Tom grew up in Cape Breton. He is the owner of this clinic and comes from a long line of shoe makers (4+ generations). After taking 4 years of engineering and mechanics he couldn’t resist his entrepreneurial spirit any longer and opened up his own business in 1992 using the trade that was passed down to him. In 1996 he completed his Pedorthic Management of the Foot course at Ball State University and furthered his studies at the Robert Palmer Institute of Biomechanics. Tom is a Certified Pedorthist and is one of the founding members of the Canadian Chapter of the Pedorthic Footcare association. He is currently on the Board of Directors. As co-owner with his wife Lisa they are very proud of their team at Comfort Orthotics. When not running the business Tom enjoys fly fishing and camping with friends and family. He also has a passion for cars and is a high performance driving instructor.
After leaving Cape Breton, Lisa went to Acadia University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science and later received her Bachelor of Human Ecology at Mount Saint Vincent University. In 2007 she joined her husband at the family business and continued her studies in the field of Pedorthics. She is now a Certified Pedorthist and has been working with her husband Tom ever since. Lisa is very involved with clinic operations in addition to her work on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chapter of the Pedorthic Footcare Association which has its head office at this location. Lisa can often be found participating in community programs promoting foot health. When it is time to wind down, she enjoys camping, swimming and spending time with family and friends.
Philip Sneyd BSc (Hons) is the Podiatrist at Comfort Orthotics & Podiatry Clinic. Originally from Manchester in the United Kingdom, Phil joined our team upon moving to Nova Scotia in 2013. He obtained his degree in Podiatric Medicine at the University of Huddersfield in Yorkshire, England. Phil is a member of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine and the Nova Scotia Podiatry Association. Prior to studying Podiatry, he spent many years working in specialist footwear fitting; encountering and helping many clients with foot issues that required special help. Phil enjoys the broad scope of podiatry work, from the biomechanical elements to the work involving skin and nail care, foot health, nail surgery and plantar wart treatments. In his free time, Phil enjoys spending time outside exploring nature.
Emily was born and raised in Newfoundland. She moved to Nova Scotia to attend Acadia University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to complete her Pedorthic Certification three years later. Emily joined our team in February 2012 and is a valuable asset to our office with both her professional skills and her friendly personality. She is a member of the Canadian Chapter of the Pedorthic Footcare Association. Although her love for Newfoundland will always remain strong, she has chosen to make Nova Scotia her permanent home. In Emily’s free time, she enjoys many outdoor activities with friends and family.
Kevin is the 5th generation in this family business and now joins us on a full time bases as a Certified Pedorthist. Kevin completed his undergraduate degree at Memorial University, then continued with his training at Dalhousie University and Baker College. Kevin completed his pedorthic practicum here at our clinic under his father (Tom). In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with family & friends.
Michelle became the Office Manager at Comfort Orthotics & Podiatry Clinic when she joined the team in August 2013. Michelle is a graduate from the Career Academy of Canada in Office Administration and has also completed her Certified Compression Fitting course. Her favourite part of her job is meeting new patients and assisting with their medical needs. In her spare time Michelle enjoys bowling, pursuing outdoor activities and spending time with her husband and two girls.
Originally from Dartmouth, Katelyn has been a friendly face in our front office since December 2014. She joined the team with 10 years of customer service related experience, three of which were spent working in a specialty children’s shoe store where she received training on how to properly fit footwear for growing feet. In addition to her front office role, Katelyn has recently received certification for fitting Sigvaris compression stockings. Outside of work, Katelyn enjoys baking, yoga, and going to the farmers market on weekends.
Raised in Fall River, Megan is a graduate from Dalhousie University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree. Megan joined our team at Comfort Orthotics & Podiatry Clinic in June 2017. Megan’s passion for health and well-being has her looking forward to helping those that come in to the clinic. In her spare time, Megan is actively involved in sports, enjoys baking, hiking, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Kasia joined our front office team in June 2017. She grew up in Poland and has been living in Canada since 2004. She graduated from College of Shorthand and Foreign Languages in Warsaw and comes to us with 9 years of experience working in the Canadian Health care system. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, working out, exploring Nova Scotia and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Leah grew up in Cape Breton and moved to Halifax in 2014. She comes to us with the experience and training she received as an event manager and is one of the smiling faces that will greet you in the clinic. In Leah’s spare time she enjoys cooking, painting and camping with family and friends.
Tom Levy has been a part of the team since May 2012. He brought with him experience in the shoe repair industry. Tom assembles custom made orthotics under the direction and guidance of our certified professionals. He enjoys working with his hands from cutting new materials to trimming the orthotics. Tom can be found working away in the lab singing along to his favourite tunes. In his spare time, he enjoys leather crafting, reading, photography and playing basketball.