Chiropody is a branch of medicine specializing in the assessment, treatment and management of the foot.Read More
A chiropodist has many skills and techniques that help patients eliminate foot pain, gain mobility, and maintain healthy feet. They are educated exclusively in the assessment and treatment of foot disorders.
Many wonder what the difference is between a chiropodist and podiatrist?
Essentially, both chiropodists and podiatrists are foot doctors who treat foot problems and maintain a healthy foot. In Ontario there is no difference between the two.
Chiropodists are regulated, primary care practitioners that play a key role in the health of children, adults and seniors across Ontario.
A registered Chiropodist is qualified to diagnose and treat arthritis, diabetes, nails, and sports injuries. Biomechanical assessments and orthotics are also part of our training. As well as helping people of all ages, we play an important role in keeping older people independent and mobile.
Visiting a chiropodist or podiatrist regularly can prevent many foot problems, and can diagnose and treat potentially painful conditions at their earliest stage, thereby preventing unnecessary suffering. Comfort, pain relief, and maintaining mobility can be achieved through many approaches done with chiropody services.
More than 80% of the population will suffer a foot problem in their lifetime, according to studies.
If you are one of the many people who suffer from any of the common foot conditions like calluses, corns, plantar fasciitis, warts, bunions or ingrown toenails, a visit with one of our registered Chiropodists may be just what you need.
Some foot conditions our Chiropodist can help you with are:
Chiropody only available at West Location
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
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.