President’s Award recipient aims to make an impact on the lives of his patients

After completing his Honours Bachelor of Science degree at McMaster University, Braveenan Nirmalan was in search of an educational program that would set him on a career path and offer him hands-on experience. Through his research, he discovered Chiropody and thought it looked like a challenging career that was in demand and would allow him…

Chiropody Celebrates Foot Health Month

As we continue to adjust our lifestyle and socially distance during the COVD-19 pandemic, we may observe changes in our overall health. Many people have taken up outdoor running and jogging to maintain their fitness. Although it is wonderful to see so many individuals take strides to improve their health, we should be aware of…

Michener incorporates Artificial Intelligence into Foot Care program

According to Diabetes Canada, the amputation of a lower limb occurs in Ontario once every four hours, and according to Wounds Canada, 85 per cent of amputations from diabetic foot wounds are preventable. In an effort to improve this statistic, foot health professionals are seeking better ways to improve the accuracy and efficiency of wound…

Michener introduces new Chiropody Wound Care program

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN and the Toronto General Hospital Vascular Clinic are thrilled to be working collaboratively to offer a new Advanced Chiropody Wound Care program that began in the fall of 2019. Michener is excited for this opportunity that stemmed from the integration with UHN. This two-semester Fellowship program teaches best…

Jumping in feet first with The Toe Bro

With May being Foot Health Month, we’re featuring a Michener alumnus who is raising awareness on the importance of maintaining proper foot care in a creative way. From graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Chiropody to having his own TV show, Jonathan Tomines’ career has been anything but ordinary. Jonathan grew up watching and assisting…

Philanthropic work of Michener alumni has global impact

What diseases or conditions do you think have some of the highest mortality rates? Different kinds of cancers or infectious diseases might come to mind, but according to Michener alumnus Laura Lee Kozody, the answer may surprise you. Diabetic foot ulcers, a major complication related to diabetes, have higher five-year rates of mortality than breast,…

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…

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…

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…