J. Richard (Rick Werkman )

J. Richard Werkman

D.Ch., B.Sc. Podiatric Medicine

J. Richard Werkman, D.Ch., B.Sc. Podiatric Medicine is a Registered Chiropodist licensed under the Chiropody Act with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM), The Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) and The Oakville Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to being registered for routine and specialized footcare, Rick successfully completed his B.Sc. Podiatric Medicine with electives focusing on the areas of Sports Medicine and Injuries, Microbiology and Podopharmacology. Rick is also Licensed for Nail Surgery, Local Anesthesia, and Injections to the foot.

J. Richard Werkman has been a part of the chiropody/podiatry profession since 1991 and in private practice full time since June 2000. Rick has earned a reputation for excellence and comes recommended by many physicians and others in the health care community. He provides exceptional foot care to everyone from the young to the elderly and from the professional athlete to the disabled.

Credentials/Certification

  • University of Sunderland, England –Degree of Bachelor of Science (Podiatric Medicine)
  • Toronto Institute of Medical Technology (Michener Institute of Applied Sciences) Chiropody Program
  • First graduation class for soft tissue surgery and local anesthetics.
  • Ontario Chiropody Program Certified in Local Anesthesia and Nail Surgery
  • The Michener Institute – Local Anesthesia and Injections for Chiropodist (2013)
  • The Michener Institute – Pharmacology for Chiropodist (2010)

Awards – Ontario Society of Chiropodists

  • The Molly McCartney Award
  • First Year Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Second Year Award for Clinical Excellence
  • “Reader’s Choice Awards” – 4 consecutive years (Burlington Post)

Professional Presentations:

  • Canadian Health Care Anti-fraud Association (CHCAA) 2017 and 2015 Annual Conference. Educator and Board Member on behalf of Ontario Society of Chiropodists
  • Pri-Med Canada (formerly Primary Care Today) 2017. Educator and Board Member on behalf of Ontario Society of Chiropodists

Continuous Learning:

  • Annually attends CPR (C) re-certification
  • Bi-Annually attends C.H.I.P.S. – Chiropodist in Hamilton Independent Practitioner Study Conference

Studies

  • Annual Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)
  • Dermatology From the Knee Down – Valeant Canada (2016)
  • Canadian Association of Wound Care – Advances for the Management of Diabetic Foot Complications (2016)
  • Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) Annual Conference (2017, 2016)
  • Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) Surgical Skills Seminar (2015, 2013)
  • HPRAC & Practice Management Workshop (2014)
  • Local Anesthesia and Injections for Chiropodists – The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (2013)
  • Pharmacology for Chiropodists – The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (2011)
  • CFPM & AAPPM Practice Management Seminar – CFPM (2010)
  • Forefoot Cadaver Surgery – The Podiatry Institute (2009)
  • Biomechanics of the Foot and Lower Extremities – CFPM (2009)
  • Paris Laboratory Orthotic Seminar (2009)
  • Furthering his degree – B.Sc. Podiatric Medicine-University of Sunderland (2008)
  • Low Intensity Laser Therapy
  • Podiatry Conference at Sea (2007)
  • Diabetic Neuropathic Foot, Dr. J. Contreras-Ruiz, M.D (2005)
  • Foot Biomechanics & Orthotic Therapy – PFOLA (2004)
  • Challenges in the lower extremities – Langer Inc. (2004)
  • 78th Ontario Podiatric Medical Association Convention (2002)
  • The Challenge of the Diabetic Foot – AOFAS (2000)

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM)
  • The Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC)
  • The Oakville Chamber of Commerce

Committees and Administrative Appointments

  • Board of Directors:  The Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC)
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