WHAT IS CHIROPODY?
Chiropody is a branch of medical science that involves the assessment and management of foot and lower limb disorders. This includes the management of a wide variety of disorders, injuries and local manifestations of systemic conditions.
Foot deformities, infections and injuries not only limit your mobility, but can detrimentally affect your knees, hips and other parts of the body.
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. An essential member of the inter professional healthcare team, the Chiropodist is skilled in assessing the needs of their patients and of managing both chronic and acute conditions affecting foot and lower limb function. As a primary care provider capable of independent clinical practice, these skills are often practiced independent of medical referral and medical supervision.
MEDICAL FOOT CARE
A Foot Contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles. There is 250,000 sweat glands that excrete as much as half a pint of moisture everyday. Many foot problems can be prevented through regular, proper foot care.
Bruce County Foot Clinic’s mission is to provide quality foot care with a caring and efficient approach. Anita has been providing comprehensive foot care since 1991. Bruce County Foot Clinic offers a wide range of services including biomechanical assessments, custom foot orthotics, footwear advice, ingrown toe nail care and surgery, wart and fungal infection treatment, and primary foot care including nails, corns and calluses.
Bruce County Foot Clinic welcomes patients of all ages and activity levels. We consult patients from toddlers to seniors.
WHAT DOES ANITA DO?
Anita’s role as a Chiropodist is to maintain and improve her patients mobility, to alleviate foot pain and provide health education, thereby improving her patients quality of life.
Anita provides general foot care for the management of painful corns and calluses, foot odour, blisters, fungal skin and nail infections.
Anita provides care to a diverse range of patients and can specialize in the following areas:
Diagnosis of lower limb disorders including tendon, ligament, muscular strains, and joint pathologies.
In some cases, a plantar wart will resolve naturally. Other cases may require treatment. Anita can help you determine which treatment is best for you based on how advanced the wart is.
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Management of difficult to treat long, thick and hard nails including treatment of fungal infections.
It’s important to treat ingrown toenails as soon as they occur to avoid the risk of infection. Mild cases may require minor treatment, serious cases may need surgical intervention. Anita will diagnose the severity and recommend the best treatment options.
Custom foot orthotics aimed to correct biomechanical anomalies associated with foot function (including: localized foot pain, Bunions, Hammer toes, Arch and heel pain, Knee and leg pain, Hip and back pain).
Ankle Foot Orthotics are made in many different styles according to your medical, bio-mechanical and environmental needs. Designed to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position and correct foot drop.
BIOFLEX LOW LEVEL
Highly effective in the treatment of wounds and an extensive range of ailments, such as: arthritis, soft tissue injuries like ligament & muscle tears or knee problems, repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome & rotator cuff injuries. It helps to eliminate pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation.
Compression socks apply gentle pressure to your legs and ankles, promoting blood flow from your legs to your heart. Compression socks can also reduce pain and swelling in your ankles and legs. It’s important to get a proper prescription and be sure to use compression socks properly.
Anita started practicing in the Port Elgin area in October of 2018 after successfully running her practice for 30 years in Oshawa. Anita opened a location in Sauble Beach in October 2019 and she has since moved into the Port Elgin community to be close to her practice and her patients.
Her Clinic is able to provide medical foot care services to people of all ages suffering from skin, nail and mechanical foot problems. Anita has been practicing for 30 years in Oshawa prior to moving.
New patients are always welcome at our Bruce County Foot Clinic, with emergencies attended to as quickly as possible. Anita and her friendly staff provide a unique and thorough service with treatment plans formulated to address individual patient needs. Anita understands that both you and your family deserve nothing less than the best foot care possible.