Mobile Foot Services

By: Mobile Foot Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: health care, Nails, Foot Care

What is Mobile Foot Services Professional RoleChiropody is a primary health care discipline which specializes in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of the foot. Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only health care providers educated exclusively in the assessment and treatment of foot disorders. Available TreatmentsMobile Foot Services health professionals treat a wide array of foot problems including:
  • Inflammatory conditions such as heel pain and foot strain
  • Disorders of skin and nails such as warts, corns, callouses, thick or fungal nails, and ingrown nails
  • Ulcers, infections and other symptoms of general disease such as joint pain
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Bone deformities such as hammer toes and flat feet
  • Arthritic and geriatric care
  • Paediatric biomechanics
  • Footwear prescriptions
  • Biomechanical evaluations
  • Gait analysis
  • Orthotic Therapy
The Difference between Chiropodists and PodiatristsChiropodists are educated to assess, treat and prevent foot disorders by conservative methods including prescribing and fitting orthotic devices, prescribing and administering drugs as well as by more invasive methods such as soft tissue and nail surgery under local anaesthesia.Both Chiropodists and Podiatrists are governed by the same “Regulated Health Professions Act” 1991 and “Chiropody Act” 1991. Both groups are licensed by College of Chiropodists of Ontario.Chiropodists are trained in Ontario , while Podiatrists receive their training in the United States.Is Chiropody Treatment Covered by O.H.I.P.Chiropodists who practice privately charge a fee. Their services are not covered by the Ministry of Health funding or O.H.I.P., but the fee may be covered by a private health insurance plan or Ministry of Community and Social Services. Patients should consult their chiropodist concerning the fees, as well as contact their insurance company.

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Keywords: Chiropodists, Foot Care, health care, Health Professionals, Nails, Private Health Insurance

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