Podiatry/Foot Care

Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services for individuals who have diseases of or injuries to the feet. Conditions treated may include bacterial and fungal infections, skin and nail disorders, benign and cancerous tumours, congenital and acquired foot deformities and foot problems caused by illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular diseases. Treatment includes use of surgical procedures, casting or other forms of immobilization and the prescription of corrective devices, oral and locally injected medication and physical therapy. Included are services provided by podiatrists, chiropodists and other foot care specialists. Foot care may also be provided by nurses. In most Canadian provinces (such as Ontario), podiatrists are health professional specialists with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree whereas chiropodists are college-trained professionals who provide practical foot care in Canada, particularly for older adults. In some Canadian provinces, such as Manitoba, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, "podiatrist" is the term used for someone who has the qualifications of a chiropodist.



Provides foot care services to people in Hamilton who do not have stable housing.

Offers a variety of foot care services for older adults.

Services include:

  • nail clipping and filing
  • treating calluses, corns, and ingrown nails
  • preventative treatments
  • screening and assessment for skin and circulatory issues

Offers a variety of diabetic good wound care and education services.

Location of the Mayer Institute, a medical clinic in Hamilton that offers diabetic foot wound care and education.

A medical clinic in Hamilton that offers diabetic foot wound care and education.

Offers a variety of non-invasive and routine nursing foot care services.

House calls and hospital visits are available.

Services include:

Location of the Feet First Foot Care clinic.

A foot care clinic in Hamilton offering non-invasive and routine nursing foot care.

Health professionals provide the following services by appointment in the community or individual homes:

Offers a variety of foot care and chiropody services including:

Comprehensive foot care program that focuses on the assessment and treatment of feet and the prevention of further diabetic foot complications like ulcers and amputations in people living with diabetes.

Provides access to foot care services to immigrants, refugees, individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and individuals receiving income support through Ontario Works. Services provided on-site or in the community by a chiropodist trained to assess and treat foot problems.

Glanbrook Community Services provides a clinic for care and treatment for feet by workers with foot care certification to those with physical, mental or financial issues. They also offer In-Home Foot Care Services.

Nurses provide advanced foot care for people of all ages. Care is delivered in clients’ homes, including retirement homes, or at community clinics.

Services include:

Clinic specializing in diabetic and arthritic foot care, sports medicine, and children's conditions. House calls available for seniors and individuals with mobility issues.

Offers medical clinic services to residents of St. Joseph's Villa and older adults in the community.

Clinics include:

  • Advanced Nursing Foot Care Services
  • Dermatology Services
  • Dental Services
  • Ear, Nose, Throat Services
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