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.