Ice House, Carleton University
Sport Medicine & Physiotherapy:
Sport Med: (613) 520-3510
Medical Team of:
What is a Chiropodist?
A chiropodist is a primary care professional practicing in podiatric medicine that specializes in assessment, management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the foot. As a primary care provider, Chiropodists do not need a medical referral to treat patients.
Services offered by the Chiropodist:
Custom orthotics are medical devices used in the management of several foot conditions to relieve pain, protect and improve the function of the foot. Prior to initiating orthotic therapy a detailed biomechanical exam and gait analysis is performed to determine the best treatment option for each individual patient. The chiropodist will discuss your condition and create an individual treatment plan that suits you and your needs.
Conditions often treated with orthotics:
Compression stockings are specialized hosiery designed to help prevent and treat disorders in the veins such as swelling, spider veins, varicose veins, ulcerations and blood clots. Compression stockings are elastic garments worn around the leg. Compression stockings are tightest at the ankles and gradually become less constrictive toward the knees and thighs. This reduces the diameter of veins and increases venous blood flow and the effectiveness of valves in the veins, which causes more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet and legs.
No referral is needed for an appointment with the Chiropodist. Your visit to the Chiropodist, as well as orthotics and compression stockings may be covered under your extended health insurance plan.