About Your Feet
Chiropodist – [Ker-o-pod-ist]
The practice of Chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases or disorders of the foot by therapeutic, surgical, orthotic and palliative means. Chiropody is practiced by qualified, regulated practitioners who have undergone government established and recognized programs and examinations. Only those who are registered by the Ontario College Of Chiropodist are licensed to practice as Chiropodists or Podiatrists.
The human foot is an extraordinary complex mechanism consisting of 25% of the bones in your body, held in position by many ligaments, tendons and muscles. They all synchronize their actions to provide a single step. We take this movement at a staggering 4,000-10,000 times a day, over a variety of terrains. In an average life time our feet will travel between 240,000 and 320,000 kilometers. That’s six times around the world.
Feet are among the most abused and least honoured parts of our bodies. We stuff them into unnatural positions in fashionable, but inappropriate shoes. Overload them beyond their capacity and pay attention to them only when they hurt. Most of the time, we simply take for granted these amazing examples of bodily architecture. It is not surprising that on occasion our feet ache. When and if they do, consider consulting with a Chiropodist.