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UNLIKE MANY OTHER TYPES OF CANCER, MELANOMA STRIKES PEOPLE OF ALL AGE GROUPS, EVEN THE YOUNG. MALIGNANT MELANOMA IN THE FOOT IS INCREASING IN FREQUENCY AND IT MORE PREVALENT IN WOMEN.  WOMEN TEND TO WEAR MORE OPEN -TOED SHOES AND SANDALS.  

USUALLY MELANOMA  THAT OCCURS ON THE FOOT GOES UNNOTICED DURING ITS EARLY STAGES, WHEN IT WOULD BE MOST EASILY TREATED.  MANY TIMES BY THE TIME THAT MALIGNANT MELANOMA  OF THE FOOT IS DIAGNOSED, IT HAS ALREADY ADVANCED TO THE ADVANCED STAGE WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR ITS HIGH MORTALITY RATE.  THIS IS WHY PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION INVOLVING THE FEET IS VERY IMPORTANT.

TOO MUCH EXPOSURE TO UV RADIATION IS THE USUALLY THE CAUSE.  ANYONE CAN GET MELANOMA BUT FAIR SKIN WITH FRECKLES, BLOND OR RED HAIR, BLISTERING SUNBURNS BEFORE THE AGE OF 18 AND NUMEROUS MOLES, ESPECIALLY IF THEY APPEAR AT A YOUNG AGE.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN DETECTING MELANOMA ARE ASYMMETRY, BORDER IRREGULARITIES, A MIX OF COLOURS RATHER THAN A SINGLE, SOLID COLOUR AND GROWTH A MOLES USUALLY REMAIN SMALL.  A SPOT LARGER THAN A PENCIL HEAD IS CAUSE FOR CONCERN.  BIOPSY IS NECESSARY FOR DIAGNOSIS.

EARLY DETECTION IS CRITICAL FOR SURVIVAL IN ORDER TO CATCH THE CANCER AT ITS EARLY STAGES.  IF YOU NOTICE AN ABNORMAL SPOT THAT POPPED UP OUT OF NOWHERE THAT STARTS ITCHING, CRACKING OR BLEEDING MAKE SURE YOU GET IT LOOKED AT ASAP.

ACDEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS DIAGNOSED 3 CASES OF MALIGNANT MELANOMA, UNFORTUNATELY ALL PATIENTS DIED WITHIN 5 YEARS.

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


 

 

 

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY VICTORIA DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND.  WE ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY OF THIS WEEKEND WHICH IS UNUSUAL FOR OUR CLINIC.  WE WILL OPEN AT 7:30 AM ON TUESDAY READY TO HELP OUR BELOVED PATIENTS.  OUR FOOT CLINIC PROVIDES TOTAL FOOT CARE WITH A SPECIAL INTEREST IN CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, DIABETIC FOOT CARE AND LASER FUNGAL TOENAIL TREATMENT.

THIS DAY IS TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN VICTORIA WHO WAS THE REINING SOVEREIGN WHEN CANADA BECAME A COUNTRY IN 1867.  IT IS CELEBRATED ON THE FIRST MONDAY PRECEDING MAY 25TH.  IT IS USUALLY CELEBRATED WITH PARADES AND FIREWORKS.  WE WILL BE OBSERVING THE FIREWORKS FROM OUR BOAT THIS WEEKEND.

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


 

 

 

"IT'S NOT WHAT YOU SAY OUT OF YOUR MOUTH THAT DETERMINES YOUR LIFE,

IT'S WHAT YOU WHISPER TO YOURSELF THAT HAS THE MOST POWER."

-ROBERT T. KIYOSAKI-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

AT OUR TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS, WE HAVE BEEN TREATING SPORTS INJURIES TO THE FOOT AND LOWER LIMB VERY SUCCESSFULLY SINCE 1980.  

EVERY ONE OF OUR 9 TREATMENT ROOMS IS FULLY EQUIPPED WITH ULTRASOUND, INTERFERENTIAL CURRENT, LASER, MYOPERCUSSION AS WELL AS SHOCKWAVE.  

OUR CHIROPODISTS / FOOT SPECIALISTS ARE TRAINED IN ACUPUNCTURE, ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY (ART), AND MOBILIZATION.

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON AREAS FOR SPORTS INJURIES TO OCCUR ARE TO THE FOOT AND LOWER LIMB.  SOME OF THE CONDITIONS THAT WE HAVE VERY GOOD SUCCESS AT MANAGING ARE HEEL PAIN, PLANTAR FASCIITIS, METATARSALGIA, BUNION PROBLEMS, ACHILLE'S TENDONITIS, SHIN SPLINTS, TENDONITIS, BURSITIS, BLISTERS, CORNS AND CALLUSES TO NAME A FEW.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HIGH QUALITY ADVICE, FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

REMEMBER, WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY!

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


 

 

THE VIEW FROM OUR ROOM ON THE 25TH FLOOR AT THE FOUR SEASON HOTEL, NOT TOO HARD TO ENDURE.

SHANNON IS PRESENTLY ATTENDING A 2 DAY NAIL BRACING COURSE AND SHE IS VERY EXCITED.  SHE WILL BE OUR RESIDENT NAIL BRACING EXPERT WHICH IS A CONSERVATIVE ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY FOR THOSE WHO WHO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY.  

ANYTIME SURGERY CAN BE AVOIDED, THAT IS ALWAYS PREFERRABLE IN THE LONG RUN.

SYDNEY IS A BEAUTIFUL, VIBRANT CITY WITH A BEAUTIFUL HARBOUR.  IT IS REALLY SUCH A SHAME WHEN YOU COMPARE WHAT OTHER CITIES HAVE DONE TO THEIR HARBOURFRONTS AS COMPARED TO TORONTO'S.

 NO COMPARISON AND SUCH POOR PLANNING WHICH SEEMS TO CONTINUE.

IT WILL BE HAD TO LEAVE PARADISE.  AUSTRALIANS HAVE SUCH A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE AND THE AVERAGE YEARLY AMOUNT OF HOLIDAYS IS 6 TO 8 WEEKS.

LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE EMBRACED THE ADAGE "WORK TO LIVE, NOT LIVE TO WORK!"

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

 

 

 




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