A Chiropodist is a trained medical practitioner who specializes in the biomechanics of the lower limb and feet.
They treat injuries; foot disorders; chronic and acute pain; musculoskeletal imbalances; abnormal gait; and poor mobility that can cause leg and foot pain but can also impact the knee, hip and lower limb function.
After a thorough assessment and gait analysis, treatment includes home stretching, gait advice, orthotic prescription and footwear advice.
What is the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist? There is no significant difference between a Chiropodist and a podiatrist.
The difference in title is determined by which country the degree was obtained in and what year. Since 1993, all podiatry graduates have been registered as Chiropodists in Ontario. There have been no new Podiatrists registered in Ontario since 1993.
Lori Marucci, B.P.H.E., D.Ch. Chiropodist
Lori has a degree in Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto and graduated as a Chiropodist from the Michener Institute in 1993. Before joining Summerhill Health Centre in 1997, Lori worked at the Anne Johnston Health Station. Lori uses a biomechanical approach to her work by concentrating on the tight musculature that influences foot function. She prescribes stretches, and custom footwear and orthotics as required. Lori is married with three daughters. She is a big foodie and loves to cook. She is also a yoga enthusiast.