Mark Chan, Certified Chiropodist and Podiatrist at Care-Med, is a valuable part of our healthcare team. Mark specializes in diagnosing and treating a broad range of foot and ankle issues. With expertise in enhancing foot function, Mark is skilled in diagnosing and providing a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Radial Shockwave Therapy.

He is also qualified to perform minor surgical procedures and can assist in finding the best plan to address your foot-related concerns.

When to See a Chiropodist

  • If you have a foot or ankle injury, such as a sprained ankle, broken bone, or tendinitis
  • If you have a foot or ankle condition, such as diabetes, arthritis, or heel spurs
  • If you have pain, discomfort, or other issues when walking or standing for long periods
  • If you have any other concerns about your foot or ankle health that you would like to have evaluated.

Foot health is crucial to overall health since many diseases and afflictions first appear in the foot. It is important to note that, even if you do not have any specific symptoms, it can still be beneficial to have regular foot check-ups in order to maintain foot health. Our goal is to help local residents keep their feet healthy and pain-free.

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Care-Med LTD is a professional foot care clinic that provides advanced care for foot, leg, and ankle conditions that affect both adults and children. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional foot care and promote well-being through our expertise, knowledge, and quality products.

A physician’s referral is not necessary when visiting our clinic. 

Mark Chan: Chiropodist and Podiatrist

Mark Chan: Chiropodist and Podiatrist

Mark is a foot specialist who holds degrees in Podiatry and Chiropody. He is a Registered Chiropodist in province of Ontario, Podiatrist in Saskatchewan, UK and Hong Kong. Mark also is a Chiropody Clinic Assistant Professor at UHN, the Michener Institute.

Chiropodist vs Podiatrist

In general, both Chiropodists and Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who are trained to treat a wide range of foot and lower limb conditions, such as corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, and foot infections. They may also provide advice on foot care and recommend appropriate footwear.

Historically, the term “chiropodist” was more commonly used in the UK, while “podiatrist” was more commonly used in the US. However, in many regions, including the UK, the two terms are now used interchangeably to refer to professionals who specialize in foot care.

In Canada, there may be a distinction between the two terms. A Chiropodist is typically a professional who has completed a diploma-level program in chiropody, while a podiatrist is a professional who has completed a degree-level program in podiatry. However, the scope of practice for both is similar.

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Types of Chiropodist and Podiatrist Treatments

The primary objective of Chiropodists and Podiatrists is to enhance and sustain patient mobility, relieve foot discomfort, and offer health education to promote a better quality of life. Chiropodists cater to a wide range of patients and specialize in various fields, including:

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Skin conditions (corns, callouses, warts)
  • Nail Care (thick, damaged or ingrown toenails)
  • Plantar Warts