A chiropodist is a foot specialist who provides treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A chiropodist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of the foot, ankle and heel.  The Canadian chiropody program is a 3 year post-graduate program providing a comprehensive preparation and qualification for the student to be eligible to write the College of Chiropodists of Ontario's Board Examination

To practice in Ontario, a chiropodist must be registered with the College of Chiropodist of Ontario and in order to keep registration, standards must be adhered to and continuing education courses must be taken.

Typically, chiropodist:

  • Consult with patients and other physicians on how to prevent foot problems.
  • Treat ulcers, skin and nail diseases, and deformities.
  • Prescribe or fits patients with inserts called orthotics that correct walking patterns.
  • Treat conditions such as: bone disorders, bunions, corns, calluses, cysts, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis.