Who is Dr. François Allart?
Dr. François Allart is a third-generation foot specialist who has honed his expertise thanks to many years of studies, along with years of research and development.
Three generations of passion
Dr. Allart’s passion has been passed down from his father, who was also a podiatrist, and his grandfather, who manufactured orthopedic shoes. This family involvement led him to pursue his calling with great enthusiasm, and his determination and dynamic personality have served him well throughout his career as a practicing podiatrist and exceptional researcher.
Three generations of passion
In 1988, Dr. Allart left for the United States in order to study at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM), becoming the first Québec student ever accepted. At the time, there were no schools in Québec or Canada that offered a Podiatry program. During his studies, he acquired additional expertise in pediatric podiatry (podiatry for children and teenagers) and in minimally invasive surgery. The preventive aspect was a significant factor in his interest in pediatric podiatry. He was also deeply motivated by the idea of resolving problems affecting young patients who would otherwise experience problems throughout their lives.
When he returned to Canada in 1993, Dr. Allart and his father founded the Québec podiatric medical clinic, where he also established his own orthotics manufacturing laboratory, which benefitted from his scientific research into orthotic techniques. Since that time, he has been working tirelessly to gain recognition for the expertise of podiatrists among the Québec medical community and among government health institutions. He continues his work at the clinic, and is also involved in a variety of issues related to the Ordre des podiatres du Québec as an expert in the field. His involvement has led to significant growth in the profession in Québec.
From 1995 to 2005, he served as an Administrator, Vice-President and then President of the Ordre. During his terms in office, he was instrumental in the adoption of numerous regulations respecting the practice of podiatry in the Québec legislature, including legislation related to medications, podiatric orthotics and radiology. As a member of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association, he is involved in the standardization of podiatric medicine in Canada and free interprovincial professional travel.
In 2003, after many years of hard work and negotiations, Dr. Allart finally realized his goal of establishing a faculty of podiatric medicine at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. This accomplishment and his work in the field earned him an honorary doctorate degree in 2008. It was the first podiatric medicine program in Canada, and the first francophone podiatric program in the world. In addition to opening up the discipline to Quebecers, the faculty offers a comprehensive program that is open to students from around the world. In fact, a number of the courses are given by members of the NYCPM, and an internship in the United States is required in order to complete the podiatric training. Since 2004, Dr. Allart has been teaching at Trois-Rivières, and is an active collaborator in research into orthotic and therapeutic developments in pediatric podiatry. Since 2009, he has been responsible for the orthopedic department at the University’s clinic.
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Recognized and honoured expertise
Dr. Allart has achieved numerous accomplishments and received many awards in recognition of his research work and his involvement in the growth of his profession. When you trust your well-being to Dr. Allart, you will reap the benefits of his expertise, his quest for knowledge and his passion as a professional podiatrist, which represents your guarantee that you will receive the right treatment that will satisfy your highest expectations.