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TORONTO CHIROPODIST, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE

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A Chiropodist (D.Ch.) is a highly trained specialist trained in the care of the feet. Podiatrists as well as Chiropodists are not one of the regulated Health Professions who are allowed to be addressed as a Doctor in Ontario. Chiropodists are concerned with the examination and prevention of foot disorders by mechanical, surgical and other means of treatment.

 

Chiropodists are often called upon by physicians and other health care professionals for consultation and treatment of foot problems which can be experienced by everyone from children to seniors. A referral from your family physician, however, is not required to see a Chiropodists.

 

Examination of children's feet is an integral part of chiropody. Frequently, children have structural imbalances of the feet that may go unrecognized and can lead to other deformities and imbalances within the skeletal system. When detected early, these imbalances of the feet, some of which are related to the bone structure, are treated so that a sturdier foundation can be provided for the later years.

 

At the opposite end of the scale, care is required for many foot problems commonly seen in seniors. This can include anything from routine palliative care of unmanageable toenails and calluses to diabetic ulcerations and infections. At this time in life, circulatory impairment, as well as degenerative joint and skin conditions are common findings. With proper care and attention to their feet, seniors may enjoy many years of pain-free foot function.

 

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Most Chiropodists have taken a minimum of 6 years of university level education (many much more) before beginning to practice as a Chiropodist. Most students entering a College of Chiropody today, have a Bachelor of Science or higher degree in science.  The chiropody course takes 3 or 4 four years depending on which Chiropody school you attend. Students study courses in all the basic medical sciences with the emphasis, in the final two years, on disorders affecting the feet and various types of treatment. These courses are coordinated with clinical training in hospitals and clinics, upon completion, graduates obtain a D.Ch. Diploma in Chiropody. Comprehensive Board exams as well as provincial licensing exams must then be passed before being licensed to practice.

 

In addition, continuing education courses keep Chiropodists up to date regarding new developments in podiatric medicine and foot surgery.

In Ontario the majority of foot problems are treated by Chiropodists.

If you or a loved one requires honest, competent quality advice, foot care or custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics at 4-6-465-8737 today!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAJORITY OF THIS INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM THE (OPMA) ONTARIO PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS WEBSITE.AL ASSOCIATIONS WEBSITE.

 


 

 

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