Your first appointment is a combination of consultation and treatment. A medical history and consent form is completed by the patient and reviewed with the Chiropodist. A complete examination and assessment of your feet are conducted, looking for and checking:
- lesions – corns, calluses, warts, moles, wounds, ulcers
- range of motion/gait analysis (foot function), circulation, sensation, colour
- digital photos of both your feet are taken
The chiropodist will present treatment options and discuss them, along with your questions answered and the next steps decided. The initial visit is $85.
Routine footcare is most often covered by Extended Health Insurance – under the heading Paramedical Services. Most insurance policies allow for $500 per calendar or benefit year for chiropody/podiatry services.