Foot Care Clinic & Treatments

Foot Care Treatments & Clinic in Ottawa

At Natural Sole Wellness Centre, we know that foot care is an essential service because your overall wellness starts with your feet! Your feet are vital to your mobility and overall health.

Our foot care clinic services are offered by our Registered Nurse. Our Foot Care Nurse is an independent and regulated health care provider who has acquired advanced training, beyond her nursing degree, in lower limb and foot care studies for nurses. She has also undergone additional training and certifications in compression therapy, orthotics and biomechanics, skin care and reprocessing medical equipment. With these skills and knowledge, our Nurse is qualified to assess, treat, educate and manage potential lower limb and foot problems.  She also has the unique role of promoting the maintenance of healthy lower limbs and feet, as well as preventing foot complications.

We believe that foot care should be done by a medical professional with updated knowledge to ensure your health and safety. Pedicures offered by nail technicians at the spa use an aesthetic and basic approach to foot care. Nail technicians are not health care professionals. They are not qualified to assess and identify health problems, treat patients who are high risk (such as diabetics), send medical reports to your physician when there is a concern, or provide any health teaching.

Even if we offer foot care services, nursing foot care uses a whole-person centered care. Why? Because we know that your feet are connected to the rest of your body! Every new patient care starts with an initial consultation and assessment which includes the first treatment. Then, our nurse discusses with you about your treatment plan so you can stay strong on your feet. Any medical concerns are reported to your primary health care provider (with your permission) to assure follow-up care.

Our quality care approach? We don’t just look at one problem-causing foot or one aching toe. We look at the overall person. Because you matter.

Foot Care Treatments

Here is a list of services and conditions our Foot Care Nurse can help you with:

  • Medical foot care
  • Medical pedicure
  • Seniors’ foot care
  • Diabetic foot screening and care
  • Toenail trimming & debridement (thinning)
  • Thick and painful toenail care
  • Ingrown toenails (non-invasive treatment)
  • Fungal toenails (onychomycosis)
  • Corns and callus care
  • Cracked heels & fissures care
  • Foot padding
  • Health & footwear assessments
  • Compression socks & stockings
  • ABI testing
  • Nursing assessment & health teaching

Lower Limb and Foot Pain Relief

We use Photodynamic Therapy to help with pain management. Click here to learn more about our non-invasive technology. Light therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation and pain, and stimulate tissue healing in a wide range of acute and chronic conditions:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains & strains
  • Arch pain
  • Arthritis & chronic joint pain
  • Heel & foot pain
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress injuries

Put your best foot forward! We are dedicated in providing you comprehensive care in a comfortable environment. All of our services are offered in our private treatment rooms. Contact us today to discuss about your needs and concerns, and learn how we can help you stand strong on your feet!

* This service is offered in French and English / Ce service est offert en français et en anglais.

Nursing Foot Care Treatments

Initial Consultation and Treatment - 60 Min.

Professional nursing foot care begins with a complete medical history, lower limb nursing assessment, inspecting footwear, nursing diagnosis and personalized plan of care. The initial consultation includes a first treatment of skin and nail care for your feet.

*All new patients must book an initial consultation prior to any treatment.

Medical Nursing Foot Care / Follow Up Appointment - 30 Min.

Our routine medical foot care is recommended every 6-8 weeks, depending on your needs. It consists of a few simple procedural steps:

  • Nail trimming and debridement
  • Cleaning nail folds & edges
  • Corn & callus care
  • Cracked heels and fissures care
  • Ingrown toenail care (Non-invasive)
  • Thick toenail care
  • Skin moisturising
  • Padding
  • Health teaching

* Note that our Foot Care Nurse does not soak feet or apply nail polish.

Diabetic Foot Screening and Care / Follow Up Appointment - 30 Min.

As a diabetic, lower limb and foot care is an essential part of your health and well-being management. An initial consultation with our Foot Care Nurse can help you understand and better monitor the condition of your feet. Follow-up appointments may be required every 4-8 weeks depending on your personalized care plan.

Your appointment consists of a few steps:

  • Health & footwear assessment.
  • Screening tests for the ‘diabetic foot’.
  • Health assessment (ex: structural assessment, neuropathy testing, vascular testing, and biomechanical assessment).
  • Nail & skin care (as listed in the Medical Foot care section).
  • Skin moisturizing demonstration and application.
  • Offering health teaching and hand-outs.
  • With your consent, report findings can be sent to your Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner.

Follow Up Consultation - 20 Min.

This follow up appointment is for those who have questions or concerns for the Nurse. This appointment allows you to discuss certain conditions, have a follow up assessment or review your possible treatment options available for your foot care. Please note that this is a no hands-on appointment.

Ankle Brachial Pressure Index Testing - 30 Min.

Your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner may request this test if they suspect peripheral artery disease (PAD). This non-invasive test compares the pressure index measured in your arms with the pressure index measured in your ankles. The calculation indicates how well your blood is flowing in your legs, and if there are any possible blockages in your arteries. This also indicates if you are able to purchase compression stockings or not. A low ankle-brachial result can indicate a narrowing or a blockage of the arteries in your lower limbs. Please wear loose and comfortable clothes to this appointment.

Medical Compression Stockings - 25 Min.

A variety of Medical Compression Stockings are available at our wellness centre. This appointment includes: an assessment, a review your medical history, measurements of your legs and additional testing if required. Please wear loose and comfortable clothes to this appointment. Click here to learn more about the benefits of Compression Therapy.

*Please call the clinic at 613-761-6060 to book your appointment. This appointment must be booked in the morning to ensure proper fitting.

Pain Management with Photodynamic Therepay - 30 Min.

We use a non-invasive Low-Level-Light Therapy as a drug-free and surgery-free alternative to pain management in your lower limbs and feet. Whether you suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, stress injuries, strains or sprains, our technology can help reduce inflammation and promote rapid tissue healing. Treatment sessions vary depending on the location and severity of the pain.

* If you are a new patient, you must book an Initial Consultation.

Toenail Fungal Treatment with Photodynamic Therapy - 30 Min.

We use a non-invasive Low-Level-Light Therapy to help treat Fungal toenail. Combined with proper toenail debridement and methylene blue, this photodynamic treatment device uses near-infrared light to deliver safe, rapid and effective results. Treatment is recommended every 4 weeks for 6 months. This treatment is not recommended to those who are pregnant or immune-compromised. You may require discussing with your primary health care provider prior to starting treatments at our wellness centre.

* If you are a new patient, you must book an Initial Consultation. 

Toenail Brace Correction (Involuted or Ingrown Toenails) - 30 Min.

We use a non-invasive method to correct painful ingrown or involuted toenails. Our BS Brase system is a non-surgical procedure that helps correct toenails that have become too curved and helps eliminate painful toenails with no downtime.

* If you are a new patient, you must book an Initial Consultation. 

Please note that this is a medical service. To inquire about our prices, please call us at 613-761-6060.

Coverage may be available with your private insurance company. A prescription from your primary health care provider may be required to facilitate your claim. 

This service can be put towards your income taxes as a medical expense.

Foot Care Instrument Reprocessing

Instrument care, sterilisation and reprocessing is an integral part of Nursing Lower Limb & Foot Care. To learn more about our reprocessing policies, please click the link below.