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Class Is Back in Session: TPC @ West Durham Hosts CME

Class was back in session early this year for The Physio Clinic @ West Durham as we recently had the pleasure of hosting a CME (Continuing Medical Education) seminar for fellow physicians and colleagues from across the GTA. The seminar, given by our in-house chiropodist/foot specialist Bill Bitaxis, was full of information, treatment options, and comprehensive data on a nail infection that affects countless patients per year – onychomycosis.

Each year, The Physio Clinic @ West Durham hosts CME seminars to help educate local physicians in our areas of expertise and to expand our multidisciplinary approach to treatment by engaging with medical practitioners from different fields. These educational seminars help to ensure medical practitioners remain up-to-date on a variety of subjects, both within and beyond their field. All of the content for these seminars are developed and reviewed by faculty who are experts in the field and only delivered by recognized medical educators, such as our very own Bill Bitaxis. 

Over a fine three-course meal at The David Duncan House in Toronto, Bill presented an in-depth analysis of onychomycosis, an infection that affects the toenails and presents a higher risk to diabetic patients, potentially leading to serious complications if left untreated.

Thankfully, Bill’s talk on this prevalent issue – which is estimated to cause up to 50% of all nail problems[1] – included detailed treatment options learned over years of first-hand experience. But his extensive knowledge in the field didn’t stop our physician guests from challenging him with hard-hitting questions (all in good fun)! When the clinical debates came to a close, everyone left the dinner and seminar satisfied, with a full stomach and info packages in hand.

We will be hosting another CME seminar with local Pickering and Oshawa physicians very soon at The Physio Clinic, which will include a tour of our newly-renovated facility and state-of-the-art technology, such as our shockwave and laser therapy machines.

If you are experiencing foot issues and would like to schedule an appointment with Bill Bitaxis, or are a physician interested in our upcoming CME seminar, feel free to get in touch with us at!
[1] Faergemann J, Baran R: Epidemiology, clinical presentation and diagnosis of onychomycosis. Br J Dermato149 (Suppl.):1 - 4, 2003.