Your feet don’t just take you from place to place, they help you balance, absorb shock and support your body.
Often, your feet can be the reason for other pains such as ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain. Your foot type, shoe wear, activity and gait are also factors that come into play with foot care and health.
Excessive pressures on the foot can cause painful conditions such as callus, corns and pressure ulcers. Many of these problems can be prevented through nail and skin care by a foot specialist, daily health monitoring, foot checks and proper shoe selection.
Our staff of foot care specialists includes certified pedorthists, occupational therapists and chiropodists. We provide excellent service, quality products and expertise in the treatment of foot problems.
Our clinic provides the following services by appointment:
- Nail care
- Corn and callus removal
- Conservative ingrown nail care
- Diabetic foot assessments and education
The following services are available to patients on Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program or Non-Insured Health Benefits, and patients of Women’s College Hospital and WCH Family Practice Health Centre:
- Biomechanical foot assessment and gait analysis
- Custom-made orthotics
- Education and advice on biomechanical foot problems such as painful flat feet, bunions, plantar fasciitis and other types of foot pain
If you do not fall in one of the patient categories above and you are seeking a biomechanical foot assessment or custom-made orthotics, please contact a chiropody clinic through the or call 416-542-1333.
Cost of Services
Foot care (nail and callus) services are not covered by OHIP. Clinic staff will inform you of the cost of treatment or orthotic devices. In some cases, extended health insurance or third-party payers will cover the cost of foot care services and orthotics. Patients may wish to check with their insurance provider regarding coverage and requirements for reimbursement.
Follow up visit
Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program or Non-Insured Health Benefits foot care visits
Physician Referral Form
For services involving custom foot orthotics or a biomechanical assessment, a referral is required. Patients returning for a new pair of orthotics may also require an updated prescription to claim for orthotics on their insurance and should obtain this from their doctor prior to ordering.
Please use our Referral & Prescription Form (.pdf) which can be faxed to our clinic at 416-323-6522.
Health Professional Education
The Family Practice Foot Clinic is a practicum site for clinical placement for various healthcare disciplines through our affiliation with the University of Toronto.