PodoCanada

SHOES . ORTHOTICS . HAPPINESS
 
HOURS OF OPERATION
 
Monday 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 

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585 Montreal Road, Ottawa ON
 
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(613) 746-9292
 
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CONVENIENT LOCATION
 
Free parking
On-Site Lab
Bilingual Service
Sal Sabbagh
My Previous Life..
 
 
 
I grew up in Lebanon at a time when the smell of war shells was always in the air.
It was 1989. While I was studying Business at the American University of Beirut, I decided to open a small shoe repair shop.
 
I took this decision because I wanted to be my own boss.
 
Proudly, I had a lot of success running Bigfoot Shoe Repair.  Being 21 years old, making a lot of money; or I thought I was!
 
I considered my future to be in shoe repair until one day at work, I received an old man walking in for his shoes resoling; they were custom fabricated to accommodate his foot problems. He was concerned because the specialist who made his shoes was not available anymore (Later I learned that this shoe maker was kidnapped and disappeared during the civil war).
The customer was a physician and, knowing that I was a university graduate, he said that I should not repair shoes but instead become “Bottier Orthopediste” (Orthopedic shoe maker). He said also that the same job I served him for $10, I could have charged $100 for, had a small paper been hanging on my wall; a diploma.

These words inspired me and I was so lucky to join a Prosthetic-Orthotic Program.
 
I graduated again in 1994 and re-founded Bigfoot Orthopedics.
I went later to France for additional studies in Pedorthics.
 
 
Pedorthic knowledge and shoe experience blended well at Bigfoot:
The first in the Middle East to introduce Cad Cam Orthotics, moving later to a better location in Beirut, and eventually exporting therapeutic shoes to France.
Bigfoot had many successful stories!
 
In July 2006, another war period made me consider immigration.
When we have a family we think children first! I therefore sold and moved to Canada in June 2008.
 
 
Today..
 
  • Certified from the College of Pedorthics Canada
  • Member of the Pedorthic Association Canada
  • Member of the The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
  • Many years of experience in traditional and digital orthotic techniques
  • I can serve you in French, English, and more.
  • CadCam expert in systems related to orthotics.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
PODOCANADA 585 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 4K4 - Phone (613) 746-9292 - Fax (613) 746-9293
PODOCANADA is managed by SAL SABBAGH