Chiropodist vs. Podiatrist

By: Jagdeep Takhar, Chiropodist, Aug 08, 2012
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Chiropodist vs. Podiatrist | The Foot Clinic Brampton

What is the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist?

Learn the differences between the two.

In terms of insurance benefits, the terms Podiatrist and Chiropodist mean the same and both are eligible for insurance coverage. 

In Ontario, Chiropodists and Podiatrists are both regulated by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario to practice foot care. Both practitioners have the same regulated scope of practice in Ontario (defined by the Chiropody Act). The difference in the usage of the terms arises from where they obtained their education. In Ontario, Chiropody is used for the profession (similar to the U.K) as opposed to Podiatry which is used in the U.S. Both professionals undergo extensive theoretical and clinical education prior to registration with the College of Chiropodists (a minimum of 7-8 years of higher education).

Jagdeep completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in Human Anatomy and Biology. She then proceeded to complete a graduate program in chiropody at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences.

Jagdeep is a Chiropodist licensed by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. In addition, she is a member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) and Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM). Her participation in these organizations has allowed her to expand her chiropodial/podiatric medicine knowledge through continuing education courses and forming community partnerships with health professionals. 

Jagdeep offers a full range of chiropodial/podiatric treatments with areas of expertise in diabetic foot care, biomechanics including custom foot orthotics, and soft tissue surgery at The Foot Clinic in Brampton, Ontario

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