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Chiropody / Foot Care 

Chiropody is the assessment, treatment and management of disorders related to one's foot.
 

A Chiropodist treats individuals of all ages with any given activity level. In addition, they also offer general and preventive foot care for a wide range of conditions, from skin infections to painful bones or joints. 

Who all need foot care?

Pediatrics

  • In-toeing, out-toeing gait

  • Fatigue in legs

  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis

  • Reduce pain, slow development of foot complications

Seniors/Geriatrics

  • Corns and calluses

  • Nail care

Athletes 

  • Prevention and treatment of repetitive strain injuries

Diabetic people

  • Risk assessments

  • Foot care

  • Wound prevention and treatment

Post-trauma

  • Rehabilitation from injuries

  • Support of damaged joints

People with painful feet

  • Heel pain

  • Arch pain

  • Fallen arches

What conditions are addressed by a Chiropodist?
  • Thickened toenails

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Fungal nail or foot skin conditions

  • Foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain

  • Corns and calluses

  • 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 injury and repetitive strain injuries

What can my treatment involve?
  • Footwear advice

  • Customized footwear, orthotics, and ankle braces

  • Therapeutic modalities – ultrasound, tens, stretching, strengthening, heat/cold

  • Steroid injection or oral medications

  • Minor surgical procedures

  • Hands-on care; nail and skin management

  • Offloading measures to prevent calluses/wounds and promote healing.

DO I NEED A REFERRAL?

The answer is NO

The referral from your physician is not always necessary as case-based concerns can be addressed by a professional physiotherapist. However, it is advised to check with your insurance provider to confirm if they require a referral for reimbursement.

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