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X-RAYS WERE DISCOVERED IN 1895 BY A GERMAN PHYSICIST, WILHIEM CONRAD ROENTGEN (THE SAME YEAR THAT CHIROPRACTIC WAS DISCOVERED BY DAVID DANIEL PALMER WHO WAS BORN IN PORT PERRY, ONTARIO).  HE WAS WORKING WITH TUBES SIMILAR TO OUR FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS.  HE EVACUATED THE TUBE OF ALL AIR, FILLED IT WITH RADON GAS AND PASSED A HIGH ELECTRIC VOLTAGE THROUGH IT.  WHEN HE DID THIS THE TUBE PRODUCED A FLORESCENT GLOW.  WHEN HE COVERED THE TUBE IN THICK, HEAVY PAPER HE SAW LIGHT COMONG FROM A SCREEN SEVERAL FEET AWAY.  HE REALIZED THAT HE HAD INVENTED A NEW PREVIOUSLY INVISIBLE LIGHT OR RAY THAT WAS CAPABLE OF PASSING THROUGH OBJECTS.  HE NAMED THIS NEW RAY X-RAY BECAUSE IN MATHEMATICS 'X' IS USED TO DEFINE THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY.

CHIROPRACTIC WAS THE FIRST PROFESSION TO USE X-RAYS TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE SPINE.  THE ORIGINAL X-RAY MACHINES WERE VERY CRUDE, EMITTING HIGH DOSES OF RADIATION AND INITIALLY NOBODY KNEW THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF UNSHIELDED X-RAYS.

 X-RAYS ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN MODERN DAY CHIROPODY/ PODIATRY PRACTICE IN ORDER TO RULE OUT ANY PATHOLOGY OR FRACTURES.  IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO LOCATE DEGENERATIVE CHANGES AND THE POSITIONING OF THE BONES.  NOW THAT OUR CLINIC IS IN THE PROCESS OF INSTALLING OUR OWN X-RAY MACHINE, THIS WILL BE A GREAT BENEFIT FOR OUR PATIENTS AS THEY WILL NOT HAVE TO BE REFERRED TO AN OUTSIDE FACILITY AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO VISUALIZE THEM WITHIN SECONDS ON OUR COMPUTER.

 ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS IS CONSTANTLY STRIVING TO BRING OUR PATIENTS THE FINEST SERVICE AND PRODUCTS POSSIBLE.  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR CARE PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT AT 416-465-8737.

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

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