Chiropody at
Queen's Physiotherapy!

Chiropody


A chiropodist is a regulated health care professional who specializes in disease and disorders of the feet and is trained in an accredited chiropody program; in Ontario, the training is done at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto. The program involves both didactic and clinical training over three years and covers the topics of anatomy/physiology, microbiology, radiology, pharmacology, biomechanics (orthotics), wound care and surgery.



Custom orthotic devices:


Custom orthotics are a medical device used in the management of several foot conditions to relieve pain, protect and improve the function of the foot. Prior to initiating orthotic therapy a detailed foot biomechanical and gait is exam is preformed to see if this is appropriate for you. Not everyone needs an orthotic. Several conditions can be managed by a change in footwear, or an inexpensive off the shelf shoe insert. The chiropodist will discuss your condition and create an individual treatment plan that suits you and your needs.



Clinic services:


Foot Biomechanical/Gait Examination, education and prescription custom orthotic devices. The clinic does not provide general practice services such as nail care, callous, warts etc.



Who I see:


People of all ages who present with a foot condition that is causing pain or deformity such as hammer toes, bunions, heel pain, arch pain, pronation/supination disorders, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and arthritic feet.



Booking an appointment:


Please call the clinic at 613-533-2098 to schedule an appointment. No referral is necessary to see a chiropodist. However a written referral or prescription from your physician may aid in any third party insurance claims for services or custom orthotics.



During an appointment:


The chiropodist will complete a general medical history including the main complaint, perform a foot biomechanical and gait exam to determine if and how your foot mechanics are related to your foot problem. A treatment plan including footwear education and if necessary a custom orthotic may then be initiated.



Fees:


Chiropody assessment is $50.00


Cost of orthotics (if required) is $450.00


Most insurance companies will partially or fully cover the costs.


Please note that OHIP does not pay for any services provided by a chiropodist, therefore payment is due at the time of services.



Insurance Claims:


Your visit to the chiropodist may be covered under your private health plan. Please verify your coverage for appointments, custom orthotics etc. prior to your appointment to clarify the requirements and details of your particular plan to make a successful claim.



Sincerely,
Justin F. Turner B.A.(Hons.) D.Ch
Registered Chiropodist