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. Chiropodists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of foot diseases and deformities and can prescribe and dispense custom orthotics and footwear as well as manage and treat dermatological and biomechanical conditions of the foot. Podiatrists, in Ontario, are medical doctors who perform boney surgeries such as bunion correction surgery.
Yes. Our clinic is wheelchair and walker accessible and our staff are able to assist with access issues, including transferring
Your first visit to the clinic will include a complete physical of your feet and legs and a thorough medical history will be taken. The initial appointment will last approximately 35-45 minutes. You should wear or bring two pairs of shoes that you currently use the majority of the time (at work and in your free time). Also, please bring a list of any current medications you are taking.
Pedicures are considered a cosmetic service. Chiropodists provide medical nail and skin treatments, including routine nail care, corn removal, and callus removal to promote healthy, pain-free feet. We refer to this service as a medical pedicure.
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. Through regulation from the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, all of our instruments are steam sterilized by autoclave after each use. Blades are single use and disposed of after use. Chiropodists are trained in sterile usage of instruments and dressings.
Please remove all nail polish prior to every visit that requires nail care. The clinic is unable to remove Gel or shellac type polishes.