A Chiropodist is a primary health care provider, described as a foot specialist, who provides a variety of medical services ranging from nail and skin care to orthotics and in-office surgeries. Chiropodists are key members of your foot health care team representing the largest number of premier foot specialists in Ontario.
Chiropodists are recognized and regulated health professionals that play a key role in the health of individuals and the Ontario populations. Chiropodists will assess and provide treatment including management of acute and chronic conditions. They also play a role in the prevention of injury and disability and in promoting foot health and wellbeing.
Chiropody is a field of medicine that focuses on preventing, assessing and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle by medical, surgical or palliative means.
Chiropody can help with:
ingrown toenails, thickened toenails, fungal nail or skin conditions, foot/ankle/knee/hip or back pain, corns, plantar warts, diabetic wound care, arthritic foot care, bunions and other toe deformities, dry and cracked skin, congenital foot deformities, neuromas and peripheral neuropathies, sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries.
Chiropodist can prescribe:
Custom made foot orthotics and compression stockings