What is a Chiropodist (D.Ch):
College of Chiropodists of Ontario
Chiropody is a branch of medical science that involves the assessment and management of foot and lower limb disorders.
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.
Chiropody is the assessment of the foot by treatment and the prevention of diseases and disorders by therapeutic, orthotic and palliative means.
Chiropodist offer many skills and techniques that help patients eliminate foot pain, gain mobility, and maintain healthy feet. They specialize in the ongoing care of the foot, recognition, assessment, and treating:
- Podiatric soft tissue surgery
- Common foot conditions: corns, warts, ingrown toenails and calluses
- Heel & arch pain, metatarsal pain
- Medical conditions such as diabetes
- Prescribing Custom Orthotics
What is a Pedorthist (C.Ped C):
College of Pedorthics of Canada
A Pedorthist specializes in the assessment, design, manufacture, fit and modification of foot appliances and footwear for the purposes of alleviating pain in the foot and lower limb; providing devices and footwear to assist in:
- Adaptation of foot deformities and circulatory special requirements
- Re-alignment of anatomical forces
- Control of biomechanical structure
- Casting, manufacturing, measuring, fitting and adjusting orthoses and standard/custom orthopedic footwear