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Antibiotic resistance has been declared a crisis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, and President Obama. The concern is that we will soon face a "post-antibiotic era." The genesis of this crisis was the failure of new antibiotics to keep pace with resistance and the massive overuse of these drugs. A shocking observation is that on any given day, about 50% of all hospitalized patients in the United States receive antibiotics. The consensus is that antibiotics are given too often, for too long, and are too broad in spectrum.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
The CDC has responded with a comprehensive program designed to facilitate the smart use of antibiotics, slow resistance, and improve patient care. All healthcare facilities that receive funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be required to participate in the program, so all healthcare providers who prescribe antibiotics within these facilities will likely be affected.
 


 

 

 

Podiatrist, Dr. Perry Julien states, "after running, inspect your feet and look for problems such as blisters. If you have one, clean it well and apply a pad to help cushion and protect the area. Most blisters will heal on their own, but if you have one that doesn't, you can drain it yourself. Most blisters can be drained, but they have to be drained appropriately.  First clean the skin, and use a clean, sterile needle to drain the blister. Cover it with antiseptic and a bandage, making sure to leave the skin over the top intact. It acts as the body's own bandage to protect the tender skin underneath."  
 
At our Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics we deal with a lot of runners and the injuries associated with runners.  We also receive excellent results with the vast majority of foot conditions which we treat and we do it through conservative care when possible.  Anytime a patient can avoid drugs and medications and most importantly surgery, there are always better off.  
 
If you or a loved one would like to heal naturally, then look no further than our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Podiatrist, Dr. Suzanne Levine states, "the best way to deal with an ingrown toenail is to keep one from forming in the first place. Unlike fingernails, which you can shape however you want to (be they square, oval, “squoval,” stiletto, whatever), toenails should have one shape and one shape only: straight across. Rounding the edges, or the ‘corners’ of your nails, or cutting your nail too short can lead to ingrown toenails.  If you’re squeezing your feet into too-small shoes, you’re basically asking for ingrown nails. Keep an eye on your big toes, which is where they most often appear. If your ingrown nail begins to look swollen, red, or generally inflamed, it’s time to call in a podiatrist, because at that point, you might need surgery."  
 
At our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics we see a lot of cases of ingrown toenails and we have a very high success rate of treating them conservatively and when necessary with surgery.  One of the things that sets our Toronto foot clinic apart from others is that we use a computerized device called the wand which allows for painless injections and therefore a painless surgery.  
 
If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice, foot care or custom orthotics then look no further than Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 


 

 

 

DEAR PATIENTS, PLEASE ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND!

OUR TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS ARE NORMALLY OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, EARLY UNTILL LATE TO MEET THE DEMAND FROM OUR BELOVED PATIENTS.  WE WILL BE CLOSED THIS HOLIDAY MONDAY, ALTHOUGH WE WILL HAVE A STAFF MEMBER MANNING THE PHONES AND MAKING APPOINTMENTS.  PHONE CALLS ARE PERSONALLY ANSWERED FROM 7:30 AM UNTIL 7:00 PM SUNDAYS UNTIL THURSDAY AND 6:30 AM UNTIL 6:00 PM FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS.  EMAILS ARE PERSONALLY TENDED TO 24 HOURS PER DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK.  

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THE ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINIC DIFFERENCE, 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.


 

 

 

 

Podiatrist, Dr. Ashley Ledger, DPM states, "Minor injuries start to wear down ankle joints over time, and when the ankle is moved out of alignment briefly during a sprain, it causes friction between the soft ends of the bone. The soft ends can wear down causing bone on bone erosion. Repeated sprains hasten the process.  When the bones of the ankle joint are broken, that type of trauma to the joint can occur in a much faster period of time. More patients are seeking relief for painful ankles and this trend plays out in the examining rooms of many foot and ankle surgeons every day, but seems to worsen in winter months."  
 
The only bone in the body that has no muscle attachments and makes up a large portion of the ankle joint.  When the ankle joint is sprained or fractures, many times the talus bone is placed out of alignment the only way to put it back in it's proper place is through an adjustment or manipulation.  
 
At our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics we have trained foot specialists who are trained in this procedure.  
 
If you or a loved one are searching for honest, competent advice, foot care or custom orthotics, look no further than our foot clinic.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 

 

 




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