About Us

Footcare Clinic Downtown Toronto

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.


Allen Frankel graduated from the University of Toronto and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, earning his DPM degree in 1984. He completed his Surgical Residency at Warminster General Hospital, where he specialized in Laser and Minimal Incision Surgery (MIS). With extensive experience treating professional athletes at sports medicine clinics, Allenl is an Associate Member of both the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons and the American College of Foot Surgeons. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association and the Provincial College Council, playing a key role in advancing surgical techniques and treatment protocols in Ontario. Allen offers a range of podiatric surgeries, including bunion correction, bone procedures, and other open surgical interventions.

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.


Jackie is our office receptionist. After several years of working in hospitality and administration roles, providing excellent customer service has always been a priority for Jackie. Jackie majored in Women and Gender Studies, with a minor in English Literature. In addition, she has a specialization in Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. Her education ignited her passion for creative writing and content creation. Jackie’s main goal at Instride is to provide a seamless patient experience through effective communication and compassion. Outside of the clinic, Jackie enjoys: cooking, traveling and writing.

Did you know we were selected as Top Podiatrists in Toronto in 2021?

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