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Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics has been providing patients with high quality custom orthotics since 1980.  We use only high quality labs in order to provide our patients with a high quality custom orthotics.  All of our 4 foot specialisrts are highly educated and skilled in the prescription and dispensing of orthotics.  Most people are born with a genetic deficiency known as overpronation where the longtitudinal arch has collapsed which causes the ankles to roll inwards an the lower limb goes into medial rotation which affects your gait and every joint above the ankle.  Orthotics are devices inserted into the shoe to correct irregular or abnormal walking patterns. Also known as arch supports, orthotic devices allow individuals to walk, run, and stand more comfortably. Many individuals turn to over-the-counter orthotic products, such as felt pads, to treat mild symptoms; however, store-bought products often do little to combat the underlying problem as they are not custom-made. If you’re struggling with a unique foot structure or condition, then custom-made orthoses from your podiatrist may be the solution.

Consider the three types of orthotic devices to learn more about your options.

Rigid orthotics

The first type of orthotic is a rigid device used to control function to make walking less of painful and more productive. These rigid orthotics are typically composed of a firm material, such as carbon fiber or plastic, and are created from a plaster cast or image of your foot. Rigid orthotics control your motion in the two major foot joints directly below the ankle and help to eliminate pain in the legs, thighs, and lower back.

Soft Orthotics

Another common type of orthotic device is the soft orthotic, which is typically made from cushioned materials that can be worn directly against the sole of the foot and extend from the heel past the ball of your foot. Soft orthoses are commonly used to increase balance, absorb shock, and take pressure off of sore spots on the feet.

Semi-Rigid Orthotics

Ideal for individuals who participate in sports, semi-rigid orthotics promote foot balance and consist of several layers of soft material that are reinforced with more rigid materials. In addition to aiding with balance during walking or running, semi-rigid orthotics are often used to treat in-toeing, out-toeing, and flatfoot disorders in children.

For honest, competent advice and quality foot care and custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.

 

 

 

ACADEMY CLINICS HAS BEEN PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY HEALTH CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS SINCE 1980 AND IS A NAME YOU CAN TRUST FOR HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE AND FOOT CARE AND ORTHOTICS.  WE ONLY DEAL WITH THE FINEST ORTHOTIC LABS IN ORDER TO ASSURE THT THE FINISHED PRODUCT MEETS ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HIGH STANDARDS.  EACH OF THE 5 FOOT SPECIALISTS AND 7 SUPPORT STAFF HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY CHOSEN AND TRAINED BY DR. HARDY TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARDS TO ENSURE THAT OUR BELOVED PATIENTS RECEIVE EXCEPTIONAL CARE AND HEALTH PRODUCTS ALWAYS.

MY FOOT CLINIC IS LOCATED JUST STEPS FROM THE BROADVIEW SUBWAY STATION WITH AMPLE ON-SITE PARKING AND WE ARE OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK, EARLY TO LATE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.  OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART HEALTH CARE FACILITY IS OWNED BY DR. HARDY AND HAS ALL THE LATEST AND MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT.  ALL OF OUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ARE HIGHLY EDUCATED AND SKILLED AND BECAUSE WE ARE PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS, NO REFERRAL OF ANY TYPE IS REQUIRED.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE EXCEPTIONAL CARE OR ADVICE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

REMEMBER, WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR BELOVED PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY.

DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS ATTRACTS A LOT OF FAMILIES DUE TO OUR EXTRA ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND THE TIME WE SPEND TO PROPERLY EDUCATE OUR PATIENTS IN THE NEED TO HAVE EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY TO HAVE HEALTHY FEET AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS IF SO REQUIRED.  'AS THE TWIG IS BENT SO GROWS THE TREE.'    

THE FOUR FEMALE CHIROPODISTS WHOM I EMPLOY ALL HAVE THE 'SPECIAL TOUCH' WHEN IT COMES TO TREATING CHILDREN.  IT IS A GIFT THAT NOT EVERYONE POSSESSES.  WE ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL 'CHILDREN'S AREA' WHICH IS APPRECIATED BY OUR PATIENTS.

