161 West St., Simcoe, ON N3Y 1S7

161 West St., Simcoe, ON N3Y 1S7

A chiropodist, is a foot specialist who provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A chiropodist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of the foot, ankle and heel. In addition to post graduate training, chiropodists also attend graduate school for a diploma in Chiropody.  Chiropodists are required to take provincial and national exams, as well as be licensed by the province in which they practice.

According to the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, there are an estimated 515 practicing Chiropodists in Ontario. Chiropodists are in demand more than ever today because of a rapidly aging population. In addition, according to the association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country.

Typically, chiropodists:

  • Consult with patients and other physicians on how to prevent foot problems.
  • Diagnose and treat ulcers, fractures, skin and nail diseases, and deformities.
  • Perform on site soft tissue surgeries to correct or remedy such problems as clawtoes, hammertoes  and a variety of toenail deformities.
  • Performs therapeutic modalities such as: laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, taping techniques and manual foot manipulations.
  • Prescribe or fits patients with inserts called orthotics that correct walking patterns.
  • Treat conditions such as: bone mechanics and deformities, bunions pain, corns, calluses, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis.