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The goal of our Kitchener Chiropodist at Wilson Health Services is to enhance the quality of life for all of our patients. They do this through preserving and enhancing patient mobility, treating foot discomfort, and educating patients about their health.
Chiropody is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb disorders, including a broad range of ailments, traumas, and local symptoms of clinical conditions.
A Chiropodist is a primary care physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot ailments and disorders.
Kitchener Custom Orthotics, Prosthetics & Bracing
WILSON HEALTH SERVICES IS LOCATED AT THE SOUTH END OF KITCHENER
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The role of our kitchener Chiropodist at Wilson Health Services is to improve all patients’ quality of life. They do this by maintaining and improving patient mobility, alleviating foot pain, and providing health education.
Wilson Health is a state-of-the-art healthcare clinic and we invest in our tools and equipment so we can provide the best possible service and experience for you.
With our expertise & knowledge of orthotics and chiropody, you can trust we will strive to help you achieve your goals through implementing the proper use of orthopedics, orthotics and braces.
How Can Custom Orthotics & Orthopedics Help Me?
Everywhere we go, we rely on our feet, which also serve as the primary support for the majority of our skeletal integrity. Most people regularly take their feet for granted.
Unfortunately, a lot of individuals unnecessarily shuffle (and hobble) around in agony or discomfort. They are unaware of the numerous options available to assist them. The effects of wearing uncomfortable shoes and getting the wrong arch support are significant.
Custom orthotics are made specifically to suit your specific feet and may be beneficial in treating a wide variety of conditions including:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Flat Feet
- High Arches
- Morton’s Neuroma
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Custom Foot Orthotics In Kitchener
Using orthotics for foot related issues
Your shoes may be one of several factors contributing to your back, leg, foot, or heel pain. It’s important to wear the right shoes because your feet bear the weight of your complete body. Since the foot is the portion of the body we use the most whether walking or running, performing daily tasks can be excruciating if you are not comfortable.
Your problem can be swiftly resolved if you are familiar with custom foot orthotics. Regardless matter whether you have a flat foot, have diabetes-related pain, or have other ailments, these simple shoe inserts can be one of the many treatments accessible. Even professional athletes make the decision to employ custom foot orthotics for comfort and pain relief.
What do you know about orthotics?
Our Kitchener chiropodist can insert orthotics into most types of shoes. Orthotics aid in improving foot function, accommodating atypical foot structures, and supporting and aligning the foot. They are incredibly successful in treating a variety of foot and lower leg problems when used with the right footwear.
The reason behind the need for orthotics?
Our Kitchener Orthotics Specialists have been advising and prescribing orthotics for many years. The primary reason behind its application is that it balances and stabilizes the feet and lower limbs. When there is a solid support foundation for your feet, you can be comfortable while walking or even running. All your foot-associated pain, posture issues, and muscle tiredness can recover faster.
Orthotics can help you primarily with:
- Foot pain
- Heel Pain
- Achilles pain
- Knee pain
- Shin aches
- Lower back pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Callus or corns
If you are facing problems in any of the above mentioned areas, please contact your local Kitchener Orthotics Chiropodist and find out whether you need orthotics or not.
MEET WILSON HEALTH SERVICES KITCHENER CHIROPODISTS
Patricia Wilson | Your Local Chiropodist in Kitchener ON
Patricia Wilson (BScN, RN, DCh), fondly known as Patricia, is our proudly Canadian Kitchener Chiropodist at Wilson Health. Patricia’s journey to a career that she loves is a beautiful story and her positivity is infused with a spirit of gratitude and humility.
With deep roots back in Colombia where she lived for much of her teenage years and early adulthood, she returned to Canada as a young adult to pursue a nursing career. Her rewarding twelve years as a pediatric nurse instilled her strong commitment and deep values to help others. This love for patients as their health advocate would lead her to the healing profession of Chiropodist and custom orthotics care.
Patricia understands the medical science behind injuries and issues surrounding the feet and how that can affect the entire body. Understanding that many diseases and ailments can show up first in the foot, Patricia believes she has a purpose-driven career that brings meaning, prevention, education and exceptional care to the people she serves.
With her personalized approach, backed by a wealth of experience and dedication to her patients, Patricia has gained a notable reputation in the field of chiropody care throughout the Waterloo Region and Guelph area.
Blending a caring, inclusive environment with access to education and various therapy options to encompass health challenges reflects her approach to healthy living and overall wellness. Patricia embraces the opportunity to educate her patients from simple things about how to cut their toenails to warning signs and complexities of the biomechanics of the feet and lower extremities.
