Foot Care Clinic and Chiropody

The foot is a biomechanical wonder made up of 26 small bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons and cartilage. Our feet support our weight, serve as shock absorbers and let us move around. Having feet in poor condition may lead to posture problems, back pain, cramps and fatigue, in addition to being less active. Healthy feet increase quality of life.

The foot care clinic nurses will help you in identifying the cause of your foot pain and provide treatment or resources such as a referral to other professionals.

Who do we serve?

The foot care clinic is for adults living with:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Prediabetes

And at least one of the following conditions:

  • Toenail fungus (onychomycosis)
  • Corn
  • Infection
  • Thick nails
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Foot ulcer
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Diabetic neuropathy to at least one foot (insensitivity)
  • Bony prominence

How to access our services?

  • You need a referral from your physician to book a first appointment.
  • Champlain Local Health Integration Network provides consultations with a chiropodist through their program Chiropody for people with diabetes.

About The Program

What to bring

  • Valid Health card
  • List of all your medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements and herbal medicines
  • List of questions for the nurse

When you arrive

  • Please register at the admission desk 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  • After registration, a clerk will give you directions to the room for your consultation.

The consultation

  • At your first appointment, the nurse will review you medical history and note your list of medications and allergies.
  • The nurse will assess the condition of your feet and proceed with the treatment of basic foot conditions, sensitivity testing and skin care advice.
  • If needed, the nurse will provide you with reading material to help you understand your condition.

Follow-ups

  • The frequency of the appointments depends on the condition of your feet and the risk level for your health.

The team

  • Nurses