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2 CHIROPODIST MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINIC'S TEAM HAVE JUST COMPLETED AN ADVANCED COURSE IN ACUPUNCTURE OF THE LOWER LIMB.  IT IS CALLED DRY NEEDLING IN AUSTRALIA.  THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ENLIST MY FOOT FOR PRACTICE BUT SO FAR I HAVE ESCAPED UNHARMED.

ALL OF THE CHIROPODISTS WHOM I EMPLOY ARE CONSTANTLY UPGRADING THEIR SKILLS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE OUR PATIENTS WITH HIGH LEVELS OF SERVICE.  THE MORE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT YOU CAN TREAT A PATIENT, THE BETTER THE OUTCOME WILL BE.  MARZ HARDY ALSO TOOK 1 YEAR OF ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE AT MICHENER INSTITUTE IN 2000.

5 CHIROPODISTS ARE NOW CERTIFIED IN ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY (ART) AND 2 MEMBERS IN ACUPUNCTURE.  ALSO TASLEEM IS CERTIFIED IN MOBILIZATION OF THE FOOT.  ALL OF THESE TREATMENT MODES FIT IN VERY NICELY OF OUR TORONTO FOOT CLINIC'S PHILOSOPHY OF AVOIDING SURGERY AND MEDICATIONS WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THE ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINIC DIFFERENCE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT OUR CLINIC FOR QUALITY, HONEST CONSERVATIVE FOOT CARE.

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

 


 

 

 

PODIATRIST, DR MITCHELL WASKINS STATES, "THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE'S FOOT PAIN IS FUNCTIONAL.  YOU'RE BORN WITH A FOOT STRUCTURE THAT IS NOT EXACTLY NORMAL, SO YOU GET MINOR MUSCLE IMBALANCES THAT CAUSE STRESS AND STRAINS THAT DON'T BELONG THERE.  THIS CAUSES PROBLEMS LIKE CHRONIC HEEL PAIN (PLANTAR FASCIITIS), BUNIONS, HAMMERTOES OR CALLUSES.  UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE TREATMENTS FOR THESE CONDITIONS. MOST, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SURGERY, ARE NOT PAINFUL."

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS HAD A SPECIAL INTEREST IN THE BIOMECHANICS OF THE FOOT SINCE 1980.  WE BELIEVE THAT STRUCTURE GOVERNS FUNCTION.  WE ALSO BELIEVE IN CONSERVATIVE FOOT CARE WHERE WE AVOID THE USE OF MEDICATIONS OR SURGERY WHENEVER POSSIBLE DUE TO THE FACT THAT DRUGS AND SURGERY CAN HAVE MANY UNDESIRABLE SIDE EFFECTS AND IN SOME CASES LIFE THREATENING.  NEVER WORTH THE RISK IF THEY CAN BE AVOIDED.

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO IMPROVE THE FUNCTION OF A STRUCTURALLY CHALLENGED FOOT IS TO PRESCRIBE CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.  WE RECEIVE EXCELLENT RESULTS WITH NO SIDE-EFFECTS WHEN WE PRESCRIBE ORTHOTICS.  I ALWAYS TELL MY PATIENTS THAT THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN WEARING ORTHOTICS IS THAT THEY WILL FEEL BETTER.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, THAN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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

 


 

 

 

DIABETES IS BECOMING A GROWING PROBLEM AMONG OUR POPULATION.  UNFORTUNATELY, MOST OF THE GENERAL POPULATION IS UNAWARE OF THE DIRE CONSEQUENCES OF DIABETES AS IT AFFECT MANY DIFFERENT AND VITAL AREAS OF THE BODY.

LAST YEAR IN ONTARIO, OVER 1700 PATIENTS HAD AMPUTATIONS OF THEIR FOOT DUE TO DIABETES AND IT ESTIMATED THAT 85% COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IF THESE PATIENTS WERE RECEIVING PROFESSIONAL FOOT CARE FROM A CHIROPODIST.  IT COST THE ONTARIO HEALTH PLAN MORE THAN $70,000.00 FOR EACH AMPUTATION, BUT FORGETTING THE MONETARY COST, ONCE A PATIENT HAS LOST THEIR FOOT THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE IS DRASTICALLY REDUCED.  IT IS NEARLY LIKE HAVING ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE.

AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WE NOW HAVE 6 CHIROPODISTS / FOOT SPECIALISTS, 1 REGISTERED NURSE AND 8 SUPPORT STAFF ABLE TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS.  DIABETIC PATIENTS MAKE UP A LARGE PORTION OF OUR PRACTICE AND WE RECEIVE EXCELLENT RESULTS.  WE MAKE OUR PATIENTS BECOME ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THEIR FOOT CARE BY DALY INSPECTION OF THEIR FEET, PROPER FOOT WEAR, AND BY WEARING CUSTOM ORTHOTICS TO ENSURE THAT THERE ARE NO PRESSURE POINTS THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO CORNS, CALLUSES OR BLISTERS.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE HONEST, COMPETENT HIGH QUALITY FOOT CARE FROM A DEDICATED HEALTH CARE TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN OUR TORONTO ONT. FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TO PROVIDE EACH AND EVERY PATIENTS WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE FOOT CARE.

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


 

 

 

CANADIAN PODIATRIST, DR. TRACY ANDREWS STATES, "ONE OF THE WORST THINGS WE CAN DO FOR OUR FEET IS TO WEAR THE WRONG TYPE OF SHOES.  WEARING COMPLETELY INADEQUATE FOOTWEAR IS THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF MOST FOOT PROBLEMS.  IF THE SHOES DON'T FIT CORRECTLY, THEY CAUSE CORNS, CALLUSES, AND INGROWN TOENAILS.  IF THEY DON'T HAVE PROPER SUPPORT, THEY CAUSE STRAIN OF IMMEDIATE MUSCLE GROUPS.  FOR THE MOST PART, WE JUST WEAR THE WRONG FOOTWEAR.  WITH SANDAL SEASON JUST AROUND THE CORNER, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AVOIDING FLIP-FLOPS, REALLY HIGH SHOES, AND SLIP-ONS.  IF YOU ONLY WEAR THEM ONCE IN AWHILE, FOR THE VAST MAJORITY, THAT'S OK.  FOR HEELS, IT'S BEST TO WEAR A WEDGE THAT IS 1.5 INCHES HIGH OR LESS.  IF A SHOE HANGS ONTO YOUR FOOT AND HAS ANKLE STRAPS, IT IS MUCH BETTER THAN ANYTHING YOU SLIP INTO.  IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S A $2 OR $200 FLIP-FLOP, IF YOU HAVE TO CLAW YOUR TOES TO HANG ON TO THEM, IN THE LONG TERM, IT'S BAD FOR YOUR FEET."

ON OF THE THINGS THAT I MAKE SURE ALL OF OUR CHIROPODISTS WHO WORK AT MY FOOT CLINIC DO IS EDUCATE OUR PATIENTS ON PROPER FOOTWEAR.  VERY IMPORTANT FOR GOOD FOOT HEALTH.

IF YOU OR A LOVED REQUIRES HIGH QUALITY ADVICE, FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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

 

 


 

 

 

ACADEMY FOOT AND CLINICS WAS THE 2015 WINNER OF THE PATIENT'S CHOICE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING TORONTO FOOT CLINIC AND VERIFIED BY OPENCARE.COM.

OUR FOOT CLINIC IS VERY HAPPY TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED FOR THIS AWARD AS EVERYONE IN OUR CLINIC WORKS VERY HARD TO PROVIDE EACH AND EVERY PATIENT WITH HIGH QUALITY FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.

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




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