What does chiropody treatment involve?
Chiropody treatment will vary for each patient and their main concern. Treatment might involve one or several of the following: use of sterilized instruments to gently trim nails and callus, footwear education, stretching & strengthening exercises, manual therapy, custom orthotics, prescription of topical or oral medication, discussion of surgical intervention
What is chiropody?
Chiropody is a branch of medicine specializing in the assessment, treatment and management of the foot. Chiropodists are regulated primary health care practitioners that play a key role in Ontario’s health care team.
Can chiropody treat plantar fasciitis?
Yes! Plantar fasciitis is a common condition characterized by heel pain with first few steps in the morning. Treatment can include ice, topical or oral anti-inflammatory medication, footwear advice, stretching, manual therapy, shockwave therapy, steroid injection and custom orthotics.
What is the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist in Canada?
Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only regulated foot specialists in Ontario. The main difference is where the practitioner was trained and educated. All foot specialists who are trained or worked in Ontario after 1993 are called Chiropodists.
Why would you see a chiropodist?
You might see a chiropodist for a number of foot related concerns. Some examples include but are not limited to: foot pain, ingrown toe nails, bunions, flat feet, high arches, plantar fasciitis, calluses, corns, warts, custom foot orthotics, medical grade compression stockings.
What should I expect at my first chiropody appointment?
During your first appointment, you can expect to fill in a medical history and consent form. A thorough foot assessment will be performed and a discussion of your condition and treatment options will follow. Please bring any old orthotics, frequently worn shoes and a list of your medications.
How long is a chiropody appointment?
A chiropody appointment can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour based on what treatment you are receiving.