CHIROPODY

Visit our full-service foot care clinic for all of your foot care needs from nail and soft tissue surgeries, diabetic foot care to orthotic prescription.

What is Chiropody?

Chiropody is a regulated healthcare profession that focuses on the assessment and management of the foot and foot related conditions. Treatment is achieved through a medical, surgical or palliative approach.

A Chiropodist is a primary care professional who specializes in the assessment, management and prevention of dysfunctions, disorders and diseases of the foot. Chiropodists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary health care team, who are skilled in the management of acute and chronic conditions affecting the foot. These conditions include, but are not limited to routine diabetic foot care, sports and traumatic injuries, bio-mechanical assessments and orthotic therapy, pediatric foot conditions and ulcer care. A referral is not required to consult a chiropodist who may work independently; however, chiropodists often work closely with other medical professionals as part of the health care team.

Chiropody Services at INNOVA

Our Mississauga foot clinic offers a full and comprehensive array of services for your complete foot care needs. Our detailed physical examination and bio-mechanical assessment ensures we are customizing an effective treatment plan focused on resolving your foot pain conditions.

Like the foundation of a house, your feet are the foundation of your body. Alterations in the foundation, in alignment can lead to changes in other areas such as your ankles, knees, hips and low back. At INNOVA, we strive to address route cause of dysfunctions and provide detailed analysis to ensure we are examining not only the area of complaint but also all other areas that may be affected.

Chiropody Services at INNOVA

Our Mississauga foot clinic offers a full and comprehensive array of services for your complete foot care needs. Our detailed physical examination and bio-mechanical assessment ensures we are customizing an effective treatment plan focused on resolving your foot pain conditions.

Like the foundation of a house, your feet are the foundation of your body. Alterations in the foundation, in alignment can lead to changes in other areas such as your ankles, knees, hips and low back. At INNOVA, we strive to address route cause of dysfunctions and provide detailed analysis to ensure we are examining not only the area of complaint but also all other areas that may be affected.

Benefits of Chiropody

Some of the benefits our chiropody patients can expect to experience are:

  • Reduced ankle pain
  • Reduced knee pain
  • Reduced hip pain
  • Reduced lower back pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved coordination

Conditions Treated by Chiropody

Some common conditions we may use chiropody to treat include:

  • Corns
  • Callus
  • Bunions
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Nail Fungus
  • Warts
  • Diabetic foot pain & related conditions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flat feet & pronation
  • Pediatric foot conditions
  • Athletic foot injuries, strains & sprains
  • Corn Enucleation
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Fungal Nail Care
  • Ingrown Toenail Care
  • Wound Care
  • Wart Removal
  • Nail Surgeries
  • Corticosteroid Injections
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Custom Made Foot Orthotics
  • Corticosteroid Injections
  • Compression Stockings
  • Taping
  • Modalities

FAQ’s About Our Chiropody Services

INNOVA Integrated Wellness :: Frequently Asked Questions

Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only recognized and regulated foot specialists in Ontario.

Practitioners in the U.S, or those who came to Ontario before 1993, are referred to as podiatrists whereas those who came after 1993 or received their education in Ontario are called chiropodists. Both chiropody and podiatry are regulated under the same college, however there are a few key difference in the two professions in Ontario. Firstly, podiatrists hold a 4 year baccalaureate Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DMP) degree and chiropodists hold a Diploma in Chiropody. Podiatrists may bill under OHIP, whereas chiropodists cannot, however chiropody services are covered under most third party insurance providers and extended health care plans. Podiatrists can communicate a diagnosis and order or take x-rays whereas chiropodists cannot communicate a diagnosis nor take or order x-rays.

No, you do not need a referral to see a chiropodist. Chiropodists, like your family doctor, dentist or chiropractor, are primary health care providers who do not require a referral to see.

Chiropody care is covered by most third-party insurance providers such as extended health care plans. For details about your individual coverage, please contact your benefits provider.

Yes. Chiropodists can perform minor surgeries including nail, skin and soft tissue surgical procedures.

Yes. Chiropodists can prescribe:

  • topical medications such as creams, lotions, ointments;
  • oral medications such as pills and tablets;
  • injectable medications such as antibiotics, anti-fungals, anti-inflammatories, cortisone, anesthetics and more.
INNOVA Integrated Wellness Center :: Some of Our Services May Be Covered by 3rd Party Services

Chiropody Services Are Often Covered by Extended Healthcare Providers

Consult your plan to learn more.

Book a Visit at Our Mississauga Chiropody Foot Clinic

Take the first step towards better foot health. Book an appointment with our chiropodist so you can move better, feel better and live better!

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