Open

Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun*: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (*alternating)

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Our simple to use, online booking process makes it easy to book an appointment with a chiropodist for any of our services. No referral needed!
Open

Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun*: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (*alternating)

Book Appointment

Sign Up for an Appointment

Our simple to use, online booking process makes it easy to book an appointment with a chiropodist for any of our services. No referral needed!
Book Appointment

Sign Up for an Appointment

Our simple to use, online booking process makes it easy to book an appointment with a chiropodist for any of our services. No referral needed!

FAQ

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.

No, you do not need a referral to see our clinicians. Many patients are referred to us by their doctors to address various foot concerns and conditions, but a referral is not necessary to be seen.
We note some insurance companies may require a referral in order to reimburse you for the cost of chiropodist and foot care services. If you’re unsure whether your insurance company requires a referral for coverage, we recommend checking with your employer’s HR department or your insurance provider first.
Chiropodists are able to prescribe and administer many medications for feet, including:
  • Antibiotics (oral and topical);
  • Topical antifungals;
  • Anti-inflammatories (topical, oral and injectable);
  • Salicylic acid; and
  • Anesthetics (topical and injectable).
An appointment is required for all chiropodist services (i.e.: diagnostic, assessment and treatment services). We do not take walk-ins. For some conditions, more than one appointment may be required (i.e.: plantar warts).
No appointment is required for: shoe fittings, shoe stretching, or compression stocking fittings. You also do not need an appointment to browse our on-site footwear and foot care products.

Yes. Our clinic is wheelchair and walker accessible. Our staff can also provide assistance if needed, including transferring patients from their wheelchairs to our fully functional, motorized treatment chairs.  Treatment can also be provided in a wheelchair, if necessary.

The first appointment will last approximately 35-45 minutes. At your initial assessment:

  • The chiropodist will listen to your foot concerns and take a medical history.
  • The chiropodist will then examine your feet. If your foot concerns relate to foot pain, mobility or foot deformities, the chiropodist will also conduct a biomechanical assessment and gait analysis.
  • The chiropodist will then diagnose your foot issues and any underlying causes.
  • The chiropodist will make recommendations, discuss a treatment plan, and begin treatment
  • Follow-up appointments will be booked as needed, as well as appointments for any related services to treat your foot issues.

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.

Chiropody services are not covered by O.H.I.P. However, many extended health insurance cover chiropodist visits and devices dispensed from the clinic, such as custom orthotics and compression stockingsPatients are advised to check their coverage with their insurance provider prior to any appointment. 
Our fee schedule is based on the guidelines set by our professional association (the College of Chiropodists of Ontario). For your convenience, we accept cash, debit, Visa, and MasterCard.
Please note: we do not do direct billing to insurance companies; however we will provide you with all the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurer for reimbursement.

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 pedicureWe 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.

Got any other questions? Contact us today at 416-769-FEET (3338) or by email at [email protected]

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Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (She/Her)

Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.