Foot Health Awareness Month: May


Published: 2May2014

Spring and summer usher bring an increase in outdoor activity and hopefully more physical activity. May is “Foot Health Awareness Month”, a time to give some thought to the importance of taking care of our feet and the 52 bones contained within them. These account for 25% of the total bones in our body.


McGill expert: Dr. E. Ruth Chaytor, Assistant Professor of Surgery, McGill Faculty of Medicine, Interim Chief of Surgical Services, Jewish General Hospital

Expertise: Dr. Chaytor is an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon with an expertise in diabetic foot problems. She is the Canadian representative on The Working Group of the Diabetic Foot (official arm of the International Diabetic Federation and an advisory group to WHO on the diabetic foot).


Contact: rchaytor [at] 

Dr. Chaytor is available for interviews in both English and French.

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