A primary health care provider, specialized in the treatment and management of foot, ankle and lower leg deformities and ailments, is known as Chiropodist/Podiatrist. The Chiropodists are highly qualified and are regulated by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.
|A Chiropodist/Podiatrist is specialized in the domain of biomechanical foot correction, management of bone deformities and even management of warts and calluses.|
|In terms of insurance benefits, the terms Podiatrist and Chiropodist mean the same and both are eligible for insurance coverage.
In Ontario, Chiropodists and Podiatrists are both regulated by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario to practice foot care. Both practitioners have the same regulated scope of practice in Ontario (defined by the Chiropody Act).
If a patient is suffering from foot or back pain resulting from a damage or an imbalance in walking, he needs the proper treatment that involves a more extensive diagnosis and treatment than buying an over the counter solution. Such quick fixes may easily complicate the situation and create more damage rather than cure it.
A podiatrist or chiropodist specializes in conditions affecting the lower extremities of the body, that is, foot, ankle and structures of the leg. Rachel’s homeopathy is known for delivering an array of services and treating common foot problems that include following disease conditions
A typical examination should last at least 30 minutes with the podiatrist examining the patient carefully, questioning and listening to the patient for possible cause and effect and reviewing the patient’s history to give the best diagnosis and follow-up treatment.
Chiropody services are not covered by OHIP, but are covered by most extended health insurance plans (such as Public Service Plan, Liberty Health, Sun Life, Green Shield, Blue Cross, Manulife, etc) and by DVA.
Chiropodists are primary health practitioners; it is not necessary to have a referral unless required by your insurance policy.
Please review your insurance policies prior to attending the clinic.
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