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Lisa Balkarran working on patient's nail
  • 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

Nail & Soft Tissue Procedures

Common situations where these procedures may be beneficial

Ingrown Nails 

People suffering from painful ingrown toenails, where the nail grows into the surrounding skin, may benefit from partial or total nail avulsion to alleviate discomfort and prevent infection.

Ingrown Nails


Maceration is the softening and breakdown of skin due to prolonged exposure to moisture. Individuals with macerated skin between the toes or on the soles of the feet may benefit from treatment to address the condition and prevent infections.

Foot Maceration

Corns and Calluses

People experiencing painful corns and calluses, which are areas of thickened skin due to friction or pressure, can have them safely removed to relieve discomfort.

Foot Calluses


Individuals with plantar warts, which are warts on the soles of the
feet, can undergo various removal techniques.

Foot Warts Removal
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