TORONTO'S DOWNTOWN FOOT CLINIC
WHAT TO EXPECT:
1. RELAXED ATMOSPHERE
2. ETHICAL, CARING AND UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU DESERVE
3. NO HARD SALES OR PRESSURE
4. RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO IMPROVE OVERALL HEALTH
5. AFFORDABLE FEES
6. CONVENIENT LOCATION
7. FREE PARKING
8. STEPS FROM THE SUBWAY
9. HIGH QUALITY FOOT CARE AND PRODUCTS ALWAYS
TORONTO FAMILY FOOT CARE
"A REFERRAL IS SENDING SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT TO SOMEONE YOU TRUST"
WE CREATE HAPPY TORONTO FEET
PLEASE READ TORONTO'S FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINIC'S MORE THAN 2,000 EXCELLENT REVIEWS ON GOOGLE, RATEMDS, YELP, FACEBOOK, YELLOW PAGES, ETC. TO SEE HOW HIGHLY OUR BELOVED PATIENTS VALUE OUR TORONTO FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS AND HOW WELL RESPECTED OUR SERVICE IS REGARDED BY OUR BELOVED PATIENTS.
ALL NEW PATIENTS HAVE THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE, WEIGHT, HEIGHT, BMI, POSTURE, WEIGHT DISTIBUTION AS WELL AS A DETAILED CASE HISTORY, EXAMINATION AND POSSIBLE TREATMENT DEPENDANT ON THE INDIVIDUALCONDITION THE PATIENT PRESENTS WITH INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL CONSULTATION FEE.
THIS IS HOW ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS STRIVES TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND ALWAYS!
BLOOD PRESSURE AND WEIGHT ARE TAKEN AS A COURTESY ANY TIME ONE OF OUR BELOVED PATIENT'S REQUEST IT AT NO EXTRA CHARGE, EVER!
Your first visit to Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics, a successful foot clinic in Toronto, establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your Foot Specialist / Chiropodist. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
Toronto Family Foot Clinic's mission is to provide each and every one of our patients with high quality Foot Care and Custom Orthotics, always. We manage and train OUR staff to provide the best possible foot care at all times.
WE STAND BEHIND OUR SERVICE AND PRODUCTS 100% WITH A MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE WHICH WE HAVE VERY RARELY HAD TO IMPLEMENT.
Due to hygiene and allergy concerns, therapy dogs are only allowed with proper medical paperwork.
|Initial consultation, examination and possible treatment depending on the condition.||160|
|Active Release Therapy (ART)||80|
| Laser Fungal Nail Treatment|
Swift Microwave Treatment Warts
| 320 |
|Surgery, 1 side of nail .||700|
|Surgery, both sides of nail .||900|
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What to Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that we have all of the needed information in order to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the Chiropodists / Foot Specialists. We look forward to your first visit.
We are located at the southwest corner of Broadview Avenue and Danforth Avenue, 3 doors south of Pizza Pizza and less than 100 yards from the Broadview Subway Station. Our Foot Clinic is located less than 1/2 kilometer from the Bloor Street exit from the Don Valley Parkway. We have limited onsite parking available, with 2 hours free parking at Loblaws only 5 doors south of our Foot Clinic.
Our Commitment to our Patients
All of our Foot Specialists / Chiropodists are constantly striving to provide all of our patients with high quality Advice, Foot Care and Custom Orthotics at all times. We are constantly striving to only use the latest possible equipment and technology and techniques by attending the most relevant courses and seminars in the field of podiatric medicine, podiatry and chiropody.
We stand behind our service and products 100%.
If you are not satisfied with any aspect of you foot care or orthotics, we will try as hard as possible to accommodate you. We provide a money back guarentee where I will refund your initial consultation in the event of an unsatisfied patient. This has rarely happened in my 35 years of public service.
Please note, refunds for custom orthotics are only if the patient was not satisfied with the product after modifications, etc., and not because the patient was not reimbursed by his insurance provider. It is the patient's responsibility to ensure the extent of their insurance benefits, although our capable staff will assist you as much as possible. Insurance benefits can only be confirmed in our office if the patient is physically present and the insurance company is open. As our foot clinic is open 7 days a week, we are unable to confirm a patient's benefits on Saturday or Sunday. This should be done by the patient beforehand by personally contacting their insurance company.
If we sent in the insurance package to your insurance company or if we gave the insurance package to you directly, a refund will not be provided unless you personally appear in our clinic during the hours that your insurance company is open to confirm if you were reimbursed. If you were reimbursed, it is our obligation as a provider to reimburse your insurance company directly. All reimbursements will be done personally after conditions of the reimbursement are confirmed.
Reimbursements will only be done through the owner of the clinic, Shannon Hardy.
We want each and every patient of our foot clinic to be 100% satisfied with our service and products.
Foot Specialists / Chiropodists who love their profession and are dedicated to their patients. We always treat our patients like family!
