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PODIATRISTS, CHIROPODISTS AND THE HPRAC REVIEW

 

 

 

THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS REGULATORY ADVISORY COUNCIL RECENTLY COMPLETED THEIR LONG AWAITED REVIEW OF THE CHIROPODY AND PODIATRY PROFESSION IN ONTARIO.  OUR PROFESSION HAS AN INTERESTING HISTORY AND IS NOT UNITED IN ONTARIO.  THERE ARE ONLY 50 PRACTICING ONTARIO PODIATRISTS AND MANY HAVE BEEN IN PRACTICE FOR MANY YEARS.  WHILE THE NUMBER OF PRACTICING CHIROPODISTS IS STILL SMALL , IT IS GROWING AND THERE ARE OVER 600 CHIROPODISTS IN PRACTICE IN ONTARIO.

THE COLLEGE OF CHIROPODISTS OF ONTARIO AS WELL AS ONTARIO PODIATRISTS WANTED THE CAP FOR DPM PODIATRISTS REMOVED AND THAT THE ENTIRE PROFESSION TO BECOME DPM'S (DOCTORS OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE).

THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN FOR SEVERAL REASONS, THE MAIN ONE IS THAT THERE IS NO SCHOOL TAUGHT IN ENGLISH IN CANADA TO BE TRAINED AS A DPM.  

THE STATUS QUO IS JUST FINE FOR US.  

WE HAVE 7 CHIROPODISTS WORKING 7 DAYS A WEEK, EARLY UNTIL LATE WITH A WAITING LIST OF WEEKS.  THE ONLY GOOD CHANGE IS THAT THEY WILL CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF CHIROPODISTS TO PODIATRISTS AS IT SHOULD BE.  ONTARIO IS THE ONLY JURISDICTION IN THE WORLD TO USE THE ANTIQUATED TITLE OF CHIROPODIST.  

THIS SMALL CHANGE ALONE WILL SAVE THE COLLEGE OF CHIROPODIST DOZENS OF COMPLAINS WHICH ARE PLACED AGAINST ONTARIO CHIROPODISTS FROM ONTARIO PODIATRISTS.

THANK GOD!!!

MY LOVELY DAUGHTER RECENTLY GRADUATED AS A PODIATRIST FROM AUSTRALIA AND WILL REGISTER TO WORK AS A CHIROPODIST IN ONTARIO IN A FEW WEEKS.  SHANNON WILL BE AN AMAZING ASSET FOR OUR TORONTO FOOT CLINIC AND THE ENTIRE PROFESSION.

 

IN THE MEAN TIME OUR ULTRASUCCESSFUL TORONTO FOOT CLINIC WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ONTARIO RESIDENTS WITH HIGH QUALITY ADVICE, FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 

 

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