Keeping you active and on your feet - that's our first priority at Simcoe Foot Care & Custom Orthotic Centre, your qualified Chiropodists in Simcoe.
"In Ontario, Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only licensed foot care specialists educated exclusively to provide assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases, disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means" - Chiropody Act Legislation of Ontario 1993
Education: Chiropodists practicing in Ontario require a university or a science based baccalaureate degree to pursue a diploma in Chiropody (D.Ch.).
Role: Chiropodists provide solutions to assist patients in maintaining and improving mobility, alleviating foot pain and also provide health education to keep patients informed of proper foot health regarding specific conditions and health issues. Chiropodial treatments can include soft tissue surgical procedures, injections of steroids or local anesthetic, prescription of designated drugs and administering custom orthotic and or orthopedic appliances.
Update May 19, 2021 : We are happy to announce we are accepting NEW PATIENTS! You can reach us at 519-428-4003 to book an appointment. Please keep in mind our specialists book in advance and your patience is appreciated.
OHIP does not cover the cost of Chiropody services
Many Extended Health Insurance Policies cover part
or all Chiropody services. Please check with your provider. We do not direct bill.
Preferred provider for Veteran's Affairs
Q: What is the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist? A: Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only recognized and regulated foot specialists in Ontario. Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only regulated health professionals in Ontario whose legislated scope of practice includes the provision of orthotics. The main difference between the two is where they were trained and educated. Podiatrists focus more on bone surgical procedures of the foot and ankle while Chiropodists focus on solution based treatments and services including, soft tissue surgery, sports injuries, orthotics and providing conservative foot care management. (See the chart below the FAQ for a comparison of all foot care professions and how they differ)
Q: Do I need an appointment? A: Yes, we triage all of our patients so they can be treated in a timely manner. The clinic is very busy and we recommend booking your appointment as soon as possible to avoid a wait time. Our average wait time for a new patient appointment is approximately 6 weeks.
Q: Do I need a referral to book an appointment? A: No, anyone can book an appointment with Simcoe Foot Care & Custom Orthotic Centre. You may require a Physician's referral for coverage of Extended Health Insurance plans, so it is best to check with your provider. Q: Do you direct bill my insurance? A: No, at this time we do not direct bill insurance. We provide you a detailed invoice for you to submit for reimbursement. We are however a preferred provider for Veteran's Affairs.
Q: What happens at the first appointment ? A: A foot health exam will be given and your foot concern will be assessed and your individual treatment plan will be explained and initiated. See "Patient Info" tab for more details. Q: Do you provide pedicures? A: Pedicures are considered a cosmetic service. Chiropodists provide medical treatment of nail and skin concerns, including nail care, corns and calluses to promote healthy, pain-free feet. Seeing a chiropodist for your nail and skin care gives you confidence that your overall foot health will be addressed in a safe and clean environment using the highest level of infection control standards. This treatment is very much a medical appointment!