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Chiropody for Kids

Q: What is a Chiropodist?

A: A Chiropodist is a primary health practitioner that assesses and treats foot conditions. Pediatric foot specialists like chiropodists focus on children’s feet. A child’s foot is complex, and many parents seek out the care of a podiatrist or chiropodist to ensure their child can walk, play and be as active as they want to be.

What are the most common pediatric conditions a chiropodist treats?

A: Chiropodists treat a wide array of foot conditions. The most common cause are flat feet, ingrown toenails, warts, growing pains, in-toeing, toe walking, heel pain, out-toeing, sever’s disease, and many more. Ideally, we identify any problem early to ensure the child reaches all developmental milestones, can participate in all physical activities and has no foot pain. We want to maximize foot health in children. A treatment plan will be determined based on an extensive examination, including gate analysis. We see kids of any age, from young children to late teens.

Does OHIP cover chiropodists?

A: In Ontario, Chiropodists do not bill OHIP. Most private insurance plans cover chiropody services, and it is always recommended to check with your coverage if you have any questions.

Chiropody Resources

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Our Chiropody Team

Kidcrew Medical | Zack Atlin

Zack Atlin,

B.Sc. (Hons) DCh.

Chiropodist

Kidcrew Medical | Multidisciplinary Pediatric Clinic with Dr. Dina Kulik

Your Questions About Chiropody

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What is a Chiropodist?

A Chiropodist is a primary health practitioner that assesses and treats foot conditions. Pediatric foot specialists like chiropodists focus on children’s feet. A child’s foot is complex, and many parents seek out the care of a podiatrist or chiropodist to ensure their child can walk, play and be as active as they want to be.

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What are the most common pediatric conditions a chiropodist treats?

Chiropodists treat a wide array of foot conditions. The most common cause are flat feet, ingrown toenails, warts, growing pains, in-toeing, toe walking, heel pain, out-toeing, sever’s disease, and many more.

Ideally, we identify any problem early to ensure the child reaches all developmental milestones, can participate in all physical activities, and has no foot pain. We want to maximize foot health in children. A treatment plan will be determined based on an extensive examination, including gate analysis.

We see kids of any age, from young children to late teens. Book an Appointment

Does OHIP cover chiropodists?
In Ontario, Chiropodists do not bill OHIP. Most private insurance plans cover chiropody services, and it is always recommended to check with your coverage if you have any questions.
Do Chiropodists make orthotics?

YES! Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only regulated health professionals whose scope of work mentions explicitly and includes orthotics. Many kids have flat feet, leading to foot pain or pain in the ankles, knees, or hips. Orthotics can help a child’s feet and legs feel better if they have in-toeing or out-toeing, heel pain, flat feet, or other common conditions. We have years of experience treating various pediatric conditions, and if needed, we will design a 100% custom orthotic for your child after performing a thorough walking/gait assessment.

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If I come for an orthotic assessment, do I have to get orthotics?
No. Often our visits are to reassure parents that the child is going through the appropriate development. A thorough assessment of your child’s feet will be conducted, assessing for foot pain, heel pain, flat feet, bow legs, knock knees, plantar fasciitis, fungal infections, and other foot problems. We evaluate for foot health and will assess for appropriate treatment for their underlying issues. We will discuss what benefits if any, orthotics will have, and you ultimately decide.

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How long do orthotics last?

Great question. For kids, orthotics will need to be updated when they grow out of them. Every child develops at different speeds, and we just never know when a growth spurt is coming. We recommend having the orthotics checked out when their feet grow about two shoe sizes.

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What if my kid outgrows their orthotics quickly?

We have an outgrowth program that provides a new pair of orthotics at a 50% discount if your child outgrows their orthotics within one year.

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My child has a stubborn wart. What can I do about that?

There are numerous treatment options for warts. It is best to have an assessment and go over these options, but they range from very conservative methods that are pain-free to more aggressive options that require only one treatment.

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