS DRIVE IN FOR REGULAR FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE GLOBE.  THERE ISN'T A DAY GOES BY WHER SOMEONE DOESN'T COME FROM SUDBURY, NIAGARA FALLS, THUNDERBAY, OTTAWA, WINDSOR, ETC.

HIGH QUALITY SERVICE ALWAYS WINS.  IT REALLY ISN'T THAT HARD TO ACHIEVE THIS LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE.  ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PROVIDE EACH AND EVERY PATIENT AT ALL TIMES WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE.  EASY!!

SO FAR IT HAS WORKED FOR MY PATIENTS.  PROVIDE ENOUGH PEOPLE WITH WHAT THEY WANT AND YOU CAN GET EVERYTHING THAT YOU WANT.

IN MY PRACTICE WE DON'T TALK ABOUT OURSELVES AND HOW IMPORTANT WE MIGHT THINK THAT WE ARE, RATHER WE ALWAYS FOCUS ON THE PATIENT, AND WHAT THEY THINK AND HOW IMPORTANT THAT THEY ARE, BECAUSE THEY ARE!

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THE 'ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS' DIFFERENCE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

REMEMBER, WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY, AS THEY ARE!

P.S. THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. LEWIS, GRADE 12 SCIENCE TEACHER AT SIR WILFRID LAURIER HIGH SCHOOL IN LONDON ONTARIO 1973.




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