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Chiropody

Chiropody
Welcome to Health Globe Wellness Clinic, where our highly skilled chiropodists provide expert care for your foot, ankle, and lower limb health. Chiropody, also known as podiatry, is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing various foot-related conditions. Our chiropody services are comprehensive and cover a wide range of conditions, including nail care, callus and corn removal, treatment of foot and ankle pain, management of sports injuries, diabetic foot care, wound care, and the provision of custom orthotics. Our experienced chiropodists are also trained in conducting biomechanical assessments to evaluate the structure and function of the feet and lower limbs, allowing them to provide recommendations and treatments to improve foot mechanics and prevent future issues. At Health Globe Wellness Clinic, we are committed to utilizing the latest techniques and technologies to deliver the most effective treatments for our patients. Our team of skilled professionals works in collaboration with other healthcare providers to develop personalized treatment plans that are tailored to meet your unique needs. Whether you’re experiencing discomfort or pain in your feet due to sports injuries, foot and ankle pain, or diabetic foot care, our comprehensive range of chiropody services is dedicated to keeping your feet healthy and pain-free. Trust our experienced chiropodists to provide expert care and help you achieve optimal foot health. Contact us at Health Globe Wellness Clinic to schedule an appointment with our skilled chiropodists and take the first step towards maintaining healthy and pain-free feet.

Custom orthotics are specialized shoe inserts that are designed to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with various foot conditions. They are tailored to the unique needs of each individual and can provide significant relief for conditions such as flat feet, plantar fasciitis, over-pronation, diabetic feet, bunions, and neuromas.

 

Our team at Health Globe Wellness Clinic are highly trained and experienced in assessing, diagnosing, and prescribing custom orthotics. We use advanced techniques and technologies to create orthotics that are specifically tailored to address your individual foot condition and provide the most effective relief.

When you choose Health Globe Wellness Clinic for your custom orthotic needs, you can trust that you are receiving expert care from professionals who have in-depth knowledge of foot biomechanics and foot health. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal foot function and alleviate pain and discomfort, so you can enjoy a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Don’t let foot pain hold you back. Contact Health Globe Wellness Clinic to schedule an appointment with our registered chiropodists and take the first step towards finding relief with custom orthotics.

As a regulated health professional, both chiropodists and podiatrists are authorized to prescribe drugs for foot-related conditions and disorders in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act. This includes a range of medications, including topical creams, lotions, and ointments, oral pills and tablets, as well as injectable medications.

Anti-fungal medications are commonly prescribed by chiropodists and podiatrists to treat fungal infections of the skin, nails, and other foot structures.

Cortisone, which is a type of steroid medication, may be prescribed by chiropodists and podiatrists to reduce inflammation and relieve pain associated with conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and tendonitis.

Antibiotics may also be prescribed by chiropodists and podiatrists to treat bacterial infections, such as cellulitis or infected wounds, in the foot or ankle.

There is no specific age limit to see a chiropodist. Chiropodists are trained to provide foot care services to patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. Chiropody care can be beneficial for individuals at various stages of life, including children with foot issues such as flat feet or ingrown toenails, athletes with sports-related foot injuries, adults with chronic foot conditions like diabetes, and seniors with age-related foot problems.

A typical chiropody appointment duration can vary depending on the specific needs of the patient and the services being provided. However, on average, a chiropody appointment may last anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

During the appointment, the chiropodist will conduct a thorough assessment of the patient’s feet and lower limbs, which may include taking a medical history, conducting a physical examination, assessing foot biomechanics, and addressing any specific foot concerns or conditions. The time required for treatments such as nail care, callus and corn removal, wound care, or custom orthotic fitting may also vary depending on the complexity of the condition and the treatment being administered.

The coverage for chiropody services by insurance can vary depending on the specific insurance plan and provider. Some insurance plans may include coverage for chiropody services as part of their extended health benefits or supplementary health coverage, while others may not provide coverage for chiropody services at all. It’s important to review the details of your insurance plan or contact your insurance provider directly to confirm whether chiropody services are covered and to what extent.

In Canada, the terms “chiropodist” and “podiatrist” are used interchangeably and refer to the same healthcare profession.

In most cases, a referral is not required to see a chiropodist in Canada. Chiropodists are primary healthcare providers who can be accessed directly by patients without the need for a referral from another healthcare professional. Patients can typically book an appointment with a chiropodist directly, without needing a referral from a physician or other healthcare provider.

You will Need a referral from your Family Physician if your Chiropractor or Physiotherapists is dispensing Your Custom Orthotics.

Custom orthotics are not recommended for everyone. They are typically prescribed based on an individual’s specific foot condition, symptoms, and biomechanical needs. Custom orthotics are designed to address specific issues with foot mechanics, alignment, and support, and are typically used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for certain foot conditions or injuries.

Yes, chiropody is often considered an important aspect of foot care for diabetic patients. Diabetes can have significant effects on foot health, and regular chiropody care can help to prevent, manage, and address foot complications associated with diabetes.

Diabetic patients are at increased risk of developing foot problems due to neuropathy (nerve damage) and poor circulation, which can lead to reduced sensation, numbness, and poor healing of wounds. Chiropodists are trained to provide specialized foot care for diabetic patients, including comprehensive assessments, preventive care, and management of foot issues related to diabetes.

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