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Lisa Balkarran assessing a patient's foot
  • What is the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist?
    A chiropodist is trained in the assessment, care, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the foot. Podiatrists are also qualified in the assessment, care, and treatment of foot disorders, but they also have additional training to provide bone surgery. They are both governed under the same regulatory college in Ontario.
  • Do I need a referral to see a chiropodist?
    No, you do not require a doctor's referral to see a chiropodist in Ontario.
  • Are chiropody services covered by OHIP?
    Chiropody Services in Ontario are not covered by OHIP, but are covered by most Third Party Insurance (please check with your insurance provider for details), Extended Health Care Plans & Veterans’ Affairs, and/or can be used for income tax health deduction purposes.
  • When should I see a chiropodist?
    If you are experiencing any foot-related issues such as pain, swelling, or discomfort, it is best to seek out the advice of a chiropodist. A chiropodist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs. They can help diagnose and treat conditions such as bunions, corns, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. If you are unsure if a particular foot problem requires the attention of a professional, seeking out the advice of a chiropodist is the best way to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • What locations do you provide service in?
    Serving all of, but not limited to: Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Port Union, GTA, Clarington & Scugog

Diabetic Foot Care 

Our specialized services focus on preventing complications and ensuring your feet remain in the best possible condition. Here are the key aspects of our diabetic foot care approach:

Assessing foot circulation

Checking Circulation and Nerve Health

Thorough assessments of blood circulation and nerve function of the feet will be performed. Early detection of circulation problems or neuropathy is crucial in preventing serious complications and ensuring timely intervention.

Feet Examination

Inspection of Dermatological Ailments

Detailed examinations of your feet will be carefully conducted to check for any signs of dermatological issues such as calluses, corns, or fungal infections. Identifying these problems early allows us to address them promptly and prevent further complications.

Wound Care 

If you have any foot wounds or ulcers, specialized wound care can be provided. The focus is on promoting healing, preventing infections, and reducing the risk of more severe complications.

Foot Wound Care
Footwear Inspection

Foot wear Inspection 

Proper footwear plays a vital role in diabetic foot health. Your shoes will be assessed to ensure they offer adequate support and fit correctly, and I will provide recommendations for appropriate footwear to keep your feet comfortable and protected.

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