About Chiropodists

Foot Exam Treatment at Kawartha Total Foot Care Centre  is by a registered chiropodist. Regulated as primary health care practitioners under the Chiropody Act, members of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario are the only practitioners in Ontario trained and licensed exclusively as foot health and orthotics specialists.

Chiropodists’ wide scope of practice makes them uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat foot problems. Thanks to years of intensive training, we are licensed to perform “regulated” or “controlled” foot medical procedures including soft tissue surgery, biomechanical assessments (the science of body movements), gait analysis, drug prescriptions, injections, and the prescription and provision of custom orthotics. We are also your trusted source for high-risk and routine foot care.

Members of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario include chiropodists and podiatrists. Practitioners using either title have the same regulated scope of practice in Ontario. However, the term “podiatrist” is more commonly known around the world today. In fact, Ontario is the last jurisdiction anywhere to use the word “chiropodist” to indicate a foot specialist.

A few practitioners in Ontario are classified as “podiatrists”. This is because they were educated outside the province and opened their practices before the Chiropody Act came into existence in Ontario. Graduates of the Chiropody Program and podiatrists new to the province from other areas must call themselves chiropodists.

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