There are two types of regulated foot specialists in Ontario: Podiatrists and Chiropodists.
Chiropodists are primary care practitioners that are licensed with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of foot diseases, deformities, and any other foot-related concerns. This includes:
Podiatrists in Ontario are medical doctors who perform boney surgeries such as bunion correction surgery.
Yes. Our clinic is wheelchair and walker accessible. Our staff can also provide assistance if needed, including transferring
The first appointment will last approximately 35-45 minutes. At your initial assessment:
Both the examination and treatment are included in the initial assessment.
We require at least 48 hours’ notice if you wish to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Failure to do so will result in a $50 late cancellation/no show fee, per appointment slot. The cancellation fee must be paid in full prior to booking another appointment.
You will receive a confirmation request and courtesy reminder the day before your appointment via your preferred method of communication.
All appointments must be confirmed by the end of the day prior to your appointment. If we do not receive confirmation, your appointment will be canceled on the morning of the appointment.
Pedicures are considered a cosmetic service. Chiropodists do provide medical nail and skin treatments, including routine nail care, corn removal, callus removal, and safely addressing any abnormalities or concerns, to promote healthy, pain-free feet. We refer to this service as a medical pedicure. We do not apply any nail polish.
Medical pedicures are health-focused, whereas cosmetic pedicures are focused on beauty and aesthetics. Seeing a chiropodist for your nail and skin care gives you confidence that your overall foot health will be addressed in a safe and sanitary environment using the highest level of infection control standards.
Please remove any nail polish before your visit. We do not remove gel or shellac type polishes.
Yes. At our foot clinic, we follow an intense sterilization process and safety protocols in compliance with Health Canada regulations to ensure our instruments are clean and contaminant-free. All of our instruments are steam sterilized in an autoclave after each use, as per the regulations set by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. The sterilization process effectively kills all microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, and spores. Our foot clinic uses a steam sterilization process for all our tools and instruments, which is the gold standard for sterilization. Blades are single-use and disposed of after use.
Please remove all nail polish prior to every visit that requires nail care. The clinic is unable to remove gel or shellac type polishes.