• 2481 Bloor St. W, Toronto
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Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Open

Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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!

Fungal Infections

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Overview

We treat a variety of fungal infections affecting both the skin of the feet and toenails.  Fungal infections are notoriously persistent and difficult to fully treat with at-home remedies – especially toenail fungus.

This is because our shoes and socks create a dark, moist environment, ideal for fungi growth. With toenail fungus, the toenail further serves as a barrier that prevents anti-fungal medication from directly penetrating the source of the fungal infection.

Fortunately, our chiropodists have methods that can circumvent these obstacles.  We provide the following treatment for foot and toenail fungal infections:

  • Prescription antifungal medication
  • Nail Debridement:  This involves removing infected parts of a fungal toenail and surrounding tissue, and then applying a prescription-strength topical antifungal medication directly on the fungus growing underneath the nail. This procedure may need to be performed multiple times until the fungus is fully eradicated.
  • Partial nail avulsion to remove infected parts of the toenail. This may be done with more advanced fungal infections.
  • Total nail avulsion to totally remove the infected toenail for more advanced fungal infections. 
  • Foot and toenail care and maintenance:  These services promote healthy skin and toenails, which reduces the  likelihood of cuts or abrasions through which infections can enter your skin and toenails.  These services can be used to supplement other fungal treatments, or for preventative purposes.  See Medical Pedicure.

In addition to the treatment services provided by our chiropodist, our foot clinic also sells various products to supplement your treatment and prevent future infections.  These include:

  • Moisture-control, breathable shoes
  • Open-toed sandals
  • Ointments
  • Sprays
  • Powders
  • Various foot care products to help you maintain good foot hygiene at home

Our foot specialists and knowledgeable staff will help you find the right footwear and foot care solutions to reduce your risk for developing or aggravating foot and toenail fungus.

Conditions Treated

Our foot fungus treatment services target various fungal infections and conditions, including:

The Process

How Do I Get Treated?

If you suspect a fungal infection on your feet or toenail(s), you can book an appointment with one of our chiropodists using our online booking form, or call us at 416-769-3338.

At your assessment, the chiropodist will take a medical history and examine the fungal infection.  Testing may be done to verify whether or not it is a fungal infection.  Afterwards, the chiropodist will discuss a treatment plan with you.

Fungal infections are very persistent and it will likely take multiple appointments to fully treat and eradicate.  

Insurance & Coverage

Treatment and procedures by a chiropodist are covered – in full or in part – by most private extended health benefit plans.  Each insurance company has their own stipulations about what and how much they will cover. Please note: chiropodist services are NOT covered by OHIP.

If you are unsure about your benefits and coverage for chiropodist services, you can contact your insurance company directly, go to your online benefits portal, or check with your employer’s HR department to receive a breakdown of your policy. 

We strongly recommend that you contact your insurance company directly to verify your coverage prior to your appointment. 

Non-prescription over-the-counter products are not covered by insurance.

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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.