Chiropody is a regulated healthcare profession that focuses on the assessment and management of the foot and foot related conditions. Chiropodists specialize in prevention of dysfunctions, disorders and diseases of the foot. Chiropodists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary health care team, and are skilled in the management of acute and chronic conditions affecting the foot. These conditions include, but are not limited to diabetic foot care, sports and traumatic injuries, biomechanical assessments and orthotic therapy, pediatric foot conditions and wound care. A referral is not required to consult with a chiropodist who works in a private practice.
What is the difference between a Podiatrist and Chiropodist?
Podiatrists practicing in Ontario studied their profession in the States, as there are no Podiatry program in Canada (other than in Quebec, but courses are taught in French). On the other hand, Chiropodists study in Canada. Another difference is that Podiatrists can perform bone and soft tissue surgery, while Chiropodists are trained to only perform various soft tissue procedures. Both Podiatrists and Chiropodists are Foot Specialists.
*At NatCan Integrative Medical and Wellness Centre, Custom Orthotics are offered by both our Chiropractor and Physiotherapist.*
Interested in working at NatCan?
We are looking for a Licensed Chiropodist to join our fabulous team!!!
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Work and sports injuries
- Stress management
- Limited range of motion
- Overall health and wellbeing