What is a Chiropodist?

A chiropodist is a primary care professional practicing in podiatric medicinethat specializes in assessment, management and prevention of diseasesand disorders of the foot.As a primary care provider, Chiropodists do not need a medical referral to treat patients.

Services offered by the Chiropodist:

  • Treatment for fungal nails and athletes foot
  • Callus and corn debridement/enucleation
  • Treatment for resistant plantar warts
  • Partial and full nail avulsions for chronic ingrown toenails
  • Gait analysis for gait disorders, falls prevention and sports rehabilitation
  • Custom made orthotic devices
  • Mobilization and manipulation of the foot
  • Treatment for overuse injuries including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, Mortons neuroma, shin splints etc.
  • Full compression stocking services, assessments and fittings.
  • Diabetes education/assessment and foot care
  • Wound care
  • Non-surgical intervention of bunions and hammertoes
  • All bracing requirements and off-loading aircast boots

Custom orthotic devices:

Custom orthotics are medical devices used in the management of several foot conditions to relieve pain, protect and improve the function of the foot. Prior to initiating orthotic therapy a detailed biomechanical exam and gait analysis is performed to determine the best treatment option for each individual patient. The chiropodist will discuss your condition and create an individual treatment plan that suits you and your needs.

Compression Stockings:

Compression stockings are specialized hosiery designed to help prevent and treat disorders in the veins such as swelling, spider veins, varicose veins, ulcerations and blood clots. Compression stockings are elastic garments worn around the leg. Compression stockings are tightest at the ankles and gradually become less constrictive toward the knees and thighs. This reduces the diameter of veins and increases venous blood flow and the effectiveness of valves in the veins, which causes more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet and legs.

Insurance Claims:

No referral is needed for an appointment with the Chiropodist. Your visit to the Chiropodist, as well as orthotics and compression stockings may be covered under your extended health insurance plan.

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