Frequently Asked Questions
There are two types of regulated foot specialists in Ontario: Podiatrists and Chiropodists. Chiropodists are primary care practitioners that are licensed with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. Chiropodists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of foot diseases and deformities and can prescribe and dispense custom orthotics and footwear as well as manage and treat dermatological and biomechanical conditions of the foot. Podiatrists, in Ontario, are medical doctors who perform boney surgeries such as bunion correction surgery.
- Antibiotics (oral and topical)
- Topical antifungals
- Corticosteroids (topical and injectable)
- Anesthetics (topical and injectable)
Yes. Our clinic is wheelchair and walker accessible and our staff are able to assist with access issues, including transferring
Your first visit to the clinic will include a complete physical of your feet and legs and a thorough medical history will be taken. The initial appointment will last approximately 45 minutes. You should wear or bring two pairs of shoes that you currently use the majority of the time (at work and in your free time). Also, please bring a list of any current medications you are taking.
Direct billing is available only for persons covered under specific extended health care providers. Although certain plans may offer direct billing, payment may be required by the plan member. Any co-pay or deductible is due at time of appointment. Please consult our clinic for further details or to see if we allow direct billing for your specific plan.
Pedicures are considered a cosmetic service. Chiropodists provide medical nail and skin treatments, including routine nail care, corn removal, and callus removal to promote healthy, pain-free feet.
Seeing a chiropodist for your nail and skin care gives you confidence that your overall foot health will be addressed in a safe and sanitary environment using the highest level of infection control standards. Please remove any nail polish before your visit, as there is a fee for polish removal. We do not remove gel or shellac type polishes.
Yes. Through regulation from the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, all of our instruments are steam sterilized by autoclave after each use. Blades are single use and disposed of after use. Chiropodists are trained in sterile usage of instruments and dressings.
Please remove all nail polish prior to every visit that requires nail care. Fees are incurred for polish removal (non-reimbursable). The clinic is unable to remove Gel or shellac type polishes.
Book an appointment
You do not need a referral to become a patient at our foot clinic. Schedule an appointment by using the Appointment Request form below or phoning the clinic at 416-769-FEET(3338).