Toronto Chiropodist Use Social Media To Reach Out To Patients

To learn more about Marz Hardy, her staff or any of the services offered at the Toronto foot clinic, patients are encouraged to visit the comprehensive podiatric website at . About Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics: Marz Hardy Graduated Michener Institute as a Toronto Chiropodist and Toronto Foot Specialist 2001. She did her clinical training at the Michener Foot Clinic and Toronto General Hospital. Marz Hardy became employed at Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics in 2001 which has been owned and in operation since 1980 by her husband, Dr. John A. Hardy. She received her B.Sc., Podiatric Medicine in 2004 at Sunderland University, United Kingdom. Marz Hardy is the first Foot Specialist in Canada qualified and certified in Active Release Technique of the lower limb, (A.R.T.) in 2006 and was recertified March, 2012. She was also the first Chiropodist in Ontario to own and operate her own X-Ray machine, qualified by the Ministry of Health under the HARP Act.
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Much-loved chiropodist to the famous dies

A chiropodist who kicked a police officer and swore at an 81-year-old patient was found guilty of professional misconduct today. Christine Johnson, aged 71 at the time, told the older woman youre not leaving my f****** clinic when she suggested arranging her appointment for another day. A conduct and competence committee of the Health Professions Council (HPC) heard Johnsons attitude changed during the appointment in Rhyl, North Wales, in March last year. She became abusive after a young man put his head around the door of the room to talk about a washing machine, the hearing in Cardiff was told. Chairman Ian Crookhall said she used extremely inappropriate and abusive language, which upset her (the patient). She said, I dont care about your f****** car and I dont care if you get a f****** ticket, told her she could not leave because the clinic door was locked and said I dont care about your f****** grandson when the woman said she should leave to pick up her grandson. Mr Crookhall said there was no misconduct before Johnsons attitude changed towards the woman, who was having her first appointment with the chiropodist. She also showed the woman a tray full of nail clippings, threw them in the bin and put the tray under her feet without cleaning it, but this did not amount to misconduct, the panel ruled. It found her fitness to practise was impaired and gave Johnson, who was not at the hearing, a three-year caution order. She was also cautioned for another occasion when police were called to a domestic incident at her home in June last year after she had been out drinking.
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Chiropodist experience shows the way to a professional ‘nothing’ service


Steve Hardie failed to treat a patient appropriately and was rude to co-habiting male patients – on the basis that he believed all were gay. Mr Hardie also initially refused to go into a clinic with a gay colleague at Peterborough Community Services. The Health Professions Council (HPC) found all misconduct allegations, from 2005 to 2009, proved. The HPC’s Conduct and Competence Committee heard Mr Hardie had asked a work colleague to swap a patient because he had discovered he was HIV positive. ‘Highly offensive’ The chiropodist also failed to declare he was carrying out private podiatry work in Peterborough. The panel heard Mr Hardie, who had been given an interim suspension in February 2011, had not provided the panel with testimonials and references to demonstrate he had addressed his misconduct. He still denied the allegations and had nothing further to submit to the panel, it was told. “Mr Hardie’s attitude with patients and colleagues of homosexual orientation was unacceptable and highly offensive, both to the persons concerned and to the wider public,” the panel stated. “He has shown no insight or remorse and very little conduct to remedy his behaviour, which took place over a considerable period of time.” The suspension order will be reviewed before its expiry. The panel advised Mr Hardie to engage with the process because it would have the power to strike him off the register at that hearing if he fails to provide information. More on This Story
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Peterborough homophobic chiropodist suspended

John Johnson, 87, had been living in the Honeywood House Nursing Home in Rowhook for nearly two years, having suffered with Alzheimers disease for some time. He opened up his practice in early 1960 in the big white house on the corner of Wallorton Gardens, East Sheen, initially assisted by his mother, Ada Johnson, before his wife June took over the receptionist role in 1973. Mr Johnson was popular with patients because of his excellent time keeping and dry sense of humour and a comical fish tank in the waiting room which contained a model foot bone and was labelled 2 Piranhas – Beware! proved a great source of conversation. His daughter Sue Wiltshire said: He was very well known in the area and popular. His patients loved him. Mr Johnson was a proud pioneer in minor foot surgery and was one of the earliest trained podiatrists of his generation and patients were disappointed when the practice closed in 2002. Family described him as a much-loved husband of 61 years to June, father and father-in-law to Susan and Bob, Sally and Pat, Paul and Sandy, and grandpa to Jade, Anna, Catherine, Joanna, Matthew, Annabel, Alex and Jacob. The funeral service and cremation was held at Guildford Crematorium on Friday, June 14. Donations are invited to Honeywood House c/o – J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors, 55 Hare Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3EF.
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Chiropodist who swore at patient guilty of misconduct

The chiropodist did a fact-find on me my medical background, did the verruca hurt or cause me any problems? before carrying out a thorough examination of my feet (even the one without said complaint). He confirmed it was a verruca and explained how notoriously difficult verrucas are to treat, adding that, depending on ones age, they can take literally years to eradicate. But, he said, a lot of people do not get anywhere with the treatments available at the local pharmacy. In fact, acid was the best treatment but he was not going to prescribe that for me. I was reassured, better informed and came away confident that do nothing was a reasonable course of action. I had taken advice from a professional who knew what he was talking about and he had not tried to sell me anything. His advice was simply do nothing. Did he bill me? Yes, of course. He is a professional and he delivered a professional service. So in answer to Nicks question: yes, of course you can charge a client when your advice is do nothing as long as doing nothing is good advice based on your experience, skills, qualifications and expertise. Why?
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