What is the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist?

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There is no significant difference in the scope of practice between Chiropodists and Podiatrists in Ontario. Both Chiropodist & Podiatrist can prescribe drugs, assess and treat foot and ankle problems, perform soft tissue surgeries, prescribe custom orthotics and orthopaedic shoes. Podiatrists can perform bone surgery as well. The regulating board for both the professions is College of Chiropodists of Ontario and both Chiropodists and Podiatrists must pass comprehensive board exams and provincial licensing exams to be licensed to practice.

 

One of the factors that weighs in on the title is determined by which country the Chiropody or Podiatry degree was obtained. A Podiatrist practicing in Ontario will have graduated outside Ontario (usually in the US) and will have moved to Ontario before 1993. All Podiatrists who moved to Ontario after 1993 are registered as Chiropodists in the province of Ontario. Therefore, in an effort to promote the profession of Chiropody in Ontario, there have been no new Podiatrists registered in Ontario since 1993.

 

Rest assured that you’ll receive the right care for your situation whether you see a Chiropodist or a Podiatrist

Do you suffer from foot and ankle pain? Get assessed and treatment from our Chiropodist in Oshawa today

Are you looking for a foot-care clinic in Oshawa or the surrounding areas to seek treatment from a Chiropodist? Qureshy Footcare & Orthotics Clinic is the place to go for Chiropody services. Our Chiropodists, Zunara Qureshy, D.Ch., and Cyrus Florendo D. Ch. are dedicated to helping you get back to your life as quickly as possible. That’s why we offer a variety of treatment options that are tailored specifically to your needs.
 

Book an appointment with a Chiropodist in Oshawa at Qureshy Footcare & Orthotics Clinic, serving Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin, Oshawa and Courtice

For our Chiropodists, the number one priority is to help you gain mobility and live a pain-free life. To achieve this, our Chiropodist will work with you to create a treatment plan that will assist you in achieving your treatment goals. Apart from multiple treatment options, we also have a convenient location and hours so it’s easy for you to come in and see us.