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SHANNON HAS JUST FINISHED 4 YEARS AT ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY IN ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND WHERE SHE RECEIVED HER B.SC. IN BIOLOGY AND AN ADDITIONAL 4 YEARS IN BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA WHERE SHE HAS JUST GRADUATED AS A PODIATRIST FROM QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE.

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF SHANNON AND WE KNOW THAT SHE WILL BE A VERY DEDICATED ADDITION TO OUR TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON!


 

 

 

 

ABPM-certified podiatrist Melissa Lockwood, DPM, says nearly one in five runners she sees is for a stress fracture. Stress fractures are characterized as "overuse injuries." They occur when a bone experiences repeated, unusual force, says Dr. Lockwood, who's based in Bloomington, Illinois: “For example, when runners increase their distance and speed—basically anything that changes the amount of pressure they’re putting on the body.” 
 
While stress fractures are associated with running, “they can also be caused by regular force if the bones are weakened by other problems, such as osteoporosis or another systematic problem like an eating disorder,” adds Dr. Lockwood. Research suggests women are more susceptible, possibly because they're more prone to the above-mentioned conditions. But really, stress fractures can affect anyone. Dr. Lockwood got one in her foot after walking around Disney World all day.
 
Source: Kristine Thomason, Health.com [5/18/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, PMP News.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 


 

 

 

"Falls are the number one leading cause of death in the elderly," says podiatrist Dr. Kimberly Eickmeier of the Eickmeier Foot and Ankle Clinic. "Nearly half of the seniors who fall have a fracture and have a reduced activity level. Forty percent of nursing home patients will have a fall, which is quite devastating, and they will have complications which may lead to death."
 
To prevent falls, "there is a ankle brace that we can have them fitted for. It is low profile and thin, and fits under the pants. It helps get their balance back. It gives the nerves in their lower extremity feedback to their brain to redevelop their balance," says Eickmeier.
 
Source: Nancy Foreman, Illinoishomepage.net [5/19/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, PMP News.  
 
Brought to you bt Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 
 


 

 

 

 

Warmer months inevitably bring the desire to wear lighter shoes. But while often aesthetically pleasing, your arches might not be as happy. “A lot of people get heel and arch pain because of the lack of support,” said Lori Wilson, DPM, a Uniontown-­based podiatrist affiliated with the Uniontown Hospital. “A lot of pain is due to poor footwear.” Wilson said the main culprit is the lack of arch support, leaving the pressure on the heels. A number of painful diagnoses can follow, including plantar fasciitis.
 
The solution, though, is tricky due to the open nature of most summer shoes. “The problem is, you can’t put arch supports into a sandal,” Dr. Wilson said. “That’s a conundrum for women. We want nice, fashionable sandals, but there aren’t any with arch support.” There are certain sandals and flip-flops that are better than others. Crocs, for instance, makes a decent brand of sandal that’s ideal for the beach or pool, she said. 
 
Source: Olivia Goudy, Herald Standard [5/22/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block of PMP News.
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Acadeny Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 

 


 

 

 

 

Podiatric surgeon Dr. Jacqueline Sutera explains what could happen to our feet if we run too much and over-train for that next half marathon. "Running is a super-high-impact sport, and there's a lot of body weight with every step that you take. It increases by about seven times your body weight with every step that you take when you're running."
 
"You can develop heel spurs, plantar fasciitis ,tendinitis, stress fractures, knee pain, hip pain, back pain — the list goes on and on. I think fractures are the worst thing because it really takes a long time to heal. For a lot of tendon issues and plantar fasciitis, those can  heal in a couple of weeks, but once you fracture your foot, you're talking six to eight weeks of not running. And this leads to a lot of tears in my office," says Sutera.
 
Source: Arielle Berger, Business Insider [5/18/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block of PMP News.
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 

 

 




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