What is Chiropody
The practice of Chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic, surgical, orthotic and palliative means.
Authorized acts that can be performed by a Chiropodist member of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario include:
1. Cutting into subcutaneous tissues of the foot.
2. Administering, by injection into feet, a substance designated in the regulations.
3. Prescribing drugs designated in the regulations.
4. Administering, by inhalation, a substance designated in the regulations.
-The Chiropody Act 1991
Chiropodists are primary health care providers specializing in Podiatric Medicine, the treatment and prevention of foot conditions. Chiropodists provide foot care to meet the needs of people of all ages and activity levels. Chiropodists are regulated health professionals in Ontario.
A referral is not required to visit a Chiropodist. Chiropody services are not covered under OHIP but are commonly covered by third party insurance. Please check with your plan administrator for more details.