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David Simard

David-Simard

David Simard has been practicing chiropody for the past 20 years.  He currently practices in Sault Ste. Marie, ON and his services extend to the Greater Algoma District.

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Now located in the newly renovated Superior Health Centre.
The new and improved Simard Foot & Ankle Clinic now has spacious treatment rooms with all new equipment! Free parking behind building.
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  • Tab 1 - What is Chiropody

    What-Is-Chiropody

    The practice of Chiropody is the assessment, treatment and prevention of diseases or disorders of the foot. Chiropody is practiced by qualified, regulated practitioners who have undergone goverment established and recognized programs and examinations. Only those who are registered by the Ontario College Of Chiropodist are licensed to practice as Chiropodists in Ontario.

  • Tab 2 - Finding The Perfect Fit

    Finding-The-Perfect-Fit

    Shop for shoes at the end of the day when your feet are largest. The size of your feet change as you grow, so before buying shoes always have your feet measured while standing. Select shoes by how the shoe fits your foot and not by the marked size. Select a shoe that is shaped like your foot, and make sure there is a space of 3/8" to 1/2" for your longest toe at the end of the shoe when you are standing. Don't buy shoes that feel too tight and expect them to stretch to fit. Walk in the shoes to make sure they fit and feel right. Your heel should not ride up and down inside while you walk.

  • Tab 3 - Basic Foot Care Guidelines

    Basic-Footcare-Guidelines

    Don't ignore foot pain. It is not normal. Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in colour and temperature. Look for thick or discolored nails, and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely. Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems should not treat their own feet, because they are more prone to infection. Make sure that your shoes fit properly. Select and wear the right shoe for each sport or activity that you are engaged in. Alternate shoes—don't wear the same pair of shoes every day.

  • Tab 4 - Summer Footcare

    Summer-Footcare

    As we break out the summer wardrobe and footwear here is some foot care advice for the summer months. Watch out for flip-flops. While flip flops are popular and convenient to wear, they put people at risk of developing foot problems. Flips flops don’t have the necessary support. A flat piece of rubber or leather does not provide enough support in the arch area of the foot. If worn for a prolonged period of time, they can cause severe arch pain or pain on the ball of the foot. Also, flip flops offer...

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  • Tab 5 - Children's Feet

    Childrens-Feet

    How often do I need to change my child’s shoes? This depends on the child and their age. On average children’s feet grow two sizes per year in the first four years of life and one size per year thereafter until growth is complete. However, this does vary. Ideally you should check every 8 weeks. An easy way to check the length is to cut a strip of paper by tracing their insole. Place this against the wall and get the child to stand on it. Measure the distance between the longest toe and the end of the piece of paper. A newly fitted shoe will ...

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Common Problems

Common-ProblemsFoot and ankle problems are usually acquired from improper footwear, physical stress, or small mechanical changes within the foot, arthritic foot problems, congenital foot problems, which occur at birth, and infectious foot problems.

 

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Sports Injury

Sports-InjuryAnkle sprains are the most common of all athletic injuries. Ankle sprains involving the lateral or outside part of the ankle are referred to as inversion sprains and are by far the most common type. Most inversion sprains occur during sports which involve jumping and side to side movement like basketball, volleyball and soccer.

 

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Diabetic Feet

Diabetic-FootMost of us are aware that people with diabetes require special attention for their feet, but many do not know why. As foot specialists, Chiropodists deal with a wide range of issues related to diabetes on a daily basis. Much of our focus is on patient education, as we strive to prevent common complications, such as ulcers, infections and undetected trauma.

 

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