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THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS REGULATORY ADVISORY COUNCIL RECENTLY COMPLETED THEIR LONG AWAITED REVIEW OF THE CHIROPODY AND PODIATRY PROFESSION IN ONTARIO.  OUR PROFESSION HAS AN INTERESTING HISTORY AND IS NOT UNITED IN ONTARIO.  THERE ARE ONLY 50 PRACTICING ONTARIO PODIATRISTS AND MANY HAVE BEEN IN PRACTICE FOR MANY YEARS.  WHILE THE NUMBER OF PRACTICING CHIROPODISTS IS STILL SMALL , IT IS GROWING AND THERE ARE OVER 600 CHIROPODISTS IN PRACTICE IN ONTARIO.

THE COLLEGE OF CHIROPODISTS OF ONTARIO AS WELL AS ONTARIO PODIATRISTS WANTED THE CAP FOR DPM PODIATRISTS REMOVED AND THAT THE ENTIRE PROFESSION TO BECOME DPM'S (DOCTORS OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE).

THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN FOR SEVERAL REASONS, THE MAIN ONE IS THAT THERE IS NO SCHOOL TAUGHT IN ENGLISH IN CANADA TO BE TRAINED AS A DPM.  

THE STATUS QUO IS JUST FINE FOR US.  

WE HAVE 7 CHIROPODISTS WORKING 7 DAYS A WEEK, EARLY UNTIL LATE WITH A WAITING LIST OF WEEKS.  THE ONLY GOOD CHANGE IS THAT THEY WILL CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF CHIROPODISTS TO PODIATRISTS AS IT SHOULD BE.  ONTARIO IS THE ONLY JURISDICTION IN THE WORLD TO USE THE ANTIQUATED TITLE OF CHIROPODIST.  

THIS SMALL CHANGE ALONE WILL SAVE THE COLLEGE OF CHIROPODIST DOZENS OF COMPLAINS WHICH ARE PLACED AGAINST ONTARIO CHIROPODISTS FROM ONTARIO PODIATRISTS.

THANK GOD!!!

MY LOVELY DAUGHTER RECENTLY GRADUATED AS A PODIATRIST FROM AUSTRALIA AND WILL REGISTER TO WORK AS A CHIROPODIST IN ONTARIO IN A FEW WEEKS.  SHANNON WILL BE AN AMAZING ASSET FOR OUR TORONTO FOOT CLINIC AND THE ENTIRE PROFESSION.

 

IN THE MEAN TIME OUR ULTRASUCCESSFUL TORONTO FOOT CLINIC WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ONTARIO RESIDENTS WITH HIGH QUALITY ADVICE, FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.

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

 

 


 

 

Many runners are all too familiar with the black toenail. This condition involves bruising, blistering, or bleeding beneath the nail from repetitive trauma, either from the top of the shoe banging against the nail or the toe slamming into the end of the shoe. In severe cases, beneath-the-nail blisters can cause the nail to detach—either partially or fully—from the nail plate. This process can be quite painful if the detachment is only partial, warns Dr. Lori Weisenfeld, NYC sports podiatrist, explaining that once the nail fully separates from the nail plate, it is officially dead and will never re-attach. 
The good news about this: it’s no longer painful. The bad news: it can take a long time for a new nail to grow in—about a year for big toenails and 3 to 6 months for smaller nails. In certain cases, a fresh nail can begin growing underneath an old, dead nail. If there’s additional repetitive trauma, the new nail can become bruised and detached as well. To prevent this, Weisenfeld recommends visiting your podiatrist who can trim down or entirely remove the dead nail, which will allow the new nail room to grow in properly.
 
Source: Jenny McCoy, Runner's World [3/3/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block and PMP News  
 
Dr. John A. Hardy, Owner of Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot And Orthotic Clinics
 
 


 

4 MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM HAVE REGISTERED TO ATTEND THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (APMA) ANNUAL SEMINAR WHICH WILL BE HELD IN NASHVILLE IN JULY 2017 AND WE WILL BE STAYING AT THE GAYLORD OPRYLAND HOTEL AND RESORT.

JUST ONE MORE WAY THAT WE STRIVE TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR OUR BELOVED PATIENTS.

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

 

 

 

 




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