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As a current employee of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics, I have to say that I am truly impressed with this clinic, the Chiropodists and their commitment to their patients. I have worked here for over 2 years and when I walk in I am always amazed at how the Chiropodists spend time getting to know each and every one of their patients, listening to their issues and providing them with multiple treatment options to best fit their needs. The patients are ecstatic and happy to be educated about their medical issues and truly appreciate the time taken by the Chiropodists at Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

As a receptionist/Chiropody assistant I am constantly encouraged to ask patients if they were 100% satisfied with their visit and if they aren’t, the owner, John, will follow-up as soon as possible to fix their issue to the best of his abilities. The clinic truly provides every single patient with the best possible care and products available.  The clinic is spotless, offers the best help and advice, has the newest technology and is always up to date with the newest treatment plans and the latest products and possible care available. One quote that the owner, John, always uses and constantly encourages his staff to live by is “when you are green you grow, and when you are ripe you rot”. This quote is used constantly in the clinic and truly exemplifies the knowledge and skills of each of the Chiropodists who are constantly attending seminars and courses to improve their patient care.

Recently, we have also accumulated 500 5 star google reviews which says a lot about Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics commitment and dedication to their beloved patients. These reviews, including our reviews on ratemeds, yelp, yellow pages etc are important indicators to how the staff and Chiropodists treat their patients.

If you or a loved one would like advice or to receive exceptional treatment, please contact us at 416-465-8737. We are open 7 days a week, early to late for the convenience of our patients!


Fashion-conscious American women are getting their pinky toes lopped off so they can fit into expensive high heels. “Why don’t we call it what it is: mutilation for fashion,” said podiatrist Dr. Michael Byrnes. “Thank God it’s not being done in Illinois. We have very responsible podiatrists in Illinois. I won’t do it, and no podiatrist I know would allow it. This started as an East Coast thing, then it became a West Coast thing, but not here. Not in Chicago.”

Dr. Michael Byrnes

He explained that sometimes the pinky toe is cut down. And other times the bones in the longest toes are removed, “although if you remove too much, and try to put a sock on, your toe could fold over and you wouldn’t know it. “Some people need such surgery, to repair structural damage, to relieve pain,” he said. “But we don’t do it for fashion to fit into fashion shoes.” Yet aren’t Chicago women as stylish as the flyover people from New York and LA.? “Sure, they’re fashionable,” said Byrnes. “They’re just not crazy.

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.

Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.


Experts say glamorous celebrities like Jessica Simpson are setting a bad example for pregnant moms. Australian Podiatry Association delegate Brenden Brown said pregnant women need to be aware of the dangers of wearing stilettos, despite what celebrities do. "Wearing high heels at any time is an injury risk but this is significantly increased when pregnant, particularly in the later stages as you gain weight and body mass, which affects balance and puts stress on the feet and ankles.

Brenden Brown

 

"Such hormonal, physical changes also put strain on the lower back making this combination hard on the feet. Adding a pair of high heels to this mix is therefore an absolute no-no and should be avoided."

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.

Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 


Podiatrist Margaret Dabbs says winter is a good time to give your toes a breather and remove all nail polish. "The intensity of the varnish color and the chemicals in it can be very dehydrating for nails," says Dabbs.

Margaret Dabbs

"This can cause ridging, scaling, brittleness, discoloration, and white flecks. Polish-free days give nails time to breathe, recover, and rehydrate naturally." Margaret recommends filing dry skin once a week and using a moisturizing lotion on your feet.

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.

Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.


 

According to podiatrist Dr. Christin Runkel, there are many ways to help prevent recurrence of a surgically corrected bunion. "Just like a dentist usually fits a patient with a mouth retainer after braces, that same concept applies to a nighttime bunion splint. When healed after surgery, a patient can wear a soft, comfortable splint to prevent shifting of the newly realigned toe. It usually is worn when the patient is non-ambulatory or during sleeping hours."

Dr. Christin Runkel

"Finally, wearing good, supportive shoes will reduce the risk of recurrence. For example, you should pick a shoe with a firm back and one that provides good arch contact, says Runkel."  

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.

Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.




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