OUR FOOT CLINIC BELIEVES IN CONSERVATIVE CARE WHERE WE AVOID THE USE OF MEDICATIONS AND SURGERIES AT ALL COSTS AS WELL AS PREVENTION.  WE DO NOT VIEW HEALTH CARE FROM THE BAND-AID APPROACH WHERE YOU WAIT TILL A PERSON IS SICK AND THEN TRY TO MASK THE SYMPTOMS WITH DRUGS.  IT IS MUCH EASIER TO KEEP A PERSON WELL THAN TRY TO HEAL THEM WHEN SECONDARY PERMANENT CHANGES MAY HAVE OCCURED WITH RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTION.  

AT MY FOOT CLINIC WE LOOK FOR THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM AND TRY TO CORRECT IT AND THEN TRY TO PREVENT IT FROM REOCCURRING.  IF A PERSON NEEDS CUSTOM ORTHOTICS DUE TO A STRUCTURAL IMBALANCE EVEN THOU THEY MIGHT NOT BE EXHIBITING ANY SYMPTOMS IT MAKES SENSE TO GET THEM NOW RATHER THAN WAITING, ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF A CHILD WHERE THEY ARE GROWING AND PROPER CUSTOM ORTHOTICS CAN HELP THEM TO GROW IN PROPER ALIGNMENT.  OVER 80% OF PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES WEAR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.  WHY?  BECAUSE THEY WORK.  THEY PREVENT STRESS, IMPROVE PERFORMANCE, REDUCE INJURY AND OVERALL COMFORT IS IMPROVED WITH LESS FATIGUE.  IT JUST MKES SENSE.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES COMPETENT, HONEST ADVICE AND QUALITY FOOT CARE AND ORTHOTICS FROM HIGHLY EDUCATED AND SKILLED FOOT SPECIALISTS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS AT 416-465-8737.

REMEMBER, WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR BELOVED PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY.

 

DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING PATIENTS WITH BUNION CONSERVATIVELY SINCE 1980.  BUNIONS ARE A GENETICALLY LINKED CONDITION MORE PREVALENT IN FEMALES AND CAN BE MODIFIED AND AGGRAVATED BY IMPROPER FOOTWEAR.  WEARING SHOES AND BOOTS WITH A TOE BOX THAT IS NARROWER THAN THE FOREFOOT OVER TIME CAN CHANGE THE ANATOMY OF THE FOOT.  ALSO HIGH HEELS WHICH PUT THE FOOT IN AN ABNORMAL POSITION AND ALL THE WEIGHT ON THE FOREFOOT AND MORE OFTEN THAN NOT INTO A POINTY SHOE.  ALL THINGS THAT CAN CREATE OR AGGRAVATE BUNION FORMATION.

THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO OPT FOR BUNION SURGERY ARE FEMALES AND DO IT FOR COSMETIC REASONS ONLY.  MY ADVICE IS TO NEVER EVER HAVE SURGERY ON AN ASYMPTOMATIC BUNION EVER.  THE LITERATURE IS LITTERED WITH BOTCHED BUNION SURGERIES.  THERE IS NO SURGERY THAT DOES NOT CARRY WITH IT GREAT RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS.  ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH YOUR FEET THIS COULD HAVE PERMANENT EFFECTS ON YOUR MOBILITY AND FUTURE ENJOYMENT OF LIFE.  I HAD A PATIENT SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHO ELECTED TO HAVE BUNION SURGERY AGAINST MY ADVICE.  YES SHE HAD QUITE LARGE BILATERAL BUNIONS BUT THEY WERE PAIN FREE.  SHE HAD THE SURGERY AND ENDED UP WITH STRAIGHT TOES, A SCAR AND BILATERAL PAINFUL FEET TO THE POINT WHERE SHE CAN ONLY STAND AND WALK FOR SHORT DISTANCES DUE TO THE RESIDUAL PAIN FROM THE SURGERY.  I AM NOT SAYING THAT SURGERY IS NEVER NEEDED.  IF YOU HAVE PAINFUL BUNIONS WHICH ARE LIMITING YOUR MOBILITY THEN IT MAY BE AN OPTION, ALTHOUGH MANY TIMES THIS CAN BE MANAGED WITH CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT.

