DOWNTOWN TORONTO PODIATRIST, CHIROPODIST AND PHYSIOTHERAPIST

In our downtown Toronto foot clinic, our patient’s concerns are assessed by personally listening to their story, reviewing their medical history, then examining their feet – the skin, circulation, nervous system and the structural integrity. We are the first choice when looking at a downtown Toronto podiatrist, chiropodist, or physiotherapist. Book your appointment today!

WE SPECIALIZE IN

Our attitude is that if a symptom is a concern to you, it’s a concern to us. We are pleased to offer any
foot care service, minor or complex, that will make your life more comfortable including:

BOOK A PODIATRIST APPOINTMENT

To book an appointment with Chris or Laura, call us at 416.804.5199 or click on the button below.

LAURA DESJARDINS

Laura’s Podiatric Medicine practice concentrates on well-rounded management and treatment of foot and ankle conditions. She treats conditions relating to dermatology of the foot as well as overuse injuries, sports medicine injuries and general foot pain. Her approach to foot pain treatment relies on rehabilitation-based principles. She has a Kinesiology degree, certification in soft tissue release and has experience with running/ repetitive overuse foot conditions. She has represented Team Canada for Cross Country and completed many continuing education courses in sports medicine. She has taught continuing education at the University of Saskatchewan and has treated elite athletes including Olympic medalist in track and field. She is a passionate about helping others get back to health.

Available hours
Monday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 2pm-6:30pm
Wednesday: 10:30am- 5:30pm
Thursday: 12pm-5:30pm
Friday: 10:30am – 4:30pm

TORONTO PODIATRIST ALLEN FRANKEL

Allen Frankel, a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, received his DPM degree in 1984. He completed a Surgical Residency at Warminster General Hospital, specializing in Laser and Minimal Incision Surgery (MIS), and gained significant experience treating professional athletes at sports medicine clinics. Dr. Frankel is an Associate Member of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons and the American College of Foot Surgeons. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association and the Provincial College Council, contributing significantly to surgical advancements and treatment protocols in Ontario. Allen offers various podiatric surgeries, including the correction of bunions, bone procedures, and other open surgical procedures.

Available hours
1 Monday per month

Please check the online booking site to book.

TORONTO CHIROPODIST CYNTHIA LI

Cynthia Li is a chiropodist who graduated from the University of Toronto in 2010, and shortly after obtained her diploma in Chiropody from the Michener Institute in 2013. Cynthia’s practice of podiatric medicine has revolved around using a Holistic approach to getting patients back on their feet. She is passionate about providing proper education to patients so they can be their own advocates.  She strives to restore proper foot function by way of manual therapy, using a unique foot and ankle manual therapy called Foot Mobilization Therapy.  She specialized in this therapy in 2014 and has been fixing feet ever since.  Using non surgical techniques Cynthia also specializes in Ingrown toenail bracing.

 

Available hours
Monday 9:30AM to 4:30PM
Tuesday 9:30AM to 4:30PM
Thursday 9:30AM to 4:30PM

TORONTO CHIROPODIST ANDREW LAM

Andrew Lam is a Chiropodist, Physiotherapist, and a Registered Massage Therapist. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Andrew decided to pursue a path into health care. First beginning his career with a Diploma of Massage Therapy at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, then completing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at D’Youville College in Buffalo and completing his education at the Michener Institute for an Advanced Diploma in Chiropody. In his personal time, Andrew enjoys volleyball, soccer, and swimming. With his experiences Andrew utilizes his understanding of biomechanics to get his patients back to sport.

Available hours
Wednesday: 8 am – 12pm

 

TORONTO PODIATRIST CHRIS HASTINGS (Retired)

Chris Hastings has many years experience, practising as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in Toronto, Barrie and Muskoka. He has served as a consultant in provincial hospitals, institutions and continuously as a private practitioner encompassing general care, surgery and orthotics. He has been a community leader, serving as an executive of the Cancer Society, Crime Stoppers, Kinsman, his professional organizations and a consultant to many charity walks.

*Chris Hastings is no longer seeing patients has formally retired. We thank Chris for his years of service supporting the Downtown Toronto community.

INITIAL VISIT TO OUR CLINIC

As a new patient to our clinic, here is what you will experience:

Chair Assistant, Jackie, will greet you and accept your health card (O.H.I.P) and identification of your home address. In addition, she will need your phone number and e-mail address and, if possible, the name, address and fax number of your family physician.

The practitioner, will ask about your foot health — your general health — past surgeries — current medication — sensitivities and allergies. He will then examine your feet and ankles by — first the skin — then circulation — neurologic tests, then musculo- skeletal strength and range.

Diagnosis
The result will be reviewed with you and options of care discussed.

Prognosis
The course of care selected after discussion will be decided and expected results and ongoing care explained, including fees.

Treatment
General podiatric care — basic care of nails — corns and callouses will be cared for at this visit. We also offer treatment options which include cortisone injections, orthotics, rehabilitation program, injury prevention, gait analysis and access to platelet rich protein injections for more chronic conditions.

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