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Thornhill Podiatrist | Thornhill Find The Best Foot Doctor Thornhill | ON | The Foot Institute |


Darryl Cohen and Associates
NHD Pod(SA), BSc(Hons)(Podiatric Studies)


441 Clark Ave West
Suite 201
Thornhill, ON
L4J 6W8
(Sobeys Plaza at corner Clark and Hilda)
(905) 886-3965


Lawrence Square Shoppng Centre
700 Lawrence Ave West
Suite 125
Toronto, ON
M6A 3B4  
(416) 787-1381


Find The Best Foot Doctor Thornhill

Find The Best Podiatrist Thornhill

Podiatry, or commonly known as podiatric medicine, is a branch of medicine and medical studies that is devoted to the study, care and diagnosis of disorders affecting the lower extremities of the body, primarily the feet, the ankles and the toes. Podiatry is a relatively new term, but physicians have long been specialized in this important area of study. Physicians specialized in podiatry are known as Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and is abbreviated as DPM. A podiatrist Thornhill is independent from other specialties and doctors that have this certification can perform basic diagnosis, administer medications and perform surgery on the feet, the ankles and the toes. Physical therapy regimens and schedules can also be prescribed and managed by a podiatrist.


The Foot Institute has full team of podiatrists that can respond to any emergency relating to foot conditions and accidents. The extended team of podiatrist Thornhill are fully trained and have a vast experience in the numerous cases related to the feet and lower extremities. Podiatry is a branch of medical studies that detects and help cure conditions and health problems that otherwise would go unnoticed by other specialty doctors. A large number of chronic diseases display symptoms that are firstly seen on the lower extremities, particularly in the feet area. A podiatrist in Thornhill at the Foot Institute will be able to diagnose a patient suffering from common diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease. A good podiatrist Thornhill usually works in a team with other specialty doctors to offer the best medical services to any patient and ensure the best results. They are continuously educated in state of the art medical techniques involving dermatology, LASER surgery, physical and recuperative medicine as well as rehabilitation methods and techniques. Podiatrists also have expertise in areas such as anatomy, physiology, general medicine, surgery, pharmacology, pathophysiology and physiology. 

A short history of podiatryThe professional care of feet was important since the ancient times, being practiced for the first time in Egypt, around 2400 BC, where a podiatric technique is displayed in a bas-relief carving. One of the most common podiatric conditions, calluses and corns, are popularly described for the first time by the ancient physician Hippocrates, where he describes a method to reduce hard skin pain, involving skin scrapers. Paul of Aegina, an early medieval physician, described calluses and defined them using medical terms. He also described a way to efficiently get rid of them, by using pumice. Up until the 20th century, podiatry was practiced independently of other medical specialties and the physicians did not communicate their diagnoses.

The kings of France, as well as Napoleon, but more famously, Abraham Lincoln, had personal podiatrists that made sure that their patients are able to walk confidently during military campaigns. What do podiatrists treat and how?As previously described, podiatrists work in multidisciplinary teams of physicians, thus offering the best medical services to their patients. A podiatrist in Thornhill is uniquely qualified among other physicians, treating only the foot area and ankle. They are able to perform surgery, set fractures, treat sports-related injuries to ligaments and joints, take and interpret X-rays or other radio-imagistic studies, order and manage physical therapy programs, prescribe medicine and recuperation schedules, perform medical history and give medical advice to chronic disease patients.

Thornhill Podiatrist The Foot Institute is a poidiatry office providing Find The Best Foot Doctor Thornhill, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Thornhill, ON. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the L4J6W8 area and surrounding areas in Thornhill