IN MY FOOT CLINIC FIRST WE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE WEARING THE CORRECT FOOTWEAR WITH A PROPER TOEBOX.  IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS WE CAN USUALLY MANAGE THIS USING PHYSICAL THERAPY SUCH AS LASER, INTERFERENCIAL CURRENT, ULATRASOUND AND SHOCKWAVE.  WE CAN ALSO DO MANUAL MANIPULATION AND ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART).  WE ALWAYS PRESCRIBE CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS TO PROPERLY BALANCE THE FOOT AND EQUALLY DISTRIBUTE THE WEIGHT OVER THE FOOT REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON THE 1ST METATARSAL JOINT

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS TO HANDLING JOINT AND SOFT TISSUE CONDITIONS IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PATIENT HAS BEEN PROPERLY EDUCATED IN HOME CARE IN THE USE OF THE APPROPRIATE EXERCISES, STRETCHES AND R.I.C.E, (REST, ICE, EXERCISE AND COMPRESSION).  WE ALWAYS MAKE THE PATIENT AN EQUAL PARTNER IN THEIR HEALTH CARE AND MAKE THEM RESPONSIBLE IN THEIR HEALING PROCESS.  REMEMBER THE 'DOCTR' HAS NO MAGIC HEALING POWERS PER SAY, ONLY THE BODY CAN  HEAL THE BODY.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR QUALITY FOOT CARE AND ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITARTE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-873.

DR. HARDY, OWNER OF TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS BEEN PROVIDING ONTARIANS WITH QUALITY HEALTH CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS SINCE 1980.  MY CLINIC NOW EMPLOYS 13 STAFF INCLUDING 4 FOOT SPECIALISTS WHO ARE HIGHLY TRAINED AND EDUCATED AND ABLE TO HANDLE ANY AND ALL FOOT CONDITIONS WE ARE PRESENTED WITH.

 ONTARIO CHIROPODISTS ARE PRIMARY CARE HEALTH PRACTITIONERS WHICH MEANS THAT YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A REFERRAL FROM A MEDICAL DOCTOR IN ORDER TO BE TREATED.  THEY ARE ALSO LICENCED TO PRESCRIBE MEDICIATIONS AND PERFORM SURGERY IF NECESSARY.  ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SETS DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC APART FROM MANY OTHERS IS THAT WE PRACTICE CONSERVATIVE HEALTH CARE WHENEVER POSSSIBLE, AVOIDING DRUGS AND SURGERY.  REMEMBER THERE IS NO DRUG OR SURGICAL PROCEDURE THAT DOES NOT CARRY WITH IT SIDE EFFECTS AND IN SOME CASES SERIOUS AND LIFE THREATENING. MANY TIMES NOT WORTH THE RISK.

DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC IS STATE-OF-THE-ART AND FULLY EQUIPPED WITH ALL OF THE LATEST TREATMENT EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS A VAST ARAY OF PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES.  WE TRY TO PROVIDE OUR BELOVED PATIENTS WITH A ONE STOP FOOT CARE FACILITY AND NOT HAVE YOU HAVE TO GO TO A CHIROPRACTOR OR PHYSIOTHERAPIST FOR THERAPY AS WE PROVIDE IT ON SITE FOR A REASONABLE FEE.  ANOTHER BONUS IS THAT NEARLY ALL EXTENDED HEALTHCARE PLANS COVER CHIROPODISTS FROM DAY ONE.  ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR PROVIDER TO SEE IF YOU WILL BE COVERED IF YOU ATTEND A TORONTO PODIATRIST.

ALL OF MY FOOT SPECIALISTS ARE HIGHLY EDUCATED AND TRAINED TO DEAL WITH EVERY FOOT CONDITION .  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THE 'DR. HARDY DIFFERENCE', PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.  WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY.  MANY OF OUR PATIENTS BECOME PATIIENTS FOR LIFE BECAUSE WE REALLY CARE AND IT SHOWS!



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
Professional  Family  Foot  Care

PROFESSIONAL
FOOT CLINIC

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