Patricia’s love for people and her endearing smile put people at ease from the very first consultation. Her interest in every patient goes far beyond foot conditions and care, as she makes every effort to support and guide her clientele to help with the issues they face.
With her husband Dr. Jay Wilson, they have created a family wellness centre in Cambridge that works hard to improve their patients’ quality of life. In 2018, Patricia opened the Guelph clinic to expand the services to that demographic. Improving mobility, providing education and alleviating pain are fundamental values they both share.
Patricia’s commitment and love for people starts at home. She adores her husband Jay, their three beautiful children, their dog Bernie and the life they have created together in the Puslinch Lake community. As Patricia always says, she loves them all to the moon and back, forever and ever, and to infinity and beyond.
Patricia manages all her roles seamlessly and loves making a difference that changes lives for the better, one foot at a time.
Nathee Selvendran | Wilson Health Guelph Chiropodist
Nathee Selvendran (BSc (Hons), DCh) is part of our Wilson Health Guelph chiropodist team. A reputable and experienced foot specialist throughout Ontario, Nathee brings a wealth of experience to our wellness family.
Nathee’s passion for healthcare began as a child. As a teenager, his grandmother suffered from a diabetic foot, leading to a below-knee amputation. This experience led Nathee to choosing chiropody after University. He wanted to help those with diabetic foot problems and become an advocate on the importance of foot care and appropriate footwear.
He graduated from The Michener Institute in 2012. He dedicated his last year of clinical studies at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, where his work included managing high-risk foot, limb salvage, and wound management. His experience in Ottawa included working with patients diagnosed with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and severe arthritis.
Since 2012, He took his passion throughout the province, providing services as a foot specialist. Nathee has avidly worked in various clinical settings, ranging from chronic disease control to managing corns and calluses due to biomechanical imbalances. He was selected to lead and successfully open a developmental program at Northumberland Family Health Team in Cobourg, Ontario. Shortly after, he did the same at St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team.
During his time at St. Michael’s Hospital, Nathee served as a valuable member of a large interdisciplinary health team, including surgeons, family physicians, chiropractors, and other allied health professionals. Nathee was nominated for his work at St. Michael’s Hospital in a category for allied health professionals recognizing clinical excellence in their respective professions. In addition to helping the community, Nathee has served as a preceptor to medical residents and chiropody residents during their clinical rotations.
As a committed member in good standing of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, Ontario Society of Chiropodists, and the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine, Nathee stays abreast of all professional standards and new treatment options. Continually learning and following research-based techniques in foot care, clients can count on patient-centred primary foot care.
Nathee has created roots in Cambridge with his wife, Priya and his poodle named Roger.
Nathee has a polite, personalized and professional approach that clients value. His patient-centred care, rooted in empathy, provides a comfortable care setting for patients. He is highly energetic, an enormous sports enthusiast, and is very excited to share his experience and knowledge with anyone who wants to listen.
Chiropodist vs Podiatrist
Chiropody is a field of medicine that treats the feet. In Ontario, Canada, the same regulatory authority oversees both podiatrists and chiropodists, who both practice in the field of chiropody. But what distinctions exist between a chiropodist and a podiatrist?
A doctor of podiatric medicine, or podiatrist, is a practitioner who received their education in the United States. They have completed a minimum of three years of podiatric medical and surgical residency after completing a four-year doctoral degree in podiatric medicine. In Ontario, a cap was put in effect as of July 1993, and there were no more registered podiatrists with The College of Chiropodist of Ontario. All American-born podiatrists were also registered as chiropodist.
In contrast to chiropodist, who are not permitted to bill OHIP or transmit a “diagnosis,” podiatrists are. Podiatrists can perform bone surgery, whereas chiropodists can only work on soft tissues like tendons.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ORTHOTICS?
People suffering from an ongoing foot pain
If you have continuous foot pain, it can be very difficult to lead a normal daily life. If you are not able to stand and walk properly and feel you need support. In such situations, custom made orthotics can be really helpful.
A diabetic patient
Diabetes can cause nerve damage in the feet, which is frequently where neuropathy first appears. As a result, diabetic patients experience sensory loss and as a result do not feel cold or hot conditions, as well as pain and stress in their feet that may result in calluses and corns that, if untreated, can cause pressure ulcers. Many people with diabetes use orthotics to lessen or completely get rid of their foot issues.
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A patient of arthritis
The joints in some regions of your body might become damaged by arthritis, an extremely painful disorder. You may experience painful issues in your feet, knees, and legs. Chiropodists in Kitchener have discovered that orthotics are really helpful.
