No Small Feat: Chiropody Sock Drive Makes Michener History

Thanks to the generosity of a small Newfoundland community and some friendly competition, the Chiropody program’s annual sock drive has made Michener history. Each year throughout the month of May, Michener’s second-year chiropody class collects new, unworn socks to raise awareness of Foot Health Month and support Toronto’s homeless community. This year, they nearly tripled…

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Michener Chiropody at the Rama First Nation Health Fair

By Vanessa Brunato and Alexandra Elliott, Third Year Chiropody Students As chiropody students, we are often asked the question, “What made you decide you want to work with feet?” We all seem to have a standard, go-to response to this question. Some outline the fact that chiropodists are primary health care practitioners who operate their own…

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What Michener students love most about their programs

Here’s a glimpse of a few Michener students talking about what they love most about our programs. Find out why patient interaction is one of Natasha’s favourite things about nuclear medicine, how being on the front-lines of cancer treatment motivates Kwee and how knowing her classmates inside and out is a unique advantage for Nicole. Find these students…

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Advice on Footwear for Kids

Are you a parent looking for advice when purchasing new summer shoes for children? Even though kids can run around in just about anything, their shoes should still provide foot support in the form of arch padding  and a strong heel back. Be wary of  flimsy canvas shoes and certain types of sandals! They may…

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May is Foot Health Month: Foot care for people with diabetes

May is Foot Health Month and the Michener chiropody program is raising awareness of proper foot care and good foot health. Healthy feet are important to the overall health of people with diabetes, but foot problems remain a major health concern. People with diabetes often experience poor blood flow (arterial insufficiency) and nerve damage (neuropathy)…

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Foot Health Month: Choosing summer footwear that looks and feels great

May is Foot Health Month, and the Michener Chiropody program is raising awareness of proper foot care and good foot health. Though it doesn’t always feel like it, summer is quickly approaching. Before grabbing your sandals, consider the toll seasonal footwear may be taking on your feet. Whether it’s long walks or outdoor sports, many…

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The Neglected Foot: Foot Health Month

While foot problems are common, they do not mean people should be resigned to living with pain. The month of May has been designated Foot Health Month and the Michener Chiropody program is raising awareness of proper foot care and good foot health. From eating better foods to getting the right amount of sleep and…

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Best Foot Forward

Healthy feet are one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy life. That’s why at Michener, the one-of-a-kind Chiropody program is not only helping to prepare the next generation of chiropodists, but is also providing an important service to the community. Michener’s Chiropody students, while learning at its downtown Toronto campus, interact directly…

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