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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 feet are the foundation of your body! Your feet keep you active and independent. Just like your eyes and teeth, your feet also need a routine assessment and care.
Our foot care clinic services and medical pedicures are offered by our Registered Nurse. Our Nurse is a licensed, independent and Regulated Health Care Professional who has acquired an advanced certification in lower limb and foot care beyond her nursing degree. She has also acquired 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, manage potential lower limb and foot problems, and provide comprehensive nursing care. She also has the unique role of promoting the maintenance of healthy lower limbs and feet, as well as preventing foot complications. She uses professional podiatry equipment and medical grade sterilized tools to provide care.
Every new patient care starts with an initial consultation and assessment which includes the first treatment. Follow up appointment are recommended according to your treatment plan. Any medical concerns are reported to your primary health care provider (with your permission) to assure follow-up care.
We believe that foot care should be done by a medical professional with updated knowledge to ensure your health and safety. Pedicures offered at the spa use an aesthetic and basic approach to foot care that does not include the treatment of health problems, high risk foot conditions (such as diabetics), and health teaching.
How does our Registered Nurse offer her quality care approach? She doesn’t just look at the feet. She looks at the overall person. Because you matter.
Our Foot Care services
Here is a list of services and conditions our Registered Foot Care Nurse can help you with:
- Medical pedicures & hot towel treatment
- Advanced medical foot care
- Diabetic foot screening and care
- Arthritic foot care
- Seniors’ foot care
- Prenatal & postnatal foot care
- Toenail trimming & debridement (thinning)
- Thick and painful toenail care
- Toenail infections (ex: nail psoriasis)
- Ingrown toenails (non-invasive treatment)
- Fungal toenails (onychomycosis)
- Corns and callus care
- Cracked heels & fissures care
- Basic wound care
- Foot padding (offloading) & toe spacers
- Compression socks & stockings
- Nursing assessments & health teaching
- Footwear assessments
- And much more!
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 learn how we can help you stay 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.
The initial appointment includes a complete medical history, nursing assessments, footwear inspections, nursing diagnosis and personalized plan of care. The initial appointment also includes a first treatment for your feet (medical footcare/pedicure, diabetic footcare, ingrown toenail care, thick toenails, corns and callus removal etc.).
*All new patients must book an initial consultation prior to any treatment listed below.
Medical Nursing Foot Care / Follow Up Appointment - 30 Min.
We recommend routine advanced medical foot care every 6-8 weeks to keep your feet healthy. Here is what we offer:
- Toenail trimming and debridement
- Cleaning nail folds & edges
- Corns & callus care
- Cracked heels and fissures care
- Ingrown toenail care (Non-invasive)
- Thick toenail care
- Fungal toenail care
- Health teaching
- Hot towel treatment
* Note: Our Foot Care Nurse does not soak feet or apply nail polish.
Additional fees may apply for wound care and foot padding/strapping/offlaoding
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. The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends regular foot assessment and care for all people with diabetes for the prevention and early detection of foot problems.
Your appointment consists of a few steps:
- Screening tests for the ‘diabetic foot’
- Health assessments (ex: structural assessment, neurovascular testing, biomechanical assessment, footwear assessment, etc.)
- Nail & skin care (as listed in the Medical Foot care section)
- Skin moisturizing demonstration and application
- Offering health teaching and hand-outs
- Referral to other health team members as needed
Additional fees may apply for wound care and foot padding/strapping/offlaoding
Ingrown or Involuted Toenail Treatment - 30 Min.
Ingrown toenails are painful. We use a non-inavsive approach to provide ingrown toenail care by using sterile and professional instruments. Our Nurse will also provide wound care, preventive care and health teaching.
If needed, we use a non-surgical method to correct painful ingrown or involuted toenails. This correction system helps eliminate painful toenails that have often become too curved and/or that grow into the skin. This procedure is painless with no downtime, and allows the nail to grow naturally.
* If you are a new patient, you must book an Initial Consultation/Treatment.
Starting at $70/brace application
Fungal Toenail Treatment
We use a non-invasive Low-Level-Light Therapy to help treat fungal toenail. Our technology uses near-infrared light to deliver safe, rapid and effective results. Treatment is recommended every 4 weeks for 6 months. Click here to learn more about our non-invasive technology.
* If you are a new patient, you must book an Initial Consultation.
Starting at $60/area
Hand & Fingernail Care
We are proud to now offer hand and fingernail care as an added service. If you or a loved one require help with cutting, trimming and filling your fingernails, then you can request this additional service with our Registered Nurse when booking your appointment. We also provide hand care to help hydrate both your nails and dry hands.
Footwear, orthotic therapy and toe spacers
Do you have pain when walking or lose your balance? Do your toes overlap or rub against each other? Do you suffer from foot blisters, thick calluses, corns, bunions, toe deformities, arch pain, or any other foot problems? If you answered yes, then chances are you need help with your footwear. If you suffer from nerve damage and circulatory problems in your feet, then proper fitting footwear is a must.
We offer a wide range of professional footwear, insoles, and toe spacers. Our Foot Care Nurse can help you select footwear that properly fits. She will measure your feet, assess your medical concerns, and find you footwear that meets your needs. We also offer off-the-shelf quality arch support and gel toe spacers to provide you with added comfort and protection. Contact us today to set up an assessment and discuss what options are available to you.
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.
* This appointment must be booked in the morning to ensure proper fitting. You can call the clinic at 613-761-6060 to book your appointment.
Ankle Brachial Pressure Index Testing - 30 Min.
Your primary health care provider 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. Please wear loose and comfortable clothes to this appointment.
Please note that this is a medical service and is hst exempt.
Our Nurse is a Veterans Affairs provider: direct billing is available for In-Clinic Nursing Foot Care.
Coverage may be available with your private insurance company. A receipt with the RN’s license # will be provided. This service can be put towards your income taxes as a medical expense.
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