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Chiropodist are primary health care provider that practice in the field of podiatric medicine, providing service ranging from nail and skin care to orthotics and minor soft-tissue surgeries.


The practice of chiropody involves the assessment of the foot, and the treatment and prevention of diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of the foot through therapeutic, orthotic, surgical and palliative means.

Difference between a Chiropodists and Podiatrists?

The main difference between a chiropodist and podiatrist depends on where they were trained. Podiatrists are mainly trained and educated in the US. Those who came to Ontario before 1993 are referred to as Podiatrists, while those that graduated and moved to Ontario after 1993 are registered as Chiropodists. Both Chiropodists and Podiatrists are regulated under the College of Chiropodists of Ontario

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