Seems Tom Cruise is distrustful of podiatrists and claims the profession is a sham defrauding millions of dollars with use of x -rays. Brooke Shields apparently had recently suffered a broken toe caused, it was claimed by height challenged thespian, by an x -ray taken at the office of her podiatrist. The scientologist Cruise made these claims on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ This is the second time in recent weeks Cruise has criticized Brooke Shields while espousing Scientology. He recently accused psychiatrist as a frauds in a previous program and again sited Brooke Shields as the mindless victim. In a four minute monologue, Cruise said ‘The thing about Brooke is, like all people who harm their feet, her broken bone is caused by toxins in her blood. But the podiatry industry wants to conduct an x-ray so they can suck the minerals out of her foot and sell them to psychiatrists, who then process them into anti-psychiatry drugs, which are forced upon children and are the leading cause of low SAT scores.’
No he wasn’t talking about the plot for the next MI movie but instead believes his faith gives him healing powers of love, which he would like to share with everone. Mmmmmmmmm.
‘There’s simply no science behind podiatry and people need to know that. It’s not fair that I know all these things after donating $58 million to the Church, but poorer Americans don’t know it yet,’ said Tom Cruise.
Well I have taught podology (the science which underpins the practice of podiatry) for thirty years and can confirm there is little A class evidence based practice to support much of what podiatrists do or any other therapist for that matter. So you got that right, Tom.
Hiwever there is also overwhelming anecdotal evidence to give confidence that podiatry and podiatric techniques are very effective.
Yes, there are some bad eggs in all professions and insurance frauds are sadly all too evident, but as an autonomous body with serious professional integrity, any practitioner caught transgressing the laws of the land are deregistered.
Ne supra crepidam sutor judicaret