Chiropody is a branch of medical science that involves the assessment, management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the foot and lower limb. Foot injuries and deformities can limit mobility, and affect your health and quality of life.
Chiropodists are essential members of the interprofessional healthcare team. The role of chiropodists is to maintain and improve patient mobility, alleviate foot pain, and provide health education. Chiropodists are skilled in assessing their patient’s needs, and managing both acute and chronic conditions.
Chiropodists provide care to a wide range of patients, which include but is not limited to:
- Routine and diabetic nail care
- Fungal nails
- Ingrown nails
- Corn and callus management
- Plantar warts
- Nail and soft tissue surgeries
- Wound care
- Foot pain
- Custom made orthotics
- Compression socks
If you have any concerns about your feet, contact First Markham Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation to schedule an appointment with Jessamine Leung. She is at the clinic every Friday from 2:00-7:00 pm.