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TORONTO CHIROPODIST, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE

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PODIATRIST, DR. ERICA SCHWARTZ STATES, "MINIMALIST SHOES ARE DESIGNED TO HONOUR THE FORM AND FUNCTION OF THE FOOT. THEY ARE THE ANTITHESIS OF THE COMFORT SHOE. ADVOCATES SAY THAT CUSHIONED SUPPORTIVE SHOES ENCOURAGE RUNNERS TO LAND ON THEIR HEELS, WHICH CAN LEAD TO BAD FORM AND CHRONIC INJURY."

PODIATRIST SCHWARTZ ALSO STATES, "HOWEVER, MINIMALIST SHOES ARE NOT RIGHT FOR EVERYONE.  WE'VE SEEN ENOUGH PATIENTS WITH ACHILLES TENDON ISSUES AND STRESS FRACTURES FOR RUNNING IN THESE.  THEIR USE FOR WALKING AND STANDING HAS NOT BEEN NEARLY AS WELL STUDIED."

WHAT WE RECOMMEND IN MY FOOT CLINIC THAT IF YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED RUNNER AND FIT, IT IS PROBABLY OK TO TRY THE SHOE TO SEE HOW YOU ADAPT TO IT.  IT IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STYLE OF RUNNING USING DIFFERENT MUSCLES, TENDONS ETC. AND THEREFORE A PROPER BREAK-IN PERIOD SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO LESSEN THE CHANCE OF INJURY.  ALL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CARRIES WITH IT A RISK OF INJURY, BUT WE ALWAYS TRY TO MINIMIZE IT.  ACTIVITY ALWAYS TRUMPS INACTIVITY, EVEN WITH THE RISK OF INJURY.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES COMPETENT, HONEST ADVICE OR FOOT CARE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT DR. HARDY, OWNER OF TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS AT 416-465-8737.  DEDICATED TORONTO FOOT SPECIALISTS WHO TREAT THEIR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY ALWAYS!

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist
Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE
Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

Across from the Broadview Subway
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CHIROPODIST / FOOT SPECIALIST,  B.Sc. PODIATRIC MEDICINE / ACADEMY FOOT & ORTHOTIC CLINICS, 752 Broadview Ave , Toronto ON, M4K 2P1 416-465-8737