Image of a baby's feet being held by a handThe scope of practice varies from province to province, but generally practitioners will have several controlled acts. These include the treatment of:

  • Corns, calluses and warts
  • Nail conditions, ingrown nails, thick nails and fungal nails
  • Soft tissue foot deformities
  • Subcutaneous lesions and skin conditions
  • Biomechanical dysfunctions
  • Orthotics and orthopedic appliances
  • Custom and orthopaedic footwear
  • General foot care
  • Diabetic foot care and wound care
  • Surgery into subcutaneous tissue
  • Surgical procedures
  • Prescription of designated drugs
  • Therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, TENS
  • Administering by injection into the foot designated substances and drugs
  • Plantar Warts
  • Foot, ankle, knee, hip and back pain
  • Arthritic foot care
  • Biomechanical and gait assessment
  • Neuromas,and peripheral neuropathies
  • Sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries
  • Soft tissue surgical procedures​


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