Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Chiropodist?
Chiropodists are health care professionals who provide assessment, treatment and management of acute and chronic foot and ankle conditions. They aid in prevention of injury and disability, and promote proper foot health and overall well-being. It takes 7 years of post secondary education to become a chiropodist, with extensive training in foot anatomy, physiology, pathology and biomechanics. Some of the services a chiropodist may provide include foot and nail care, wound care, custom orthotics, foot surgeries, and prescribing medication. They can also use modalities such as high and low level laser, ultrasound, shockwave, manipulation and mobilizations.