Runners and athletes
Individuals, who are active in sports benefit from custom made foot orthotics, increasing their strength, endurance and the ability to perform better. Orthotics provide support and alignment to the muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments of your leg to work efficiently and also prevent injuries and pain.
Back and knee pain sufferers
If you have a persisting pain in your knees, hips, and lower back region and didn’t receive any comfort with the conventional treatment, there could be some issue with your foot biomechanics. Our Kitchener Chiropodist may suggest orthotics as an excellent way to give you relief from your symptoms.
How do orthotics work?
Understanding the walking mechanism is crucial for comprehending how orthotics work. Every time you take a step, the vertical axis of your heel must rest slightly inverted to the ground and angled a few degrees outward from the heel. It is the point at which your foot will begin to flatten and lift its toes off the ground.
From this point on, the weight actually quickly shifts from the lateral to the medial of your foot when you step. When these motions are too evident in the case of plantar fasciitis or barely noticeable in the case of a pes cavus, there is a problem. When you use a corrected orthotic, it can help your feet absorb shock and relieve stress and pain while preventing your arch from lowering too far.
Types of Orthotics
When you consult Wilson Health Kitchener Chiropodist, she will prescribe you with either of the two categories.
It is mostly intended for people who have impaired foot function. These devices’ plastic polymer construction effectively prevents the arch from flattening. Functional orthotics can also relieve stress while you walk or run, absorb impact from the ground, and eliminate any risk of injury.
If you suffer from minor foot issues and foot pain, accommodative orthotics are best considered. This foot device is often prescribed to older adults that require a device to accommodate previous malformities like bunions, hammer toes, etc.
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The Process to Enjoying Custom Orthotics
How Can I get Personalized Orthotics
You must first schedule an appointment for an orthotic assessment with one of our chiropodists at our state-of-the-art health care clinics. Simply contact our friendly staff at the Kitchener location 548-440-8080
As a Chiropodist, we go through 7+ years of schooling and our team strives to stay up to date on the latest technology.
1. Orthotic Evaluation
Our chiropodist will examine your medical history as his first step. Inform your chiropodist of any foot problems or pain you may be feeling right away. Inform your chiropodist of any regular pastimes or athletic endeavors you engage in, as well as the kinds of shoes you own and wear. With the use of this information, the chiropodist can more accurately evaluate your needs and predict how you’ll utilize your orthotics.
After getting a medical history, the chiropodist will perform a biomechanical evaluation. The gait analysis, the weight-bearing study, and the range of motion analysis are the three components that make up the biomechanical examination.
Orthotics evaluations typically take 35 to 45 minutes (depending on if you are casted in the same appointment).
We can acquire the foot in what is known as the Subtalar joint neutral via casting. Your feet can be cast by the podiatrists at Wilson Health Services utilizing foam, 3D scanning, or plaster.
Plaster is wrapped over your foot while you are lying on your back to perform a plaster casting. Your feet are washed once the plaster is removed once it has fully dried. After the plaster molds have completely cured, they will be shipped to our joint orthotics fabrication lab.
The procedure is the same for 3D-Scan casting; however, instead of plaster, the chiropodist slides a special tablet device for 3D-scanning around each foot. The digital scan is then transmitted to our lab so that orthotics can be made.
A little differently than other casting procedures, foam casting is done while sitting up straight. Your feet are carefully placed inside a specific foam box, which causes the foam to form a mold of your feet. After that, the foam bundle is delivered to the lab. Foam casting should be used by patients who are pregnant or have problems lying on their stomach.
If time permits, your casting will happen concurrently with your evaluation session; otherwise, a separate appointment will be set out for your casting.
Next, we’ll arrange a time for our chiropodist to perform an orthotics fitting. You will be able to test the comfort and fit of your new orthotics at this session. You will be taught how to break in your new orthotics as well as the warning signals that they may not be functioning properly. This appointment is covered by the price of your orthotics and is usually about three weeks after your casting and it will be about a 10- to 15-minute session.
If you are having issues with or are dissatisfied with your orthotics, you can schedule a consultation with the chiropodist to talk about having them corrected or adjusted. This can be done for free within three months of receiving your new orthotics. If you experience any issues, we advise getting in touch with us straight soon. If your orthotics don’t fit properly, they won’t be effective. By doing so, we can guarantee that your foot condition is properly treated as quickly as possible, sparing you from suffering more than is required.
A pair of bespoke orthotics typically lasts one to three years of regular use. The top covers may show some signs of typical wear and tear, but they are easily replaceable or modernized.