With the help of our professional, honest, competent staff, we strive as much as possible to ensure that foot pain is relieved, foot problems are resolved and your health improves. In our Foot Clinic we treat all kinds of foot pain including arch pain, heel pain, metatarsal pain, Achilles tendon pain, toe pain, bunion pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, heel spur pain, ingrown nail pain, ingrown toenails, foot fungus, nail fungus, toenail fungus, warts, corns and callouses (callus).
Our office provides Shockwave Therapy, Active Release Therapy (ART), Acupuncture, Foot Mobilization, Foot Manipulation, Laser, Interferential Current, Ultrasound Therapy, Laser for Fungal Toenails, Myopercussion and Cryotherapy. We have Needleless Injections and Computerized Pain-free Injections.
2 of our Chiropodists have recently completed an X-ray reading course provided by The Michener Institute. All 6 of our Foot Specialists are certified in Acupuncture and Active Release Therapy. Our foot clinic provides the latest 3D computerized laser casting for orthotics and plaster techniques. We have just recently implemented the use of NC-STAT for the detection of DPN (diabetic peripheral neuropathy) for our diabetic patients. We have also invested in the latest technology in laser treatment of toenail fungus. This unit has 2 separate laser heads to provide more thorough action in destroying the fungus. One head, the Q-laser kills the spores and the YAG 1064 laser kills the mycelium or the fungus. Our clinic recently invested in three Dermlite DL3 which is the tool of choice for the world's leading Dermatologists for the early detection of malignant melanoma.
Our Foot Clinic has just returned from an intensive 3 day course in Glacier National Park in Montana on the use of the dermoscope. Our foot clinic is proud to be incorporating this detection protocol for malignant melanoma. Cutting edge technology and you can be sure that Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics will always provide our patients with the most up to date equipment and information in the Podiatry / Chiropody field possible. In the last year our Toronto Foot Specialists have completed or are presently enrolled in over 7 post graduate courses relevant to the field of Podiatric Medicine, Podiatry and Chiropody.
We want our patients to be informed about foot and ankle pain, arch pain, ankle pain, heel pain, heel spur pain and foot treatments, ankle treatments, arch treatments, heel treatments and Achilles tendon treatments because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. That is why we’ve included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with foot care, Chiropody care and foot and ankle treatments.
No Doctor referral is necessary to arrange a consultation. With our experienced staff, we strive to bring you high quality professional care. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet, foot, ankle or lower limb. The best foot care in the world means nothing if you can't conveniently access it. We know that convenience in the Toronto area is important to your selection of a foot care provider. In these web pages you’ll find information about Academy Foot & Orthotic Clinics plus information about orthotics and custom orthotics, including the location of our Foot and Orthotic Clinic, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. We think that you will find our location, less than 100 yards from the Broadview Subway Station very convenient. We are conveniently located at the southwest corner of Broadview Avenue and Danforth Avenue. We have some parking at the rear of our building with additional parking 5 doors south at Loblaws. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to request an appointment . We hope you’ll find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from our Chiropodists.
We presently have 8 treatment rooms fully equipped with 4 more to be added soon. We are also open 7 days a week for your convenience. This means that our practice will be here for a long time for our foot patients. We have had a special interest in foot and ankle mechanics, foot and ankle treatments, orthotics (sometimes known as orthosis or custom orthosis ), custom orthotics and foot orthotics. We also have a special interest in athletic injuries and sports injuries. During that time Dr. John A. Hardy was fortunate to have an active two-way referral practice with some of the finest Toronto Doctors and Toronto practitioners. Some of these Toronto practitioners included Toronto Medical Doctors and Toronto Physicians, Toronto Orthopaedic Surgeons, Toronto Foot Specialists and Toronto Foot Doctors including Toronto Podiatrists and Toronto Chiropodists, Toronto Physiotherapists and Toronto Massage Therapists.
For your information the Hardy family came to Canada from Great Britain in 1790 and started the first sand and gravel company in Toronto at a site which was outside the city limits at that time. It was called Christie Sand Pits which is now a Toronto Park known as Christie Pits Park and Christie Subway Station at Bloor Street and Christie Street. The Hardy family is directly related to Thomas Hardy, the English poet and playwright. He is buried in poets corner at Westminister Abbey in London. (1840 - 1928), in 1896 Arthor S. Hardy became the 4th premier of Ontario from 1896 to 1899. The last man to cross Niagara Falls on tightrope was James Hardy in 1896. The Hardy family live in a house that was built before 1820. It is made of ash logs and is the second oldest house in Scarborough. The property is 5 acres beside Lake Ontario and we have two horses on our property amongst other animals. University in Scotland, United Kingdom. Shannon is a very caring and thoughtful individual and will make an excellent Health Care Provider. Shannon followed in her father's footsteps and started taking flying lessons at Toronto Island Airport when she was 13 years old, flew solo at 14 years old, earned her Pilot's license at 17 years old and completed her night rating in the summer of 2012 and will be competing her commercial license in the summer of 2013. Shannon graduated as a Podiatrist in 2017.