What is Chiropody?
The practice of Chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases or disorders of the foot by therapeutic, surgical, orthotic and palliative means.
Chiropody is practiced by qualified, regulated practitioners who have undergone goverment established and recognized programs and examinations.
Only those who are registered by the Ontario College Of Chiropodist are licensed to practice as Chiropodists or Podiatrists.
– Source: Ontario Society of Chiropodist
What does a Chiropodist do?
The scope of practice varies from province to province, but generally practitioners will have several controlled acts. These include the treatment of:
- Bony Foot Deformities Chiropodist Care
- Subcutaneous Lesions
- Corns / Callus / Warts
- Nail Conditions (In Grown Toes Nails)
- Biomechanical Dysfunctions
- Orthotics / Orthopedic Appliances
- Diabetic Foot Care
What are the types of treatments offered by a Chiropodist?
Treatments might include:
- Foot physical therapy
- Surgical procedures
- Cutting into subcutaneous tissue
- Administering by injection into the foot designated substances / drugs
- Prescription of designated drugs