Chiropodists/Foot Specialists are primary care professionals exclusively educated in podiatric medicine who specialize in the assessment, management and prevention of diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of the foot. They are essential members of the inter-professional healthcare team, although they are capable of independent clinical practice without a medical referral. They are skilled in assessing the needs of patients and of managing both acute and chronic conditions affecting foot and lower limb function. They educate patients about the importance of foot health and its impact on overall well-being and mobility.
Parkdale Community Health Centre currently offers two types of chiropody services:
Chiropody for seniors and individuals with diabetes:
If you are a senior over the age of 65 years of age or are living with Diabetes Mellitus and are interested in receiving chiropody services, please contact us at 416.537.2455. Please note that patients are currently being booked on a case by case basis.
Appointments are booked Monday through Friday between 9:30AM and 3:30PM.
Chiropody for those who are homeless or underhoused:
Chiropody services are also available for marginalized populations who, because of addictions, mental health, or socio-economic issues, are a high risk client group and historically have had difficultly accessing care. In this clinic, a Foot Specialist will assess, manage and (where possible) prevent diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of all foot conditions in this high risk target population to the full scope of the practice. Clients and/or care givers will receive education regarding the importance of foot health and its impact on overall well-being along.
Appointments for this clinic are booked on Tuesday and Thursday between 9:15AM and 3:00PM. There is a walk-in clinic from 1PM both days, space permitting. Outreach clinics occur Thursday mornings.