From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, ACADEMY FOOT & ORTHOTIC CLINICS is equipped to handle all your CHIROPODY and PODIATRIC MEDICAL needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

  • Achilles Tendon
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
  • Athletes Foot
  • Bunions
  • Calluses
  • Corns
  • Crush Injuries
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Infections
  • Flat Feet
  • Fungus Toenails
  • Geriatric Foot Care
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Spurs
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Injuries
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Warts
  • Wounds

Ankle Sprains
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. Read More...

Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Read More...

Flat Feet
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...

Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.Read More...

Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.Read More...

Heel Spurs
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.  Our office is equipped with the most advanced SHOCKWAVE THERAPY available.  This is used in chronic cases of planter fasciitis where conservative treatment was not effective. Read More...

Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.Read More...

A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. Read More...


ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, A TORONTO DOCTOR AND CHIROPRACTOR.  BECAUSE OF THIS OUR CLINIC BELEIVES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF CONSERVATIVE CARE WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND TREATING THE BODY AS A WHOLE.  WE BELIEVE THAT STRUCTURE GOVERNS FUNCTION AND AVOID MEDICATIONS AND SURGERY WHENEVER POSSIBLE.  OUR FOOT CLINIC WOULD NEVER, EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CONSIDER UNNECESSARY COSMETIC FOOT SURGERY WHICH IS PRACTICED BY SOME TORONTO PODIATRISTS ON WOMEN.  MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc. PODIATRIC MEDICINE was the FIRST licensed TORONTO CHIROPODIST and TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST in CANADA to provide A.R.T. (ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE) for the lower limb.  We presently have two TORONTO CHIROPODISTS on staff as well as DR. JOHN A. HARDY, TORONTO CHIROPRACTOR and TORONTO DOCTOR as our manager and consultant.  We are also anxiously waiting for DR. HARDY'S  daughter, SHANNON to graduate as a TORONTO PODIATRIST and join our team of TORONTO FOOT SPECIALISTS.  In our office we have staff who can provide services in English, Polish and Cantonese.  Also our office is located less than 100 yards from the BROADVIEW SUBWAY, which is at the Southwest corner of BROADVIEW AVENUE and DANFORTH AVENUE.  (BLOOR STREET and the DON VALLEY PARKWAY).  Our FOOT CLINIC  provides COMPUTERIZED PAINLESS INJECTIONS as well as the latest technology in SHOCKWAVE THERAPY.  Our office can provide DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY,  ULTRASOUND and MRI services for our patients when necessary.  We also provide COMPUTERIZED 3D COMPUTER LASER SCANNING for our ORTHOTIC PATIENTS.  We have just recently purchased a YAG LASER FOR THE TREATMENT OF FUNGAL TOENAILS as well as COMPUTERIZED DIAGNOSTIC NERVE CONDUCTION DEVICE for the early detection of diabetes and neuropathies.  We just purchased the DERMLITE DL3 which is the tool of choice for the worlds leading dermatologist for the detection of MALIGNANT MELANOMA.  We are surely one of a few if not the only foot clinic in toronto to have invested in this technology. All our staff have been trained in current Heart and Stoke Foundation standards of CPR.  We've recently acquired a PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATOR for our clinic and all our staff have been trained to use this model in the event of an emergency.  Although, we hope to never use it!

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



Toronto, ON Chiropodist
Academy Foot and Orthotic

Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

Across from the Broadview Subway
Professional  Family  Foot  Care