About Chiropodists

​​​​​​Stock image of doctors and nursesChiropody is the branch of medicine that involves the assessment and management of foot and lower limb conditions. Physicians as well as other health care professionals often refer their patients for consultation. Foot deformities, infections and injuries not only limit your mobility, but can damage your health and quality of life.

A chiropodist is a primary care professional that specializes in assessment, management and prevention of diseases, and disorders of the foot by therapeutic, surgical, orthotic, and palliative means.​ An essential member of the health care team, the chiropodist is skilled in assessing the needs of their patients and managing chronic and acute conditions affecting foot and lower limb function. As a primary care provider capable of independent clinical practice, these skills are practiced independent of medical referral and medical supervision.

Chiropodists are primary care professionals regulated by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.


Staff Chiropodists

Toronto Rehab – University Centre and Bickle Centre
Gavin Badyal, DCh

Toronto Rehab – Bickle Centre
Shane Dheda, BSc (Podiatric Studies), DCh


Chiropody Services

There is no referral required to receive treatment by a chiropody clinic. Each clinic has its own specifications for patient appointments, and in the hospital settings out patients may not be seen.

For information about the chiropody clinics at UHN, please contact:

Toronto General Hospital
Phone: 416 340 4181

Toronto Western Hospital (patients must be enrolled with the Family Health Team)
Phone: 416 603 5263

Toronto Rehab – University Centre
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 3047

Toronto Rehab – Bickle Centre​
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 2044

Michener Chiropody Student Clinic​
Phone: 416 596 3108

Altum Health​
Phone: 1 844 662-5886


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