Chiropody

Chiropodist In Whitby

 

Chiropodists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear.

 

An essential member of the inter professional healthcare team, the Chiropodist is skilled in assessing the needs of their patients and of managing both chronic and acute conditions affecting foot and lower limb function. As a primary care provider capable of independent clinical practice, these skills are often practiced independent of medical referral and medical supervision.

 

Chiropody is a regulated health profession; to work as a Chiropodist in Ontario, you must be registered with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.

Chiropodist Services

 

Foot deformities, infections and injuries not only limit your mobility, but can detrimentally affect your health and quality of life.

 

The role of the Chiropodist is to maintain and improve patient mobility, to alleviate foot pain, provide health education and thereby improving one’s quality of life. A Chiropodist provides care to a diverse range of patients. They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including:

  • toenail problems, such as thickened, fungal or ingrown toenails
  • corns and calluses
  • verrucas
  • athlete’s foot
  • smelly feet
  • dry and cracked heels
  • flat feet
  • bunions
  • heel pain
  • ageing feet
  • blisters
  • gout
  • sports injuries

When to see a Chiropodist?

 

You may want to see a chiropodist for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts, scaling or peeling on the soles, or any other foot-related problem.

 

Chiropodist can also supply orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain. You put the orthotic device into your shoe to re-align your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot, or simply to make your shoes more comfortable.

 

Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of chiropody to have the hard skin on your feet removed, toenails clipped, to find out if you’re wearing the right shoes (take your shoes with you for specific advice on footwear) or just to check that you’re looking after your feet properly.

 

Chiropodists can also help with more complex foot problems including preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports and/or exercise


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At Whitby Mall Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Center, we serve the Durham region with trusted chiropractic care and physiotherapy services.