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Welcome to the Ontario Society of Chiropodists
The Professional Association Representing
About the Ontario Society of Chiropodists
This site is dedicated to provide information about foot care and foot health in Ontario.
The content of these pages are intended to serve both the general public and health professionals in this profession.
Read about the latest initiatives of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists. Locate the closest foot care specialist in your area through our membership directory. Check the events calendar for the latest conferences. Find out about particular ailments in the Education section. Talk with other professionals and address questions from the public in the general open forum.
Ontario Society of Chiropodists' Vision Statement
To represent our members as the primary providers of comprehensive quality podiatric medical care in Ontario.
Ontario Society of Chiropodists' Mission Statement
To represent the profession as the primary foot specialists in Ontario by enhancing relationships with the public and other stakeholders.
To promote the highest professional standards and to further the profession through education development and research.
Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only regulated foot specialists in Ontario - an important distinction that needs to be emphasized. Moreover chiropodists and podiatrists are the only regulated health professionals in Ontario whose legislated scope of practice includes the provision of orthotics.
The present scope of practice for chiropodists in Ontario is the following:
"The practice of chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases, disorder or dysfuntions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means." The Chiropody Act, 1991 S.O. 1991, Chapater 20, s.4.
"In the course of engaging in the practice of chiropody, a member is authorized, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations imposed on his or her certificate of registration, to perform the following:
1. Cutting into the subcutaneous tissues of the foot.
2. Administering, by injection into feet, a substance designated in the regulations.
3. Prescribing drugs designated in the regulations.
4. Administering, by inhalation, a substance designated in the regulations."
1991, c. 20, s. 5 (1); 2009, c. 26, s.2 (1). The Chiropody Act, 1991 S.O. 1991, Chapater 20
†Chiropody Practice Locations vs. Podiatry Practice Locations in Ontario
Choosing the Appropriate Foot Specialist for Your Patientsí Needs
Ontario Society of Chiropodists
312 Oakwood Court
Newmarket, ON† L3Y 3C8
T: (905) 567-3094 or Toll Free: 1-877-823-1508
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