As a regulated primary health care profession, chiropody involves treatment and prevention of diseases, disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means. Chiropodists are trained exclusively to assess and treat foot problems. They are often called upon by physicians and other health care professionals for consultation and treatment of these common foot problems:
- Prescription orthotics
- Ingrown toenails (conservative or surgical)
- Thickened/distorted nails
- Fungal nail or skin infections
- Painful corns or calluses
- Plantar warts or lesions
- Cracked/fissured heels
- Diabetic or arthritic foot care
- Localized heel or arch pain
- Custom footwear
As you walk, the nails, joints, muscles, bones, and skin of your feet may suffer form wear and tear. The skin and toenails may become thickened, infected or sore. The joints, muscles and bones may become painful. If untreated, these problems can worsen.
Book an appointment
To make an appointment please call 416-224-6948.
The chiropody clinic is located on the ground floor in the Scadding Wing.
Diabetic foot care
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, chiropody can offer an important element of care. The long-term effects of diabetes - such as impaired sensation, impaired vision and decreased circulation - place patients at a higher risk for serious foot infections and potential limb loss. Our chiropodist provides individual assessment to establish the circulatory and neurological status of your feet, as well as personalized advice about caring for your feet. Understanding the necessary precautions for diabetic foot care today can be the key to warding off serious foot problems in the future.
What are our fees?
OHIP does not cover the cost of chiropody care. Most extended private insurance plans will cover the cost of your visit.